We're adding and testing new features:  Create your Garage, used it? Give us some feedback here.
Honda Civic Forum Home - Honda Civic Classifieds - Civic Photo Galleries - Create an Account

Go Back   HondaCivicForum.com > General Automotive > Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search



Welcome to the HondaCivicForum.com.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-08-2011, 11:00 PM
HCF Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 96
Default high pitched squealing noise! :/

My car started making an extremely loud high pitched squealing noise about 4 months ago. It seemed to happen every time I turned the ac on, but went away when I revd the engine up to about 5-6k rpm or turned the ac back off. Or if I left the ac on, it would go away after a minute and never come back. So I changed the ac belt and the problem went away, for about a week...

Ever since then it started doing the same thing every time. For some reason, about a week ago, the car will make that noise every 10 seconds and it will constantly squeal for about 10 seconds. The squealing doesn't stop until I turn off the car. Please help :/
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-09-2011, 09:37 AM
droopy128's Avatar
HCF Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bayarea, CA
Posts: 602
Send a message via AIM to droopy128
Default

Put some belt dressing on the belt, or couple of drop of tranny fluid works too, and check if you belts are loose.
__________________
......
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-09-2011, 11:02 AM
HCF Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 96
Default

Ok, thanks. Will do.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-09-2011, 11:06 AM
cvcrcr99's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: DUB Caeser
Posts: 6,848
I hate FB Twitter is a waste of bandwidth wtf is this **** Xbox sux D16_beat_ya
Default

If it is a squealing sound, the belt needs to be re-tensioned.

If it is a grinding type noise, the bearing on either the A/C pump, or the other pulley associated with it is going bad. I think it is called the tensioner pulley, but I am not 100% sure as I yank A/C out of my Civics so my experience with that system is not the best.
__________________
Integra fix-up thread
White everything? Yes please! #hondasarelegos

read the rules... again since you should have read them immediately after signing up.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-21-2011, 06:05 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 7
Unhappy

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramyswar View Post
My car started making an extremely loud high pitched squealing noise about 4 months ago. It seemed to happen every time I turned the ac on, but went away when I revd the engine up to about 5-6k rpm or turned the ac back off. Or if I left the ac on, it would go away after a minute and never come back. So I changed the ac belt and the problem went away, for about a week...

Ever since then it started doing the same thing every time. For some reason, about a week ago, the car will make that noise every 10 seconds and it will constantly squeal for about 10 seconds. The squealing doesn't stop until I turn off the car. Please help :/
Mine basically does the same thing except the sound goes away when i turn the a/c off. Mine seems like the a/c clutch gets stuck, the compressor is brand new and it still does this....any help???
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-22-2011, 08:10 AM
HCF Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 96
Default

I still haven't figured it out. I replaced the belt though, and it stopped for a couple days. But now its doing it again
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-22-2011, 09:13 AM
Recognized HCF Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 9,910
Default

It could be the alternator belt. Do you ever hear the squealing upon first starting the engine with the A/C off?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-23-2011, 09:22 AM
HCF Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 96
Default

Hmm, I've never had that in mind. Ok ill check it and see. If its not the alternator belt, ill just take the ac belt off all together since its winter time anyway.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-23-2011, 02:52 PM
HCF Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 96
Default

Not the alternator belt, so I decided to just pull the ac belt. No more squeaky.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-23-2011, 03:07 PM
HCF Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 96
Default

So I looked at the belt that connects to my ac, its also connected to the alternator. What's the solution to get around this? I know I probably need a shorter belt, but is there one specifically designed for this purpose?

I have a d17A1 if that helps any. 02 civic dx
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2011, 03:07 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
ac, car, civic, high, honda, making, noise, pitched, shrill, sound, squeaking, squeal, squealing, squeeling, started

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
Civic Custom Rims
AMSOIL - Performance Oil Technology
K&N Engineering
Advertise Here
All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:01 PM.

Internet Brands, Inc.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.


Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for HondaCivicforum.com content, comments, or advertising. HondaCivicforum.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse HondaCivicforum.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.