cold startup noise
I have noticed lately that when I start up my '03 Ranger there is about 1/2 a second of a sound that resembles a soup-can full of gravel being shaken rapidly. It only does it when it has been sitting all night and is cold. I am very particular about the maintenence so it always has clean oil and I just got the trans fluid changed at the dealer about a month ago. Both are full and clean. I'm not sure if this could be the dreaded timing chain rattle that alot of the '01s had. It is obviously over the time limit for the warranty, but only has 32,800 miles on it. Any ideas?
'03 XLT/FX4 L1 4x4 4.0 Arizona Beige Automatic (my weekend ride). '16 Ford Escape Titanium ecoboost (wifes ride) '16 Ford Escape S (my work ride)