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1999 Honda Accord with noise from engine

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Oct 6, 2013, 8:58 AM

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I have a 1999 Honda Accord - 4 cylinder, 4 door automatic - with 375,000 KM. The car has been running great but a few weeks ago, I started hearing a "screeching" noise from the engine every time I put my foot on the gas.

I thought it was a belt or the alternator. I changed the alternator (belt was good) but noise was still there. When I disconnected the belts for the power steering, alternator and the AC, the noise was still there. A quick look at the timing belt showed it needed replacing so I replaced the timing belt and the water pump.

I still have the noise even with the PS, AC and alternator belts not connected.

A friend changed the timing belt and water pump for $150 and I really don't want to spend too much more on the car given the mileage. I'm guess the issue is coming from the engine. Any ideas what else it may be other than "expensive" engine repair?



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Oct 6, 2013, 9:22 AM

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Re: 1999 Honda Accord with noise from engine Sign In

Can you record the noise and upload it to a video hosting site and paste the link in here? Maybe listening to it could give us some clues.

Since we volunteer our time and knowledge, we ask for you to please follow up when a problem is resolved.

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Oct 6, 2013, 10:05 AM

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Re: 1999 Honda Accord with noise from engine Sign In

Thanks for your interest.

I'm not sure how to upload it to a video hosting site. I know little about cars .... less about technology. I do have the "noise" recorded as a wave file but I guess you can't simply attach the file.

The screeching noise is still there when the I hit the gas, but now the car is very loud even when just idling. Almost like a muffler issue.


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 6, 2013, 10:45 AM

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Re: 1999 Honda Accord with noise from engine Sign In

Silly test if you think exhaust something. With heavy gloves and damp rag just plug off (don't freaking burn yourself please) see if the noise totally changes or goes away?

The hosting sites even I don't use and this site doesn't have anything so easy for me either and never did. I'm getting so sick of wires and devices all over the place there's more that in a space shuttle now!

Soooo - for pictures or sound you can use photobucket or YouTube - whatever device you use just copy and paste from your browser and should paste to here as a clickable link. I'm no geek either and the nanosecond I get the hang of one the device goes to hell and the new one is all different.

I drive a 1956 Desoto because of it! No, but not far from it. I don't need my car to try to tell me door is ajar, it's a damn door fool thing! SmileSmile


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