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Old 06-12-2007, 09:36 AM   #1
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Default Loud Screeching Noise when starting Car?

Sorry guys Im a Newb but I learn fast, Just never had a car until about a month ago.
Never had one to deal with ya know, finally bought one Independently. Saved up the money. 1990 Accord Lx.

I bought a problem, but I know you can work Magic with Hondas. Well what Im trying to figure out is How come when I start the car it screeches for about 30 seconds. Since I bought it every day it screeches longer and longer when I start it up. At first it was only like 3 seconds. When I step on the gas it stops screeching faster. When I have driven it, turn off, then start again. If not too long since last time running, it screeches for about 5 seconds and when I step on gas it stops. I know your thinking the belts but when I look at the belts they have no visible cracks? or obvious ware inside or out. When I spray belt dressing on them, it sounds a little better, and stops faster. Do you think they are loose?
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It is most likely the belts still. You can also get this of any of the accessory bearings are going out - like AC Clutch, PS Pump or Alternator.

Does this happen even when the AC is off? If so, then I would look elsewhere than the AC/Alternator belt.

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The AC doesn't even work
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if belt dressing didnt help try tightening the belts. IIRC there should be a belt tensioner for the serpentine belt. if not...then replace the belt.
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