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RJHolmes Jul 12, 3:32am - #221803 
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Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help please!

Hi, i've began to notice a weird noise coming from the engine when i start my car in the morning.(2000 gts manual) It sounds like squealing and it might be from a belt? It goes away within 7 seconds. I'd appreciate it if anyone can help me identify the cause and how i would go about repairing it!
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Heat Jul 12, 3:38am - #221804 
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Yeah, I have the same problem in the morning. thumbsdown

I think its the belts too, I dunno..haven't checked mine yet. Its probably the belt tensioner though. confused

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Erick Jul 12, 3:51am - #221805 

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Yah I'm pretty sure its the belts... it just needs to be sprayed with.. shoot I forget what it's called.. someone help me grin

then all will be fine thumbsup

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renfield90 Jul 12, 3:54am - #221806 

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some 2000 and 2001 celicas had bad belt tensioners that caused squealing sounds. bring it in to the dealer and let them look at it.
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Larry_GTS Jul 12, 4:16am - #221807 
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it will be fine, its the belts, if it bothers you a lot you can g et a gator belt , I think they are about $60.00
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Erick Jul 12, 4:32am - #221808 

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here's the stuff I used and it fixed the squealing sound..

Belt Dressing
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can easily be found at your local auto store.. I got this at Kragen

on the can it says..

-Cures Squeaking & Slippage
- won't attract abrasives
-increases belt life
-safe for all engine belts
- no chlorinated solvents
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WhiteTrdGT Jul 12, 5:47am - #221809 
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i have the same problem with my car i got a 02GT only problem with my car is the noise doesn;t go awake in 7 second once my car is run for a lil while then i get no noise its so annoying
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Erick Jul 12, 5:59am - #221810 

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just spray that stuff on your belt ^^^

I also used it on my cousins suszki vitara suv and it fixed it too.. no more squeqaling.. thumbsup

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Chelica815 Jul 12, 6:00am - #221811 
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This is prolly a stupid question, but where is the belt located on a GTS?

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Erick Jul 12, 6:13am - #221812 

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I circled the area where the belts are except this celic has a Blitz SuperCharger =P but yours should be in the same location too thumbsup
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RJHolmes Jul 12, 10:52am - #221813 
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Thanks everyone, so just one more thing, there is no need for me to replace the belt then? I'm going to go grab some of that belt dressing today. thanks
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Heat Jul 12, 10:59am - #221814 
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Yeah, I'm gonna try that stuff before I go fooling around with replacing anything.

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Celicacutie Jul 12, 1:52pm - #221815 

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I have the same problem. Just started a few weeks ago. When I turn the car on (after its been sitting for a while/overnight) I get a tiny squeeling noise. It goes away once the car is warmed up which is about 5 mins or so.

I will try this belt dressing stuff because I don't feel like paying toyota $100 to do the same thing!
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SmutasticGT Jul 12, 3:14pm - #221816 

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its the belt tensioner, i have a2000gt and i had to have it replaced, got it done under warranty about a year ago
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grcelica Jul 12, 3:21pm - #221817 

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belt dressing is only a temporary fix. Some tensioners WERE bad, nut most likely your belt just needs replaced. I just replaced mine a couple weeks ago with a Gatorback. $28 at Autozone. Prepare to take a couple hours to cahnge it tho. Its not difficult to do, but real hard getting access to the pulleys the belt threads thru. I scraped the crap out of my hands and arms!! Problem solved tho/ Also improved throttle response. thumbsup
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Celicacutie Jul 12, 3:27pm - #221818 

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I have a 2002 GT, it only has 11000 miles on it. Is this something that is honestly a warranty issue that can be replaced?
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DiabloGTS Jul 12, 3:31pm - #221819 

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Originally Posted by Celicacutie
I have a 2002 GT, it only has 11000 miles on it. Is this something that is honestly a warranty issue that can be replaced?


Nope. Belts are considered "wear items" and unless the tensioner is busted (good luck getting them to admit that) you're going to pay for it.

I paid $160 to have mine replaced a year ago, and it's doing it again.

