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Girlfriend's 2003 GTS squeaking? #395935 Feb 9, 3:12pm Feb 9, 3:12pm
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Girlfriend's 2003 GTS squeaking?
Hi All. My girlfriend has had this problem for quite a while now. When the car is at idle, you can hear a squeaky, power-steering like sound in the motor. It kinda sounds like there's not enough power steering fluid but there is. It goes away at higher rpm or when she starts driving. I think it's not as noticeable when the engine is warm. Sometimes it sounds like a pulley noise. Any suggestions? Btw the "SEARCH" isn't working right. Thanks

Re: Girlfriend's 2003 GTS squeaking? [Re: allan] #395936 Feb 9, 3:19pm Feb 9, 3:19pm
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...i could be the belt tensioner and/or drive belt...that tends to happen when the car is cold...let the car warm up (couple ticks up on the meter and you should be good)...if thats not it then ????????


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Re: Girlfriend's 2003 GTS squeaking? [Re: celicajonz] #395937 Feb 9, 8:15pm Feb 9, 8:15pm
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welcome to the squeaking club wave.. do a search and you will find out the answer tongue


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Re: Girlfriend's 2003 GTS squeaking? [Re: kmlgts] #395938 Feb 9, 9:08pm Feb 9, 9:08pm
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wow... i have the same problem... .. i've been gettin worried... i thought it was pulleys too... obviously not

Re: Girlfriend's 2003 GTS squeaking? [Re: Chickens] #395939 Feb 9, 10:37pm Feb 9, 10:37pm
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its most likely the belt tensioner. check it out. i think its under warranty for like 35k miles.


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Re: Girlfriend's 2003 GTS squeaking? [Re: 00celica00gt] #395940 Feb 9, 11:29pm Feb 9, 11:29pm
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all you need is a differnt serpentine belt...

get the goodyear gatorback belt and it should solve the problem for you thumbsup

Re: Girlfriend's 2003 GTS squeaking? [Re: spaztikid] #395941 Feb 10, 12:28am Feb 10, 12:28am
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if it's the belt tensioner, the sound doesn't always go away when the car is warmed up. If it still noisy when warmed up it's probably the tensioner. check this by spraying your belt to see if it will shut it up, if it doesn't check the tensioner next.

Re: Girlfriend's 2003 GTS squeaking? [Re: LiquidG] #395942 Feb 10, 6:32pm Feb 10, 6:32pm
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its prolly the belt tensioner

Re: Girlfriend's 2003 GTS squeaking? [Re: darksidecelica] #395943 Feb 10, 8:58pm Feb 10, 8:58pm
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its the belt go to the toyota dealership and get it fixed i just got mine fixed and no more squeaks it is common for the GTS


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Re: Girlfriend's 2003 GTS squeaking? [Re: spaztikid] #395944 Feb 11, 8:01am Feb 11, 8:01am
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
all you need is a differnt serpentine belt...

get the goodyear gatorback belt and it should solve the problem for you thumbsup

Re: Girlfriend's 2003 GTS squeaking? [Re: PnOyGtS] #395945 Feb 11, 12:50pm Feb 11, 12:50pm
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got my new 04 in june and now its squeeking. I sparayed a small bit of silicon spray on the alternator pully. cleared up allot of it but is slowly ocming back. When i go home for spring break i am bringing it in.Just make sure not to spray the belt, woudlnt be good if it jsut slid off wink You can try that as a temp cheap fix till you get a new belt or get it checked out.

Re: Girlfriend's 2003 GTS squeaking? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #395946 Feb 11, 2:42pm Feb 11, 2:42pm
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yea mine squeks as well angry

Re: Girlfriend's 2003 GTS squeaking? [Re: vietnamese2004] #395947 Feb 11, 4:19pm Feb 11, 4:19pm
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This happens to almost all celicas, it is the serpentine belt. I know owners who are on there 4th and 5th belt, I've replaced mine 3 times about to put on my 4th. DO NOT USE BELT DRESSING!!!!! This will only make the problem worse, trust me. Get your belt replaced that will fix the problem till that belt goes again.

Re: Girlfriend's 2003 GTS squeaking? [Re: Gen7fan] #395948 Feb 11, 7:56pm Feb 11, 7:56pm
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^^^very true..don't spray it with wd40 either..the tranny shop spray it when i had my flywheel replace and now it spueak all the time..b4 it squeak in the morning when it's cold then goes away like 10-30mins later, depend on how cold it is out..but now it's on everyday..i use Prestone Belt Dressing, it helps..but highly don't recommend it, just go buy a new belt..i need on soon, maybe in the summer..


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Re: Girlfriend's 2003 GTS squeaking? [Re: celicafourotwo] #395949 Feb 11, 8:43pm Feb 11, 8:43pm
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I've had this problem too pretty much since I've had the car bought it used with 30k on it. it's only when it's cold. the belt should be good for 70k just squeak it's kinda annoying. I'm gonna get an AEM alt pully kit and that comes with a belt for 70 bucks and you need a belt anyways why not do something cool.

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