Video today just explaining the ticking noise that many Chrysler/Dodge 3.5L V6 engines have (usually from 2006-2010). These engines are found in a bunch of different cars, like the Dodge Avenger, Dodge Nitro, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Challenger, Dodge Magnum, and Dodge Journey.

This noise is normally caused by the rocker arms. Under the intake manifold there are 2 rocker arm assemblies. These rocker arms are on a dowel, and over time the pin that keeps the rockers in place gets sheared or cut off. This shifts the dowel and the rocker arms are no longer properly aligned, so the oiling holes in the rocker arms are no longer in the proper spot, and therefore do not get the proper amounts of oil. This lack of oil to the arms causes the noise.

The fix is to replace both sides of the rocker arm assembly. I don’t have a detailed video of how to do this, but I’ll go over it briefly. You need to remove the upper intake manifold, remove the valve cover, remove the bolts and take off the rocker arm assembly, and replace it with the new one, putting the bolts back on with 31 foot pound of torque.

Hopefully this video helped you to recognize and/or learn about this common issues that affects Dodge and Chrysler vehicles. Thanks for watching!

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    • Logan And jasmine
      Logan And jasmine

      My 2.7 is doing it too

      about 1 month ago
    • Explore With Mitch And Burn That Wood
      Explore With Mitch And Burn That Wood

      My 2010 Charger is a baby with 40k and its ticking. Lucas oil helps bunches, but no cure...What a bunch of crap!

      about 1 month ago
    • John Bowker
      John Bowker

      You have solved my problem. The Chrysler/Dodge dealership kept telling me they werent sure what it was....maybe transmission. My car is still under 100, 000 10 year warranty. It is still making the this ticking/tapping. I think it was probably sold to me with this ticking noise. This happened 1 year ago as the dealership rejected my concern and even thought it might be the transmission. I beleive they didnt want to fix it since it would of cost them money and lost of time. Look like I have fact now. Thanks. There should be a recall on these models and years. By the way mine is a 2009 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5 L 6 cyl

      about 3 months ago
    • Dakota  Anderson
      Dakota Anderson

      Having this issue with my 4.0 v6 in my rt nitro

      about 3 months ago
    • Fred Hand
      Fred Hand

      Not in the nitro that is wrong

      about 3 months ago
    • osama hassan
      osama hassan

      hello i have a 2009 charger
      but i have strange issue the ticking rocker arms sound it keeps coming and going by it self
      and really i became crazy because of this strange issue i already change many things and still the same is happening
      so please advise me what to do or tell me what's going on

      about 4 months ago
    • Luis Rodriguez
      Luis Rodriguez

      Does this happen on the v6 3.6L penstar?

      about 5 months ago
    • Ken Sendelofski
      Ken Sendelofski

      thank you, it will help. I'm currently working on one of these engines and I'm no mechanic either.

      about 5 months ago
    • tyler238

      Mine does this in the morning on first start for about a minute.. it stops after it’s warmed up though??? Should I take it in? It’s the 5.7

      about 5 months ago
    • Frank Bullitt
      Frank Bullitt In reply to tyler238

      I have an 08' Nitro with 3.7, does same thing since almost new. Ticky when cold, warmed up mostly quiet unless in need of oil change. Mine now has 265,563 miles on original engine, but I run Mobil 1 Synthetic always and change oil every 6K. I also warm my vehicle up every time before driving it, year round. Occasionally a couple hundred miles before I change the oil I'll run an extra quart of 30HD(High Detergent) motor oil to clean everything up real good before draining. Seems to help the ticking be less once oil changed. Summer time I step up to 10W30 since the mileage has gotten so high, but cold weather I now run 5W30 Mobil 1.

      about 2 months ago
    • Lisa Jacobs
      Lisa Jacobs

      You are an absolute Lifesaver OMG thank you thank you thank you

      about 6 months ago
    • Maddiel Diaz
      Maddiel Diaz

      So is this the main problem with these engines?

      about 6 months ago
    • LEX Maximaguy87
      LEX Maximaguy87

      philadelphia special should fix it.....4qts of 20w50 and a qt of lucas.

      about 7 months ago
    • bornagain chad
      bornagain chad In reply to LEX Maximaguy87

