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2013 Chrysler Town & Country Question: 3.6 engine clatters when first starting after sitting . is there a fix for this?

 

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jtrains, Fort Wayne, IN, August 10, 2013, 06:55
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lifters appear to be bleading down.Had same thing with dodge Dakota Revised lifters fixed the problem.

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    Real Auto Haus (111 Answers) , Westmont, IL - (630) 361-6756
    TristanReal August 10, 2013, 12:04
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    Determine the location of noise, either in engine left, right, lower or drive belt area. At least to narrow a possible location. We have seen drive belt tension assembly rattles when starting up. so i would check that too.

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    jtrains, August 10, 2013, 18:58
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    will double check, appears to be more to drivers side.it's intermittent now.
    but seems to fade as oil pressure builds.
    thanks jim

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    August 10, 2013, 13:39
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    See dealer for warranty!

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    jtrains, August 10, 2013, 19:08
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    My eoftenxperience with dealers is you best have a good idea of problem ahead of time.Mechanics often
    know of the problems but getting manager to ok fix can be a problem.
    thanks jim
    ps. it took 5-years to get my 87 Dakota fixed

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    pushrod, August 10, 2013, 19:50
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    Call Chry. Corprate office! At least make them aware that you have a problem.

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