79 dodge d100 bad tick/hard to shift?

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  • 79 dodge d100 bad tick/hard to shift?


Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 20:37
HI, The tick can be from a bad lifter (or even a bent pushrod if it was driven hard) or an exhaust leak.. they can sound like a ticking lifter..Take a piece of rubber hose and move it around the motor and see if you can locate the sound.. hold it against the valve cover and move it down (front to back) you should be able to hear a ticking lifter thru the hose. even the exhaust leak you should be able to hear ether the donut gasket of the gasket at the head.. Check the transmission fluid it may be low causing it to be hard to shift.. there is eather a squair headed pipe thread plug or a squair holed pipe thread you use a 3/8" socked wrench ot open, in the side of the transmission about 1/2 way up. Put your pinky in the hole and bend it down at the first knuckle if it gets covered with fluid then it OK if not it needs filled.. good luck Tim
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