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.
Sound When Driving Over Bumps May be Struts/Bearing Plates on Toyota Tercel
Average mileage: 185,000 (168,000–202,000)
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1992 Toyota Tercel 168,000 mi, Visitor
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