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  1. Chirping Engine Squeak Found/Fixed

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Me Cali is just a month out of warranty now and yep, got a high pitched, intermittent, chirping squeak coming from the engine... Traced it to one of the pulley's and started hitting them one by one with WD40, starting from the idler on top. Last one I did was the alternator pulley, and it...
  2. Knocking sound from alternator

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Just thought I would share my recent trouble with my Caliber. About 2 weeks ago I noticed a small knocking/ringing sound (it sounded like a diesel engine). At first it would only make this sound when the car was running for an extended period of time, maybe 30 minutes+. Checked all the fluid...
  3. Removing Drive Belt Tensioner

    Maintenance and Repair DIYs
    I'm doing some work on a friends 2007 Caliber R/T. (Purchased before July 07 so no lifetime powertrain warranty!) This car is really impressive by the way. But, it's making a ridiculously loud screaming/whirring/grinding noise while idling. I've done some poking around, removed the serpentine...
  4. 07 R/T making engine noise (Video)

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Hello all, This is my first real post on here. I have an 07 R/T AWD that began making noise about two weeks ago. It started out as a sort of "hum" and now has gotten to alot of racket. I have researched on here and I'm not sure if this is the "dieseling" people refer to or not. We think it is a...
  5. Alternator upgrade?

    Dodge Caliber Performance Mods - Engine - SXT, SE
    If by chance I need to upgrade my alternator for my stereo setup, what kind of alternator should I be looking for? As in, is it possible to find a alternator from a different vehicle with higher amps to replace the stock one? If so, which vehicles, or what kind of alternator should I be looking...