Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello, Well sounds a bit tough, But I like tough ones. I think the best way to answer your question is to tell you how I would go about fixing your truck.And you may need to be pro-active with the Dodge store to get yours fixed. 1st concern is to duplicate the fuel knock at will. The Scan tool has the ability to electronically kill each cylinder . Once the knock is duplicated , I will take out cylinders one at a time untill I can pinpoint the one or two that make the most noise. I would then replace those injectors. I have also swapped the suspect injectors to a different cylinder to see if the knock follows the suspect injector. The fuel knock is caused by injectors that are damaged. They can be restricted or "sticky". If the noise goes away at this point. I will replace the fuel filter and recommend a fuel additive to help clean the other injectors and remove any moisture in the fuel.
I have also seen the injector pump cause a kind of knock when its installed in a way that causes the pumping chambers to be aligned with the lobes on the camshaft in a way that causes a slight bit of movement that translates into sound . This sound is most noticeable at idle and disappears just off idle. I repair this by moving the gear on the pump about 25 -30 degrees and retry it. This problem is more likely after a major repair where the pump gear has been moved. But I have seen a few that just get that click .
We have also had a fuel knock type noise turn out to be the first sounds of a piston starting to fail. Normal cylinders that fail are #5 or 6. So I really try and make sure that the noise is caused by a dirty /damaged injector and not a piston that has a plugged oil jet.I hope this info helps you get the engine properly diagnosed. If you need more info of help. Please reply, Regards, Scott.