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

1 Answer

355

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.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • What is this noise? 4 answers

    Got a 2005 Dodge Stratus 2.7L. The check engine light has been on for about a year now with knock sensor reading. About a month ago, the coolant air bleeder popped off while I was driving on the h...

    2005 Dodge Stratus SXT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • what's it mean when my fronts end wobbles 6 answers

    My steering wheel wobbles back and forth a little along with my front end. More noticeably when I'm going slow.

    1998 Dodge Stratus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • if my car needs oil will it make motor hot 13 answers

    my car wont crank will low oil cause that

    2006 Dodge Stratus SXT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What do I do to find out what damage was caused 2 answers

    The radiator ran completely dry because cap was left off the car started making noise I tried to pull over and the car died then all of the oil came out I had the car towed and its been parked h...

    2003 Dodge Stratus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Rough Idle Issue 29 answers

    I have a 2003 Dodge ram 1500 SLT with the 4.7ltr engine that has 190,000 miles on it. It was idling real rough recently so I cleaned the throttle body out and changed out the idle control sensor. Th...

    2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Dodge Stratus Questions

Dodge Stratus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,010
#2 Chris Daigle
Chris Daigle
Reputation 590
#3 curry22
curry22
Reputation 520
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
811 Great Deals out of 81,613 listings starting at $899
Used Nissan Altima
1,087 Great Deals out of 82,558 listings starting at $670
Used Chevrolet Impala
793 Great Deals out of 34,384 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Mustang
362 Great Deals out of 44,486 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,091 Great Deals out of 96,268 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chrysler Sebring
29 Great Deals out of 3,705 listings starting at $1,690
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,006 Great Deals out of 85,672 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
667 Great Deals out of 77,417 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Intrepid
421 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Maxima
347 Great Deals out of 25,223 listings starting at $1,400