Toyota Echo 2005 automatic- Just bought it- I backed out of a parking spot on a hill and it made this strange whirling noise...What could it be?

Asked by Jun 21, 2013 at 12:44 PM about the 2005 Toyota ECHO

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The noise was fairly loud. I wonder if it has anyhting to with the timing belt? I don't have any records and the car has 118k on it...It doesn't make this noise when I'm in reversing on flat land.

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Did you buy it from a dealer? Get a warranty on it?

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No, I bought it from a private party- a family that was moving out of state with 2 kids- The young woman was clueless about the car- (she has a new 6 wk old baby and a 4 yr old- so she's busy with her kids.)No records or owners manual... I'm going to take it to a mechanic and see what he thinks. This is the newest car I've ever owned- perhaps it's some computerized sound?


Could be something misaligned or loose, contacting another spinning part. Definetely have a mechanic check it out. Good Luck!

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