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Post by Neoncrazy101 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:08 pm

does your engines have the same clicking gremlins as the 2.0L engine? we just bought 2 new cars...both with the 2.4L (2006 Sebring and a 2005 Stratus) and they both click like CRAZY and i've been getting worried... cause in the Sebring its been getting louder and louder!
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Post by Diablo0 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:00 am

If you wanna include the 2.4 in the SRT as part of the 2.4 lineup it's a lot quieter than my 2.0 Magnum for valvetrain noise.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:12 pm

I haven't heard it yet with my SRT but both of my 2GN Neons did it.
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Post by Vinny » Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:16 pm

It seems like more of a SOHC/DOHC thing than anything. The two SOHC cars I have owned made more noise than my DOHC, but not by Much.

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Post by Neoncrazy101 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:32 pm

our SOHC dont click at all...except when its cold and its on startup...but after that they dont click...whereas our new 2 cars do it like crazy... oh well the Stratus is going in tomorrow anyways for a check up and the dealership is going to be looking into the clicking
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Post by LH95sohc » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:28 am

Neoncrazy101 wrote:oh well the Stratus is going in tomorrow anyways for a check up and the dealership is going to be looking into the clicking
and then the dealership will charge you a arm and a leg for somethin that aint that expensive to fix....
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Post by Neoncrazy101 » Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:42 pm

nope...everything was free under warrenty... and they found the TPS sensor loose which was causing a rough idle and then they fixed the alligment and rotated the tires for free...and they didn't say anything was wrong with the clicking so it must just be normal operation for the 2.4L...
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Post by Metal_gear_jon » Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:05 pm

They all tap.... Mopar has a tsb out about it . All it really says is to use 5w-20 or it may get louder. But if you really bitch about it, the dealer will throw on a set of rockers, just to make you happy (if of course, under warranty.) Dealer was actually right this time.....
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Post by Diablo0 » Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:01 pm

I wanna say for the 2nd gens there's always a TSB or something out for it saying it's a design problem in the block :-? It's been awhile since I heard that, maybe a good 2 years now so I can't remember exactly what it said...
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Post by Metal_gear_jon » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:13 pm

If I remember correctly, the block is designed with relatively little oil going to the head. There is an oil restrictor located in the oil passage near the top of the block. So by knowing this now, everyone should say "No shit sherlock!!" when someone asks if the tapping is normal..... :D
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