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I recently purchased an 06...
I recently purchased an 06 Stratus SXT 4 door with around 81000 miles on it. Noticed a sluight knocking from the engine compartment that speeds up as revs increases. I changed the oil, which seem like it hadn't been changed in a very long time, and did an engine flush and the noise has since become more noticeable. Should I be concerned about this?
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Dodge Mechanic: CDJMasterTech, Dodge Master Technician replied 8 years ago
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Unless the noise is extremely slight, in which case it could be normal on your particular engine, then yes I would be extremely concerned. Especially since the oil did not appear to have been changed regularly the odds of a bearing failure in one or more of the rods or crankshaft bearings is very likely. Continued driving without repair will eventually result in catastrophic failure of the engine.
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The mechanic at the shop where I did the oil change thought it sounded fine but I figured there was something wrong. How much do you think it may cost to repair?

Dodge Mechanic: CDJMasterTech, Dodge Master Technician replied 8 years ago
If an experienced ear has listened to the noise and said it is normal, then it likely is. I would not be to concerned unless the noise gets worse. Expect to pay between $2000-$5000 to remove the engine and repair the needed components, depending on the extent of the damage. This would basically be an engine overhaul. Again I would stress that there is likely nothing wrong though, just continue to drive the vehicle and don't worry unless the noise gets worse.
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