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Hi guys, I own a Camry 2017 se with 34k miles and since few days I have been noticing some click or friction noise when I back up my in reverse gear. The noise goes away when it is drive but come back when I put car in reverse. What could be the issue and also what's the remedy to it?
 

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Hi guys, I own a Camry 2017 se with 34k miles and since few days I have been noticing some click or friction noise when I back up my in reverse gear. The noise goes away when it is drive but come back when I put car in reverse. What could be the issue and also what's the remedy to it?
Does this occur only after the parking brake has been released and the car not yet driven forward? If so, this might be a parking brake issue (i.e. not releasing quickly).

Also the motor mounts, if this car has been frequently driven very hard from a standing start, and which also could affect the exhaust system.
 

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Does this occur only after the parking brake has been released and the car not yet driven forward? If so, this might be a parking brake issue (i.e. not releasing quickly).

Also the motor mounts, if this car has been frequently driven very hard from a standing start, and which also could affect the exhaust system.
This occurs after the car has been driven for a while like 10 min and when back it up in reverse to park. I don't think it has anything to do with parking brake. To be precise the sound is a metal rubbing against a metal. Thank you.
 

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If you were to drive backward a hundred meters:
...would the noise go on the whole time?,
...or only when first pressing the gas?,
...or only when first moving?
 

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As I put in reverse and say I have to drive 100 meters a minor clunk noise comes as I apply the brakes, not the whole time.
 

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I was going to ask if there has been any work done on this car involving the brakes or suspension.

I was not expecting to hear that a motor mount was likely replaced this early on, but did you buy this car used?
 

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I did buy a used car. So what should I do if they swapped a cheap generic used motor mount.Is there a way to find out?
 

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I did buy a used car. So what should I do if they swapped a cheap generic used motor mount.Is there a way to find out?
It could also have worn out prematurely. But this is something any seasoned mechanic could look at and tell you with 100% certainty pretty easily (if it's generic). I went through this whole shenanigan with my old Corolla. It's a pretty common Toyota issue. I would be very surprised if the original OEM factory part had worn out already. But it's far from impossible. The shop should have one person shift through the gears and run through the RPMs while someone else is looking at the part, should be "fairly" obvious.
 

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Mines does the same thing. Only in reverse it makes a clunking noise when you press the brakes. Going forward there is no noise at all. Apparently this is common and it's the brake pads slipping when you're backing up. You can get them changed but other than the noise I can't see where it's damaging anything.
 

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Mines does the same thing. Only in reverse it makes a clunking noise when you press the brakes. Going forward there is no noise at all. Apparently this is common and it's the brake pads slipping when you're backing up. You can get them changed but other than the noise I can't see where it's damaging anything.
What you said... I've a '17 SE w/ 32k on it, does the same thing. It's a non issue and nothing to worry about. My trusted Toyota mechanic said in a way the clicking (I don't consider it a "clunk") is telling you that the pads aren't frozen in place. OP - have someone stand outside the car as you backup and listen. Put the car in reverse and let it go backwards on its own. Gently tap the brakes and have the person listen near the front wheels.
 

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2017 Camry se bought used w/ 37000. Makes the same noise backing up.. it’s definitely the brakes. Not too worried because they aren’t grinding or squealing. I have a feeling they clunk because A) they were replaced with aftermarket pads B) they are just broken in and clunky or C) broken in and worn to a point that they need to be replaced soon. Brake Fluid level is at mid level so probably just getting to a worn point in time.
 

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Thank you so much guys for all the comments. Just had to replace the worn out brake pads and now the noise is gone.
 

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Even brand new factory pads make that click noise when backing up
factory brake pads..making noise..replaced with factory brake pads...making noise. u dont see the common denominator? i replaced mine at 90k with akebono pads,made in the usa btw..noise is gone. act1222
 
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