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trdcelica00
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trdcelica00 Apr 4, 7:22am - #434360 
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I have a problem with my Toyota Celica 2000 GTS!

it's has happened before and i took it to the shop to fix it and they did and now the same thing is happening again.. my ac belt or the alternate belt is loose and is make a hight pick sound.. is the a way i can tighten it up.. i look at and can't find a way to tighten the belt up.. and someone give me tips on how to tighten the belt up. thanks..
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WhiteCeli
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WhiteCeli Apr 4, 7:23am - #434361 
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does this only happen on a cold start up and it goes away after a couple of minutes? If so, I've got that same problem
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maingear Apr 4, 7:27am - #434362 

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belt has a spring loaded tensioner. There is no way to adjust tension
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trdcelica00
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trdcelica00 Apr 4, 7:27am - #434363 
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yea but it doesn't go away.. it stays... because my belt got so loose to the point that it came of the pulleys...
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trdcelica00 Apr 4, 7:28am - #434364 
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Originally Posted by maingear
belt has a spring loaded tensioner. There is no way to adjust tension



what do you mean "spring loaded tensioner"... i just need to tighten that belt up for me to drive it again..
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WhiteCeli
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WhiteCeli Apr 4, 9:30am - #434365 
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i thought that all you have to do is loosen that one nut and slide it towards you to increase the tension.
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celicadragon Apr 4, 1:41pm - #434366 

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what about the gatorbelt would that help the noise?

respect the gt-s
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trdcelica00
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trdcelica00 Apr 4, 4:10pm - #434367 
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umm.. what is a "gatorbelt"?

and which nut?
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Jimbo
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Jimbo Apr 4, 9:33pm - #434368 
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most celi's have this problem, solution is simple get a goodyear gatorback belt.
autozone has them. It prevents slipping, thus the squeeling problem will be solved.
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trdcelica00 Apr 4, 10:39pm - #434369 
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how much does a gatorback belt cost?
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SmutasticGT Apr 8, 5:28am - #434370 

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i think around 45-50 dollars i could be wrong...
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Lucky_317 Apr 8, 5:47am - #434371 

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for starters a properly sized belt would not slip off so if a shop replaced it they are morons and you should not go back there. that squeak is a common problem and is almost always a result of the belt tensioner and NOT the belt.

refer to this thread for some good info on this problem...

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f0_1953556360_0_collapsed_5_365_1.html#1953556360

Best 60' 1.959 best 1/4 - 13.7 @ 101mph
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