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Carrie 11/19/2012

2001 Honda Civic EX 4 Cyl 1.7L

Preventive Maintenance

My car is making a "wining" noise. My V belt is a little frayed and may need replacing. Am I correct?

I've reached over 200k miles on my Honda. The belt that seems to be in need of repair is located near my alternator. I'm not sure if the wining noise is because of the belt or something else. Power steering is great so I've ruled that out as a possible culprit.

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Jimm 11/22/2012

First step, raise the hood and with the engine in neutral or park - listen for the source of the noise. If the drive belt is frayed or damaged - it must be replaced. Whether the belt is the source of the noise may not be fully determined until it is replaced.


Carrie 11/22/2012

Thanks very much! I've checked out the sound before and I'm almost positive it's the drive belt. I'll replace it and see if the issue persists. Thanks again!

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