1997 Dodge Stratus Q&A

1997 Dodge Stratus Question: Rattling/whirring noise in idle and deceleration

My daughter's car has been making a rattling/whirring noise while it idles and upon quick deceleration. It has been doing it off and on, but frequency seems to be increasing. -
Answer 1
Try having the drive belt(s) removed to see if the noise goes away. If so then it is a driven componet causing this. Alt, tensioner, idler, ac compressor bearing etc. Hard to say without hearing and testing it! -
Answer 2
yes it could be your serpentien belt needs a bit tightening. Or it could be pully? -
Comment 1
Thank you both for your responses. It ended up being a loose bolt in the flywheel. Thank goodness it was an easy and no-cost fix! -