Driving Over Bumps May Cause Loud Noises in Body of Vehicle on Toyota Camry

Driving over bumps causes loud, annoying noises in the body of the car. If the noise is a groaning or creaking, it can be improved by lubricating the rubber joints in the suspension system. If the noise is a rattling sound, the problem is likely wear and tear on the upper mounting plate for one or more of the suspension struts.

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Average mileage: 121,166 (12,000–255,000)
8 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 2001, 2004, 2007
22 people reported this problem
9 people shared problem details
2007 Toyota Camry77,000
rear body noise while driving on moderately bumpy road. Sounds like a loose 2X4 in the trunk bouncing around. .
1994 Toyota Camry178,000
Bumps makes a rattling sound, fine with regular driving conditions
Thumping sound in suspension. Mechanic fixed it when we bought the car.
1994 Toyota Camry175,000
Noises developed after new struts installed all around. Nodiagnosis by the shop. I suspect it is worn bushings.
Drivers side rear - loud rattle when going over even small bumps. Had struts replaced and also bushings - so thumping is gone but still have rattle. the description of loose 2x4's in trunk describes the sound perfectly. Our mechanic is at a loss for reason... Very frustrating!
2001 Toyota Camry115,000
Carried heavy wood logs chunks in the trunk so I related the banging to that when I heit a bump to weakended rear supports. Not fixed yet . My regular machanic has no idea, my daughter-in-laws father, a fix everything guy feels its a suspension piece.
very noisy when driving sounds like gearbox mounting
Same here, when even driving over the smallest things my car will make some sounds, she just needs a lot of tlc but she's a heck of a good car. :)
I haer aloot of rattling going over bumbs. all of the rubber is shot on the struts. I cannot find any quick struts for the 1994 Camry v6 3.0 becuase none of tthe manufacturers make them. My caution is that many web sites and prts stores are selling the monroe quick struts for the 1994 4 cylinder to owners of the V6. Dont buy them. Monroe says that the springs are different for the V6 and that they dont make them because of the springs! I guess I have to take it to the dealership and have them re build the entire strut assembly. perhaps they can re-use the springs though. This is going to be very pricy!
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