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constant belt squeal #60825 Nov 16, 5:43pm Nov 16, 5:43pm
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constant belt squeal
car has a belt squeal, at any speed... and it's constant... even with the a/c off. any suggestions? only 38K, 2000 gts, auto. is there a TSB i should refer to? thx guys!

Re: constant belt squeal [Re: catseye] #60826 Nov 16, 6:01pm Nov 16, 6:01pm
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get the belt tensioner replaced


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Re: constant belt squeal [Re: Street Prototype] #60827 Nov 16, 6:07pm Nov 16, 6:07pm
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Originally Posted by Street Prototype
get the belt tensioner replaced


is that a TSB? my 36K warranty is gone, all i have is the powertrain. thx.

Re: constant belt squeal [Re: catseye] #60828 Nov 16, 6:46pm Nov 16, 6:46pm
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What Street Prototype sounds correct. I'm not a mechanic but my car has made the same noises. My dealerships around here suck my Aunt's hemorroidial ass!!! So I never got it fixed. Will have my belt and timing belt replaced in a few weeks. If ur problem isn't solved PM me and I'll let you know how my car is from before. Also do a search this has been covered many times before. Good luck this may help...
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...true#Post153354
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TSB

Re: constant belt squeal [Re: hephaestus] #60829 Nov 16, 6:49pm Nov 16, 6:49pm
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we dont use timing belts, we use chains thumbsup


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Re: constant belt squeal [Re: Street Prototype] #60830 Nov 16, 7:11pm Nov 16, 7:11pm
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I'm sorry I ment to say that I will have everthing serviced - belt and timing chain. I need to for my high mileage and abuse. Just peace of mind if you ask, other than my belt.

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Originally Posted by hephaestus
What Street Prototype sounds correct. I'm not a mechanic but my car has made the same noises. My dealerships around here suck my Aunt's hemorroidial ass!!! So I never got it fixed. Will have my belt and timing belt replaced in a few weeks. If ur problem isn't solved PM me and I'll let you know how my car is from before. Also do a search this has been covered many times before. Good luck this may help...
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...true#Post153354
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TSB


thanks so much - it was raining here most of yesterday and today... i'll take it to the dealer this week and see what's going on. i'm taking the belt tensioner TSB with me! thanks again smile

Re: constant belt squeal [Re: catseye] #60832 Nov 17, 2:13am Nov 17, 2:13am
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My car has the same problem at idle. The noise goes away when I rev it up though. Anyways, I did a bit of research on this and from Satoshi's website, found the solution. He reckons that it is common problem in Celicas and he sprays lubrication onto the belt. However, I haven't had the time to do this myself yet.

Re: constant belt squeal [Re: catseye] #60833 Nov 17, 10:51am Nov 17, 10:51am
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I had this happen to me after warrenty exprired and it is the belt tensioner which very commonly goes, I had it done at a knowledgable local mechanic and he charged me 275 for whole deal (labor+ new tensioner+ "premium" replacement belt)
Also he said as a result of it my pulley for the alternator was slightly bent. I choose to leave it be

Re: constant belt squeal [Re: hephaestus] #60834 Nov 17, 5:39pm Nov 17, 5:39pm
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Originally Posted by hephaestus
What Street Prototype sounds correct. I'm not a mechanic but my car has made the same noises. My dealerships around here suck my Aunt's hemorroidial ass!!! So I never got it fixed. Will have my belt and timing belt replaced in a few weeks. If ur problem isn't solved PM me and I'll let you know how my car is from before. Also do a search this has been covered many times before. Good luck this may help...
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...true#Post153354
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TSB


wanted to thank you for your link - I took my car to the dealership, and they wanted to replace the tension belt and entire pulley. I almost let them do it, however, it was getting late in the work day, and I told them I'd bring it back in later. Well, the rain was gone, and everything had dried up, and no squeak... lol... ah well, getting a second opinion tomorrow at a different place. Toyota wanted $480 to fix it... and the other guy I called said that he's never heard of this issue on a car with only 38K miles. So hopefully I can call Toyota and tell them not to mess with girls (and others who are clueless when it comes to car stuff). Thanks again for your help.

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