My father's 2000 Camry - rear noise

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Old 11 Apr 2005, 06:48 am   #1 (permalink)
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I visited my parents on the weekend. My Dad has a 2000 Camry that
makes a noise in the rear when going over bumps. It is a little hard
to describe the noise. I might call it a clunk or thump-somebody else
might call it a rattle but I wouldn't. Here are some things we did:
-Dad lives in a very ruraul are with no access to a dealer so he took
it to the local auto service place where he knows the mechanic. The
mechanic could not find the source of the noise. He had the car up on
a hoist.
-we emptied the trunk of everything to eliminate the possibility of
the spare or jack etc from being the culprit.
-from under the car there is no visible evidence(such as shiny spots)
of where the noise is being generated from. It does not seem as though
the exhaust system has enough "play" to cause the sound.
-it is difficult to even isolate where in the back end the noise seems
to be coming from. Dad, who is 80, got in the trunk while I drove over
rough roads but he could still not determine exactly where the sound
seemed to be originating from.
-the car has less than 50,000miles on it soI wouldn't think it is a
"wear" issue.
-the noise can't be duplicated or made to happen just by bouncing the
car up and down when it is parked.

Does anybody have some thoughts that he might consider checking out,
please.

Thanks for your help,
Greg
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Old 11 Apr 2005, 08:03 am   #2 (permalink)
m Ransley
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Often a 15$ rubber bushing on one of the arms is the cause my mechanic
charged me 25$

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Old 11 Apr 2005, 01:23 pm   #3 (permalink)
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I heard a similar noise in my 2000 Camry LE 4cyl when going over bumps and
quick starts. It turned out to be a slight amount of play in the drivers
seat back. It felt and sounded like it was coming from or under the trunk
area.


"Greg" <mcbeagre@nbed.nb.ca> wrote in message
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> I visited my parents on the weekend. My Dad has a 2000 Camry that
> makes a noise in the rear when going over bumps. It is a little hard
> to describe the noise. I might call it a clunk or thump-somebody else
> might call it a rattle but I wouldn't. Here are some things we did:
> -Dad lives in a very ruraul are with no access to a dealer so he took
> it to the local auto service place where he knows the mechanic. The
> mechanic could not find the source of the noise. He had the car up on
> a hoist.
> -we emptied the trunk of everything to eliminate the possibility of
> the spare or jack etc from being the culprit.
> -from under the car there is no visible evidence(such as shiny spots)
> of where the noise is being generated from. It does not seem as though
> the exhaust system has enough "play" to cause the sound.
> -it is difficult to even isolate where in the back end the noise seems
> to be coming from. Dad, who is 80, got in the trunk while I drove over
> rough roads but he could still not determine exactly where the sound
> seemed to be originating from.
> -the car has less than 50,000miles on it soI wouldn't think it is a
> "wear" issue.
> -the noise can't be duplicated or made to happen just by bouncing the
> car up and down when it is parked.
>
> Does anybody have some thoughts that he might consider checking out,
> please.
>
> Thanks for your help,
> Greg



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Old 11 Apr 2005, 03:41 pm   #4 (permalink)
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"Greg" <mcbeagre@nbed.nb.ca> wrote in message
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> I visited my parents on the weekend. My Dad has a 2000 Camry that
> makes a noise in the rear when going over bumps. It is a little hard
> to describe the noise. I might call it a clunk or thump-somebody else
> might call it a rattle but I wouldn't. Here are some things we did:
> -Dad lives in a very ruraul are with no access to a dealer so he took
> it to the local auto service place where he knows the mechanic. The
> mechanic could not find the source of the noise. He had the car up on
> a hoist.
> -we emptied the trunk of everything to eliminate the possibility of
> the spare or jack etc from being the culprit.
> -from under the car there is no visible evidence(such as shiny spots)
> of where the noise is being generated from. It does not seem as though
> the exhaust system has enough "play" to cause the sound.
> -it is difficult to even isolate where in the back end the noise seems
> to be coming from. Dad, who is 80, got in the trunk while I drove over
> rough roads but he could still not determine exactly where the sound
> seemed to be originating from.


Hey,...poor Dad! You shoulda got in the trunk ;-)

Suspension rubber bushes can be worn out or cut thru and still look OK.

Try sliding under the rear and using a large screwdriver or tire-bar, lever
all the bushes you can see to test for excessive movement. In other words,
if you have 2 suspension parts which are connected by a bush, lever the 2
metal parts apart (use low or moderate force only) while observing the bush.
If the bush is OK you wont be able to get much separation as the bush should
hold things together.


