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

 

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mrshwroberts, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Winchester, VA, November 23, 2013, 05:51
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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.

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    pushrod November 23, 2013, 07:03
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    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!

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    sparrow1 November 24, 2013, 11:52
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    yes it could be your serpentien belt needs a bit tightening. Or it could be pully?

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    mrshwroberts, December 18, 2013, 03:41
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    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!

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