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#3223 of 5279 2005 Toyota Camry XLE loud engine noise
Apr 18, 2005 (7:07 pm)
I recently purchased a 2005 Toyota Camry XLE about a month ago and I also have noticed a problem with loud engine noise from day one.
I initially thought it maybe a loud engine noise because of the colder winter weather since my previous 1994 Camry had a louder than normal engine sound in the winter and was very quiet in the summer months.
Low and behold, summer kinda came earlier where I live and we have had a couple of consecutive days of 80 plus degree weather. I thought the "loud engine noise" would go away but it didn't. In fact, the noise is louder than in the previous 1994 Camry. This noise of course is annoying as hell and I am quite surprised that a new car was so loud.
I have been reading about a similar issue with owners of other 2005 Camry's. I am just concerned that if I take it to the dealer, they will give me the run around that other posters here the the noise is "normal"
I am just curious if owners of 2002 to 2004 Camry's have a similar engine noise issue. Did they change the engine for the 2005 model? I think they made have produced a "5 speed automatic" version of the engine.
Now I am not sure if its a engine problem(which I think it is) or a problem with Toyota not having enough sound dampening materials behind the engine and the car's interior. My previous camry was this noisy.
Also, I just remembered that they gave me a loaner car(2004 Carmy SE) about two weeks ago for a day while they added a spoiler to the Camry. The loaner car didn't have any noticeable engine noise coming from it.
#3224 of 5279 Re: 2005 Toyota Camry XLE loud engine noise [toyotafanatic]
Apr 19, 2005 (6:51 am)
Well, what do you mean by loud? Roar, tap, knock, moan, whine, other?
Do you have a 4-cylinder or a V6?
The engines have not changed between 2004 and 2005. The automatic transmission on the 4-cylinder was changed from a 4-speed to a 5-speed. The V6 retains the same 5-speed from '04 to '05.
The Camry has plenty of sound deadening, so that's not the problem. If the loaner Camry was noticeably quieter, you could have a problem. I'd get aggressive with the dealer and make sure they're aware of the difference between your car and another example.
#3225 of 5279 Re: 2005 Toyota Camry XLE loud engine noise [toyotafanatic]
Apr 19, 2005 (9:05 am)
Maybe it's time to change engine oil.
#3226 of 5279 Re: 2005 Toyota Camry XLE loud engine noise [cam2003]
Apr 19, 2005 (10:12 am)
I only have 800 miles on the car so far. Much too early I think to change the oil.
Its a 4 cylinder 2005 Camry XLE. When you depress the gas, you hear like a "roar" until it reaches its requisite speed. Never had that on my previous Camry
Even at stable highway speeds, it just doesn't appear to be as quiet as my previous 4 cylinder 1994 Camry. I am no expert at describing car noises but I just know when something is out of whack.
#3227 of 5279 XLE loud egine noise
Apr 19, 2005 (12:51 pm)
There is a lot of problems with 5 sp transmission, especially throttle delay, confussion of changing gear. I would guess, if you press the gas pedal and you do not see the response of the car, tendency that you apply more pressure to gas pedal until you hear "roar" from engine result from too much open of throttle.
The older version Camry did not have "drive by wire throttle".
#3228 of 5279 Re: XLE loud egine noise [cam2003]
Apr 19, 2005 (1:52 pm)
I just discovered the "Camry Rattles" thread here and everyone who has a 2005 Camry seem to have the similar problems. Also, some previous models(2002-2004) also appear to have the same problem.
It seems to be a major problem and when posters here tried to have the dealer fix it, they "deny" it as a problem as usual.
I tell you, my previous 1994 Camry did not have any rattles like my current car. Its annoying as hell.
What can consumers do to have "Toyota" and other manufacturers "fix" problems with cars. The "rattling" may not cause an accident but it is sure annoying as hell.
#3229 of 5279 ..beach and moen..........
Apr 19, 2005 (1:54 pm)
.....lots of complaints noted within these threads........
..based on the sour grapes, noise and whining......
..if i didn't know otherwise....
.i'd think Toyota's were terrible....
2k SE-V6 stick/od twice, 75k: sin problemas.........
'89 Sup Turbo 127k sin problemas......
..where do you people come from..........?
#3230 of 5279 Re: ..beach and moen.......... [ezshift5]
Apr 19, 2005 (6:55 pm)
Gotta agree with you; I don't even look at the rattles board. My Camry is as quiet as the proverbial tomb, and so was the '97 that preceded it. Yes, I did have the engine valve stem seals go bad on the '97 4-cylinder at 57K miles (began blowing blue smoke from the tailpipe on cold startup), but the dealer took care of everything under the powertrain warranty, no hassles, no sludge!
The car was otherwise very reliable, up to when I sold it at 111K to get the '04 with side airbags. WAY more reliable than the '90 Mercury Sable that preceded it!
If you have problems, hammer your dealer while the car is under warranty! But rattles, if present, are notorious to track down and fix permanently, like wind noise. I'd rather have rattles or wind noise than allow the dealer to take out my windshield or dashboard -- IMO, the car would never be the same again.
#3231 of 5279 Re: Tapping noise from the engine is piston slapping? [210delray]
Apr 19, 2005 (8:07 pm)
When you say this tapping noise, which I'm experiencing is much worse in my 2005 Camry XLE 4 cylinder when the vehicle is in gear, and the engine is warmed up is caused by the pistons?? What's the fix for this these pistons slapping?? I'll need to have this info when I talk to the dealership or Toyota direct. Thanks
210 you have been very helpful. On a another note, all readers of this post that are experiencing this same problem need to file a complaint with Toyota, so they (Toyota) will work on a fix for this problem, and the phone number is 1-800-331-4331.
Thanks To All Involved!!!
PS: I knew I should have purchased the Passat LOL!!
#3232 of 5279 Re: Washboard-like ride [stratojet]
Apr 19, 2005 (8:36 pm)
Thanks for the info, but just a couple of things. This tapping noise is always present, but much much worse when the vehicle is warmed up, and the vehicle is in gear. Your thoughts? This is crazy, because when I talk to Toyota they claim the vehicle is operating as designed, but the dealership told me that Toyota knows that there is a problem with the Camry 2005 4 cylinders, and that there is no fix for it. My Camry was purchased on 2/28/05, and I'm wanting to know if I can get a refund or a replacement vehicle?? ANYONE-THANKS!!!!
Thanks Again To All!!