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I have a popping/clanking noise that is taking place underneath the car, maybe from the muffler for a few minutes after I turn off the car or when I am idle (I am not very savy with cars). I only have 1107 miles and this has happened since I got the car. Is this normal during the break in period? I haven't run over anything, driven her hard and have only used the recommended gas. This is for a 2014 RT classic v8 auto. I have an appointment with my local Dodge tomorrow, but any advice would be appreciated.
 

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Every car that I've owned have done this to one extent or another. It's normal. I have noticed the Challenger is a bit louder and have assumed this is due to it being a higher performance machine.
 
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I feel better then. This is the 1st larger car I have driven and V8. I was always into smaller agile cars in the 4-6 cylinder max range.
 

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The last time, about 10 days ago, when I drove my car really hard after the timing chain recall was done, I pulled into a friend's driveway, and it did the "Tick..tick..tick!" for a while, popped a couple of times, and the usual scorched smell. My friend and his wife both asked, "What's wrong with your car?". I told them almost every car I've owned going back 40 years did it, and "it's normal". They denied it. 15 minutes in one of their cars ('13 Jeep Grand Cherokee), showed them I was right. Apparently, they just never got on it hard enough to really get it hot and stinky.
 
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It's your exhaust plumbing contracting as it cools. Under "normal" driving conditions this will usually stop over time. My last two cars did the same thing.

Lots of WOT... another story.
 
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