Distributor Squeal Can Sould Like Loose Belt on Acura Integra

A loud squealing noise on high mileage cars can be confused with a loose fan belt. The distributor should be inspected because it can seize, which can cause the timing belt to slip resulting in serious engine damage.

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Average mileage: 166,633 (134,899–198,000)
Engine affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder
12 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
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1991 Acura Integra- 1.8L 4 Cylinder167,000
Also kind of sounds like a chain saw. It has happened twice. Distributor rotor very loud. Will have the shop replace it again. Car wouldn't start & shop replaced old corroded distributor & coil. Engine light has come on twice, but gone away. Occasionally car dies for an instant while moving from stop (jerks like you popped the clutch), then continues on fine.
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1991 Acura Integra- 1.8L 4 Cylinder198,000
Squealing sound from the passenger side of the car, I marked the distributor on any of the rotating parts before removing it. After removal I spun it by hand and it was hard to turn and felt rough. I replaced the whole unit with a new complete set including the distributor cap.
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