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ArumnDark
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ArumnDark Nov 13, 10:05pm - #325285 
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Car squeeking at idle?

When the car's idling (and maybe when it's going I dunno, can't hear it over the engine! wink ) it sorta squeeks. It's not like a loud screeching or anything, but kind of a higher-pitch, low-volume squeek, squeek, squeek - constantly.

I would guess maybe a belt somewhere, but I'm really not at all sure. (It's an '04 GTS).

Any suggestions/opinions? =)
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SurgicalRizz Nov 13, 10:09pm - #325286 

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how long have you had it, have you changed belts recently, did you wash engine? Your right probably a belt that needs tightening or replacing

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drivethru1986 Nov 13, 10:10pm - #325287 

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i kinda have the same thing (04 GTS) but its only when I turn the heat on in the morning...another problem I have is idleing at like 2000 instread of 1000 but thats another story...

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ArumnDark Nov 13, 10:11pm - #325288 
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The car has about 11,000 and some change, I noticed the noise a week or two ago. Haven't changed any belts or washed the engine at all...

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ArumnDark Nov 13, 10:13pm - #325289 
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Mine's been doing it all the time (at start-up, after driving for hours, and all the times in between!

Mine idles at 2,000 when it's first turned on and/or really cold. Then it goes back to 1,000 again.

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SurgicalRizz Nov 13, 10:15pm - #325290 

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Idle at 2000 is normal to warm the engine

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Blue_Bomber Nov 14, 12:16am - #325291 
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It's your belt making the noise. Your belt tensioner is probably broken (happens to just about everyone, multiple times), causing uneven wear on the belt. Just pick up a Goodyear Gatorback belt to solve the noise forever. smile
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Virgilson Nov 14, 12:28am - #325292 

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LenCelica Nov 14, 12:51am - #325293 
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Try getting some belt conditioner at auto zone or something. I had the same problem wit my 03 gt. Just spray that shit on there and it should shut up for ya!
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QTRMLR_1 Nov 14, 3:16am - #325294 

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Originally Posted by Blue_Bomber
It's your belt making the noise. Your belt tensioner is probably broken (happens to just about everyone, multiple times), causing uneven wear on the belt. Just pick up a Goodyear Gatorback belt to solve the noise forever. smile


hey what size belt should I ask for? do auto stores like Autozone, Kragen etc. carry them on hand? thanks...

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ArumnDark Nov 14, 5:07am - #325295 
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This si something that would be covered under warranty, no? I'm kinda strapped for cash right now... Well, actually I'm dead broke, especially with needing new tires and registration fees soon frown

Oh well, I think I can scrape by and not have to give 'er up! thumbsup


But... Warranty, or no? And how expensive is a Gatorback? =)

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Blue_Bomber Nov 14, 5:36am - #325296 
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Originally Posted by QTRMLR_1
hey what size belt should I ask for? do auto stores like Autozone, Kragen etc. carry them on hand? thanks...

The GTS takes part #4060763. Not sure about the GT, but the last 3 numbers are the length of the belt. The GTS belt is 76.3 inches, so you'd just need to find out the length of the GT belt and insert that number instead: 4060xxx. You can get it from any authorized Goodyear dealer.

Originally Posted by ArumnDark
This si something that would be covered under warranty, no? I'm kinda strapped for cash right now... Well, actually I'm dead broke, especially with needing new tires and registration fees soon frown

Oh well, I think I can scrape by and not have to give 'er up! thumbsup


But... Warranty, or no? And how expensive is a Gatorback? =)

The Gatorback is anywhere from $40-60 depending on where you get it from. The stock belt is covered under the 3yr/36k bumper to bumper warranty, so if you're under either numbers, you can get it fixed free. Not sure how long it'll be till you need another belt, though, since the noise always comes back with regular belts.
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ArumnDark Nov 14, 6:03am - #325297 
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Ok, cool. Maybe I can buy the belt and just have them install it as warranty work smile

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stefanoc Nov 14, 6:09am - #325298 

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mine only squeaks at cold mornings. and it goes away after driving for a while. is gatorback gonna take care of that?
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Blue_Bomber Nov 14, 7:12am - #325299 
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Originally Posted by LenCelica
Try getting some belt conditioner at auto zone or something. I had the same problem wit my 03 gt. Just spray that shit on there and it should shut up for ya!

I've heard multiple times that the conditioner actually makes the problem worse, and should only be used while waiting for a new belt, not as a replacement for one. I've also heard it's messy.

Originally Posted by stefanoc
mine only squeaks at cold mornings. and it goes away after driving for a while. is gatorback gonna take care of that?

Yup, the Gatorback is made of synthetic material, and has "teeth" in it to cancel out any vibrations that may be created by wear, eliminating squealing.
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ArumnDark Nov 14, 6:36pm - #325300 
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One more question...
Are they gonna know what I'm talking about if I just tell them 'the belt tensioner/belt' or does it have a specific name?

Most of them didn't know what a Cold Air Intake was when I took it in before... tongue

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