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mgcelica
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Jan 30, 12:22pm - #387805 
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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Jan 30, 12:28pm - #387806 
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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Jan 30, 2:14pm - #387807 
Thanks for the advice. There is just two weeks left on the warrenty I have, so I will get on to it ASAP.

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Jan 30, 5:26pm - #387808 
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Jan 30, 8:04pm - #387809 
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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Jan 31, 12:54am - #387810 
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.

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Jan 31, 12:59am - #387811 
celicas dont have timing belt. timing chain.

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Jan 31, 2:23am - #387812 
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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Jan 31, 3:19pm - #387813 
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???

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Jan 31, 4:02pm - #387814 
W-D 40 work great. spread on the belt.


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Feb 1, 2:33am - #387815 
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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Feb 1, 3:28am - #387816 
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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Feb 11, 1:06pm - #387817 
I have had the belt replaced, and it appears to be quiet again.



Thanks for your replys. This website is great!

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Feb 12, 6:56pm - #387818 
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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