AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo
My 99 Corolla has developed a noise in right front over uneven road surface.I suspect the right strut.Can they become noisy as they wear out?Everything else appears fine in steering linkage.Sounds like a metal on metal noise.Thanks Mark

Answers from the Automotive Experts

Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Mark, Yes it does sound like a strut concern, and it could possibly be a strut mount condition. I would make sure that it is not just a strut mount concern before you go to replace the strut itself. A wheel bearing also will make a similar sound that generates that concern.

Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management Mark Jones, Yes, struts can make noises when they wear out. Also, bushings can wear out and even corrode away to nothing after time. If the bushing is missing or severely worn, you will hear a metal to metal sound. I would suggest bringing your car in to your technician where they can shake down the front end, and look to find any worn parts. Suzanne

Contribute to this question:


blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Toyota Corolla FAQs


  • I have a valve noise with a cold start when it warms up it goes away what is the cause of ... Read More
  • Just purchased a 1997 Toyota Corolla and drove it to Bay Area over the altamont and would ... Read More
  • The dealership gave me a $545 quote to replace oil pan on my Toyota Corolla. I was told ... Read More
  • Hello! I was excited to find your service listed on Angie's list. As a single mom, living ... Read More
  • The battery light on my 1995 Toyota Corolla came on. I had the battery checked and got a ... Read More
  • When I was driving my 2009 Toyota Corolla I ran over something in the road. Now my oil ... Read More
  • How much does it cost to replace the radiator on my 2007 Toyota Corolla? Emmanuel Opoku. ... Read More
  • The seatbealt will not buckle in my 97 Toyota Corolla. I tried cleaning the inside with ... Read More
  • My 2005 Toyota Corolla has 41,055 miles on it, so I am averaging a bit over 5,000 miles ... Read More
  • My check engine light came on and the shop that I took it to said I had a code of P0442. ... Read More

Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Find Cars For Sale

Help Our Charities