: clanking metal like noise coming on spontaneously

10-10-2011, 12:14 PM
does anybody have issue like this..... if so what has been done. thanks

10-10-2011, 04:49 PM
I Read that there might be a problem with loose spark plugs!!

10-17-2011, 11:57 AM
Is it coming from the engine? I had that sound coming from a wheel and it was a TPMS sensor.

11-21-2011, 04:59 PM
Is it while the vehicle is running or not? That may sound like a foolish qestion but the VANOS actuator system will function when the vehicle is stopped and can make some grinding or rattling noises. Drove me nuts until it was replaced.