I have a 97 Toyota Corolla at 57,000 miles. I had decided that it was time to change the timing belt (for the first time for this car) and took it to a mechanic.
After timing belt was changed, I start hearing louder noise from the engine compartment. The noise sounds like strong wind from engine. The wind-like noise only happens when I am accelerating from 0 to 20-30 mph. If I accelerate from 30 mph to higher speed or drive at constant speed at 20-20 mph or higher, I do not hear any unusual noise from the engine. If I push the accelerator and increase RPM of the engine while the car is in ?neutral gear?, the engine sounds just normal.
In addition to unusual engine noise during acceleration, I start hearing vibrations coming under the hood from the passenger side of the car. The vibration noise happens only while I am driving. I would really appreciate if any of you could comment on my car problem. I do not have enough money to take my car to a dealer. Thank you very much for your time.