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for those with mucked up belt tensioner... #288184 Sep 30, 1:13am Sep 30, 1:13am
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for those with mucked up belt tensioner...
how did it sound when it started going bad? any other signs?

Re: for those with mucked up belt tensioner... [Re: 2003cbgts] #288185 Sep 30, 1:16am Sep 30, 1:16am
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Squeeks at cold start then goes away once warmed up. Then eventually just gets worse a squeeks and squeeks just idling. Sprayed belt dressing and went away.


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Re: for those with mucked up belt tensioner... [Re: GOLDCELICA] #288186 Sep 30, 6:38am Sep 30, 6:38am
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i had to replace mine at 40,000 miles but i was able to get it warrintied


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Re: for those with mucked up belt tensioner... [Re: joylover24] #288187 Sep 30, 7:50am Sep 30, 7:50am
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mine is a 03 with 6,000 miles on it. could it possibly be going bad already? i cant describe the sound, but it does sound a bit like a high pitch squeak, especially when just starting to accelerate.

Re: for those with mucked up belt tensioner... [Re: 2003cbgts] #288188 Sep 30, 8:18am Sep 30, 8:18am

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Originally Posted by 2003cbgts
mine is a 03 with 6,000 miles on it. could it possibly be going bad already? i cant describe the sound, but it does sound a bit like a high pitch squeak, especially when just starting to accelerate.


bring it to the dealer and yell at them.

Re: for those with mucked up belt tensioner... [Re: 2003cbgts] #288189 Sep 30, 8:19am Sep 30, 8:19am
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Mine was an 00 at 52K miles. It was the worst sound I have ever heard. Just match it up to an old beatup Ford truck. Sounds exactly the same, a POS. It would get so loud when I drive around that folks would turn their heads to take a look at my car. Even the Toyota mechanic clowned me. He said there was a "Big ass bug" in my car, haha.


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Re: for those with mucked up belt tensioner... [Re: Chelica815] #288190 Sep 30, 8:26am Sep 30, 8:26am
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so id def know after a while if it was my belt tensioner huh? from sound alone

Re: for those with mucked up belt tensioner... [Re: 2003cbgts] #288191 Sep 30, 9:11am Sep 30, 9:11am

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might be your belt, get it replace by a goodyear gatorback belt from autozone and see if that'll do it first

Re: for those with mucked up belt tensioner... [Re: 2003cbgts] #288192 Sep 30, 2:57pm Sep 30, 2:57pm
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Originally Posted by 2003cbgts
mine is a 03 with 6,000 miles on it. could it possibly be going bad already? i cant describe the sound, but it does sound a bit like a high pitch squeak, especially when just starting to accelerate.
I'd take it in to the dealer, but I think that the tensioners were only bad on the early years like 00-02.


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Re: for those with mucked up belt tensioner... [Re: GOLDCELICA] #288193 Sep 30, 3:38pm Sep 30, 3:38pm
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Originally Posted by GOLDCELICA
Sprayed belt dressing and went away.


yups i did that too...good stuff ryan thumbsup

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