1997 Toyota Camry LE 4 cylinder from North America
Great Car! I'd like two.
The front end rattle that seems to sound like the wheels, brakes or struts are loose comes from the strut mounts. These swivels are two formed plates with bearings between that help the strut rotate when turning. I thought the struts were the problem and replaced them. One was definitely bad, but that was not the problem. I replaced the strut mounts (they are located on top of the strut prior to placing the strut in position) and the car rides quiet again.
This has been a great car. Routine maintenance, 5000 mile oil changes, 30000 mile transmission fluid changes seemed to be almost the only thing it needs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st October, 2005