2002 4runner noise when engine starts after sitting for a long time. stops after about 15minutes driving

Asked by May 22, 2014 at 10:49 PM about the 2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

loud screeching noise when engine starts, noise cease after about 15 minutes of driving

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loud screeching that stops after the vehicle warms up can be a loose belt that stops screeching after it gets warm

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yep, usually it is the alternator belt that is loose if it happens at startup and then stops after a bit. This happens because the alternator is trying to charge the battery back up after starting the car, in that time the alternator is under a higher load and difficult to turn until the battery is all charged back up which is why it stops after a few minutes.

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