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noise from engine bay #260206 Aug 26, 10:43am Aug 26, 10:43am
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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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Re: noise from engine bay [Re: Workshop4Ever] #260207 Aug 26, 11:02am Aug 26, 11:02am
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belt tensioner, known celica problem. change it if its still under warranty, or else replace it with good year gatorback

Re: noise from engine bay [Re: stefanoc] #260208 Aug 26, 11:08am Aug 26, 11:08am
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i hope you had the garage door open when you revved rofl


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Re: noise from engine bay [Re: stefanoc] #260209 Aug 26, 12:36pm Aug 26, 12:36pm
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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...

Re: noise from engine bay [Re: celicababe00] #260210 Aug 26, 12:51pm Aug 26, 12:51pm
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Yah, did mine too. thumbsdown

Re: noise from engine bay [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #260211 Aug 26, 9:13pm Aug 26, 9:13pm
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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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Re: noise from engine bay [Re: Workshop4Ever] #260212 Aug 26, 11:44pm Aug 26, 11:44pm
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Clicking could be valve chatter, while the squeaking is the belt or tensioner.


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Re: noise from engine bay [Re: slidr] #260213 Aug 27, 9:11pm Aug 27, 9:11pm
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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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