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Oct 6, 7:59pm - #293411 
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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Oct 6, 8:29pm - #293412 
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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Oct 6, 9:12pm - #293413 
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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Oct 6, 9:17pm - #293414 
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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Oct 7, 4:57pm - #293415 
It only does it while its warming up. when she's going its all good.

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Oct 7, 5:39pm - #293416 
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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Oct 7, 7:50pm - #293417 
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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Oct 7, 8:58pm - #293418 
replace the belts 40 bucks tops. take to a dealer or anywehre nothing to fix.

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Oct 7, 8:59pm - #293419 
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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Oct 8, 4:53am - #293420 
so is that normal or could i just leave it and deal with the noise?

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Oct 8, 10:43pm - #293421 
i went to the dealer and they said just to put some lub on the belt..

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Oct 9, 3:58am - #293422 
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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Oct 9, 4:03am - #293423 
yeah ask for "anti-seize compound" or "belt dressing" at your local auto supply store.


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Oct 9, 4:10am - #293424 
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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Oct 9, 6:18am - #293425 
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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Oct 9, 10:40am - #293426 
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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Oct 14, 1:08pm - #293427 
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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Oct 14, 10:44pm - #293428 
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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Nov 18, 2:03pm - #293429 
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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Nov 18, 4:48pm - #293430 
Its your belt, but you also need a new tensioner.

Get a Gatorback Belt


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Nov 18, 7:41pm - #293431 
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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