Originally Posted by ASunkissed8
Thanks Jon. It actually sounds like it's coming from just behind the right front tire. My dad seems to think that there are some metal shrouds around the spark plug that are making the noise, but it's really loud and it's getting to the point that I'm not wanting to drive it for fear it'll collapse or something lol. I will test the exhaust though after it's cooled down, just in case! Thanks
Metal shrouds, like, inside the cylinder? Ehh, if that is the case shrapnel clinking around in your cylinder isn't good at all. Hopefully that isn't what he is suggesting.
Yeah, I don't know much about cars, but I had similar concerns with my new truck that I purchased. Certain times when the truck stops at a stoplight, or other location where the truck is kind of stopped on an hill (incline or decline) a weird clanking sound happens. Also happened at a McDonalds drivethrough (and that is fairly level) and also in our driveway (slight incline)
I've written it off as the exaust system because the Haynes manual for my truck says a lot of sounds like that can be attributed to it. A crappy clamp or something else can be the cause. I haven't bothered to check my exaust system yet -- because it can't be that serious if it only happens at certain times. Can't be the break system (my first worries since it happened on inclines and such) because it doesn't happen all the time. It's a weird problem to diagnose, but bleh, I'm way off topic to your original question now.
Hopefully you'll get it fixed, and it won't turn up to be a symptom of a huge underlying problem! ;-)