It is never enjoyable to notice a sound on your automobile that you don’t know where it comes from. You may be thinking about what to do when you detect a reversing gear noise that continues on your Toyota Camry? Any gearbox trouble can be severe, but before making sure, it is better to do a few checks. Our team has written this article to support you fix it. First, we will see what the sources and the different gearbox noises can be on Toyota Camry, and second, what are the solutions available to you.reverse-gear-noise-toyota-camry

Classical reverse Toyota Camry noises and some tips to maintain your gearbox

Why does the reversing of my Toyota Camry make a different noise from my other speeds?

De facto, integrating all gears, bearings and pinions into a gearbox is a difficult action. The noise generated by the reversing of your Toyota Camry is logical. It can be explained in a fairly simple way. Indeed, the gears used for conventional speeds (1st to 5th or 6th) are so-called “helical” gears (oblique gears) . The use of such a pinion makes the noise caused by the gears less important than with spur gears implemented for the reverse gear.

Tips to reduce wear on your clutch and gearbox

  • Don’t give a big boost:
    In fact, if you kick the throttle hard when you are in reverse or when you put the automobile in the revs, you risk to burn your clutch or gnawing at the gearbox pinions.

  • Never reverse while the automobile is in motion or vice versa:
    Reversing the direction of operation of the gearbox during operation is a very bad choice. Indeed, the pressure you will apply on the gears will be enormous and you will develop a premature wear and tear of the gears. You can even destroy the gears of your gearbox at speed by doing so. It will therefore be completely common if you find out a reverse noise on your Toyota Camry if you shift gear under these conditions.

Several Toyota Camry reversing noises and their triggers

Finally in this section, we will move on to what you are probably most interested in this page, to learn about the cause of reversing noise on Toyota Camry. Here are the 3 typical noises you may be victim of.

I acknowledge a grinding noise when starting in reverse gear

If you notice a grinding noise when you start in reverse with your Toyota Camry, it may be the engine mounts that are tired. Indeed, when the engine is in reverse gear, due to the pinions we saw above the vibrations produced by the gearbox are higher and it is therefore plausible that due to their wear the silentblocks no longer absorb the engine vibrations well. In this situation, do not hesitate to read this paper for more info about strut mount noises on Toyota Camry.

An increased reverse knocking noise on Toyota CamryX

If you are subject to a knocking noise when you are in reverse with your Toyota Camry and this noise tends to increase as you gain speed. It is plausible that you are dealing with a serious trouble that needs to be fixed quickly before ruining your entire gearbox. Indeed, an intensifying rattling noise means that the gears are damaged. If they are, debris will disperse to the rest of the box and damage other gears before long. Take your automobile to your repair shop quickly or check out this article about gearbox noise on Toyota Camry for more details.

I perceive a noise when I go in reverse

Listening a noise when you shift into reverse is normal and linked to the gears and sprockets used in the gearbox. If, on the other hand, you have the feeling that your Toyota Camry reverse gear makes more noise than before, it is plausible that filings have been created and are moving around in it. It is therefore time to empty the box.