Chirp at start up

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Clete, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Clete

    Clete Guest

    I get a very brief chirp when I start my car. 2000 Accord 4 cylinder.
    Both belts are new and tight A tad annoying. It goes away
    immediately. Any suggestions ?
    Clete, Oct 16, 2009
  2. Clete

    user Guest

    Power steering belt, I'll bet.

    A few months back I bought a set of genuine Honda OEM belts. These are
    smooth, without the 'toothy' inner surface that many aftermarket lines
    display. Those things squealed like a stuck pig every time I started
    the car with a depleted power steering reservoir. If I tightened them
    enough, they'd finally stop squeaking, but the tension required seemed
    excessive. Since the old belts were looking pretty good they went back
    on and the 'squealers' went into the trunk as spares.

    Feel your alternator pulley next time you take a short drive. If it's
    hot, the belt is slipping. Something to avoid.
    user, Oct 16, 2009
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