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02-21-02, 10:38 PM   #1  
Squealing Noise

My car, 1998 Honda Civic, 48K miles recently squealed when I started it. But it stops when it's running. I just had the belts replaced last year. Is it time to change them again? Why do they make that noise anyway? Thanks.

 
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02-21-02, 10:46 PM   #2  
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belts squeal when they stretch and loosen up and/or the drive pulley's get dirty......

 
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02-21-02, 11:59 PM   #3  
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How long after you start it?

 
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02-22-02, 03:40 AM   #4  
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All of what's mentioned here, as well as:

Poor quality belts. They will stretch over time and give a lot of woes. Stick with Dayco, Gates, or OE replacements.

 
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02-24-02, 10:18 PM   #5  
Squealing Noise

Thanks for the input. Belts were bought from a Honda dealer but were installed by a repair shop. Would that make a difference? The noise is about a second then it stops.

 
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02-25-02, 03:39 AM   #6  
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Make sure the tension is correct if they are not of the serpertine/self tensioning variety.

Back to the repair shop to have them fix it right.

 
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