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#675 of 724 Re: '07 Camry rattles, stuck in shop... [ilovetrailers]
Jul 24, 2006 (7:57 am)
At least the Focus was more fun to drive!! Just kidding!!
#676 of 724 Camry 2000::: Rattling noise at rough Road
Sep 21, 2006 (8:50 am)
Hello, I've recently bought a Camry 2000 (106K miles), and when it is in rough roads, it creates a rattling noise.
But this noise is gone when I drive in the smooth road.
What may be the reason? Any suggestion is appreciated. Thanks a lot..
#677 of 724 2000 Toyota Camry Rattles
Sep 25, 2006 (10:34 am)
My 2000 Toyota Camry was rattling and it was found out that the heat shield was causing the issue, and the mechanic removed it because they said it was rusted out. Is this a concern? Is there a safety issue here now that I do not have that heat shield? Please advise!
#678 of 724 05 2.4L LE rattle problem
Jan 03, 2007 (1:52 pm)
I have 30k on my 05 LE and it runs great with fantastic gas mileage. Here is the "but" part of the problem. When the engine is cold and upon start up, I get a very noisy rattle from somewhere in or around the engine compartment. Once the engine warms, the rattle stops. I have checked the heat shields on the front of the engine (exhaust manifold/pipes), the shield on the electric fan and the shield around the catalytic converter. I checked all of the nuts and bolts underneath that I could get to and cannot find anything loose. Anyone else having this problem and found a solution?
Thanks, Jollygreen (HH-53).
#679 of 724 Re: 05 2.4L LE rattle problem [jollygreen1]
Jan 04, 2007 (6:47 am)
Our Camry is older than yours (96) but it makes a similar rattling noise until the engine warms up. The dealer service dept tech told me it is the a/c clutch making the noise but not to be concerned about it. So we've been listening to it, until the engine warms up, for about 9 of the 11 plus years we've had the car. A/C works fine and has never been serviced.
#680 of 724 Re: 05 2.4L LE rattle problem [jollygreen1]
Jan 04, 2007 (7:12 am)
What you might try as a diagnostic approach, is to take off the serpentine belt, and then start the car. That will tell you whether the noise is coming from one of the belt driven devices, or internal to the engine.
I had a weird noise on my Suburban once when cold and starting up. When the belt was off the noise stopped. Shutting off the engine and spinning the accessories by hand, was able to easily hear (and feel) that the water pump was the culprit.
Something to try, if you want to diagnose the noise yourself.
#681 of 724 Re: '07 Camry rattles, stuck in shop... [ilovetrailers]
Jan 04, 2007 (7:32 am)
Oh my gawd.
I haven't read thru many posts in this forum, but I'm relieved to see I'm not the only one with this problem.
I bought a 2007 SE back in April of 06. It is a veritable bag of noises. I have 3 areas that rattle. 1) seems to be near the glove box; this one is by far the most frequent and most loud. 2) seems to be in the same area as yours, Jennifer; off to my left, in the pillar perhaps. 3) somewhere behind the back dash.
Two additional noises: 1) a meow-ing type of sound somewhere beneath me and/or to my left; it's not the brakes. 2) an insect-type buzzing noise within the steering column, usually after i start my car and begin to coast merrily out of my neighborhood.
I have only thus far reported the meow. They couldn't replicate it at my last oil change and thus couldn't fix it. Next time I have my oil change, I'm telling them of all these problems. It's extremely annoying. I've had four other vehicles up till now; two of them I've driven up through 150k+ miles. NONE of them made noises. Now I buy an "expensive" brand new car, and... ugh. Thank god I'm a frequent listener of loud music.
Jan 04, 2007 (7:37 am)
Anyone have any advice on getting Toyota service department to seriously attempt to deal with my 5 annoying rattles 'n hums? I have a spare car. Should I just drop it off and tell them to take as long as they need to fix the noises? I know that this time, I'm going to speak to the service manager. Last time the guy I talked to didn't really seem to give a damn. Also, last time I stopped in the office of the dealer who sold me the car, and he was snotty and all but pretended to not know who i was. Nice.
#683 of 724 Re: If you're going to arbitration for a rattle don't bother [alan_s]
Jan 04, 2007 (7:39 am)
Wow Alan. And i thought 5 different rattles/noises was bad. 18 would probably push me to vehicular suicice.
Jan 09, 2007 (11:14 am)
I pop in here now and then. I have an 02 Camry with numerous rattle issues since day 1. Door seals in particular. In fact Toyota got a ding in 2002 in CR and issued statements as to how they were going to improve qualty. I see they have not. Sad because my car has run flawlessly for almost 5 years now. Fortunately Toyota is not a minority when it comes to quality automobiles. I'll be off to Subaru or Honda next. Good Luck!