My year old 2004 Camry with about 13000miles has started
knocking/poping when turning the steering wheel. It is easier to feel
than hear the pop, but if it is done in a very quiet car while turning
very slowly in an empty parking lot the passenger can hear it. The
pops also seem to happen while rolling without moving the steering
wheel if the tires hit a small bump.
Anybody know what might be causing this?
>>13000miles has started
>>knocking/poping when turning the >>steering wheel. It is easier to
>>hear the pop, but if it is done in a very
>>quiet car while turning very slowly in
>>an empty parking lot the passenger
>>can hear it. The pops also seem to
>>happen while rolling without moving
>>the steering wheel if the tires hit a
That's my guess.
>usually happen in a Toyota for about
Sorry, not true in my case. I had a new '99 RAV4 that did it at 12000
miles and my Lexus RX300 did it at around 20K. The '85 Camry had it too.
It's worse in cold weather. The good news is, it's just an annoying
noise and not a real 'problem', as far as I know. At least the
dealerships have danced around it with their patented, "It's all working
to spec." (during warranty period.) After warranty, it's, "Your struts
Noises are difficult, if not impossible, to diagnose without hearing them
firsthand. It could be strut mounts, ball joints, CV joints, steering shaft
universal joint, rack, rack ends, loose wheel, etc.
Since the car is still under warranty, I'd bring it in and let pros diagnose
correct the return address punctuation to reply
Do you have the radio volume turned to low? I'll bet if you turn
it up the noise will go away. ;)
Take the vehicle to a competent repair shop before you lose
steering control at 60 MPH, WBMA
Ken Hall wrote:
To anybody who might care, here is what the Toyota service center
Cause 43: Steering main shaft assy tilt R&R
Replace steering column assy
Cause: U-joint on steering shaft column was loose
Repair: R&R Steering column Shaft Assembly
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