How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Jerry Your Own Question

Jerry
Jerry, Master Mechanic
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 1349
Experience:  ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech
2947720
Type Your Dodge Question Here...
Jerry is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

2000 Dodge Neon: is making a loud noise when you drive it..only makes

Customer Question

My 2000 Dodge Neon is making a loud noise when you drive it. It only makes the sound when you give it gas, but not when it is sitting still.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  32roadster replied 8 years ago.

What kind of noise is it, and where is it coming from?


hum?


buzz?


Whine?


clunk?


other...describe in detail?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to 32roadster's Post: The sound is a loud humming. kind of like a motorcycle muffler. Also it's coming, I think from the front but I'm not 100% sure.
Expert:  32roadster replied 8 years ago.

Have you noticed any driveability issues since this noise started?


Also, how long ago did this start to happen?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to 32roadster's Post: My car isn't driving weird or seems to be having any other problems but the noise. It started two weeks ago or so. It's annoying to listen to as I drive. I just got my head gaskets fixed a few months ago, so I wasn't excepting anything eles to go wrong.
Expert:  32roadster replied 8 years ago.

I am basing my answer on what you told me. Since you mentioned that the noise sounds like a motorcycle muffler, then only thing that sounds like that is a muffler. I believe that your problem exists in the exhaust system. It may be possible that the exhaust manifold bolts got loose and that is why you are hearing the excessive noise.


If you have the transmission in park and you rev the engine, can you hear the noise?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to 32roadster's Post: It's late here, but I took a little car ride. I didn't hear it when I was in neutral and gave it gas. If it is the exhaust system how would that happen?
Expert:  32roadster replied 8 years ago.

From the recent work that was done to the heads. The exhaust system needs to be removed. So maybe the bolts got loose and thus causing the noise. It wouldnt be a bad idea to take the car in to the shop that did the work and have them check up on their work.


Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to 32roadster's Post: Do you think they would charge me for looking at it?
Expert:  32roadster replied 8 years ago.

They shouldn't. I would ask them before they check anything.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to 32roadster's Post: I'll pay you for your help but one more question. Is it dangerous to drive around like that? THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
Expert:  32roadster replied 8 years ago.

You can drive around like that, no problem. I believe the problem is in the exhaust system. It may or may not be the bolts that got loose, it can be that there is a hole causing the noise and the bigger the hole the louder the noise. If the noise gradually started to get louder as time went by then that would indicate that you have an exhaust system that is deteriorating and needs to be replaced.



ps- I am posting as an info request, because you dont need to accept. Its on me. Have a good night and let me know what they tell you.


pps- if you for any reason you begin to smell the exhaust smoke, then it is dangerous to drive around like that. Since you didnt mention anything like that, I dont think its dangerous to drive. And I think that it may be that the exhaust system needs to be replaced(once again I based my answer on what you said).

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to 32roadster's Post: Thank you that's very sweet of you. Their's not that many people like you out there these days. Thanks again and I will definitely write back with the results. Good Night.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I AM VERY GLAD THAT I TOOK A CHANCE ON YOUR PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN REPLACING THE FUEL PUMP. MY TRUCK RUNS LIKE A CLOCK. IT RUNS LIKE THE DAY I BOUGHT IT. NO LUNGING FORWARD, THE TURBO REACTS THE SECOND I STOMP ON THE GAS, AND IT HAS A LOT MORE POWER AND EVEN SOUNDS BETTER TO ME. IT SAVED ABOUT $500.00 BY DOING THE WORK MYSELF. I GIVE YOU ALL THE CREDIT FOR YOUR DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM, JUST FROM THE SYMPTONS I GAVE YOU OVER THE e MAIL. I WILL USE YOUR WEB SITE AGAIN AND REFER MY FRIENDS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP. TOM WHITTAKER USA
< Last | Next >
  • I AM VERY GLAD THAT I TOOK A CHANCE ON YOUR PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN REPLACING THE FUEL PUMP. MY TRUCK RUNS LIKE A CLOCK. IT RUNS LIKE THE DAY I BOUGHT IT. NO LUNGING FORWARD, THE TURBO REACTS THE SECOND I STOMP ON THE GAS, AND IT HAS A LOT MORE POWER AND EVEN SOUNDS BETTER TO ME. IT SAVED ABOUT $500.00 BY DOING THE WORK MYSELF. I GIVE YOU ALL THE CREDIT FOR YOUR DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM, JUST FROM THE SYMPTONS I GAVE YOU OVER THE e MAIL. I WILL USE YOUR WEB SITE AGAIN AND REFER MY FRIENDS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP. TOM WHITTAKER USA
  • Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless! Rev. Jerry Baysinger Holts Summit, Mo
  • I recently asked a question about my 2005 dodge ram, and I just wanted to let my Expert know that he hit the nail squarely on the head with his answer. I wanted to thank him again. Greg Pittsburgh, PA
  • Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless! Jerry Holts Summit, MO
  • I was skeptical at first but thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. Your site actually is a quality service that I would recommend to others in a heartbeat. Stan Sayre, PA
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Jerry

    Master Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    1227
    ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/SU/supermechanic/2013-8-23_03546_500.64x64.jpg Jerry's Avatar

    Jerry

    Master Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    1227
    ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MO/MoparCertified/2012-6-7_4142_mechanic.64x64.jpg Mopar Certified's Avatar

    Mopar Certified

    Dodge Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    5813
    24 Year Chrysler/Dodge Certified Specialist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/jeep10000/2008-9-18_222938_192601.jpg Chris's Avatar

    Chris

    Shop Foreman

    Satisfied Customers:

    4041
    ASE and Chrysler Certified Master Tech
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ke4ich/2009-08-12_212931_DSC02211.JPG moparfl's Avatar

    moparfl

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    3285
    ASE Master Tech Gold level Chrysler Status 30 years dealership exp
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DO/dodgerench/2012-8-1_1142_IMG3173.64x64.JPG Dodgerench's Avatar

    Dodgerench

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    2480
    30+ years Dodge/Chrysler exp., ASE Master with L1 certification. Driveability/ combustion specialist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RO/rodcuda/2011-7-25_224114_Donhoff1.64x64.JPG Neal's Avatar

    Neal

    Dodge Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    1870
    30 years experience in Dodge Chrysler and Plymouth
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/tsmodie/2009-6-10_144056_tim.jpg Tim Mohr's Avatar

    Tim Mohr

    ASE MASTER TECH

    Satisfied Customers:

    1664
    30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL