First of all, this is completely intermittent.
At random times, when the car has been sitting, usually overnight or for a few days... At startup, there is significant clatter. Sounds like its coming from up top. (valve clatter) I asked a friend of mine, who is a dealer tech and he mentioned that there is some info out there where a CEL illuminates with a code for a valve or solenoid for the VVT system. the wording he used escapes me... but, I'm still curious if there are any other 3.6 owners who have experienced this.
the clatter lasts up to one second. no longer than that.
2011 Journey Mainstreet
btw... let me add that i'm a LOOOONG time Mopar owner/fan and i aint in here being a crybaby, either.
Edited by b1pig, January 26, 2012 at 11:52 am.