WHAT COULD A RATTLINGGRINDING NOISE BE UNDER THE...

2002 Dodge Stratus

Tiny

Anonymous

January, 18, 2013 AT 1:03 AM

What could a rattling/grinding noise be under the hood when I start thr car it will go away for a minute then comes back?

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Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

January, 18, 2013 AT 1:06 AM

It could be any of the belt driven accessories including a water pump.

Tiny

douglasdixon

January, 27, 2013 AT 2:48 AM

What you may be hearing is the timing chain rattling against the block. On high-mileage Stratus's upon initial start-up they will rattle for a few moments and then the noise goes away. If you have the 2.7 make sure you change the oil promptly or you will have major engine damage due to sludge build-up. Google this engine, you won't like what you hear.

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