Tapping noise from motor

Asked by Nov 19, 2016 at 12:20 PM about the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Tapping noise from motor I have oil in it now
before it was low the tapping noise is still there if I
change the oil from a lower weight to a higher
weight will the tapping noise stop.

3 Answers

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If you ran the engine out of oil then you may be hearing rod knock.

So if I change the weight of the oil would it eventually stop and I thought rod noise is real loud with the service soon or check engine light on

33,985

Do you hear rod noise or tappet noise? Heavy oil will not fix either problem. If you ran the engine out of oil you damaged something!

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