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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan Question: When I start the engine there is a rattling noise

 

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sugonzales, 3.8L V6, Elk Grove, CA, January 17, 2013, 21:18
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When the engine is cold and its gets hot the rattling noise stop

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    goodguy January 18, 2013, 04:48
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    sounds like you could have lifter leaking down I would add some oil additive first

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12960 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper January 18, 2013, 06:14
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    poss lifter noise or low oil level

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    Prestige Auto Works (160 Answers) , Sacramento, CA - (916) 550-9579
    Prestige Auto Works January 18, 2013, 09:59
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    Make sure you are using the correct weight oil, should be 5w-30. If you have not been doing oil changes on time the oil can also get sticky. It's recommended to change your oil about every 3,000 miles and to check your oil level each time you fill your fuel tank.

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