What a joke rolleyes

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Celicacutie Jul 12, 3:32pm - #221820 

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but what I am trying to say is, I only have 11000 miles, would a belt need to be replaced that quickly? I never drive
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DiabloGTS Jul 12, 3:42pm - #221821 

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Doesn't matter if you have only 1 mile. Wear items are not covered under any warranty. They include brake pads/rotors, belts, filters, tires (unless you have a warranty from the tire manufacturer or installer) and paint.

Having so few miles, most likely the tensioner is broken. Good luck getting them to replace it, I've tried MANY times, only to hear "you needed a new belt, $160 please"

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Celicacutie Jul 12, 3:45pm - #221822 

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you missed the question. Forget the warranty part. I am asking is...ahhh forget it spineyes
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DiabloGTS Jul 12, 3:56pm - #221823 

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I answered the question I thought.

Originally Posted by DiabloGTS

Having so few miles, most likely the tensioner is broken. Good luck getting them to replace it, I've tried MANY times, only to hear "you needed a new belt, $160 please"

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Celicacutie Jul 12, 3:59pm - #221824 

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I was thinking it might be something ELSE since the car has so few miles.
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DiabloGTS Jul 12, 4:04pm - #221825 

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nope, the sound is from the belt.

It's either the belt, or the tensioner. Since you've driven so little, it's most likely NOT just the belt, since most cars never have this problem even at 30K.

If it's really that annoying (mine does it, and I know it is) take it to Toyota and have them look at it. Maybe your belt is worn, and you will have to pay them to replace it. They should give you the new belt which has a sort of felt like feel to it to reduce the sound.

Or, you could buy a gatorback belt and have them install it for you thumbsup

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Gen7fan Jul 12, 4:28pm - #221826 
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DO NOT USE BELT DRESSING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I did and it made things 10x worse, squeeling went to grinding. Goo all over the pulleys horrible slipping.

Do what I should have done in the first place, get it fixed by a shop. $38 for a new belt $60 for labor for cleaning the pulleys, new belt install and tensioner adjustment.
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Erick Jul 12, 4:33pm - #221827 

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idunnookay so maybe I was wrong

but i've used it once and for a year now nothing wrong at 22,000 tongue

ahh well but at that price ^^^ might as well have things changed happywink

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falkkor Jul 12, 9:22pm - #221828 

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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by Celicacutie
I have a 2002 GT, it only has 11000 miles on it. Is this something that is honestly a warranty issue that can be replaced?


Nope. Belts are considered "wear items" and unless the tensioner is busted (good luck getting them to admit that) you're going to pay for it.

I paid $160 to have mine replaced a year ago, and it's doing it again.

What a joke rolleyes


Same here replaced a lil over a year ago doing it again.
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Virtuous_One Jul 12, 10:19pm - #221829 

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Originally Posted by Erick
Chelica815 happywink

I circled the area where the belts are except this celic has a Blitz SuperCharger =P but yours should be in the same location too thumbsup


Wow!...where did pick up that super charger dude!.. thumbsup
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Erick Jul 13, 12:49am - #221830 

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^^^ laughsilly

I got it from the Ecelica Gallery

https://www.celicahobby.com/gal3/engine happywink

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hephaestus Jul 13, 2:52am - #221831 
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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
DO NOT USE BELT DRESSING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I did and it made things 10x worse, squeeling went to grinding. Goo all over the pulleys horrible slipping.

Do what I should have done in the first place, get it fixed by a shop. $38 for a new belt $60 for labor for cleaning the pulleys, new belt install and tensioner adjustment.

I was going to say the same thing until I saw this. That stuff is crap. Everyone's looking for a quick fix on this. A couple dollar spray and like magic it's fixed. I could swear that some of that stuff shouldn't be used on serpentine belts or drive belts anyways. It's either the tensioner, the belt, or both. Get it done right and most of the time the dealer doesn't know left from right.
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Chelica815 Jul 13, 5:44am - #221832 
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So my best bet is to purchase the Gatorback and go to a Toyota dealership to replace and install it for me? Would they mind doing this even tho it is a diff. brand?

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