An abnormal noise or vibration on acceleration from rest or on gear shift may develop. Our technicians tell us a redesigned left side engine mount insulator is available to address this problem.
Average mileage: 88,366 (15,000–182,450)
19 people reported this problem
Very strong vibration while under throttle in 1st and 2nd, more than 1/4 to 1/3 throttle. 5 speed manual. 3rd gear, hardly an issue unless merging at WOT
Manual 5 speed will evidence a distinct higher pitch noise or whistle every time I accelerate. Independent of the clutch, and always stops the second I decelerate.
Local Toyota/Scion dealership's mechanic did not hear the sound. So, I asked to ride with one to see if it occurred while in the car together. Mac, the service rep. did ride with me, the noise was clearly there - subtle, but clearly there - and he did not hear it.
I plan on continued web research and a follow up visit to this or another dealer. It's real, and it's under warranty. I will not let this one go.
The bolt at the top of the motor mount insulator sheered off. I am having a very difficult time finding a replacement bolt. The diagrams online do not show this bolt. They do show the adjacent bolt that connects the stay to the engine, but that bolt is significantly smaller than the bolt at the top of the insulator. The insulator bolt takes a 17mm socket.
rapid clicking noise at mild to moderate acceleration,no fix,no money!
alot of heat emanating through firewall,cooking feet and legs.