1998 Honda Civic Q&A
1998 Honda Civic Question: 1998 honda civic-man trans-engine squeels. Is this a belt issue?
Engine squeels slightly when the car is in neutral and high pitched squeel disappears with the use of belt dressing. If the car is in gear, noise returns and increases with increased RPM. The car has 185K miles on it. Timing belt was replaced at 125K. When noise first appeared AC was NOT on-rarely use AC. - rna
If the noise goes away when belt dressing is applied it would appear it is a belt issue. Belt dressing does not always fix a belt noise paticularly if its not adjusted to proper tension or if a idler pulley bearing is worn causing a slight misalignment issue. - milesauto
BELT DRESSING IS A JOKE, ITS LIKE DIET PILLS. REPL ALL BELTS WITH NEW NOW THAT THEY ARE CONTAMINATED AND YOUR PROB WILL GO AWAY - globalhelper