valves rattles from a cold start


Asked by Nov 12, 2014 at 08:00 AM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1997 dodge ram 1500 5.2 and from a cold start the right side valves rattles  and
the oil light takes about 3 seconds befote it goes out and stops rattling why is that?

3 Answers


Wrong oil, wrong oil filter missing the anti drain back valve, oil pump getting weak, valve lash adjustment too loose, excessive cam bearing clearance, worn camshaft but now we are getting in deep from here. Try the easy stuff first.

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Thank you very much motor has 146000 miles so I've been trying to decide on get another truck with a payment or do all my repairs thats needed on this truck NOT SURE


That sounded like me some years back my rig developed oil pressure problems, decided to fix it, found out it was just my oil pump, replaced the pump and screen, primed the pump started it up, no more lifter noise, it was fine when I finally sold it at 225000 miles.

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