What's wrong with my car?!
September 1, 2011 9:02 AM Subscribe
'03 Toyota Matrix makes terrible noise when even slightly lugging engine. What's wrong?
posted by cman to Grab Bag (4 answers total)
So this has been going on for a while to some degree. When I am going up a hill and the engine is working hard, it makes a sort of winding sound, hard to describe. It's kind of like high-pitched groaning. If I down-shift this tends to go away.
Well last night driving home on a long gradual up-hill it got much worse sounding. Once in a while when I stepped on the gas it would sound like a spinning saw-blade. I took the thing home and I'm afraid to drive it now.
The car is an '03 Toyota Matrix. It has a timing chain, which is what my mechanic suspected was the problem. He thought the tension might have been poor. Any thoughts?