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Dodge dakota v6 magnum: 95 dodge dakota 3.9L 150,000 miles

Customer Question

95 dodge dakota 3.9L 150,000 miles has engine rattle at idle only
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 2 years ago.
hi, does this rattle in park or neutral or just in drive at idle ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
5 speed manual but rattles in neutral and in gear only at idle little throttle rattle stops not coming from lifters or pulleys took belt off started still rattled
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 2 years ago.
does it sound metallic?
like a piece of metal rattling ?
kind of tinny noise ....jazzmaster ...
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 2 years ago.
there are a few things .
I would first check the exhaust .
with the engine cold ,tap and/ or wiggle the exhaust ,usually you can wiggle it better at the tail pipe .tap a rubber hammer at the converter of the exhaust and look for a loose heat shield on the cat.converter...jazzmaster..
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 2 years ago.
hello, I am just checking back to see if I helped you or do you still need assistance thank you ..jazzmaster ..