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2003cbgts Sep 30, 8:13am - #288184 

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for those with mucked up belt tensioner...

how did it sound when it started going bad? any other signs?
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GOLDCELICA Sep 30, 8:16am - #288185 

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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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joylover24 Sep 30, 1:38pm - #288186 

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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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2003cbgts Sep 30, 2:50pm - #288187 

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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.

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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.
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Chelica815 Sep 30, 3:19pm - #288189 
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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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2003cbgts Sep 30, 3:26pm - #288190 

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so id def know after a while if it was my belt tensioner huh? from sound alone

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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
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slidr Sep 30, 9:57pm - #288192 

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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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Virgilson Sep 30, 10:38pm - #288193 

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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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