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Dodge Ram 1500 Exhaust Manifold Bolts May Break

Dodge Ram 1500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 92,847 mi (23,000 mi - 222,300 mi)


Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.

  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    ticking at startup; after it heats up the sound goes away.

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  • Visitor, , 89,000 mi

    loud ticking noise,had gasket replaced problem went away for about two weeks than ticking noise started again now i go to check studs and one farthest back on drivers side is missing dont know if my mechanic didnt put it back or it fell off if thats possible so now i need to replace stud and gasket

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  • Visitor, , 103,000 mi

    Ticking noise comimg from the exhaust manifold area. I replace the gasket and bolts and that solved my problem.

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  • Visitor, , 115,000 mi

    all of the exhaust manifold bolts are rotted and 2 are broke off flush with the head

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    Due to the expense of the repair, I have had to live with the problem. Thanks Dodge for NOT recalling this problem>

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  • My truck when it starts up has a loud ticking noise until it warms up

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    broken bolts..every mechanic steered me to lifters...I got under the truck, there are missing and broken bolts. What a nightmare. Trying now to find how many bolts are needed. Unfortunately, I have to drive it to the dealership to get the gasket and bolts and I have no idea how much damage this may cause. Ive been driving it for a month with that awful motorscooter "tick". The engine sounds sooooooooooo loud.

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    i have had the ticking sound and its getting worse. I have 106k on the truck and am going to get to a shop for an estimate.

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  • Visitor, , 48,536 mi

    passenger side 2 rear manifold bolts heads came off over 800 to be repaired

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