1997 Honda Accord Q&A
1997 Honda Accord Question: screeching sound when driving
My car is making a high pitch screeching noise (occasionally) when driving along the road at about 25mph in a straight line. This occurs when I am not applying the brakes. I cannot tell if it is coming from the front or rear wheels but I have the EX so it has disc brakes on both axles. I am aware of some early cracks in the CV boots but I don't think they are busted open. Any idea what this might be? - speedybrick
Ripped CV joint boots are unlikely to cause this noise, a bad cv joint would make a rattling, click click sound increasing with velocity of a tight turn. I suspect the noise is either a loose fan belt or even a distributor that is seizing (which I have seen on the Accord at higher mileage) if it is engine related. If the noise is coming from the wheel area each brake pad had a metal finger on it that when it contacts the brake disc makes a high pitched noise. Initially it is more noticeable as the brakes are applied or sometimes when backing up but after a while the noise will be apparent even if the brakes are not applied. - patrick mannion
When I back up in reverse my car makes a high pitch squell noise.
my sister was told by her mechanic that she has a cracked boot and also warned her NOT to continue driving without repair. She could be in a very nasty crash - is this a valid comment? What reall...