when idling slow or stopped or in reverse my car makes a rattling noise. what's the cause?

Asked by Jul 10, 2012 at 02:04 AM about the 2003 Dodge Stratus SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Could be from the exhaust heat shields coming loose. Bring it into a Meineke and let them have a look, but what ever you do don't remove them as this will increase the amount of heat into the car and if you park over grass cause a fire. The exhaust is very hot and needs the shield to prevent objects touching it.

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