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Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help please! #221803 Jul 11, 8:32pm Jul 11, 8:32pm
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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!
Thanks so much,
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Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help please! [Re: RJHolmes] #221804 Jul 11, 8:38pm Jul 11, 8:38pm
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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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Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help please! [Re: Heat] #221805 Jul 11, 8:51pm Jul 11, 8:51pm
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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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Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help please! [Re: Heat] #221806 Jul 11, 8:54pm Jul 11, 8:54pm
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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.

Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help please! [Re: renfield90] #221807 Jul 11, 9:16pm Jul 11, 9:16pm
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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

Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help please! [Re: Larry_GTS] #221808 Jul 11, 9:32pm Jul 11, 9:32pm
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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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Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help please! [Re: Erick] #221809 Jul 11, 10:47pm Jul 11, 10:47pm
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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

Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help please! [Re: WhiteTrdGT] #221810 Jul 11, 10:59pm Jul 11, 10:59pm
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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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Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help plea [Re: Erick] #221811 Jul 11, 11:00pm Jul 11, 11:00pm
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This is prolly a stupid question, but where is the belt located on a GTS?


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Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help plea [Re: Chelica815] #221812 Jul 11, 11:13pm Jul 11, 11:13pm
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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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Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help plea [Re: Erick] #221813 Jul 12, 3:52am Jul 12, 3:52am
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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

Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help plea [Re: RJHolmes] #221814 Jul 12, 3:59am Jul 12, 3:59am
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Yeah, I'm gonna try that stuff before I go fooling around with replacing anything.


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Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help plea [Re: Heat] #221815 Jul 12, 6:52am Jul 12, 6:52am
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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!

Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help plea [Re: Celicacutie] #221816 Jul 12, 8:14am Jul 12, 8:14am
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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

Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help plea [Re: SmutasticGT] #221817 Jul 12, 8:21am Jul 12, 8:21am
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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

Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help plea [Re: grcelica] #221818 Jul 12, 8:27am Jul 12, 8:27am
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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?

Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help plea [Re: Celicacutie] #221819 Jul 12, 8:31am Jul 12, 8:31am
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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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Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help plea [Re: DiabloGTS] #221820 Jul 12, 8:32am Jul 12, 8:32am
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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

Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help plea [Re: Celicacutie] #221821 Jul 12, 8:42am Jul 12, 8:42am
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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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Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help plea [Re: DiabloGTS] #221822 Jul 12, 8:45am Jul 12, 8:45am
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you missed the question. Forget the warranty part. I am asking is...ahhh forget it spineyes

Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help plea [Re: Celicacutie] #221823 Jul 12, 8:56am Jul 12, 8:56am
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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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Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help plea [Re: DiabloGTS] #221824 Jul 12, 8:59am Jul 12, 8:59am
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I was thinking it might be something ELSE since the car has so few miles.

Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help plea [Re: Celicacutie] #221825 Jul 12, 9:04am Jul 12, 9:04am
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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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Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help plea [Re: DiabloGTS] #221826 Jul 12, 9:28am Jul 12, 9:28am
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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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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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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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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

Re: Squealing Sound in the morning coming from engine? Help plea [Re: Virtuous_One] #221830 Jul 12, 5:49pm Jul 12, 5:49pm
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^^^ laughsilly

I got it from the Ecelica Gallery

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


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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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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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