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Mar 24, 1:29am - #133314 
anybody elses celi...

... have a loud, I guess, drivetrain? Whenever I downshift (stopping) I get a chattering/buzzy kind of sound. I test drove an older celica a few days ago and it made similar sounds. I was just wondering if this was normal. BTW I have 26000 miles on her, and she's an '02 THNX

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Mar 24, 2:59am - #133315 
Yes I have an '03 celi and i've taken it back to Toyota. Apparently it's a common thing (or problem, if you wanna call it) with all celicas. Its not detrimental to the engine but somehow annoying. Toyota Australia says the noise can be minimised by changing the clutch plate. I've got mine changed oredi and it has minimised the noise. Cheers.

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Mar 24, 8:41am - #133316 
Thanks man, I kind of thought it might have been something with the clutch. thumbsup

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Mar 24, 8:55am - #133317 
ANother thing it does is when I downshift to 3rd or 2nd, there's a subtle grinding, and the car kind of shakes, or convulses. Could this maybe be something with the differential?

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Mar 24, 4:11pm - #133318 
might be ur tranny cause my celica does that too soemtimes


it doesnt matter wat u drive or who u driving against its all about how you drive
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Mar 24, 4:39pm - #133319 
Originally Posted by AznKhaos
might be ur tranny cause my celica does that too soemtimes


did you have a problem with your tranny? What was wrong with it?

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Mar 24, 7:14pm - #133320 
Originally Posted by 5280vvti
Originally Posted by AznKhaos
might be ur tranny cause my celica does that too soemtimes


did you have a problem with your tranny? What was wrong with it?


I think its the same prob with the engine chatter... Its esp bad in 2nd and 3rd.

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Mar 24, 10:42pm - #133321 
SO it is normal then? Thanks for the help guys BTW smile

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Mar 24, 11:12pm - #133322 
yea my tranny grinds in 2nd and sometimes 3rd it was something about the gear box i forgot wat...so i have to either replace all my gear..or just get a new tranny


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Mar 24, 11:48pm - #133323 
Originally Posted by AznKhaos
yea my tranny grinds in 2nd and sometimes 3rd it was something about the gear box i forgot wat...so i have to either replace all my gear..or just get a new tranny


Are you out of warranty then, or will Toyota not give you warranty coverage?

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Mar 25, 4:38am - #133324 
Originally Posted by 5280vvti
... have a loud, I guess, drivetrain? Whenever I downshift (stopping) I get a chattering/buzzy kind of sound. I test drove an older celica a few days ago and it made similar sounds. I was just wondering if this was normal. BTW I have 26000 miles on her, and she's an '02 THNX


Dont downshift to stop, prematurely wears your syncros. It's cheaper to replace your brakes then your clutch/trans.


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