Hey, I have a 1998 camry v6 and I have the same noise more like a rattle like something is loose at the wheels when I go over small bumps too. I thought it was the struts (that's what I was told, and it sounded right) so I got them replaced. The noise still was there. I told another mechanic the problem and he asked if I had replaced the strut mounts which I hadn't, and he said that that the strut mounts can get worn out and that could very well be the cause of the noise.
And to be honest when I took my old struts out for the new ones, they looked pretty good. I felt bad throwing them away.
So in my opinion, go ahead and replace the struts and it would be smart to replace the strut mounts too. Because new struts alone didn't help me get rid of the rattle.
Sunday, October 26th, 2008 AT 9:15 PM