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There is a ticking sound coming from the engine that I believe is coming from the lifters. Is there any way that I can confirm this? If it is the lifters, how hard is it to replace them, and how much will it cost?
BTW, I have a 1996 Ram with a 5.2L v8.
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Thanks for the advice. I don't think it's an exhaust leak. The sound is definitely coming from the engine, not the exhaust. Also, any idea how much replacing them would cost (if it is the lifters)? And is it necessary to change all of them at once?
Also, Dodgeram07, is that a smart car I see in the bed of your truck?
Last edited by rczanstke; 05-18-2009 at 03:58 AM..
Stumble as in like rough to get going or a hesitation and then it goes? When I give mine gas its like I didn't do anything, and then it moves like 1/2 a second after the fact.
Stumble as in when it's idling, the engine "shimmies" a bit, like it's go a hitch in it's giddy-up.
That problem you are describing is the exact same one I'm having and I believe it's related to the IAC not having the idle air counts set properly. I think the IAC isn't reacting correctly in relationship to the Throttle plate alignment. There's an article at www.bionicdodge.com about setting the Idle on a magnum engine, but I've tried it several times and not gotten it just right yet.