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Engine Chirping mp3 attached

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ywen, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Jan 15, 2010 at 5:38 PM
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    ywen

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  2. Jan 15, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    This sort of sounds like the noise I have been noticing from my Taco. However I have noticed that it is a lot louder when it is really cold outside. Is yours like that too?

    I am thinking that its the belt, but it could also be a belt tensioner.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    spray some wd 40 on each belt while its running,if it stops it's the belt
     
  4. Jan 15, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    Hey Tacoguy - I'm in Chicago as well.. today's 24deg when I made that recording..

    I noticed it the other day on the way back from work whilst stopped next to a concrete barrier.. then later on in my commute the sound seemed to have gone away.

    Then today on my commute back, the chirp was there all the time, but then again my commute today was only 6 miles...

    Does the sound go away after driving for a while?

    Don't think that's a good idea.. wd40 will make it worse and might even damage the belt..
     
  5. Jan 15, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    Mine does tend to go away after being run for a little while. Today since it seemed to be a lot warmer :D, it seemed to chirp less. However during the last couple of weeks of sub 20 degree whether, it has been chirping loudly.
     
  6. Jan 15, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    tacobell007

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    could be because the belt is cold and does not want to expand as easily as it would if it was warmer out
     
  7. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    A colder belt would shrink.. increasing tension.. a warmer belt is looser and reduces tension. We all know a loose belt would squeal.. not sure if this problem is due to that...
     
  8. Jan 15, 2010 at 10:27 PM
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    I'll bet its the A/C idler pulley.

    Do you do any offroading or exposed to water ?

    The A/C idler pulley is the lowest pulley and often exposed to more moisture causing the bearing to go bad.

    It's an easy and pretty cheap fix. Years ago, the dealerships were selling the entire pulley for $35. I actually replaced only the bearings - but the grease seeped out withing 24 hours. So....you can't slap any-old bearing in there. It's gotta be a special bearing that can handle the Rpm ranges. I ended up buying a pulley from toyota.
     
  9. Jan 16, 2010 at 12:36 AM
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    sounds like what my throwout bearing is sounding like right now. but mine goes away if you slightly push on the clutch
     
  10. Jan 16, 2010 at 1:22 AM
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    yeah I got the bearing noize too now. see if it goes away when you press on the clutch a little.
     
  11. Jan 16, 2010 at 5:10 AM
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    Oh forgot to add that I have an auto... So how do I test that theory? Thanks
     
  12. Jan 16, 2010 at 5:17 AM
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    Did you really just suggest that someone spray a lubricant on an accessory belt?

    Don't do this^^^ Try some belt dressing if you suspect the belt.
     
  13. Jan 16, 2010 at 5:18 AM
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    Sounds just like my truck, but mine is more red.
     
  14. Jan 16, 2010 at 5:55 AM
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    do not do this!

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  15. Jan 17, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    Mine squeaks right when I start it in the morning. I start it, go inside to get my backpack and phone and stuff, and when I come back out it's usually fine. I think it's just your truck complaining about getting up early when it's cold.
     
  16. Jan 17, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    Yeah, since the temps have been a little bit warmer lately, my truck hardly makes any kind of chirping noises anymore.
     
  17. Jan 17, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    Last week, we were below zero every day. Thank God we had snow days Wed, Thrs, and Fri or Taco would've been bitching all the way to school.
     
  18. Jan 17, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    Oh yeah I know how that is. I got a prerunner, so RWD sucks in the snow. Although I got to admit, it is pretty fun in the snow! :D
     
  19. Jan 17, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    I sprayed the belts with some Belt Dressing and the sound went away.. Hmm looks like I need to tighten the belt a bit? How do I do that?
     
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