Jason


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Old 11 Apr 2005, 08:31 pm   #5 (permalink)
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In article <8ec60acb.0504110348.4e43f873@posting.google.com >,
mcbeagre@nbed.nb.ca (Greg) wrote:

> My Dad has a 2000 Camry that
> makes a noise in the rear when going over bumps. It is a little hard
> to describe the noise. I might call it a clunk or thump-somebody else
> might call it a rattle but I wouldn't.


Another possibility is the strike plate for the trunk latch is loose.
Try wiggling the trunk lid. If there's play, then open the lid and see
if the plate that's bolted to the body (it has a loop or something for
the lid's latch to grab) is tight or not.

JKL
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Old 14 Apr 2005, 11:12 pm   #6 (permalink)
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My car (95 Camry, 122K) has the same exact problem for the last 6 months (it
may even be longer than that). I wonder if it is because of the bad/worn
axels?

At my recent service the dealer said I need new axes both front/rear. When I
mentioned about the noise he said it could be because of the axels. Of
course I don't trust him 100%. They said it would cost $1500 for the axels,
which is kind of expensive at this mileage, so I didn't do it, but that's a
different story.

I appreciate if anybody could provide some feedback on the noise, for the
layman here.

regards

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"Greg" <mcbeagre@nbed.nb.ca> wrote in message
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>I visited my parents on the weekend. My Dad has a 2000 Camry that
> makes a noise in the rear when going over bumps. It is a little hard
> to describe the noise. I might call it a clunk or thump-somebody else
> might call it a rattle but I wouldn't. Here are some things we did:
> -Dad lives in a very ruraul are with no access to a dealer so he took
> it to the local auto service place where he knows the mechanic. The
> mechanic could not find the source of the noise. He had the car up on
> a hoist.
> -we emptied the trunk of everything to eliminate the possibility of
> the spare or jack etc from being the culprit.
> -from under the car there is no visible evidence(such as shiny spots)
> of where the noise is being generated from. It does not seem as though
> the exhaust system has enough "play" to cause the sound.
> -it is difficult to even isolate where in the back end the noise seems
> to be coming from. Dad, who is 80, got in the trunk while I drove over
> rough roads but he could still not determine exactly where the sound
> seemed to be originating from.
> -the car has less than 50,000miles on it soI wouldn't think it is a
> "wear" issue.
> -the noise can't be duplicated or made to happen just by bouncing the
> car up and down when it is parked.
>
> Does anybody have some thoughts that he might consider checking out,
> please.
>
> Thanks for your help,
> Greg



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Old 15 Apr 2005, 03:18 am   #7 (permalink)
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"dr164" <dr164-spam_sucks_remove_this@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> My car (95 Camry, 122K) has the same exact problem for the last 6 months

(it
> may even be longer than that). I wonder if it is because of the bad/worn
> axels?
>
> At my recent service the dealer said I need new axes both front/rear. When

I
> mentioned about the noise he said it could be because of the axels. Of
> course I don't trust him 100%. They said it would cost $1500 for the

axels,
> which is kind of expensive at this mileage, so I didn't do it, but that's

a
> different story.
>
> I appreciate if anybody could provide some feedback on the noise, for the
> layman here.
>
> regards
>
> Recently


It makes no sense to say "both front and rear" axles,.......there is no
similarity between the front and rear axles to group them so,....normally
the front driveshafts (which could be called axles) can have CV joint
noise,..you need to ask the mechanic what he means.

Jason


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Old 15 Apr 2005, 06:07 am   #8 (permalink)
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The axels are the very very last thing to go bad, if ever.Tthe axel
bearings would be a place for a half honest guy to try after, and only
after all other things were fixed. Bushings , struts, and components are
99.999 % of all issues. Your dealer is a lian crook/

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Old 15 Apr 2005, 10:46 am   #9 (permalink)
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m Ransley wrote:
> The axels are the very very last thing to go bad, if ever.Tthe axel
> bearings would be a place for a half honest guy to try after, and only
> after all other things were fixed. Bushings , struts, and components
> are
> 99.999 % of all issues. Your dealer is a lian crook/


I experienced a axle bearing failure (right rear) on my 2003 Corolla at 15k
miles. Warranty. The symptom was a grinding growling sound that increased
with vehicle speed and when turning left (in this case).
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- Philip



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Old 15 Apr 2005, 11:14 am   #10 (permalink)
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Axel bearings do go bad, axels ? wouldn`t a wheel be wobbeling ? dr 164
said it happens on bumps , sure doesn`t sound like an axle or axels to
me, sounds like the dealer or his mechanic isn`t to honest. Bushings,
bearings wear, easy to diagnose and cheap to replace.

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