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#172 of 220 Re: 2007 Dodge Caliber sounds like a diesel but isn't [blaquedymond38]
Oct 18, 2010 (1:57 pm)
I jsut had my sisters 07 caliber in the dealer and they told her that the ticking noise is because #4 cylinder is loosing compression.. ive been around the car business for a long time and well her car only has 58,000 miles on it and this shouldnt happen. they want to tear the engine down and replace #4 piston and rings and hope that fixes the problem. like anyone has thousands of dollars to throw at a car.. check the compression and see what happens..
#173 of 220 2008 Dodge Caliber
Nov 14, 2010 (6:24 pm)
So i am having the same problem with the stalling issues... Its seem like everytime it rains or if im at a stop taking my foot slowly off brake it shacks and then it stalls. When i brought it in the first time they said it was a upgrading issue ( it was after 9 months having the car..and it needed to be upgraded...i dont get it) the second,third all the way up to 8 times bringing my car back to the dealer... they tell me it was normal and it happens with all of there cars...( hes words exactly "my wife has this car and it shacks all the time thats normal) P.S. im a girl and i know they were just bullshitin me because they think i dont really know anything.. I tried calling head office but they dont help with anything.. So now im stuck with this stupid car and i will probably trade it in because i dont know what else to do.
#174 of 220 Re: 2007 Dodge Caliber sounds like a diesel but isn't [blaquedymond38]
Dec 18, 2010 (1:32 pm)
I have the same noise in my engine have had it since 40,000 km does any one know what it is also I have a flucuation in my rpms at Idle Dodge doesn't seem to think the knock is a problem
#175 of 220 Maybe someone can help
Jan 01, 2011 (9:02 pm)
I bought my 07 Caliber SXT a little over a year ago. It only had one owner and was at 31000 miles. When I test drove it and even for about a month after I bought the car, no troubles at all. Then I start to hear a rattle. I cannot tell where it is coming from and I hear some complaints about welding issues? Also, I had an issue one day where I started my car and I noticed the electronic throttle control light was on. When I tried to drive it, it would sputter and I could only go about 10 feet and the car would stop on its own. I called my dealer. He told me to shut the car off, leave it off for about 30 seconds and restart the car. There was not a problem after that as far as that goes, but I didn't pay good money for my first newer vehicle to have it do crap like this. Then sometimes when I take off it there is a creaking noise that comes from the front left (driver) side. Now when I start the car, and only when I start the car and its cold and only lasts for a few mins, there is this metal on metal knocking sound and it is very loud. What in the world is going on? I love my Caliber and I don't want to get rid of it, but I can't afford to keep having issues with it. I want some input before I take it in and let someone touch it.
#176 of 220 Re: 2007 Dodge Caliber sounds like a diesel but isn't [caliberwoes]
Jan 01, 2011 (9:06 pm)
I too have this issue and forgot to mention it in my complete list of crap going wrong, but have you found out what it is yet? My kids' dad told me it was normal, I said he was nuts. That is not normal. My fluctuation usually only happens when I have the heat or air on but when I shut it off, nothing!!! If you have found the issue please let me know.
#177 of 220 2007 Caliber Water is leaking in on passenger side.
Jan 03, 2011 (11:53 am)
I have a 2007 Caliber. I have had it for 3 years tomorrow. Just since Nov. 20th 2010 when it rains the passenger side, back seat floor area, fills with water. I thought we found were the water is coming in from and filled and covered the area. This last rain over the weekend put water in the car. Does any know of any issues like this and how was it fixed. Please help.
#178 of 220 My 2007 just died
Jan 26, 2011 (2:42 pm)
While in LA, four hours from home, our 2007 Caliber died. It turned over once & then smoke came out of the engine block, next the electrical went. It had just started making a horrible knocking sound which can only be described as sounding like a diesel as someone else put it. We had it looked at & was told it had something to do with a belt but, would be ok for this trip. Now it's stuck in Shreveport & I am really hesitant to have it towed to a dealership because I'm afraid of being overcharged since we're from out of state. Since others have had the same noise, has anyone found out what this knocking could be? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Jan 27, 2011 (7:54 pm)
I have had my Caliber since the beginning in 2007. I have been in the shop numerous times. I've replaced the PCM at least 3 times and the throttle body keeps going to no resolve. I have now had to replace a coil in my engine as a piston isn't firing right or something. I also have had to replace the tie rods and ball joints in the front. My first problem was a water leak too. I called Chrysler dodge headquarters with the number the dealership gave me and they said, putting complaints on the internet does nothing. They haven't heard one complaint yet. They told me that you Caliber owners need to contact the National Highway Transportation Safety Authority. These are the people that make recalls. If the throttle body keeps going, it is wrecking the pistons and getting the gears stuck and sounding like a diesel engine. I now also replaced my clutch. Its possible that the throttle body was the problem causing the clutch to go too. Please complain to the NHTSA. This problem is similar to the stuck gas pedal. Its going top cause accidents and result in lawsuits.