Ram B1500, B2500, B3500, 1999-2003

Valve Lifters (Tappets)



These engine use hydraulic tappets. Check that the tappet's roller or camshaft contact pad is unworn. The tappet can be disassembled after prying out the spring clip at the top, but is normally not necessary. Usually tappets can be satisfactorily cleaned with thin oil.

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Fig. Hydraulic tappet components-typical