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Rattle on drivers side when going over rough pavement (50…

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Rattle on drivers side...

Rattle on drivers side when going over rough pavement (50 km) otherwise drive fine even up to 120km

Mechanic's Assistant: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?

Quite some time, car works fine.. our local mechanic sez ' don't worry about it but i find in very annoying

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '50 Toyota?

2002 Camry LE

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Camry yourself? What have you tried so far?

Living with it

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Hello, thanks for posting

There are a couple of sources for this noise, the most common are worn upper strut towers, the rubber insulators tend to wear or crack, this will cause a rattle going over sharp bumps or holes in the road or any kind of rough road, the solution is to remove the struts and if they are re usable replacing the upper strut brackets, if the struts seem weak or there are a lot of miles on the car it may be wise to replace both the brackets and the struts, some suppliers have them as complete units. The other common cause is that the sway bar bushings are worn or broken.

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