What could be causing my 2014 RAM 1500 ticking noise on startup?

I’ve noticed a ticking noise in my truck every time I start it up. My friends with Rams say they’ve noticed the same thing, so I always figured it was normal. What could be causing my 2014 RAM 1500 ticking noise on startup?

Bonnie Stinson · Answered on Dec 01, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
In a 2014 RAM 1500, a ticking noise on startup could be caused by:
  • Low oil
  • A bad oil filter
  • A loose exhaust manifold bolt
Clicking or ticking right when a car starts is often caused by low oil levels. It may also be a symptom of your specific type of oil filter—and you’re not the only Ram driver to report this issue.
If the problem is not fixed with a new filter and oil top up, you might want to check out the ignition system. It could also be a loose exhaust manifold bolt.
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