EDIT/UPDATE: Apparently, the noise is the water pump. It wasn't displaying any of the classic signs of water pump failure, so that never even occurred to me. But eventually the pump seized and shredded the timing belt. Replaced those bits, and it's back to normal, sounding great (or, as great as a Neon can sound, anyway). Thanks to everyone who replied to this with ideas!
Anyone have any idea what this noise might be?
This video is documenting an odd rattle that is apparently coming from the bottom-end of the engine. It's a 2L SOHC four cylinder. No idea what's making the noise, but it doesn't seem to affect drivability any, nor does it raise the temperature or muck with the oil pressure.
95 Dodge/Plymouth Neon 2.4 and MTX swapped RUNNING ON SOHC ECU
My 95 plymouth/dodge neon swapped from sohc to 2.4 dohc and auto trans
swapped to mtx. mysteriously the mopar 97 ecu i had in there made it run
like crap. but i tried the sohc ecu from my red neon and it made it run
better. how funny but more to come.
ecu p/n P05269838
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Cold Engine Start (/w Knock)
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98 Dodge neon Cammed DOHC Walk Around
Blacked out tail lights
Blacked out 3rd brake light
Blacked out bumper turns
DEPO black MPx headlights
Xenon fogs wired into the stock switch
Stock Steelies painted black
Generic 3in High Flow muffler
AEM tru-time 3 bolts
Crower Valve Springs
Polished stock valves
ARP head bolts
Gates Racing Blue timing belt
Gates Racing Litens style tensioner
420a raised letter powder coated red valve cover
Stock silver painted painted fuel rail
NGK Iridium 9 spark plugs
Bosch coil pack
AMMFAB short runner intake manifold
MPx 60mm Throttle Body
Custom 3" 90* to 3"-2.5" coupler Cool Air Intake
stock 2 fan radiator running 1 fan
Mopar Performance PCM/ECU
Neongoodies bobble strut
Prothan Race Motor Mount inserts
maddog STS w/ rod brake
Booger shifter Bushings
8k stock tach w/ red LED mod & RED LFS inlay
Duel pod cluster bezel
AEM UEGO AFR gauge
AEM oil PSI
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