my 08 Civic coupe last week made an awful sound.. eeekkkk, then died... did that about 3 times in the McDonald's drive thru and i had to ride the clutch to a parking spot .. there was also smoke

Asked by Sep 26, 2012 at 05:33 PM about the Honda Civic Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

our mechanic put a new alternator and did a tune up on it and then i started having a/c problems....  now it's said
the alternator and battery is good, that it is something under the a/c that is seizing up.?  

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Yes, it sounds like one of the belt driven components has seized. This would cause a screeching sound, and the belt would start to smoke.

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