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What Is Hemi Ticking? (Explained)

Updated: Jan 9

The "Hemi tick" or "Hemi ticking" is a name for the ticking sound commonly found on Hemi V8 engines. It can be caused by a fault in the engine, such as lack of oil, seized lifters, etc., or it could be a harmless ticking sound common to these engines.

Chrysler claims that a Hemi tick is normal and Hemi engines can develop a harmless ticking or tapping sound over time. In most cases this is true, other times this ticking sound can be a sign of other problems.