Honda Car Forum


 

Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Discussion > Honda Technical

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 16 Jan 2008, 11:16 am
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 52
Default 1998 Honda civic Making Squealing noise by belts and power steering pump.?

My 1998 honda civic makes a loud squealing noise that gets worse the longer the car runs. I have isolated the noise to the front left area of the engine where the belts and the power steering pump is located. Freind of mine had me turn the wheel all the way over and when it hits the stop it makes a even louder high pitched noise, he recomended it has to do with the power steering pump but i still think it might be one of the belts. It has had this issue since last year and has been only geting louder since then. What do you guys think?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 16 Jan 2008, 11:31 am
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1
Default

You need a new belt.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 16 Jan 2008, 11:46 am
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1
Default

Whenever I've had "belt problems, before I go to the shop I always spray the area with Wd-40, to see if that stops it. In your case I'd also check the fluid in the power steering
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 16 Jan 2008, 12:01 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2
Default

it may be as simple as tightening the belt or belts. replacement of the belts, if necessary, is not too costly.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 16 Jan 2008, 12:16 pm
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 56
Default

It is possible your belts are dry. Try lubricating them with a bar of soap..Rub the soap briskly over the inside of the belts.***Caution Be sure the Engine is turned off before doing this***
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 16 Jan 2008, 12:31 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1
Default

Read owners manual if you have one, if not, check fluid level, if it is low have lines checked for leaks. manual will tell you the correct type of fluid to use or ask dealer, slipping belt will also make a squealing noise, use belt dressing on inside of belt. Usually if it is the belt it will get louder when you pat the gas more in neutral.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 16 Jan 2008, 12:46 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 24
Default

there is a belt that runs the power steering pump if it is just the belt than thats what one it whould be. but if not it could be the pump its self or it can just be low on power steering fluid
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 16 Jan 2008, 01:01 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5
Default

I would try to tighten the powerstreering belt and that should fix it
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 16 Jan 2008, 01:16 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 7
Default

honda sucks
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 16 Jan 2008, 01:31 pm
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 66
Default

It could be either the belt or your power steering pump itself going out. Start by replacing the belt, as it is the easier fix. If the sound continues, replace the power steering pump.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My car is making this squeaky noise after belts changed. HELP!!? albert19lp Honda Technical 5 18 Oct 2007 04:00 pm
Noise after replacing Power Steering Pump 2001 Accord Coupe. blueflag Honda 2 2 15 Oct 2007 02:56 am
what is making my honda legend 1985 making a terribly noise from the steering arm? fornoman Honda Technical 3 26 Sep 2007 07:40 am
Loud squealing/squeaking noise in 1998 Civic LX Arinté Honda 3 0 09 Aug 2007 12:00 pm
02 Civic power steering pump noise? Dave Nelson Honda 2 1 22 Jan 2007 11:42 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:13 pm.


Attribution:
Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
HondaCarForum.com is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse HondaCarForum.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.