Makes noise when you give it gas

Asked by Oct 01, 2016 at 07:40 PM about the 1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: General

At an idele truck makes no noise,  give it gas a
there's a ticking noise, trying to figure if I'm using
the wrong email oil? 5w30

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Ticking could be exhaust gas leak or lifter noise. You could try changing the oil or adding an engine cleaning agent to the oil in case it is a stuck lifter. Other wise start looking and listening to your exhaust manifold. If the is happening with a load versus just sitting still I would think it is pre-ignition ping if that were the case gumout fuel system cleaner and or higher octane gas.

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Ty I did put in cheap gas from heb today before heading to abilene, this is the second time from that place, didn't think it may be the gas

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If it turns out to be ticking lifter add some Lucas Engine Oil Stablizer to oil after removing same amount of oil from vehicle as on the bottle of Lucas.

Ty

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