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  1. Diesel / loud muffler like sound coming from engine - Timing Chain??

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    I have a 2007 caliber SXT 2.0. I recently replaced my alternator and battery and serp belt. Along with many other parts. The alternator and battery were replaced Oct 1. Everything was running smoothly until yesterday. While accelerating I noticed a really loud noise, similar to a diesel truck or...
  2. i Cant Figure This Noise out!

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    SOLVED! "i Cant Figure This Noise out!" SOLVED! Front motor mount bolt was loose. Noise GONE!!!! --------------------------------------------------------- LINK: Hello All! Second post on this forum! NEWBIE alert... So about two weeks ago My 2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L was struggling...
  3. HELP, Battery Light is on alternator tested good, new starter and battery 07 caliber RT

    Dodge Caliber Electrical Problems and Questions
    2007 caliber RT, Yesterday starter went out, replaced it , tried to start the car and battery was dead, battery got replaced, started car and battery light came on while driving. got it tested and showed the alternator wasn't working, pulled the alternator (pain in the butt), tested 3 times...
  4. Help!! Alternator replacement, crank but no start

    Dodge Caliber Electrical Problems and Questions
    Guys, I am at a lose on what to check next. 2008 caliber 2.0 base model. alternator made horrible noise while driving and battery light came on , towed home, ordered and replaced alternator from Napa. replaced by disconnecting negative terminal, removed compressor and then removed alternator...
  5. Is it my starter or battery? Car won't start

    Dodge Caliber SRT4 General Discussion
    Hey fam, any help will be appreciated. Parked my car( for about 5 mins). Tried to crank it back up and it made a grinding sound like metal on metal. I assumed it was the battery but when aaa came they could not jump it. I towed it home and I haven't been able to get it started since.It seemed...
  6. Switching the alternator setup.

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Hey folks, I am taking my 2007 in to the shop thursday for the routine changing of the alternator (the decoupler is broken). The garage I am taking this to has worked on our family's cars for a long time and seems to be pretty honest. I was having a chat with him about the car and he told...
  7. How To: Replace Alternator Decoupling Pulley

    Maintenance and Repair DIYs
    Here's instructions and videos from Gates Corp.: http://www.gatesprograms.com/adp h/t to Dkazoroski for finding this.
  8. Yet Another Victim of the Dodge Caliber 07 and stuck

    Dodge Caliber Electrical Problems and Questions
    Hi new to forum. I am disabled single mom with a child with medical issues. I have had this car for a few years now. I have been reading this whole forum for last couple hours. I get the extremly hot middle console thing were it has actual scalded my hand a couple times. I also have gotten a toe...
  9. Knocking sound! Does this sound like the alternator problem?

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Hi my girlfriends 2007 caliber just recently started making a knocking and sound a small whine when acceleratimg. After searching around it kinda sounds like the common alternator problem. Im posting a video so i can get some insight from you guys. If you do believe its the alternator is there a...
  10. Loud Noise in Engine Compartment

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Thanks in advance for the help. I'm having some trouble with my Caliber. I am getting a very loud noise in my engine compartment. I've read a lot on the forum about alternator problems and am leaning towards that, but want to see if anyone else has any thoughts. I'll just give a quick list of...
  11. 08 Caliber SE Charging issues (with strange fix!)

    Dodge Caliber Electrical Problems and Questions
    I have an 08 Caliber SE 2.0. My troubles started with the "diesel" noise, which ended up being the alternator. I originally thought it to be the decoupler pulley, but it ended up being internal bearings. Anyway, it started off with the noise, then the other day I was sitting at a light, light...
  12. On our 3rd alternator in 2 years and noise is back....HELP

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    We got our caliber in 2008, had 30,000 miles on it. About 8 months, we had to replace the alternator because it went bad. Our second one started to act up about 2 months after we replaced it, something started squeeking and whining and sometimes ticked. We called the dealership and they said it...
  13. Another Tick!

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Starting yesterday my wife had the car. All of a sudden it started ticking. Ive popped the hood and cant pin point it. Sounds like its coming from somewhere around the pulleys. It was never there until yesterday and now it happens in park, reverse, and drive while idle. Not sure if you can hear...
  14. 07 Caliber RT problem starting!

    Dodge Caliber Electrical Problems and Questions
    My 07 Caliber RTstarted to start really slow the other day, the weather got colder so I thought it was batt, I jumped and and took to Auto Zone, load test proved fine, and Alt test putting out 14.4, when the car is warm it starts fine, but when left sitting it needs jump, then fires right...
  15. Help identify this sound (video)

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    SOLVED Help identify this sound (video)SLOVED UDATE: NEW ALT HAS SOLVED THE PROBLEM. Thanks for the help Ok so i read a few threads in here and it seems as if it May be the alt. Pulley but could be the tensionor pulley. Here is a video and orelliys sells the alt. Pulley system for 71...
  16. Alternator quick connect on field circuit

    Dodge Caliber Electrical Problems and Questions
    alright I me alternator gave up after 140k. I have it ready to come out but I can not get the quick release connector to come off. What am I missing I really to not want to break the damn think. Please a little advise would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
  17. Alternator problems

    Dodge Caliber Electrical Problems and Questions
    I recently changed my alternator due to a bad bearing. Also replaced the battery not long before this. After replacing my alternator I started getting the battery indicator light on my dash. It seemed to be intermitent at first, and gradually started coming on more frequently. I had a hunch...
  18. Help with alternator connector!

    Dodge Caliber Electrical Problems and Questions
    Changing the alternator out today, finally got it to drop. Before I could figure out how to disconnect the electrical connector from the alternator, I fatigued and the wires pulled out of the connector. I just need to know which wire goes into which hole. Does anyone recall which is which...
  19. Another '07 alternator bites the dust...

    Dodge Caliber Electrical Problems and Questions
    Can't really complain too much...the thing went 87k miles before it went out last night on my hubby's way home from work. Battery light went on, shifter locked in park on him, and finally died about 2 blocks away from his job when he tried to come home. Called around this morning (we had the car...
  20. Whining/ Rattling Noise

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    I have been reading this forum for a few months trying to figure out what is causing the noise. Only difference is mine is not changing. Doesn't jerk or any of that. Same repetitive whining noise but it rattles during acceleration when it's really hot. I have taken some of the advice shown...
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