MY car makes these noises when its cold, I'm worried that it is a serious problem, I need some help!


Asked by Mar 02, 2013 at 07:03 PM about the 1998 Dodge Neon 4 Dr Highline Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1998 Dodge Neon 2.0 SOHC  I Have already
done a basic tune up, but it still makes
these noises
layer  here is the youtube link,

7 Answers

couldn't make your link, but just off the bat am going to say you've made your belts too tight. There should be 3/8 play, unless you have a tensioning arm, check the alignment, there may be a few micro screws for doin' this because no one wants a squeaky belt!


It sounds like a bad bearing. Remove the belt and spin each pulley to see which one it is. You can also use a stethoscope but be careful of rotating parts.

Matt Thibault

Could be piston slap... My '03 sounds like a diesel when it's cold...

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

yikes. doood- check your timing.


Ill post a better video up in the afternoon, the video I took I wasn't thinkin of car guru haha

Miodrag Gavriloski

maybe you should change the belt? ______________________________________________

think he's on a non-car related affair...bhooof~

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