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Squealing noise from left hand side of engine - PLEASE HELP #387805 Jan 30, 12:22pm Jan 30, 12:22pm
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Squealing noise from left hand side of engine - PLEASE HELP
Hi,

I have a VVTL-I engine with 80,000 miles covered.

There is a high pitch squealing noise from the left hand side of the engine compartment. It sounds a bit like a there is a belt catching around that area. It is a constant squeal that varies with engine speed.

I know the alternator belt is around that area, but what else could it be?

Any help would be much appreciated!

Thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks!


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Re: Squealing noise from left hand side of engine - PLEASE HELP [Re: mgcelica] #387806 Jan 30, 12:28pm Jan 30, 12:28pm
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It's the drive belt. A few of the magazines who've done the testing on the Celica have noted taht the drive belt will get squeaky. You should be able to get it fixed on warranty.


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Re: Squealing noise from left hand side of engine - PLEASE HELP [Re: jyboygenius] #387807 Jan 30, 2:14pm Jan 30, 2:14pm
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Thanks for the advice. There is just two weeks left on the warrenty I have, so I will get on to it ASAP.

Re: Squealing noise from left hand side of engine - PLEASE HELP [Re: mgcelica] #387808 Jan 30, 5:26pm Jan 30, 5:26pm
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Re: Squealing noise from left hand side of engine - PLEASE HELP [Re: iheartmycelica00] #387809 Jan 30, 8:04pm Jan 30, 8:04pm
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Yours isn't the only one that squeeks.. Join the family... happywink I just spray some tire shine on it. workswonders grin

Re: Squealing noise from left hand side of engine - PLEASE HELP [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #387810 Jan 31, 12:54am Jan 31, 12:54am
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My friend has recommended I try spaying some type of lubricant on the belts one at a time to find where its coming from.

I can live with a squeal, but if its the timing belt I would want to get it replaced before it snaps.

Re: Squealing noise from left hand side of engine - PLEASE HELP [Re: mgcelica] #387811 Jan 31, 12:59am Jan 31, 12:59am
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celicas dont have timing belt. timing chain.

Re: Squealing noise from left hand side of engine - PLEASE HELP [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #387812 Jan 31, 2:23am Jan 31, 2:23am
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Originally Posted by DSGB4LYF23
Yours isn't the only one that squeeks.. Join the family... happywink I just spray some tire shine on it. workswonders grin


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Re: Squealing noise from left hand side of engine - PLEASE HELP [Re: RookieGTS] #387813 Jan 31, 3:19pm Jan 31, 3:19pm
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Thanks for the advice.

I've just been spraying each cog on the drive belt one at a time, but I haven't managed to stop or even effect the squeal!

The drive belt itself looks in good condition. Where abouts is the timing chain? is this in the same area?

A friend has advised me that it may be the bearings of one of the cogs.

I'm going to try to find out what each of the cogs are. I see that the generator (alternator), power steering pump and air conditioning pump are all on this drive belt. Where is the water pump located???

Re: Squealing noise from left hand side of engine - PLEASE HELP [Re: mgcelica] #387814 Jan 31, 4:02pm Jan 31, 4:02pm
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W-D 40 work great. spread on the belt.


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Re: Squealing noise from left hand side of engine - PLEASE HELP [Re: RookieGTS] #387815 Feb 1, 2:33am Feb 1, 2:33am
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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
Originally Posted by DSGB4LYF23
Yours isn't the only one that squeeks.. Join the family... happywink I just spray some tire shine on it. workswonders grin


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Im Ghetto... Ha Ha thumbsup

Re: Squealing noise from left hand side of engine - PLEASE HELP [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #387816 Feb 1, 3:28am Feb 1, 3:28am
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Originally Posted by DSGB4LYF23
Join the family...


haha LOL, the g-father of EC says "If you squeal, we spray you."


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Re: Squealing noise from left hand side of engine - PLEASE HELP [Re: QTRMLR_1] #387817 Feb 11, 1:06pm Feb 11, 1:06pm
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I have had the belt replaced, and it appears to be quiet again.



Thanks for your replys. This website is great!

Re: Squealing noise from left hand side of engine - PLEASE HELP [Re: mgcelica] #387818 Feb 12, 6:56pm Feb 12, 6:56pm
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dude its a friggin serpantine belt...you got 80 thou on it...way past due to replace it. if you got more than 3 cracks per inch on the belt...REPLACE IT!!


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