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strange sound... #195616 Jun 9, 1:21am Jun 9, 1:21am
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strange sound...
I guess this isn't really a modification or anything, but I figure I would post here since most people looking here are "mechanics" to some degree.

WTF is the problem when sometimes the car starts up and there's this irritating high pitched squeaking/whirring coming from under the Hood??? It's starting to piss the hell outta me. I remember it being documented in one of edmunds.com's reviews, but I can't find it anymore. ECelica???

Re: strange sound... [Re: jyboygenius] #195617 Jun 9, 5:42am Jun 9, 5:42am
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Probably your serpentine belt!

Re: strange sound... [Re: jyboygenius] #195618 Jun 9, 5:46am Jun 9, 5:46am
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Yeah, most likely the noise is coming from your belt due to an old belt, or a busted tensioner.


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Re: strange sound... [Re: slidr] #195619 Jun 9, 5:47am Jun 9, 5:47am
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I get it sometimes when it's damp outside. Sounds like a cheap ass old car.

Buy a goodyear gatorback belt and be done with it thumbsup


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Re: strange sound... [Re: DiabloGTS] #195620 Jun 9, 5:49am Jun 9, 5:49am
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS

Buy a goodyear gatorback belt and be done with it thumbsup


Best belt you can get in my opinion. Sounds like a serpintine belt prob to me as well.

Re: strange sound... [Re: DiabloGTS] #195621 Jun 9, 5:49am Jun 9, 5:49am
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It's your belt I had the same prpblem a few months ago. If your car is still under warrenty the dealer will replaceit for you.


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Re: strange sound... [Re: FloydianSlip6] #195622 Jun 9, 5:50am Jun 9, 5:50am
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If the problem persists with a new belt, then your tensioner is to blame.

The previous owner of my car had it replaced three times by Toyota under warranty because they were faulty (at least for the 2000 models.)

Havn't had a problem with it yet, but who knows.


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Re: strange sound... [Re: slidr] #195623 Jun 9, 11:56am Jun 9, 11:56am
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couldn't it also be that the belt gets wet? could it get greased or something...

Re: strange sound... [Re: DiabloGTS] #195624 Jun 9, 12:35pm Jun 9, 12:35pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
I get it sometimes when it's damp outside. Sounds like a cheap ass old car.

Buy a goodyear gatorback belt and be done with it thumbsup

Same here, and sometimes in the morning. Its embarassing when you roll up next to another tuner because they think you have shitted all over your engine. I haven't heard it for awhile, but it still happens every so often.

Re: strange sound... [Re: GraSSRooTs] #195625 Jun 9, 1:50pm Jun 9, 1:50pm
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ditto..almost every morning but it goes away like 2-3 sec later if it's warm out..if it's cold, it'll squeak for a mins or so then stop..very annoying.


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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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