Mechanics

SQUEALING BELT

1997 Honda Accord

Noises problem
1997 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 115000 miles

I had the drive belts on my 97 accord begin to squeal. The belts were cracked and worn so I went ahead and replaced them. The squeal has continued. It is worse when I start the car, it squeals for about 5 secs and than levels out. If I turn on the ac a faint chirping can be heard. After the car worms up the sounds seem to disappear. The ac blows cold air, I didn't know if it could be the ac compressor needing lubricant, or if the tension is just off on the belt. I've tried belt dressing and it doesn't seem to help the issue. Any help would be appreciated.
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Damion8807
August 31, 2008.




Hi damion8807,

Either the belt has not been adjusted to the required tension or the crankshaft pulley damper is faulty which requires the pulley to be replaced.

KHLow2008
Sep 1, 2008.


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