      LEX Maximaguy87 no I have the same problem it didn't even quite it at all

      about 5 months ago
    • Latasha Washington
      Latasha Washington

      What noise does the 2012 journey make when the bearings in the engine are bad?

      about 7 months ago
    • ConstanceCox
      ConstanceCox In reply to Latasha Washington

      Crash! Boom! Kerchunk!!

      about 5 months ago
    • super medium tv
      super medium tv

      Take that punk ass v6 out and put a mopar crate hemi in that charger you just wasted 1600 you could have just added like 800 more dollars and got a decent running hemi you just got played damn 1600 for that easy fix

      about 8 months ago
    • Dirk Turrell
      Dirk Turrell


      about 9 months ago
    • Michael Cuff
      Michael Cuff

      Nope! Your all wrong! Its the clock in the dash!

      about 9 months ago
    • Giancarlo Santillan
      Giancarlo Santillan In reply to Michael Cuff

      +Anínesah Rodriguez LMAO

      about 3 months ago
    • Anínesah Rodriguez
      Anínesah Rodriguez In reply to Michael Cuff

      Michael Cuff 😂😂😂

      about 8 months ago
    • Luke EM
      Luke EM

      Hey Guys. It’s that problem can cause some damage to the engine eventually or it’s just a noise ? I have older version of the engine 3.3l in town and country Chrysler. Thanks for respond

      about 10 months ago
    • Wasp Pride
      Wasp Pride

      We have a Grand Caravan with 4.0 that makes a ticking noise. It sometimes goes away . Is this problem similar ? Thanks

      about 10 months ago

      getting ready to change my rocker arm assemblys on my dodge journey 2010 model....I understand the factory rockers wear out quick so i ordered the new improved rocker arms...other than taking out the bolts and re torq to factory spec...any other adjustment necessary? JD jds auto repair

      about 10 months ago
    • Timothy Steeves
      Timothy Steeves

      Dura Lube worked better........
      I think that you paid $1200 too much!!☺

      about 11 months ago
    • Ryan Turner
      Ryan Turner In reply to Timothy Steeves

      +Marspeed you did have to pay though, you said so in your video.

      about 28 days ago
    • Timothy Steeves
      Timothy Steeves In reply to Timothy Steeves

      Yup Marspeed!
      Sometimes they need to lose $ in warranty work in order to make $!
      Can you say government bale out!!

      about 11 months ago
    • Marspeed
      Marspeed In reply to Timothy Steeves

      Timothy Steeves got it done under warranty so didn’t have to pay, otherwise it’s one hell of a scam lol

      about 11 months ago
    • 2AverageNoobs

      That ticking is normal in the V6's AND V8's, but you can't really hear it in the V8 as much.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jeff Gee
      Jeff Gee In reply to 2AverageNoobs

      2AverageNoobs I agree and you have to check your oil a few times a week .. I found it low at the end of my oil change period.. keeping up on oil will help..

      about 25 days ago
    • Julie Harrer
      Julie Harrer

      mine is a 2009 journey, bought it with a life time warrenty, 3 times engine light went on, changes rockets first, then changed rockers and heads, then replaced whole top end of engine, and that was at 40000 miles, it has 85000 miles and still ticks, thank God it has a forever warrenty...

      about 1 year ago
    • Alain Sylvester
      Alain Sylvester In reply to Julie Harrer

      Life time warranty lol

      about 24 days ago
    • Marspeed
      Marspeed In reply to Julie Harrer

      Julie Harrer jeez that sucks...warranty is a blessing for that engine

      about 1 year ago
    • Jordan Chamberlain
      Jordan Chamberlain

      Do you need to replace the lifters as well? Was highly worried that this was a piston problem, glad to see it's not. Also looking to do this myself, as I need to replace my valve cover gasket and spark plugs. All that is a lot of money for an 07 300 haha.

      Thanks for the help man.

      about 1 year ago
    • Marspeed
      Marspeed In reply to Jordan Chamberlain

      Jordan Chamberlain all good, I don’t go through mine that often either haha

      about 1 year ago
    • Jordan Chamberlain
      Jordan Chamberlain In reply to Jordan Chamberlain

      Marspeed Thanks for the reply man really appreciate it.

