Monday, January 16, 2012

Toyota solara rattling in rear?

There are many possibilities,that can cause this problem.
A faulty rear struts can cause this rattle.
A problem with upper strut mounts.
A rear sway bar links.
A problem with rear cross bars.

Replace all four links the two that are adjustable for the tow setting and the front 2.
They are 2 bars that cross the rear end of the car diagonally.

On the rear the vehicle there are two trailing links the furthest one to the rear is adjustable and sets the toe. The front one is just a link to stabilize the suspension. Where these bolts of the steering knuckle the joint gets worn and will cause a rattle type noise over bumps is easy to overlook.

See the diagram below :-------

With the wheels off the ground in the rear grab the tires and apply force to the front and back sides of the tire and see if you have any free play or movement in the forward bar outer joint at the knuckle.. These are known to wear.

To do this normally the whole suspension has to come down to get the bolt out or the tank has to be dropped.

Also in some cases body cracks up in the strut tower and have to add felt paper between the strut top and the body but that is rare.

This are the possibilities.
That can cause this rattle in rear side of Toyota Solara vehicle.

This details will help to inspect and confirm the problem.

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