Re: 97 Camry front end noise: cvs? bearing? struts?

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Old 28 Jun 2003, 06:41 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default Re: 97 Camry front end noise: cvs? bearing? struts?

>So, what should I do? Whom do I believe?
>1) The noise DOES come from the cupped tire/s. BTW, they get rotated every

$10K and still I get the noise.

Tires should be rotated about every 5,000 not 10,000 for best life.

>2) I am going to replace these Michelins, which are rate 5/10 for
>noise, with Yokohama AVID Touring
>tires at $64 each. These are highly rated by for
>quietness and long life.

No idea how many miles your old ones had on them, tell us.
The ones on there are ruined so you gotta replace them.
Get a 4 wheel alignment from the same shop you get the
tires from so there can be no finger pointing if they cup again.

>3) What about the struts? Should I try to hunt down the offending one?
>Or replace them all ($$$)? Or none? The rear ones do seem bit
>"spongy". Or should I let the dealership inspect them and advise me?

I have 165,000 on my 97 Camry original struts. Some tires do cup
especially Dunlops on their own!

>4) What about all the TSBs I've read about the struts on Camrys.? Do I
>have a claim? There is also a slight creaking noise from the wheel
>wells when I turn sharply at walking speed. This sounds familiar if
>you've read the Camry TSBs.

Problem is not with the struts but the strut towers bushing.
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