Have Toyota Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Do you have a picture of what you've taken apart so far? Did you get an audio clip of the noise before disassembling? Has the check engine light been on recently or have you checked for codes?
No picture. Got audio but not of the noise when it got loud. It was so bad I switched it off instantly. There were codes for crank and cam sensor.
Do you have the code numbers? can you post the audio clip?
Sorry but there are no attachments or links to any audio clips that I can see on my end. Can you try and attach them to this thread that we been replying to? If you did not remove the battery cable can you rescan the car and see if the codes are still set in the history portion of the computer? Those codes would be important to try to determine what's causing the noise.
Battery cable has been removed. Audio clips cannot be attached here. I went through this last time, sent it to moderator and they sent it to you. I think it's probably better to pass this on to another tech.
This is the same clattering I heard a couple weeks ago you will need to change the actuator as I recall there were timing codes along with severe noise from the camshaft actuator and timing chain that the mileage is on this if you're planning on keeping the truck I strongly recommend replacing both actuators the can guides in the sensor. You also need to remove the valve cover and check the bearing caps for the camshaft to make sure there's no starvation of oil. If that's the case you will be better off getting a used engine. The only thing that came to my mind on that is if the oil filter collapsed because the metal sleeve or cone was not in the oil filter housing if the oil filter collapses and does allow enough oil pressure it will make that same noise and set all of the timing codes.