Could the tension er cause the belt to sqeal?


Asked by Jul 21, 2013 at 02:47 PM about the 2003 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2003 Honda with 4cyclender.Changed belt and tension er pulley/bearing.Hard to tell where squeal is coming from even with a stethoscope.Could the tension er be the cause?

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Tom Demyan

Maybe or one it could be the bearing in the alternator, power steering pump or AC which run on the same belt.


Tom checked power steering pump and alternator with automotive stethoscope .Couldn't really detect the squeal. Tension er is original as far as I know. Squeal is still there with A/C off or on. I am suspecting the tension er. and looking for 2nd onion.


Some Hondas have an idler pully right under the tensioner pully. Both are attached to tensioner but only top one has tension. Did you replace both of them?


On this 4cylender there is only the one.The idler is on the V 6 engine.

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