Sound When Driving Over Bumps May be Struts/Bearing Plates on Toyota Corolla

If the vehicle develops an annoying, clunking sound when driving over bumps it is usually the struts and strut bearing plates. These may need replacing at 100,000-125,000 miles or sooner. If the noise is a more of a squeak or groan, it can be usually be eliminated by spraying a light lubricant on the suspension bushings 1-2 times per year.

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Average mileage: 145,461 (55,000–204,000)
7 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1999, 2003
17 people reported this problem
7 people shared problem details
2003 Toyota Corolla80,000
Knocking from the drivers side front.
2003 Toyota Corolla199,230
When i drove thruugh beat up streets id hear this rattle from the front suspension .i replaced the shocks thinking that would be the end of it but,it wasn't still make a little noise?? I have to take it somewhere to get the suspension bushings checked and replaced if needed hopefully then the rattle. Will stopmoo.
1990 Toyota Corolla175,000
replaced struts & plates and all good
squeaking noise from the rear suspensions
knocking/rattling sound in rear when going over any bumps.
2003 Toyota Corolla145,000
MY CAR IS SWAYS WHEN IT IS WINDY AND IT BOUNCES DUE TO BAD STRUTS
Same issue with onoy 55k miles
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