Toyota 2009 corolla S, it has been making a strange noise. i have my belt tightened it was loose and it is tight and it is still making sounds like for the first five seconds after it's been sitting for five hours or overnight remakes it,the sound that it makes is that of beating wood with a hammer really fast for like five seconds then it goes away doesn't come back until gets cold again. Cold meaning not driven 5 plus hours. And all this started after they replaced my water pump. I'm running 0w-20 oil is what the car calls for. My hunch is the chain tensioner.
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Question: Toyota 2009 corolla S, it has been making a strange noise. i have my belt tight
Answer #1arturo08 March 15, 2013, 00:42Master
most likely tension arm. had similar prob. turned out to be tension arm and the steering pump. i changed them both, prob. solved. may want to change the belt all together(goodyear gatergrip). they are like tires. their grip wears out with time. try the belt first(cheap and easy).