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2005 5.7 hemi dodge truck .tapping noise on the driver side

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2005 5.7 hemi dodge truck .tapping noise on the driver side head .what do you think is the problem?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  -Brad- replied 1 year ago.

Good afternoon and welcome to JustAnswer!!

I would pull the valvecover and inspect the rocker arms and then see if you have a weak lifter..

Let me know what you find,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how can you spot a weak lifter
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how can spot a weak lifter
Expert:  -Brad- replied 1 year ago.

If you don't find a broken rocker then rock the rocker arm and see if you can push in on the lifter.. If it's weak then you will need to pull the heads to replace them. If your HEMI is equipped with MDS then you most likely have a bad rocker or lifters...

Glad I could help,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  -Brad- replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome..

Thank you for the positive rating,