1991 Toyota Corolla squeals

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JOHN WINTERS
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  • 1991 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 145,000 MILES
When you crank up car it has a loud squealing coming from the engine. I replaced belt after belt, replced alternator. When take alternator lose it quits
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Sunday, October 24th, 2010 AT 5:52 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi john winters,

If crank pulley is equipped with harmonic damper, it could be the cause.
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Sunday, October 24th, 2010 AT 11:12 AM
Tiny
JOHN WINTERS
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I asked question to the best of knowledge, if I was mechanic I wouldn, t have ask the question in the first place. Second, I don't know a whole about cars.I am a water meter reader not a mechanic. So don't cop a attitude with me for asking a simple question. Thanks john winters
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Sunday, October 24th, 2010 AT 11:48 AM
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KHLOW2008
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What have I done wrong?

How do I know that you don't understand a thing about cars?

If you do not understand, you only need to say so and I will try my best to help. If you are not going to accept any answer and help, why ask in the first place?
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Monday, October 25th, 2010 AT 7:29 AM
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MMPRINCE4000
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Start by checking belt alignment, look down belt and make sure they are aligned with balancer.

If OK, then check belt for contaminates, like oil or coolant.

If OK, then check the balancer, make sure it is tight, there is a large bolt that holds it to crank.

Make sure belt tension on alt. Is tight.

Let us know what you find.
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Monday, October 25th, 2010 AT 8:28 AM
Tiny
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Uhhhhhhmmmmm. Where was the attitude?
I missed that part. Or was that self-reflection?

Just curious.
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Monday, October 25th, 2010 AT 6:09 PM
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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KHLow2008 answer was correct, the balancer on the 91 is bolted on and does not require a puller to take off.

If loose or broken, it will squeal.
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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 AT 8:40 AM
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RENEGADE907
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Are you guys trying to duplicate the sound of a squeel or what!

Is there is a loose belt it will squeel.

Feel the belts to see if they are cracking or loose.

If you are not confident wether its loose or not 1 by 1 give a belt a squirt of hairspray and then start the engine.

If the squeeling stops then you have found the squeeler!

Peace out!
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 AT 12:57 AM
Tiny
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Hmmm. So what do you suggest if the squealing doesn't stop there Renegade?
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 AT 6:01 PM

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