2000 Acura Integra Squealing Noise

Tiny
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  • 2000 ACURA INTEGRA
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • MANUAL
  • 83,000 MILES
I've got an Acura Integra GS-R that has just recently started making a faint but noticeable squealing sound when I accelerate slowly from a stop. It’s faint enough that if the radio is on then you might not notice it. It only seems to happen in the morning or when the car hasn’t been driven for around 10 hours or so. The squealing noise has kind of a wavy pattern to it that quickens as I accelerate. However, it goes away within about 100 meters which makes it difficult to duplicate if I take it to a shop since it’s gone by the time I get there.

The noise will happen when I accelerate fwd from a stop up to maybe about 20 mph…but will stop when I take my foot off the gas pedal and coast fwd. If I’m idling at a stop and I rev the engine the noise is also not present. I don’t notice any unusual noises while I shift gears. It does seem to be a little bit louder and last a little longer when it’s colder outside. Also, I did have my brake pads replaced in the last few months and have no idea whether it could be related or not, but there is no unusual sound when braking. Do these symptoms sound like anything in particular to you? Thanks for your help.
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Monday, November 30th, 2009 AT 2:33 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

Thank you for the donation,

If this noise is constant with road speed, I feel it may be brake related, as this is often the case, you may have a slightly glazed rotor and when cold it will make a slight squeal noise, what material type pads are you using, standard, organic, ceramic? I would start by having the brakes carefully inspected first.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, November 30th, 2009 AT 3:41 PM
Tiny
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Hi Mark,

Thanks for your quick reply. I don't know what type of material the brake pads are that were put on but after you asked about the pads I looked into it a bit further and found something interesting. The work was done at a Honda dealership and they used the following part numbers:
FR Pad Set = 45022-ST7-406
RR Pad Set = 43022-SR3-506

According to the Acura Parts website it looks like the above are compatible for the '94-'96 Integra's. It shows the correct part numbers for my 2000 Integra to be:
FR Pad Set = 45022-ST7-405
RR Pad Set = 43022-SR2-030
(both compatible for '98-'01 Integra's.

I would think that that might be the problem but I don't know enough about compatibility with auto parts. What do you think? Thanks!
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Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 AT 11:53 AM
Tiny
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HI there,

I come up with the same part No as you do, I would go see the them and question the pads they fitted.

Mark
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Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 AT 4:35 PM
Tiny
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Have your rotors machained
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 AT 4:58 PM
Tiny
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If you have a cold air intake that could squeal when accelerating I have owned 2 integras both with cold air intakes and both squealed like yours seems to, but mine did not stop after warming up
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Saturday, February 27th, 2010 AT 6:00 PM

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