Hey guys - new to the forum. I own a manual 2003 petrol SR5. Since I have owned the car (over the last two years), I have noticed a metalic ding/crack noise when moving off from first gear, and also reversing. Its not consistent and never occurs in any other gears or once the car moves. I thought it could be related to a loose trim piece or chain attached to the spare tyre, but nothing has solved it. Any suggestions on what it could be? Thanks in advance.
I tried to get a good sound recording, but you couldn't hear it clearly. I am going to try again tomorrow. I've had the car for roughly two years and noticed it from purchase. I didn't think much about it at the time. According to my invoice, the rear uni joint was replaced less than 3 months ago.