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1991 Honda Civic- Squeeling from under the hood
04-03-2011, 12:24 AM
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1991 Honda Civic- Squeeling from under the hood
I have a 1991 Honda Civic, 5 speed Manual, with 246,000 Miles. I have had this car for about a year and I haven't really had any problems until the last few months. I have replaced the timing belt in December along with the water pump and a few gaskets on the engine that were causing an oil leak. As of today the engine has been squeeling and I cant quite figure out what the problem is. All the belts are either new or look like they are in good shape. When the car is idoling I can hear a few clicks. The squeeling only happens when I press on the gas whether I am still or moving. I don't know how reliable the mechanic I used to change the gaskets and timing belt was because its only been four months and engine is leaking oil again. Please give me any insight to what the propblem might be, I don't want to take it to a mechanic untill I have narrowed down what the problem could be. Thanks.
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04-03-2011, 09:27 AM
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RE: 1991 Honda Civic- Squeeling from under the hood
Good chance one or more of those belts needs to be tightened. To determine how tight a belt is (with the engine off) grab it between 3 fingers and twist it. If you can go more than 90 degrees it's not tight enough. Be careful not to go too tight as that can cause other issues.

If you are not sure try spraying a little WD-40 on the belts while the engine is running. If the noise goes away then you are on the right track and need to snug the belts up.

Lets us know how you make out.
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05-26-2011, 12:03 AM
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RE: 1991 Honda Civic- Squeeling from under the hood
I think it is better to bring your car to a car repair shop. You can’t say that the belt is the only problem or perhaps causing the problem. In case, you’re unsure, car repair shop is the best option for you.
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