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Does your engine make a lot of noise? #62122 Nov 22, 10:27am Nov 22, 10:27am
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Does your engine make a lot of noise?
I got a 2003 GTS with 20,000 miles on it and every time my car is at idle it makes so much noise. I only had it for a year and it sounds like its 5 years old. Its a pretty new car but shouldn't it be more quiet than this? I can hear the belts spinning pretty loud. Does anybody else have this problem?


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Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: 401Celica] #62123 Nov 22, 11:24am Nov 22, 11:24am
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i have a 2003 gts yellow celica too..
but i have no problems with engine noise at idle..


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Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: element_celica] #62124 Nov 22, 1:18pm Nov 22, 1:18pm
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I have a 2000 GTS and I had very bad engine vibration and noise when my CEL was on. When I got rid of the CEL my car was much quieter and the vibration all but stopped - how strange. How's the maintenace of your car? I've had oil changes every 3000 miles, every scheduled maintenance 15,000, 30,000, 60,000 miles, injectors cleaned, twice some sort of oil sludge purge on my ride and it purrs like a kitten with close to 70,000 miles

Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: 401Celica] #62125 Nov 22, 3:55pm Nov 22, 3:55pm
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if it's engine noise, try synthetic motor oil

Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: 401Celica] #62126 Nov 23, 7:56pm Nov 23, 7:56pm
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yea i'd go w/ the synth. oil (only have to replace 5k miles, it'll go to 7k if you push it...not recommended tho), or maybe tighten the throttle cable, maybe it's idling too low and its causing too much noise...


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Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: tWiSteD] #62127 Nov 23, 9:50pm Nov 23, 9:50pm
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Yea i probably will change the oil or maybe it could be the belt tensioner that everybody always talk about


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Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: 401Celica] #62128 Nov 23, 11:39pm Nov 23, 11:39pm
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Mine was ticking bad and then I put a quart of oil in her and she shut up. Kinda like girls. They start whinning and busting yer balls. Drop a few bones on em and they purr again. Peace.


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Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: 401Celica] #62129 Nov 24, 12:14am Nov 24, 12:14am
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hm...i got a 2000 Celica GT, when idel, sometimes will be shaking, and i already changed the oil to mobile 1, and i NGK spark plug, and still shaking, i want to know what happen to my car? do i need to change the fuel injector? i only have 35000miles on my car. need some help here!! thz

Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: 401Celica] #62130 Nov 24, 8:44am Nov 24, 8:44am
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I have similar experiences, the car is a bit loud and its slightly under 40,000 miles. Is synthetic oil really better? and if so when is the best time to change over?

Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: 401Celica] #62131 Nov 24, 8:59am Nov 24, 8:59am
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I have a 2003 GT and i havent notice any loud engine noise
but i only have 1800 miles on it.
I would also recommend trying synthetic oil too.
I know that hondas have loud valve tapping
then once you put good oil in it it all goes away.
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Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: Celica22] #62132 Nov 24, 9:02am Nov 24, 9:02am
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Originally Posted by Celica22
I have similar experiences, the car is a bit loud and its slightly under 40,000 miles. Is synthetic oil really better? and if so when is the best time to change over?


you can change over to synthetic anytime.


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Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: 401Celica] #62133 Nov 24, 9:19am Nov 24, 9:19am
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after I use lift a couple times I hear a "tap tap tap tap tap" sound from the engine, the higher I rev and the longer I run at high rpms the loud/more frequent the tapping gets.

I run mobil 1 (for a long time now) and changed every 5K


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Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: 401Celica] #62134 Nov 24, 12:53pm Nov 24, 12:53pm
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they say the valve chatter is common among vvt-is...i hear corolla and matrix owners complain of the same thing. i have it in my car and any synthetic i use whether it is mobil, castrol, or royal purple...it ticks...


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Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: 401Celica] #62135 Nov 24, 1:06pm Nov 24, 1:06pm
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i have it sometimes... my friends actually it sounds like a pully... but when i bring it to the dealer they said they didn't hear anything.. fkers...

Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: 401Celica] #62136 Nov 25, 10:32am Nov 25, 10:32am
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aiight finally someone has the same problems as me, i left a post like this 6 months ago and everyone is like naw man they never do that...well my noise is at idle it shutters and ticks like a bitch i mean its embarassing sometimes. i have changed oil multiple times i using mobil one synth. i have also tried fuel injector cleanings and also praying to the toyota god, now every once in a while it makes a horrible thumping sound and we all know what that means. so good luck to you all, this will prolly be my last toyo they are frankly dog shit to me

Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: 401Celica] #62137 Dec 22, 7:03am Dec 22, 7:03am
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Sounds like almost everyone who has a celica has this problem. I don't expect the engine to purr, but I also don't expect my 2000 GT at 39K to sound like my dad's friggin old BUICK at 90K.


Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: 401Celica] #62138 Dec 22, 8:11am Dec 22, 8:11am
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i have a 2003 GTS and my engine makes no noises at all


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Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: 401Celica] #62139 Dec 22, 8:23am Dec 22, 8:23am
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Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: 401Celica] #62140 Dec 22, 9:04am Dec 22, 9:04am
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I need to switch to synthetic then.

Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #62141 Dec 22, 3:10pm Dec 22, 3:10pm
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highly abused RPMs probably cause this


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Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: hephaestus] #62142 Dec 22, 8:44pm Dec 22, 8:44pm
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Originally Posted by hephaestus
I have a 2000 GTS and I had very bad engine vibration and noise when my CEL was on. When I got rid of the CEL my car was much quieter and the vibration all but stopped - how strange. How's the maintenace of your car? I've had oil changes every 3000 miles, every scheduled maintenance 15,000, 30,000, 60,000 miles, injectors cleaned, twice some sort of oil sludge purge on my ride and it purrs like a kitten with close to 70,000 miles


Whats the "Cel" term? do you mean "cell phone" i dont think so, but let me know, i also have a hard vibration and loud engine. (with no mods)

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Originally Posted by hephaestus
I have a 2000 GTS and I had very bad engine vibration and noise when my CEL was on. When I got rid of the CEL my car was much quieter and the vibration all but stopped - how strange. How's the maintenace of your car? I've had oil changes every 3000 miles, every scheduled maintenance 15,000, 30,000, 60,000 miles, injectors cleaned, twice some sort of oil sludge purge on my ride and it purrs like a kitten with close to 70,000 miles


Whats the "Cel" term? do you mean "cell phone" i dont think so, but let me know, i also have a hard vibration and loud engine. (with no mods)
CEL = check engine light

Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: righteous_one] #62144 Dec 22, 8:52pm Dec 22, 8:52pm
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this probably isnt it...but when at idle your fan will often come on, which makes a lot of noise.

when your at idle and your car is making a lot of noise..is it vibrating also? j/w...like i said i'm sure you know what a fan sounds like, but just maybe.

Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: DiabloGTS] #62145 Dec 22, 9:24pm Dec 22, 9:24pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
after I use lift a couple times I hear a "tap tap tap tap tap" sound from the engine, the higher I rev and the longer I run at high rpms the loud/more frequent the tapping gets.

I run mobil 1 (for a long time now) and changed every 5K


I agree...I only have VVT-i but this still happens to me clicking/tapping sound from the valves, I switched to Mobil 1 synthetic and it help a lot but still happens when I drive hard. Typically if I drive "normal" for a day it goes away completely till i decide to drive hard again.

Originally Posted by ct
they say the valve chatter is common among vvt-is...i hear corolla and matrix owners complain of the same thing. i have it in my car and any synthetic i use whether it is mobil, castrol, or royal purple...it ticks...


I also heard that our valves are self adjusting, and dont need to be serviced for clearances, is this true and could it be the reason for the excessive clicking/tapping after hard runs? Seems logical.


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Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: 401Celica] #62146 Dec 23, 8:15am Dec 23, 8:15am
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In regards to the ticking sounds from the engine block...I have had this problem with another car. Make sure that when oil is added, that you don't add TOO much oil. Too much will make your lifters stick and the timing will be off. As a result, the lifters may become bent over time. That is usually the ticking sound. What is happening is that the lifters are actually hitting the against the headers and/or other metal pieces. Sometimes it goes away after warming up your car for a few minutes, sometimes not.


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Re: Does your engine make a lot of noise? [Re: 401Celica] #62147 Dec 23, 10:30am Dec 23, 10:30am
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That sounds reasonable but they were saying that it happened after having a car for a very short time. It wouldn't cause the lifters to go bad after that short amount of time.


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