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gomi_otaku, Auto Service Technician
Category: Dodge
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Experience:  Dodge/Jeep/Chrysler dealership technician
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It makes a weird fluttering noise when I start it from cold,

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It makes a weird fluttering noise when I start it from cold
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: Yeah, brand new battery
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 5.7 Hemi
JA: Are you fixing your Ram 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I woukd like to fix it myself, in quite handy with vehicles, but I haven't diagnosed the issue yet so I haven't tried repairing it
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not really
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 3 months ago.

probably one of the exhaust manifolds has broken a stud. Happens quite often, but then you have to replace the manifold as it will start getting pitted on the contact surface.