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Squeak on Start

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by LifeIsGood169, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Nov 1, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    LifeIsGood169

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    When I went to start the truck at lunch time there was a really high pitched squeal for about 5 seconds. It reminds me of those ricers you see going down the street with squealing cams (I think they are cams). Anyways, it went away in 5 seconds. I got out of the truck and checked around, couldn't hear anything.

    I have a 5 speed manual & I started the truck on a hill with the parking brake on & the shifter in H2 & Reverse (clutch in). The noise seemed to go away at the same time I moved the shifter from reverse to neutral. It did not come back when I put it back in reverse or first or let out the clutch 1/2 way for a split second with the brakes still engaged.

    Has this happened to anyone? First time I've heard it. Recommendations? Should I start leaving my truck out of gear in the winter? (i know the manual says not to use the parking brake below 32F, but I do anyway).

    Edit:
    my guess is something to do with oil pressure. Could the angle of the hill (nose down) have limited the oil going to the oil pump on start? Should a pump primer be installed? or an oilpan heater, or should I turn the ignition on and wait 10 seconds to twist to start?
     
  2. Nov 1, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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    S.B.

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    Check your fan belt and serpentine belt. And never use cheep belts, because they squeal like hell.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    Burgman

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    squeaks like that are usually either belts or pulleys...
     
  4. Nov 1, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    dexterdog

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    +2 with above. Check the belt and pulleys-especially on the water pump and alternator. Usually it's a sign they are failing.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    newertoy

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    BELT--check and replace--saw somewhere to put "bar soap" on the squeaky belt.
    have not tried it--sounds logical. The cheaper belts squeak sometimes.
    They also stretch sometimes--especially when new.
    BTW--NICE TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    UndefinedTaco

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    Check your belts, check tension...could be the belts but your pulleys could be grooving from not tensioned within spec.
     
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