      I need to go through my notifications a little more often haha

      about 1 year ago
    • Marspeed
      Marspeed In reply to Jordan Chamberlain

      That rocker assembly just comes as one part as well

      about 1 year ago
    • Marspeed
      Marspeed In reply to Jordan Chamberlain

      Jordan Chamberlain the rocker arm shaft lifter assembly (full term for them) is all you need to replace for both sides I believe. Wish I could do something like this myself!! Glad to be of help man

      about 1 year ago
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      about 1 year ago
    • Marspeed
      Marspeed In reply to dannylokz.KCN::

      dannylokz.KCN:: not sure what that is but doesn’t sound like the same to me sorry

      about 1 year ago
    • Ralph Padilla
      Ralph Padilla

      Im glad found your channel! I just recently became an owner of a 2010 Dodge Charger 3.5L High Output SXT Sedan And i been dealing with this disturbing engine ticking sound! lol The car seems to run smooth on the road...but as you come to a stop light the idle tends to get a little rough until you press on the gas pedal to accelerate. And, If its going to cost me $1,300 American dollars, i might have to rethink things lol

      about 1 year ago
    • M G
      M G In reply to Ralph Padilla

      Take it to an independent shop and get it fixed for $800. The engines are good for 300k once fixed.

      about 1 year ago
    • Marspeed
      Marspeed In reply to Ralph Padilla

      Ralph Padilla if the problems aren’t too severe I would just wait

      about 1 year ago
    • Marco Bowen
      Marco Bowen

      Thank you for this video it's great and was helpful. I thought I had a rod knocking until I watched this video. Hell mine sound identical to yours. After watching this video I went to my car and opened my oil cap and listened as it was running and you can hear it came as day

      about 1 year ago
    • Marspeed
      Marspeed In reply to Marco Bowen

      +Marco Bowen glad I could help out man!

      about 1 year ago
    • calm yourselves
      calm yourselves

      U should have just did engine swap fuck that

      about 1 year ago
    • Marspeed
      Marspeed In reply to calm yourselves

      Judah will Rise again! Nah mine was under warranty so I didn’t pay much

      about 1 year ago
    • gary rossington2
      gary rossington2

      My 2016 SXT 3.6 that I bought as a new leftover has developed a slight ticking noise at idle. When I start it up it vibrates slightly side to side until warmed up.

      about 1 year ago
    • 1 MAN ARMY Guzman
      1 MAN ARMY Guzman In reply to gary rossington2

      gary rossington2 mine Does the same u find the prob.?

      about 1 year ago
    • Dominic Richardson
      Dominic Richardson

      how much the dealership charge you

      about 1 year ago
    • Marspeed
      Marspeed In reply to Dominic Richardson

      Dominic Richardson a fuckton, I showed the bill in the vid it was like $1600 or something (Canadian dollars) I had warranty so it was covered though

      about 1 year ago
    • Tierrice Henderson
      Tierrice Henderson

      So the entire time it was the rocker arms under the valve covers that was making that loud knocking noise plus taking up a lot of power? And I thank god that I didn't buy a new motor yet, because I even took it to a shop and other people were saying that my motor was blew. So now I ordered the rocker arms=260$ plus valve cover gaskets=16-20$ from eBay, because dealerships are very expensive with car parts and putting them on! And when they arrive in the mail, I am going to be putting them on myself, I'd rather work on my own car than to pay a mechanic or dealership. Come out a whole lot cheaper then you think! Also I appreciate the video this video as well for saving me lots of money.

      about 1 year ago
      BIG JOHNSON In reply to Tierrice Henderson

      I have the same problem with my 07 Charger 5.7. 1st time mechanic tells me new motor. After 2 shit motors, I finally get #3. 1 month later I have the same noise. I think I will listen to you Tierrice, my brother in law is a grease monkey, I know he can put some rocker arms on.

      about 5 months ago
    • Claudette Morel
      Claudette Morel In reply to Tierrice Henderson

      A mechanic told me the exact same thing geez I thank this guy for making the video

      about 6 months ago
    • Ashton Prince
      Ashton Prince In reply to Tierrice Henderson

      did this solve the issue ?

      about 6 months ago
    • King King
      King King In reply to Tierrice Henderson

      Tierrice Henderson it was quite easy right? I’m planning on doing mines

      about 7 months ago
    • Tierrice Henderson
      Tierrice Henderson In reply to Tierrice Henderson

      TRACEY WILLIAMS Your right it is best that we all need to learn a lot of things about our own vehicles.

      about 10 months ago