Dodge

Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dodge
This answer was rated:

Dodge stratus: a knocking sound..engine compartment..ticking noise

I have a 04 dodge...
I have a 04 dodge stratus that has a knocking sound in the engine compartment. When driving that sound becomes more of a ticking noise there are no light or anything on in the vehicle.
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
12/29/2011
Chris
Chris, Shop Foreman
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 13,979
Experience: Dodge/Cummins and Chrysler Certified Master Tech
Verified

Chris :

Hello and welcome to just answer. Let me see if I can help you with this. Does this noise increase and decrease with engine rpm?

Chris :

Also, which engine do you have?

Customer:

not sure about egine type but yes it does

Customer:

hello

Customer:

Hi im really trying to find out if this engine can possibaly be svaed

Customer:

saved

Chris :

Ok, then this could be just a noisey lifter, or an engine connecting rod bearing. If it is a lifter, then figure on spending about $500.00 to $800.00 for this repair. If it is a connecting rod, then it is more serious, and will require major engine repair or an overhaul. That may be around a $2000.00 to $3000.00 repair. Hopefully it is just a noisey lifter.

Customer:

very true i just recently acquired the car at an auction and did check the oil which was very black and needed changing do u think changing this will help with the knocking

Customer:

I have also been ready up on these vehicles and have found that they are a little bit notorious for blowing thier engines is this true

Customer:

and r these vehilces known for having trouble with the lifters

Chris :

Yes if you have the 2.7 litre V6, then they are known to "sludge up" if the oil was not changed regularly. And can cause lifter noise problems.

Customer:

ok im not the best mechanic but would u suggest that i could change it myself

Chris :

Hmmm, probably not, because there are a couple of special tools required to do this. Better to have a shop or the dealer do this. (sorry).

Customer:

very true would u know of any avenue that i can take to make this a very cost effective repair

Customer:

could i possibly buy the part aftermarket and then pay for the work

Chris :

Well, if it is determined that the noise is lifter related, then you can try an oil additive that addresses lifter noises, run it for a few days, and then change the oil again. Lucas makes some good products that may help with this and can be purchased from your local auto parts store.

Customer:

Now that the answer im looking for and if i do this i wont need to replace the lifters

Customer:

cause this is my buisness im an independent dealer and the cheaper i can get them fixed and out the door would really help me out big time

Chris :

Hopefully if it is a lifter issue, there is a good chance that the oil additive will help clean up the sludge and quiet them down. If so, then you will not need to replace the lifter(s). If it does not help, then replacement of the lifter(s) will be needed.

Customer:

ok are there any certain addivtives that you can suggest that would work great on this engine

Chris :

I recommend Lucas products or Wynns products. Check with your auto parts store.

Customer:

Ok lucas or Wynns sounds good to me. Thank you for your help sir

Chris :

You are welcome!

Chris
Chris, Shop Foreman
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 13,979
Experience: Dodge/Cummins and Chrysler Certified Master Tech
Verified
Chris and 87 other Dodge Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Chris Your Own Question
Chris
Chris
Chris, Shop Foreman
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 13,979
13,979 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Dodge/Cummins and Chrysler Certified Master Tech

Chris is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

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

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 WHITTAKERUSA

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 BaysingerHolts 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.

GregPittsburgh, 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!

JerryHolts 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.

StanSayre, 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!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Jerry

Jerry

Master Mechanic

1,754 satisfied customers

ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech

Chris

Chris

Shop Foreman

13,979 satisfied customers

Dodge/Cummins and Chrysler Certified Master Tech

Mopar Certified

Mopar Certified

Dodge Technician

5,931 satisfied customers

24 Year Chrysler/Dodge Certified Specialist

moparfl

moparfl

ASE Certified Technician

3,292 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech Gold level Chrysler Status 30 years dealership exp

Dodgerench

Dodgerench

ASE Certified Technician

2,809 satisfied customers

30+ years Dodge/Chrysler exp., ASE Master with L1 certification. Driveability/ combustion specialist

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

2,298 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Aftermarket & Factory Electronics

1,562 satisfied customers

Cert. Dodge & Chrysler Warnty, Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years

