Discovering noises from your vehicle regularly is never reassuring, so discovering noises on your Toyota Camry suspensions when you pass a speed bump can be disturbing. This indicator may be a sign of a insignificant problem as well as a warning of a much larger repair to come. Whatever the case, it is fundamental to check the cause and take the necessary actions to correct the problem, it is with this intention in mind that we wanted to write this article to help you see more clearly. We will first see the possible explanations for a crack when the speed bump passes, after that, what can be the cause of a squeaking noise when a speed bump is being passed and finally what to do if you have another noise when a speed bump is passed.
Suspension cracking noise Toyota Camry
Check Toyota Camry suspension
If you notice a suspension noise when you pass a speed bump on your Toyota Camry, and it is characterized by a “clack” or cracking, it is highly possible that your suspension block is the cause of it. Indeed, it may be the suspension cups, which, when they are out of date, have the rubber (silentblock) that acts as a buffer and shock absorber for the upper part of the suspension that no longer fulfils its function during small bumps that compress the suspensions. To examine if this is the problem that worries you, take a dented road and listen to the noise coming from your front axle as you drive over holes. If it is indeed the cups, think of swapping them as soon as possible or you may affect other parts and have to make more important vehicle repairs.
Check the cardan shaft
If you are here because you have searched for “Toyota Camry suspension noise” and the suspension is not the cause of your problem, it may be that the cardan shaft is responsible. Indeed, when the cardan bellows get old and the dirt/dust builds up inside them their action is degraded and it is possible to experience a sound when they are in torsion. To examine this, you can try both types of torsion, first vertical with suspension compressions on the speed bump passages, and horizontal when you are going to turn at low speed. If it cracks in these two cases you should consider replacing it or them. If you have the feeling that this noise is more like a a loud noise on Toyota Camry, don’t hesitate to visit this article.
Check steering hinges/stabilizer bar
Finally, when you detect a suspension noise when your Toyota Camry passes over a speed bumps, it is possible that the hinges or the stabilizer bar are responsible. Exactly like the gimbals, the steering part is mobilized when you change direction. If this is the situation, the components that may have been destroyed by usual wear and tear or impacts (e. g. sidewalks). The steering hinges, the stabilizer bar hinges. can be the causes of your noises, to examine it, put it under the car and apply twists on each of its components to examine that there is no particular play on one of them, they are supposed to resist you quite strongly over their entire travel. Keep in mind to take your Toyota Camry to your mechanic or swap them if they are involved.
squeaky noise speed bump Toyota Camry
Check the stabilizer bar
If, on the other hand, you have a noise that is more like a squeak when you pass a speed bump with your Toyota Camry, it is possible that it is the stabilizer bar itself that is involved. Indeed, abnormal/pronounced wear of the latter can cause abnormal friction which can cause this squeaking noise. Please remember to examine by going under your car the condition of the paint on your bar which will show if there is friction. Second possible point, it may be your stabilizer bar silentblocks that are dry and cause noise, in which case take them off from the cradle and grease them, this should eliminate the problem.
Check engine silentblocks
Finally, last possibility that we can examine together, it is the engine silentblocks, actually, these silentblocks process as pads/shock absorbers between the engine and the cradle of the vehicle, a obvious fatigue of these will create a subsidence and therefore a space between the engine and the silentblocks, it may happen that a squeaking noise shows up when you pass a speed bumps or any holes with your Toyota Camry. To replace them go to your auto technician.
Other speed bump noise Toyota Camry
If, even though all its assumptions, you still can’t find the source of the noise your Toyota Camry makes when you pass a speed bump, we suggest you to refer to this article on a loud noise on Toyota Camry or to visit your mechanic in order to carry an in-depth check on your Toyota Camry and identify this problem.