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Weird sounds from the engine. #385814 Jan 27, 9:09pm Jan 27, 9:09pm
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Weird sounds from the engine.
Here's the story, I'll try to be brief.
My engine makes this weird sound every maybe 7-10 seconds(or when I start to accelerate from a stop.)

It's hard to explain but I will try, this sound is not loud, rather quite. So far I was only able to hear it from the inside of the car. It sounds like water is running down a funnel(yeah weird, I know), but in the past week it got just a little louder, and now I can tell that it's a sound of a squeeking belt.

So I am not sure what to do, I am not sure which belt it is, and I am not sure what is necessary to solve the problem(not enough lubrication on the belt, belt is not too tight, I'm not sure)

If you have any suggestions please post here. And if you are sure what the problem is could you roughly tell me if I can fix it myself or if not how much will it cost.


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Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: ASheva10] #385815 Jan 27, 9:39pm Jan 27, 9:39pm
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I believe that's the coolant sound. You need to get the air out of the system. Many people, including myself, have had or have this problem and it doesn't effect anything.
Any mechanic from a local gas station can fix the problem or yourself. Avoid going to Toyota on this, if I'm right.

Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: hephaestus] #385816 Jan 27, 9:49pm Jan 27, 9:49pm
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If you take off the big engine plastic, you will see a white plug on the top of the coolant resovoir. Remove the large pressure cap and then unscrew the white plug. Once you get it unscrewed, tighten it down and replace the main cap. The noise should go away.

It's air in the coolant lines that makes that noise.

Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: silver] #385817 Jan 27, 9:52pm Jan 27, 9:52pm
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wow, it's kinda funny because I though that it was coolant before since my coolant level is very low, I was gonna go and get it refilled.

Thanks guys, I was beginning to worry that I will have to spend some mulah on the belts.


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Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: ASheva10] #385818 Jan 28, 6:08am Jan 28, 6:08am
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your car is going though puberty...

Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: GTSGhostRida] #385819 Jan 28, 9:14am Jan 28, 9:14am
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Originally Posted by GTSGhostRida
your car is going though puberty...

funniest thing ive heard on these forums rofl

Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: Pissprinkler] #385820 Jan 28, 9:58am Jan 28, 9:58am
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yeah I wanna replace my flush out my coolant system but freaking toyota wants 109$$ for that crap. And if i take it anywhere else, they will not use the "Pink" toyota coolant.

Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: RookieGTS] #385821 Jan 28, 9:59am Jan 28, 9:59am
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So in other words the job will be obviously cheaper but the right coolant will not be used.

Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: RookieGTS] #385822 Jan 28, 10:21am Jan 28, 10:21am
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hello guys,just want to add a little something about adding coolant and removing air in the system.

the coolant bottle,thats the clear bottle, need to be removed and lifted higher and must be placed on the Hood latch.

sounds funny but i know what i'm talking about( even toyota technicians are doing it now) the metal clip that holds the bottle is the same size as the metal sticking up from the latch. the bottle has to be hooked on that latch then filled, its going to take a long time to fill and the engine fan would most likely be on.



if you dont do it this way there is a good chance that it will not fill properly and may retain some air bubbles.

if it sounds funny enquire from a toyota technician.

i really think i explained the entire process here on this site in more details when one guy had an overheating problem.


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Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: silver] #385823 Jan 28, 10:57am Jan 28, 10:57am
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Originally Posted by silver
If you take off the big engine plastic, you will see a white plug on the top of the coolant resovoir. Remove the large pressure cap and then unscrew the white plug. Once you get it unscrewed, tighten it down and replace the main cap. The noise should go away.

It's air in the coolant lines that makes that noise.


Can someone tell me if this is correct? because it seems kinda easy.
I'll try and see if it works.

By the way wouldn't it be easier to just buy Toyota coolant and go get it flushed and refilled somewhere else? <--- to the guy who wanted it done.


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Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: ASheva10] #385824 Jan 28, 1:54pm Jan 28, 1:54pm
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well I did what silver suggested, and the sound seems to be gone, thanks man.

Now it's kinda weird because my coolant level was less then LOW and now after I did this it's up to FULL, is it normal?


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Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: ASheva10] #385825 Jan 28, 2:15pm Jan 28, 2:15pm
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if you lift your Hood theres a sticker on the inside that tells you how to do it rofl yes those stickers actually mean something lol

hybrid celica is right. thats the ONLY proper way to do it.

you'll want the big cap on and you'll want to open that little bleeder (the white cap thing) and let the air bubbles out. you'll want to repeat this until air no longer comes out.


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Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: Lucky_317] #385826 Jan 28, 2:31pm Jan 28, 2:31pm
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Originally Posted by Lucky_317
if you lift your Hood theres a sticker on the inside that tells you how to do it rofl yes those stickers actually mean something lol

hybrid celica is right. thats the ONLY proper way to do it.

you'll want the big cap on and you'll want to open that little bleeder (the white cap thing) and let the air bubbles out. you'll want to repeat this until air no longer comes out.


So correct me if I am wrong. Do I keep the car running while opening the little white cap. or do I do it multiple times with the car off.

The way I did it was start the car, open both the big cap and the little white one and I let the car run for a little bit.

Thanks.


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Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: ASheva10] #385827 Jan 28, 5:31pm Jan 28, 5:31pm
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you want the car running and the big cap on.


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Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: Lucky_317] #385828 Jan 29, 8:35am Jan 29, 8:35am
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Thanks a lot Lucky, wave wave wave wave


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Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: ASheva10] #385829 Feb 2, 5:34pm Feb 2, 5:34pm
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I did what lucky suggested, and unscrewed the little white breather hole it was letting air out for a little bit, and then the coolant started to rise a little and almost began to overflow, so I closed it. seemed like the air was out. but today I heard this sound again. any ideas on what I did wrong?


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Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: ASheva10] #385830 Feb 2, 6:49pm Feb 2, 6:49pm
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fuel pumping to the engine from the fuel tank below the rear seats possibly?


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Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: Elec-FuYu] #385831 Feb 2, 10:11pm Feb 2, 10:11pm
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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
fuel pumping to the engine from the fuel tank below the rear seats possibly?


nah it's deffinately coming from the engine bay, nice try though I appreciate it.


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Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: ASheva10] #385832 Feb 25, 12:21pm Feb 25, 12:21pm
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haha sorry to bring this old thread up, but I am still having this problem, yeah call me stupid.

Question to Lucky if possible could you tell me how to get rid of the air bubbls step by step.

Thanks.


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Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: ASheva10] #385833 Feb 25, 6:10pm Feb 25, 6:10pm
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the sticker under your Hood tells exactly how to do it.

it needs to be elevated when you do this. and it takes sometimes 10-20 min to get all the air out.


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Re: Weird sounds from the engine. [Re: Lucky_317] #385834 Feb 26, 4:25pm Feb 26, 4:25pm
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Thanks a lot lucky I aprreciate it. I am gonna try this tomorrow I'll see how it goes


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