or TMTCDAAIING for short!
(Anyhow, first thread, sorry mods if this is in the wrong place...I've spent the last half hour scouring and searching to see if this was already posted someplace, and I had no luck finding it if it was. Please move as necessary)
New Toyota owner here! Sort of. Well, my last Toyota was a 1980 Tercel Corolla. That's long enough to be new now, right?
Anyhow, I have a 2006 4cyl 5spd work truck. Nothing fancy, stripped down and plain. Gets the job done!
Since the day I've owned it, I've noticed the TMTCDAAIING. My old Corollas did this, the Toyota work trucks we had at the mills did this. However, my wife is convinced that something is amiss, and is really climbing up my ass about it. Since the dealers down here are staffed with 80% incompetent and lazy farkers, getting anything actually DONE takes a month of Sundays unless its on fire, so I don't want to start a big inquiry if nothing is the matter, as it seems to me. BUT, since my lil snuggyhunneybunney is not only adorable but possessing a mean right hook/left cross combo, I'm gonna ask you guys if you know what I'm talkin about here.
It doesn't matter the operating temperature of the transmission or engine or anything else. Pulling out of the driveway or after an hour on the road it makes no nevermind...pull up to a stoplight, pop it in neutral, let out the clutch, and just hold the brake! More times than not, about 90% of the time, you'll get the TMTCDAAIIN. Its a kind of a wet sounding, low-key soft pseudo-metal wobbly grunky noise. The closest I can come to really describing it is a knobbed plate gently rotating against a pourous surface in a thick viscous goo...not a grind, really, but a throaty growl.
It goes away instantly when you engage the clutch and/or put it in gear. And the ONLY time you hear it is when you're in neutral, not moving, with the petal out.
I'm not imagining this one, right? Y'all know what I'm talking about here, RIGHT?