1997 PLYMOUTH NEON HIGHLINE 2.0 SOHC ENGINE NOISE

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  • 1997 Plymouth Neon
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 48,235 miles

1997 Plymouth Neon Highline 2.0 SOHC mileage: 48,235. Right after (my) break-in (aprox. 2200 miles) period I took the car back to the dealer because I thought the engine was a little noisy. They told me that the sounds the engine made were normal. I really was not sure but I do know that different engines make different noises. So, I let it ride. A short time ago, the engine started making a very loud noise intermittently. It only does it below twenty degrees f. And randomly intermittently. When I first start the car it is fine for approximately six to ten seconds, then it makes a noise like a really loose connecting rod bearing for approximately five to ten seconds, then it goes away and may not reoccur for days. Anybody have any ideas?

Monday, November 1st, 2010 AT 10:23 PM

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We think that a hydraulic lifter may be hanging up causing your noise.

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Monday, November 1st, 2010 AT 10:29 PM

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