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Honda Accord Chirping Noise From Timing Belt Due to Misaligned Idler Pulley

Honda Accord Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2005, 2006, 2007

Engines Affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6, 3.5L V6

Average Mileage: 71,222 mi (43,000 mi - 123,000 mi)


A chirping noise coming from the timing belt area can be caused by a misaligned, or tilted idler pulley.

  • accordv6se, , 3.0L V6, 45,000 mi

    every day when i start the car in the morning i hear a chirping noise coming from the timing belt area. when the car is warmed up it goes away. or when i accelarate no chirping. strange!

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 123,000 mi

    I had my timing belt changed along with the water pump. i have noticed this chirping noise every since I had these items replaced.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 52,000 mi

    Chirp during cold and/or first start of the day. Improves with acceleration. No relation to steering. Resolves after 10 minutes of driving.

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  • acehigh, , 3.0L V6, 75,000 mi

    constant-squeal/squeak--when engine cold. dissipates immensely when engine warms// i replaced o ring ($2.55)//part on one of the power steering hoses// noise basically quit! but now iam concerned about this idler issue?

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 65,000 mi

    new idler pulley had to be installed

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