2004 Focus TDCi metallic clunking sound when starting
Every time the engine is started there is a metallic clunking sound. Once the
engine starts and I release the ignition key the
metallic sound stops and the engine runs fine. I thought the sound could be
coming from the starter motor but standing facing the
engine from the front, the noise seems to be coming from the left. I believe
the starter motor is at the right.
The car runs very well with no other problem apart from the metallic clunking
sound when starting.
Any ideas what the problem might be?