Serpentine belt


Asked by Jun 27, 2017 at 12:29 AM about the 2007 Honda Civic LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just installed a new serpentine belt on my Honda civic 07 LX.
When I started the car, it was squealing.
I drove for 2 days and it started shredding.
I also realized a part of the belt was a little bit off the AC pulley.

I am trying to figure out it got there.
Is it a misalignment or a bearing.
How can I diagnostic the issue?

Thank you

11 Answers


This is the right way to do this video Hope this helps

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Thank you @dariusk8. I watched the video. I believed when the belt was installed, everything was align. The more I drove the more the belt was moving out and ended up a little off the pulley then started shredding. I'm thinking a pulley bearing. Any more input ?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Could the vibration of the engine due to a misfire can be the source of the issue. I had only 3 cylinders running. And when I was doing testing to figure out which ignition coil was not working, the engine was running with only 2 cylinders working ...


Every engine vibrates and the car //truck has engine mounts (actually cushions) underneath.....and those need to be replace if worn out. Without those you would have excessive vibration...yes


Vibration due to misfire may have had some effect.....but having worn "Mounts" is much worse


How many miles? or when was last time you replaced pulley? Of course they wear out around 100k miles, from my past car experience

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I just bought the car with 60K. Well after I removed the serpentine belt, I inspected the pulleys. The water pump is making some small notices when it is spinning, but I can actually shake the AC compressor easily. The whole unit is moving. I am thinking either the mount , the screws or the compressor is is worn. . I will take out the alternator on Friday and check where the issue is coming from.


Just reading your notes, gives me many ideas to check out. Please do a Vin number car fox check. How many accidents did this vehicle have? Please look at the mileage all the numbers line up....or are any askew? at 60k miles....there is a lot happening that should be happening at bigger at 100k+ or so. Just my gut here.


Yes you are right, this car was in an accident, and when I bought the car, the guy told me it has been sitting for a long time. And looking a the picture from the accident, the passenger front bumper was crashed. It might explain the misalignment and vibration around the AC compressor. The AC compressor is not hard to change, Hopefully the mount is fine...


Don, you may want to bring this to a professional body guy. AAA has a list of very honest people in your zip code. Have him look, especially lift it up, and give an assessment for free. Then you will have an honest look at what u are Needing to do


Alright, thank you for your feedback

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Civic in your area?

CarGurus has 52,141 nationwide Civic listings starting at $1,200.


Honda Civic Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
    Jonathan Ford
  • #2
    Takoda Fraser
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
529 Great Deals out of 93,656 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Corolla
643 Great Deals out of 66,145 listings starting at $1,599
Used Honda Civic Coupe
106 Great Deals out of 10,368 listings starting at $750
Used Toyota Camry
787 Great Deals out of 71,592 listings starting at $175
Used Honda CR-V
541 Great Deals out of 67,089 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Altima
748 Great Deals out of 67,282 listings starting at $750
Used Hyundai Elantra
391 Great Deals out of 45,304 listings starting at $495
Used Mazda MAZDA3
194 Great Deals out of 25,867 listings starting at $1,600
Used Honda Accord Coupe
101 Great Deals out of 4,229 listings starting at $800
Used Ford Focus
406 Great Deals out of 70,943 listings starting at $999
Used BMW 3 Series
910 Great Deals out of 33,016 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Sentra
478 Great Deals out of 50,524 listings starting at $1,695
Used Hyundai Sonata
397 Great Deals out of 50,392 listings starting at $990

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Honda Civic LX For Sale
14,319 listings starting at $16,376
2017 Honda Civic LX For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 1,281 listings starting at $14,421
2016 Honda Civic LX For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 1,059 listings starting at $10,200
2015 Honda Civic LX For Sale
76 Great Deals out of 4,063 listings starting at $8,495
2014 Honda Civic LX For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 1,002 listings starting at $7,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.