2005 Camry. I noticed a bit of shaking of the steering wheel while driving, who knows maybe it is normal, I’ve also notice what in my opinion was excessive bouncing up and down while going over pumps, but last time I bleed my breaks I didn’t notice any leaking fluid from the struts. While driving earlier today I heard a knocking sound, almost as if something was rocking back and forth. I heard it while driving straight, turning, up a hill, pretty much all the time, even on smooth pavement without bumps. When I got out of my car I rocked my car back and forth, forward and back (not side to side) and heard the noise. I thought it was coming from the tire area. I opened up the hood and rocked the car back and forth. I had what I thought was excessive engine movement while I rocked my car. I had what I thought was excessive movement of the upper mount here.
I was able to time up the peaks of the oscillation with the knocking sound. Meaning as the engine rocked back and forth, before it started rocking in the other direction I heard the knocking sound. So it seemed to have to do with the engine rocking back and forth, or perhaps some other item that was also oscillation at the same frequency. I checked the torque mount, and I didn’t see any cracks etc in it. It looked fine to me. Here’s a video of the sound with the car off. The amount of movement back and forth isn’t as drastic as I noticed earlier today. I checked the hydraulic mount near the transmission, and didn’t’ notice excessive movement. So I think it’s probably the torque one, or it could be entirely something different. What do you think the source of the knocking sound could be?
Thanks for any help?