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Quick_SX Oct 7, 2:59am - #293411 
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HIGH PITCH SQUEEL

When I start my car and let it idle while its still cool, a really high pitch squeeling noise comes out though the front of the car. I'm thinking that something is rubbing under the Hood...a belt perhaps? Does this happen to anyone else? Any ideas? cheers
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SmutasticGT Oct 7, 3:29am - #293412 

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yah its ur belt, since urs is a 2000 its prolly ur belt tensionor...i have a 2000 and i had mine replace twice, once under warranty and once with out...its about 200 dollars to do
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eric_h Oct 7, 4:12am - #293413 

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yeah i had mine replaced but i think its another shitty one, be sure to ask them if its a non recalled one

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trdhondakiller Oct 7, 4:17am - #293414 
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make sure your belt isn't to lose you can tighten it up. check your power steering fluid. does it make it even worse when you turn your ac on? could be anything
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Quick_SX Oct 7, 11:57pm - #293415 
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It only does it while its warming up. when she's going its all good.
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RedSunCelica Oct 8, 12:39am - #293416 

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Originally Posted by Quick_SX
It only does it while its warming up. when she's going its all good.


yup its probably your belts.

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WaWaWAGTS Oct 8, 2:50am - #293417 
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i have the same problem! if i leave it will the problem get worse?? i dont have 200$ so how long do i have or what do i have to be careful of? too me the car is running fine.. but i wana know if im doing damage without knowing.. wtf
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trdhondakiller Oct 8, 3:58am - #293418 
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replace the belts 40 bucks tops. take to a dealer or anywehre nothing to fix.
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trdhondakiller Oct 8, 3:59am - #293419 
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may not be enough tension on the belt. you can tigten them up because when you start there isn't enough tension as you run it the belt tightens up. thus itquits squeekin.
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WaWaWAGTS Oct 8, 11:53am - #293420 
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so is that normal or could i just leave it and deal with the noise?
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WaWaWAGTS Oct 9, 5:43am - #293421 
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i went to the dealer and they said just to put some lub on the belt..
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VoodooGTS Oct 9, 10:58am - #293422 

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i sprayed some lub on the altenatior pulls and the squeaks went away... dont know if its a good thing confused but it worked grin

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QTRMLR_1 Oct 9, 11:03am - #293423 

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yeah ask for "anti-seize compound" or "belt dressing" at your local auto supply store.

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QTRMLR_1 Oct 9, 11:10am - #293424 

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it's generally expected that belts may squeel when cold until warmed up. belt dressing helps a lot. I hope people who paid for new belts or new belt tensioners tried the dressing first...

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VoodooGTS Oct 9, 1:18pm - #293425 

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Originally Posted by QTRMLR_1
yeah ask for "anti-seize compound" or "belt dressing" at your local auto supply store.


it worked for me thumbsup

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Haulin_A_Doo Oct 9, 5:40pm - #293426 
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Belt dressing is not lube, lube is a bad thing for a belt. Its like oiling your brakes, they won't squeal either if you oil them.
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WaWaWAGTS Oct 14, 8:08pm - #293427 
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i spayed A LOT of that anti- squeal stuff and it went away for 2 days and came back only its different now.. i can only hear the squeal when i rev over 2 or 3 when cold and as the engine gets hot it moves up and i can only hear it at 3 -4... why is this happening?? should i keep spraying? or get it replaced? cry
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jyboygenius Oct 15, 5:44am - #293428 
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It's your drive belt. A few automotive journalists have noted the same problem. Toyota should be able to fix on warranty.

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WaWaWAGTS Nov 18, 9:03pm - #293429 
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i went to toyota dealer and they told me nope no warranty.. frown i think cause its been too long or something.. i have year 2000 with 30k miles...

so far i bought 4 cans and used up 2 of them.. its keep the noise away for about a week.. puke
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FastCelicaGT22 Nov 18, 11:48pm - #293430 

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Its your belt, but you also need a new tensioner.

Get a Gatorback Belt

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RookieGTS Nov 19, 2:41am - #293431 

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man your drowning the shit out of your belt. And that stuff gets all over the place while the belt is running. I bet the inside of your engine is dirty like a mofo
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