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Old 01/04/2012, 09:26 PM   #1
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Wrench 98 civic hx LOUD squeak when cold outside

Stock 98 civic hx D16 motor. When its get below a certain temp outside my belt or one of the pulleys start to squeak extremely loud... put new belts on before winter. Anybody else had this problem?


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Old 01/05/2012, 07:41 AM   #2
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Default Re: 98 civic hx LOUD squeak when cold outside

Does is it only do it when you start it?
How long does it squeak for?


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Old 01/05/2012, 10:18 AM   #3
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Default Re: 98 civic hx LOUD squeak when cold outside

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Stock 98 civic hx D16 motor. When its get below a certain temp outside my belt or one of the pulleys start to squeak extremely loud... put new belts on before winter. Anybody else had this problem?
How tight are the belts? keep in mind that they need to be tightened at a certain range whether it be .22-.25 in.

We just had the same case with my wife's car, belts were squeakin' in the cold morning. So I went and bought new ones and before installing them I noticed there weren't any imperfections to the ones previously installed by the original owner (which wasn't my Co owner Todd...lol). Went through and put new belts on, checked to see how tight they needed to be .28-.30 for alternator and .22-.25 for power sterring with A/C. So basically the tension needs to be close to 1/4 inch or less then that. Also keep in mind if you try to SUPER tighten the shit out ofthem they will likely break.

Just check that or if you want to go further check the pulleys as well to make sure they arent stuck, hard to move or have wabble to them. Most likely the issue you might be having will be with how tight the belts are.....may need just a bit more tension. You can also use candle wax and as the car runs, carefully run it under the belt for a bit to see if that helps stop the noise.

I think Kelly from Wrenches had suggested something else in the past that I can't remember.....not sure what it was but it was an everyday automotive fluid or grease.....damn my memory sucks...LOL


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