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 Corolla
Average mileage: 156,842 (55,000–252,000)
20 people reported this problem
9 people shared problem details
1990 Toyota Corolla252,000Visitor
Every small bump in the road or parking lot produces a clunking sound in the front end when going slowly ( less than 25 MPH). I have changed the struts and strut bearing plates, front and mid transmission mounts, and both CV joints. The front and rear engine mounts are in good shape. Two different mechanics including the Toyota dealership cannot diagnose the problem. The clunking is getting worse and now clunks when shifting between first and second gear. It may be something internal to the transaxle, but it shifts fine and there is no unusual noise at high way speeds. I am resigned to drive it until is breaks, but would prefer to fix the problem. Other than that the car runs great.
2003 Toyota Corolla80,000Visitor
Knocking from the drivers side front.
2003 Toyota CorollaVisitor
squeaking noise from the rear suspensions
2003 Toyota Corolla199,230Visitor
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 Corolla175,000Visitor
replaced struts & plates and all good
1994 Toyota CorollaVisitor
knocking sound on front both sides when i turn left or right and then it goes away
1993 Toyota CorollaVisitor
knocking/rattling sound in rear when going over any bumps.
2003 Toyota Corolla145,000Visitor
MY CAR IS SWAYS WHEN IT IS WINDY AND IT BOUNCES DUE TO BAD STRUTS
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