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Old 05-16-2006, 02:40 PM
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I just had a belt job done on my 94 civic about a two months ago,at that time it had about 155,000 miles.Within the past two weeks since then,everytime I start the engine there is this loud screech coming from the engine bay, it sounds like it could be one of the belts.It lasts for a about 10seconds...sometimes even more and then it goes away. When I'm driving it stops,the screeching sounds appear to come back only when my vehicle gets close to a complete stop or when I turn on the a/c.Could this be something serious?I wanna get it checked out,but I hate to pay an arm and leg for a minor issue, but its getting embarrassing!PLEASE HELP!
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Old 05-16-2006, 03:01 PM
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loose belt. Get under there and find out which one it is before it shreds itself. Press the belt in the middle of the two pullies. There should be ~3/8 to 1/2 of deflection. It's hard to say, because belt tightness is measured with an actual guage. To loose and it slips (screeches) to tight and it puts undue stress on the bearings.
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:02 PM
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i'd say just tighten both pretty decent to where there not to much slack and see if it stops but don't tighten it to much
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:38 PM
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What is it with shops leaving belts loose? I had my timing belt changed at a dealer and they did a shoddy job tightening up the other belts.
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Old 05-16-2006, 09:38 PM
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If I had a loose belt, I would replace it because its probably already glazed. But in the meantime, you can tighten the belt.
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