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Mar 30, 11:20am - #139624 
Please make my belt stop squeaking!

Hey Guys~

I have a 2000 GTS that has a serious belt squeaking problem. I have reviewed the TSB's and did get the tensioner replaced.

Is there anything I can do to make it stop? Has anyone tried any belt squeak stop, or anyone have any household tips. I've heard stuff like Ivory soap even works. Any opinions or hints would be greatly appreciated because it's driving me INSANE! It's hard to look cool with a belt you can hear squeaking for miles wink

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Mar 30, 11:27am - #139625 
go buy a can of "belt dressing" and spray the inside surface of the belt...

it will immediatly work...but then the sound comes on again. do it serveral times...and do it for about a week or so...i hope this helps...


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Mar 30, 11:29am - #139626 
I had the same problem with a Geo Prizm. Its basically a Corolla underneath all that American crap. But anyways, I think a belt might have needed to be replaced. I never did anything with it because I sold it to my dad and got my Celica. Anyways, my Celica seems to have started to make this same noise, just not as loud. A help would be appreciated.

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Mar 30, 12:20pm - #139627 
Hum yeah My 2000 GTS was making the same noise.. is annoying .. but I don't know how to fix it frown.. help will also be appreciated here rice.. I will try to spray the belt dressing to see if it works.. thumbsup

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Mar 30, 12:22pm - #139628 
one of the hoses came off my overflow tank and sprayed coolant all over my belts. I bought some belt dressing at pepboys and it helped. It continued for about a week but then I went on a long drive and it stopped after that. Anyway get the belt dressing.

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Mar 30, 12:25pm - #139629 
when you apply the belt dressing be careful because my friend said that the bd screwed up his belts. I dont know if this is possible but you may want to ask someone first. I had no problems w/ mine.

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Mar 30, 12:28pm - #139630 
Replace your belt with a gatoback serpentine belt cost is about 60 bucks!

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Mar 30, 12:30pm - #139631 
I had that problem. I spent a few bucks on dressing but the problem kept coming back especially after I hit lift. I got so sick of it that I bought a new belt and replaced it in like 2 minutes! It was much better after that. A new belt is only 7 bucks but having your car sounding like crap in front of girls is just not the celica style.

oh and I wouldn't put ivory soap on the pulleys because if your belt starts sliping then you will have greater problems.

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Mar 31, 9:28am - #139632 
Awesome guys! Thanks for all the help! I'll try a Gatorback belt, and hope that's the problem. Dang thing is diving me insane...and the girls...they know it's not cool

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Mar 31, 4:09pm - #139633 
i just took mine to the dealership and it was replaced under warranty

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Mar 31, 6:29pm - #139634 
Originally Posted by PnOyGtS
Replace your belt with a gatoback serpentine belt cost is about 60 bucks!


Listen to this guy, Goodyear Gatorback belts never squeak and free up a little horsepower in some cases.

PnOyGtS, do you remember off-hand what the part number for our belt is?




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Apr 1, 9:23am - #139635 
Originally Posted by Rave669

Originally Posted by PnOyGtS

Replace your belt with a gatoback serpentine belt cost is about 60 bucks!


Listen to this guy, Goodyear Gatorback belts never squeak and free up a little horsepower in some cases.

PnOyGtS, do you remember off-hand what the part number for our belt is?


here are the 3 part #'s gatorback poly-v belts(just input the car, model and year; don't know about 2003 & up since it won't pull up info for those years)

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Apr 1, 1:47pm - #139636 
Originally Posted by SilverGT
i just took mine to the dealership and it was replaced under warranty


under which warranty?? the PowerTrain or the 3years 36,000miles??? Cuz i'm out of the 3years one but still have 1 yr left or 30,000miles left on the PowerTrain..

I car have that noise only when i start the car in the morning. Every morning i start the car to warm it up before going to work i can hear it sqeaking real lound, also the Intake is loud too :O)..Why does the CAI do that??? confused


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Jun 26, 5:59pm - #139637 
My 2000 GTS had that annoying squeak too. Got the gatorback belt and it runs quiet and smooth. after all the talk of the bearings and tensioner, I was thinking this was going to be big bucks but that gatorback was under $50 from autozone. GET THIS BELT!

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Jun 26, 7:03pm - #139638 
Yup had it for more than 6 months no squeek ever since!

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Jun 26, 11:16pm - #139639 
hmmm...i had my belt tensioner changes almost a year ago...maybe i should look into this gatorback belt before i start squeeking again

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Jun 27, 8:04pm - #139640 
Originally Posted by audiofreak86
I had the same problem with a Geo Prizm. Its basically a Corolla underneath all that American crap. But anyways, I think a belt might have needed to be replaced. I never did anything with it because I sold it to my dad and got my Celica. Anyways, my Celica seems to have started to make this same noise, just not as loud. A help would be appreciated.


I used to have a Geo Prizm also!! LOL!! insult

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Jun 27, 9:29pm - #139641 
First and foremost. Prizm's blow. Now that that's out'a the way... What if you don't get the tensioner replaced and you just get the belt. Then the belt snaps and bends all your valves? Is this scenario possible?


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Jun 28, 12:14am - #139642 
im on my 2nd stock belt, i replaced it about a year and a half ago. its starting to squeak again...i think ill just spend the $7-$10 bucks and get another stock one. happywink


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