Question about Toyota Matrix
My 2009 toyota matrix makes a loud screeching noise when my car is off for a long period of time.
Sounds like your starter needs shimmed and/or replaced or you have a flat spot on your flywheel. the sound your hearing is from the starter motor gears not properly aligning with the flywheel gears and quite literally grinding material off of one or the other. if you continue to force it your flywheel will need replaced if not already
Posted on Oct 15, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the belt is not tense enough it will squeal, so make sure it's tight enough. Otherwise you can use a stethoscope or long screwdriver up to your ear to isolate the source of the noise.
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
Sounds "used and abused"!!! Likely you have more than one problem. Transfer case may need linkage adjustment or rebuild. Grinding from where? Wherever the noise is, look for a problem. Pulling can be from any number of front end component failures. Your best bet is to give everything a careful inspection or have a reliable shop go over it for you. There are so many variables in this I couldn't possibly give you any real answers!!!
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
CHECK THE STARTER.MAKE SURE ITS NOT LOOSE.IF ALL IS GOOD.THEN THE STARTER COULD BE BAD.IT COULD HAVE WORN DRIVE GEARS OR THE FLYWHEEL COULD HAVE WORN OR BROKEN TEETH.IF YOU REMOVE STARTER TO CHECK IT AND FLY WHEEL MAKE SURE TURN OFF RADIO SO YOU WONT LOSE PLAYING CODE.WHEN YOU REMOVE NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE.
Posted on Oct 28, 2009
Check front tyres & wheel bearings espesially the R/H/F. Feel tyre for high / low spots on inside & jack up & spin wheel if you get noise while jacked up it is not the tyres but wheel bearing or brake pads but more than likly a crook bearing by the sound of it. It needs to be tended to ASAP
Posted on Jun 28, 2012
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