2001 CHRYSLER SEBRING LXI 3

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2001 Chrysler Sebring
  • 130,000 miles

2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 3.0 Coupe
When I first start the car on a cold day it makes a very loud clatter sound coming from the engine. After about 2-3 minutes of idling, it stops and runs fine, even after turning the engine off and start again later. It will make the noise again after setting overnight and the first start of the day when it is cold out. I have a mp3 file of the noise to send as well. Thanks.

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 AT 7:53 AM

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  • merlin2021
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Possible at 130,000 you have internal engine wear. If main and rod bearings are worn it takes more time to pump up the oil to the top end of your motor. Also oil return galleys can be partially blocked.

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Thursday, December 20th, 2012 AT 8:45 AM
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  • Bocrunch
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If it is the oil return galleys, would an oil flush help? Could the oil pump be going bad as well?

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Thursday, December 20th, 2012 AT 4:17 PM

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