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Workshop4Ever Aug 26, 5:43pm - #260206 

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noise from engine bay

my celica is making a funny clicking/squeaking noise from the engine bay. I can only hear it when in a confined area, such as between two parked cars or in a garage. I parked the car in a garage and revved the engine and decided that the noise is coming from one of the belts or pulleys. I don't know much about car mechanics...so does anyone know what this could be and if it is really serious?

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stefanoc Aug 26, 6:02pm - #260207 

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belt tensioner, known celica problem. change it if its still under warranty, or else replace it with good year gatorback
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Weasel Aug 26, 6:08pm - #260208 

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i hope you had the garage door open when you revved rofl

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celicababe00 Aug 26, 7:36pm - #260209 

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Originally Posted by stefanoc
belt tensioner, known celica problem. change it if its still under warranty, or else replace it with good year gatorback


Yep I had to replace mine twice!! second time my dad made me an aluminum one one with a standard size bearing and I havent and a problem since...
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 26, 7:51pm - #260210 
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Yah, did mine too. thumbsdown
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Workshop4Ever Aug 27, 4:13am - #260211 

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its still under warranty. Right now it is getting body work for a minor accident i had and i am leaving for vacation before i get it back. I guess i will bring it to the dealer and tell them what is happening...hopefully they know how common it is, but i dont trust them too much because they fucked up installing my new engine.

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slidr Aug 27, 6:44am - #260212 

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Clicking could be valve chatter, while the squeaking is the belt or tensioner.

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Workshop4Ever Aug 28, 4:11am - #260213 

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well i dont think the clicking is valve chatter...cuz i just had the engine replaced 2000 miles ago for a valve problem...i will never forget the sound my car made that day. It is most likely the tensioner, i am hoping to get it checked out when i come home from vacation. before it gets any worse.

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