< Previous | Next >

Related Dodge Questions
2007 DODGE DAKOTA NO START. NOTHING. HAS POWER TO STARTER
2007 DODGE DAKOTA NO START JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged? Customer: YES JA: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far? Customer: NOTHING JA: Anyth… read more
Edward Clayton
Edward Clayton
Associate Degree
1,033 satisfied customers
09 Journey has poor heater. Both cores have been replaced,
09 Journey has poor heater. Both cores have been replaced, supposedly. Actuators working and calibrated. Little heat on drivers side and cool on passengers side, no rear heat. It gets better on the hi… read more
Dan
Dan
Dealership Technician
182 satisfied customers
I bought a 2006 Ram 1500 4x4, 4.7L, auto trans, 130xxx miles
I bought a 2006 Ram 1500 4x4, 4.7L, auto trans, 130xxx miles at an auction. No start/crank. no battery, installed new battery and wipers go crazy, horn blows continuous, lights on continuous. Found th… read more
Robert R
Robert R
Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
879 satisfied customers
The owners manual for my 2004 Dodge Stratus says that the
The owners manual for my 2004 Dodge Stratus says that the battery is accessible without removing the tire and wheel. How do I do it? … read more
roy
roy
Associate Degree
3 satisfied customers
My spare tire on my Dakota starts to lower when I crank it
My spare tire on my Dakota starts to lower when I crank it but only comes down halfway before going back up. What can I do to remove my spare?… read more
Joecamel90
Joecamel90
Technician
Associate Degree
24 satisfied customers
Thanks for the info, I had to take the control arm off along
Cameron thanks for the info, I had to take the control arm off along with the torsion bar. I have friend that has a big press. We had to press the ball joint out. It took some psi to push the ball out… read more
camerontech
camerontech
20 year experience diagnostic technician
class a
544 satisfied customers
I can´t get the stuck CD out with Dodge Journey 2014, the
I can´t get the stuck CD out with Dodge Journey 2014, the system reports CD error - doesn´t eject it out, what can I do please ? … read more
Robert R
Robert R
Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
879 satisfied customers
I was rearended at 35 miles per hour while i was stopped in
I was rearended at 35 miles per hour while i was stopped in traffic. That pushed me into the car infront of me doing signifigant damage to my front end as well. The mechanic says that my stearing gear… read more
Edward Clayton
Edward Clayton
Associate Degree
1,033 satisfied customers
Driving down the interstate in my 97 Dodge Ram 1500 and
Driving down the interstate in my 97 Dodge Ram 1500 and suddenly, it is revving but power is dropping. Wouldn't go over 20 mph or so after that. What's possibly wrong?suddenly… read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
I am trying to replace the serpentine belt on my 2007 Dodge
Hi, I am trying to replace the serpentine belt on my 2007 Dodge 2500 with a 5.9. I am having a hard time getting it back on. I had cut the old one off. I am having a hard time trying to get the new on… read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
3,927 satisfied customers
We have a 2011 dodge citadel that shuts down on turns to the
we have a 2011 dodge citadel that shuts down on turns to the right. we have had it in for service and they can't find anything wrong. The last time this happened was this past wednesday. Tank is full,… read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
I am looking for a couple wiring diagrams. the car is a 2010
hi, I am looking for a couple wiring diagrams. the car is a 2010 challenger. I am looking for the diagrams for the win module for both automatic and manual. … read more
eurotec
eurotec
Vice President / Manager
Associate Degree
11 satisfied customers
03 durango the air bag light is on and the horn doesnt work
03 durango the air bag light is on and the horn doesnt work I have replaced the clock spring and it hasn't made a difference… read more
Jared D
Jared D
Shop Supervisor
Bachelor\u0027s
3 satisfied customers
I did an engine swap on my 05 magnum the vehicle engine came
I did an engine swap on my 05 magnum the vehicle engine came from had abs my vehicle doesn't would putting an ecu from a none abs car get check engine light out check engine light is on due speedomete… read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
I have a 2012 Ram 6.7 diesel that continues to take out the
I have a 2012 Ram 6.7 diesel that continues to take out the number 6 injector. I sent in the injector for testing and it fails a fuel return test. Any idea what would cause this? … read more
Robert R
Robert R
Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
879 satisfied customers
2002 dodge ram 1500, 5.9L engine, has 345K miles on it,
2002 dodge ram 1500, 5.9L engine, has 345K miles on it, starts only when i give it gas, will not stay running on it's own. … read more
Gunvir Singh
Gunvir Singh
1,702 satisfied customers
2014 Ram Promaster 3500 Ecodiesel. “Electronic Throttle
2014 Ram Promaster 3500 Ecodiesel. “Electronic Throttle Control” light and check engine light have illuminated and I smell an exhaust “like” odor while driving in the cab. … read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
I have a hemi jeer commander 06 5.7 L. I keep getting random
I keep getting random misfire. I have had the brain changed, spark plugs coils a sensors, still getting random misfires. Now the jeep is literally stopping/dieing while driving … read more
HDGENE
HDGENE
Master Technician/Lead Technician
Associate Degree
2,835 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x