Edited June 15, 2010 by dim3 What kind of noise is it? Anyone else having this problem or have any idea what this is? Hi there, Thank you for the donation, Well this is a tale of woe. I am due to leave germany in a week on military orders! Just a reflash, so you might ask dealer the price if you are beyond the emissions coverage. He has not taken the vehicle to the dealer because he hoped there was a recall available. After many attempts over more than a year to identify the problem it was finally figured out that it was the timing belt and pulleys that needed changing. According to my paperwork they did the following which i hope helps all of you that are having the same problem. Manual window regulators on both front doors failed twice - warranty fix 6.
Remember that if you buy a first year car you are doing R and D for the manufacturer. It has a loud grind that last approximately 1 second. That would be eight years, and by then, I don't expect this car to have more than 72,000 miles on it. At regular maintenance intervals brought to the attention of service departments and was told this was not unusual due to moisture build up on belts. I am convinced this engine is a lemon and is already damaged. The failure and current mileages were 42,000.
The 110,000 and 100,000 … mile belts still looked great. This took about another 2 months to get fixed. A stretched timing chain contributes to poor engine performance and increased emissions, triggering the check engine light and the storing of a diagnostic trouble code. After going to several mechanics, we have found that the oil is burning up and creating sludge. There should be a recall on this too.
My car was out of commission for over 3 months. Has the oil level on the dipstick been checked? Sounded like a drive belt. As we left the driveway at about 5 mph on baker ln, the car went into a sudden, uncontrollable acceleration mode, reaching speeds 50 - 60 mph. If you require cars that are as close to perfect as possible it is better to wait it out. Had the gas pedal fixed, brake lines and the water pump replaced after only 2 yrs. Does this noise only occur when starting the engine? March 2009 Around a year after I got my car back and about 1200 miles out of the warranty the dealership applied to the parts that they replaced The engine began making the sound again. My dad's '05 Echo Hatchback had the same squeak and it was just where the foam support was seated.
Also consider getting the water pump replaced at the same time since it will be accessible during the belt change and not add much to the repair cost. It seems to fit the apparent problem. If you require cars that are as close to perfect as possible it is better to wait it out. Here are the issues: 1. Starting from 2004, the 3. It will have a chain.
The longer the engine has been off, the louder the noise is when starting. The manufacturer manuals are the most expensive but are the best for beginners. Toyota is switching everything to chains because of the lower maintenance. Observe tightening torques in pictures below. There is no replacement recommendation for normal service, which most drivers fall under for this particular maintenance item. It was replaced with a new water pump.
I know someone with the same car, and her's is doing the same thing. Oil changes are done where? My 2005 had none of those problems, but it was the first year of the electronic throttle and was built in March of '05, and so it suffered from a couple of issues with the throttle programming that required me to turn the car off and restart it to reset. The battery was replaced and the issue continued, becoming more frequent. The Timing Chain Tensioner is recommended for replacement as routine maintenance when a new timing chain is installed. It was just preventive, I live in a very hot climate, in mexico, south of Arizona, the coolant hose looked a little inflated.
The vehicle was taken into the dealer where they stated that there was excess carbon build up in the throttle body from a new battery that was installed. The V-6 has a timing belt that's scheduled for change every 90,000 miles. I have noticed no change in performance. If you're not into that kind of thing, wait until right before the 2010 model come out, by the Toyota will have fixed any little quarks that the early models may have exhibited. Once I got it in though it worked very well. Live and learn I purchased an extended warranty not a dealership, but rather a private warranty February of 2008 It starts to make a high pitch banging noise in the engine.