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theretiredpimp
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theretiredpimp Mar 30, 6:19am - #139250 

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What's that noise?

Damn, I've posted like 3 topics within the last minute.

During the winter or whenever it rains heavily and I start my car up, it makes this whistling noise. Sometimes it goes away after the car is warmed up and I drive it. But sometimes it stays a while. What is that noise? It's annoying and it makes my car sound old.

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Stephen
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Stephen Mar 30, 6:20am - #139251 
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Originally Posted by theretiredpimp
Damn, I've posted like 3 topics within the last minute.


Really? We hadn't noticed rolleyes
Go to your kitchen and bake some c00kies. Take said cookies to your dealership and offer them in exchange for their help. You'll have your problem fixed in no time. thumbsup
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theretiredpimp
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theretiredpimp Mar 30, 7:08am - #139252 

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Originally Posted by Stephen
Originally Posted by theretiredpimp
Damn, I've posted like 3 topics within the last minute.


Really? We hadn't noticed rolleyes
Go to your kitchen and bake some c00kies. Take said cookies to your dealership and offer them in exchange for their help. You'll have your problem fixed in no time. thumbsup


Aight Stephen. I posted because I need answers. Your unnecessary response doesn't help me out any. But thanks for your advice.

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Elec-FuYu Mar 30, 8:40am - #139253 
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might be the belt...

get something call belt-dressing from any car store...and spray the inner part of the belt...

it will probably go off for the one day, but anotherday it comes on again...then just keep on doin the same thing (spray the belt) it should go away in like...a week or so..
if it does not work, go to ur dealer if they can do anything.

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oas Mar 30, 2:18pm - #139254 
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cudd be hmm dont know the name for it in english ... damn brain block frown cry
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DiabloGTS Mar 30, 2:22pm - #139255 

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Drive belt is worn, you'll need to replace it. thumbsup

Belt dressing is like putting a bandaid on a bullet wound, it will make the squeak go away, but the drive belt is ribbed, and the squeaking is it slipping, telling you its time to replace it. grin

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verano
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verano Mar 30, 3:39pm - #139256 

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squeeky belt, i took mine last friday at the dealership & they replaced the belt & tensioner free (under warranty), squueky belt fixed!
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Spread Eagle Mar 30, 7:35pm - #139257 

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I do have the same noize. talked with my local Toyota dealer when I left the car for service just a few weeks ago. They said that the noise was normal and nothing to worry about grin I agree it souds horrible, try to live with it. grin


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RP137 Mar 30, 8:57pm - #139258 

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Use belt dressing, i had the same thing last couple of years,got my belt and tenssioner replaced by Autoland, dealer, 3 times and kept comming back until i sprayed it with the dressing, and wallaaa no noise for 1 whole year

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midnightcruiser Mar 30, 9:10pm - #139259 

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what year is your celica? Do you race alot? If you do then its prolly one of your belts slipping or wearing and tearing.
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aspen Mar 30, 9:56pm - #139260 

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thats one of the problem on the 7gens celica's,if you got money to spend buy a AEM pulley kit. thumbsup

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Vampyre Mar 30, 10:03pm - #139261 

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I think it's been said but it's the belt tensioner and it only seems to occur in the seventh gen. and people locally here have had it replaced and the sound just comes back, my mom's 02 GTS had that problem in the winter but it seems fine now..and as you figured out, it tends to go away once the car is warmed up. It doesn't seem to be much to worry about though and if you have the warrenty on still I suppose it wouldn't hurt to have it replaced but don't be susprised if the sound returns.

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slidr Mar 31, 4:50am - #139262 

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Originally Posted by verano
squeeky belt, i took mine last friday at the dealership & they replaced the belt & tensioner free (under warranty), squueky belt fixed!
Yep. Except the previous owner of my car had that fixed over 3 times, and it kept coming back.

Crooked bastards.

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Zman Apr 1, 2:46am - #139263 

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Originally Posted by Vampyre
I think it's been said but it's the belt tensioner and it only seems to occur in the seventh gen. and people locally here have had it replaced and the sound just comes back, my mom's 02 GTS had that problem in the winter but it seems fine now..and as you figured out, it tends to go away once the car is warmed up. It doesn't seem to be much to worry about though and if you have the warrenty on still I suppose it wouldn't hurt to have it replaced but don't be susprised if the sound returns.


Yep thats exactly rite! I had the exact same problem wit my GTS (its called ZR in Australia) and the Toyota guy said its a common problem with the 7th Gen celicas. Dealers can usually replace them for free under warranty. Cheers. thumbsup
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GTStick Apr 1, 3:10am - #139264 

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wow i just noticed this sound today too after putting my Intake in an listening, i thought i messed something up! relieved now though, and hopefully the whistling will stop
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hephaestus Apr 1, 4:11am - #139265 
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It's the belt tensioner. I had this problem from day two and Toyota gave me the run around about it since. It hasn't come back until recently from 6-8 months ago. I thought the belt healed itself. Crickets under the Hood, I told Toyota. They said, I was crazy. Belt tensioner sprays are crap and shouldn't even be used on a serpentine belts like ours even knowing that there is a problem with the tensioner. Believe me I just tried it many times. My belt looks a little worn so I'm going to replace it stock, try the gator belt, or go AEM (even though I don't want to because I'll know what will happen). If under warranty have Toyota fix it. If not do a search here and good luck.
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