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It's a dodge dakota 4.7. sounds like a rod bearing. changed

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Hello, it's a dodge dakota 4.7. sounds like a rod bearing. changed out all the adjusters, replaced the timing chains and tensioners, and the exhaust manifold bolts and gaskets. Don't know if I can replace the bearings w/o removing the engine. and if it is worth it at all. 213,000 miles, 2001
JA: Is this your first time dealing with this issue? What size is your engine?
Customer: yeah. it's the 4.7
JA: What year is your Dakota?
Customer: 2001 with 213,00 miles
JA: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: replaced all the lash adjusters, timing chains and tensioners, exhaust manifold bolts and gaskets
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: that's it I guess
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Brad replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Brad replied 4 months ago.

Anytime we suspect any bottom end bearing issues here at the dealership, I always drain the oil thru a paint strainer to inspect for any metal copper debri. If any is found you will need to pull the engine to tear it down to inspect farther and repair..

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thanks Brad. Already changed oil twice.
Expert:  Brad replied 4 months ago.

Sorry for the delay!!

Did you see any metal debri in the pan? If you didn't notice then I would just pull the oil pan to have a look.. If it needs rod or main bearings I would not try it with the engine installed but rather pull it out to do it right..

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Brad