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I think I got the rattle to stop.

At first I thought it was the heat shield - removed that because the supports had rusted away.

I read it could be due to things inside the muffler coming loose (WTF, Dodge‽).

I wondered what would happen if I squeezed the muffler... so I used a floor jack to lift it against the car and let the weight of the Caliber squash it.

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This seems to have worked. I’ll update this if anything changes.

I would like to change this out for a Magnaflow-something, but rent and cat food first.
 

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I think I got the rattle to stop.

At first I thought it was the heat shield - removed that because the supports had rusted away.

I read it could be due to things inside the muffler coming loose (WTF, Dodge‽).

I wondered what would happen if I squeezed the muffler... so I used a floor jack to lift it against the car and let the weight of the Caliber squash it.

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This seems to have worked. I’ll update this if anything changes.

I would like to change this out for a Magnaflow-something, but rent and cat food first.
Handle the rent first and take care of the cat I also have a cat that act like a dog he like to roll over on his back have you tickle his stomach.
 

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Rattling in muffler can often be caused by cracked catalytic converter insert pieces. Unscrew exhaust and do visual inspection of catalytic converter internals.

BTW: The stock muffler and resonator were the first things i threw into garbage after buying the car. Went with Magnaflow cat-back and 7 years later it is still flawless.
 
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