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post #1 of 3 Old 03-07-2013, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Serpentine Belt squeal at start-up

I have a 2000 Honda Accord EX 4cyl. I just recently replaced my serpentine belts, but now there is a squeal whenever I first start the car after it has been sitting for a few hours. Also, I notice the same squeal when I first turn on my A/C shortly after starting the car, but then goes away.

Is there an adjustment or tightning somewhere I need to do?

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Apparently your alternator/AC belt needs to be tightened more. The Honda service manual shows the belt deflection should be 7 to 9mm between the pullies when you press on the belt. I presume you already know where the adjusting bolt and lock bolt are since you replaced the belt.
Honda also has a tension gage spec, but few people have one of those.

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Serpentine Belt squeal at start-up

Thank you for the help!!!

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