noise in engine sounds like rattle on 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan

a rattle in engine like maybe a rod for 2 weeks tonight car stop running with tight strenuos squeal let cool off for 2 hours and was able to start it up and go home was at gas station not far but when it first happened would not let me restart it but after 2 hours was able to and rattle still there more and also muffleing would stop a short 3 to 5 sec and come back what could this be

by in Florissant, MO on May 30, 2012
1 answer
ANSWER by on May 31, 2012
My guess would be that you don't check your oil level at least once a week. Therefore you are now faced with replacing the engine.
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