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My toyota camry, it makes noise, very loud noise when Im

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Hi, my toyota camry, it makes noise, very loud noise when Im overdrive in lower speed, say I slowed down then try to accelerate, it makes like a metal flipping noise. It doesn't hapen all the time, when I told my mechanic, he test drove it and it didn't happen.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. A metal flapping noise as you are speaking of could be a loose heat shield on the exhaust pipe of the catalytic converter. This is common for the nuts and bolts that holds the shields on to rust off. This allows the metal shield to vibrate at a specific engine RPM or at a particular speed. We take loose shields off quite often. The recommendation I have for you on this request is to return it to your mechanic. Have him inspect all of the exhaust shields for any looseness. If found to be loose, attach another bot and nut. If this cannot be done, remove the shields. You cannot buy new shields; they come with a new pipe (which is really expensive).

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