I heard a squealing noise for two days whenever I drove my 1990 Honda civic. Engine light(yellow) kept coming on. Then car just shut down. Gas pedal had no pressure at all. I smelled burning and saw light smoke on left side of engine when I lifted the hood. Ways the problem?
respond please on 1990 Honda Civic
by iceman jr in Columbia, SC on January 29, 2011
ANSWER by patrick mannion on January 29, 2011
So hard to guess without being able to do some diagnostic test. A squealing sound for a few days followed by the engine shutting off could be a loose fan belt but the symptoms could be more serious and something I have come across on the 1990 Civic. I have seen the distributor bearings seize (make noise for a few days first) followed by the timing belt breaking because the distributor no longer turns and stops the camshaft. Just a guess but something I have seen a dozen times. Hopefully it turns out to be something a lot simpler and less expensive.
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