Crackling sound from exhaust during idling

krishcamrykrishcamry Member Posts: 1
edited July 2015 in Toyota
I recently purhased a 2012 Camry, and hear a crackling noise from around the exhaust area as soon as I start the car and during idling. The noise is not too loud, so can be heard from the driver's seat only if the AC is off, windows are down and if the outside environment is relatively quiet. However, when I get out of the car and stand near the exhaust area, it is quite audible. Drove 4-5 miles and stopped and the noise still existed during idling. I'm not sure if it exists while driving as it may not really be audible at the driver's seat. Any idea if this is normal or do I need to get it checked.


  • turbo64turbo64 Member Posts: 10
    Its either rubbing somewhere or your catalytic converter is coming apart.
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Member Posts: 5,728
    edited July 2015
    An exhaust heat shield coming loose is a possibility but with any noise it has to be investigated first hand, anything else is just a guess.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    Yeah, get it on a lift and I suspect the source will become apparent.
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