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I joined this group to see if anyone else was experiencing a terrible rotational 'clanking' noise from their engines. I read that many are, some even describing the noise as bad as if the engine were a diesel. I also read that Dodge was stone-walling everyone; saying the noise was normal. I'm here to tell you I went through the same thing. After SEVERAL trips to the dealer and finally driving the service manager around in my Nitro then having him take a new one off the lot to drive in, he admitted that the noise was not normal. After the dealer tore apart my transmission and engine, it was determined that the noise came from a scored cylinder and was only repairable by replacing the short-block of my engine. Do I know what this means? Nope. Is the sound gone? Yup.