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2001 Dodge Stratus ES 4dr Sedan

2001 Dodge Stratus
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-size
20 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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February 27, 2013, 6:13 am

Jeremy H

Question: grinding/whining noise.

I have 01 dodge stratus Rt 3.0 5 speed. 180xxx mi. Ok I keep hearing this rattle/grinding noise when I push the gas pedal. I hear it when I start in low rpms. Then it goes away. Until I shift and hit the gas pedal again. I can put it into 5th gear at a slower speed and hit the gas and hear it better. It also whines when I go in higher rpms. It dosent whine at idle only when I accelerate. And I also have slow acceleration. Like I punch it and it seems like it wants to go. Like it struggles kinda. Idk if this leads to one thing or these are diff. Kinds if problems.

February 28, 2013, 8:53 pm

Richard W
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I would check you heat shields. That is the most common problem.

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