Problem Description and Possible Solution
A chirp noise from the timing belt area can be caused by a tilted idler pulley. Installing a corrective shim from Honda will commonly correct this issue.
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Average mileage: 55,625 (5,000–80,000)
Engine affected: 3.5L V6
14 people reported this problem
Noticed chirping sound when acceleratingbup slight hill around 30 mph and car is shifting to next gear. Does not matter if A/C is on. Have brought to dealer 3 times to fix. They heard it when I requested a ride along, but they are unable to replicate it. Have replaced belts but at didn't work. Very annoying!
I had a chirping sound from the belt area which became worse when the vehicle was cold or in humid weather. I replaced the accessory belt, but this didn't stop the problem. I ended up having the dealer replace the timing belt, water pump, and install the shim kit so it doesn't happen again. It's been 6 months now and I haven't heard a problem since.
Same here. Have really liked this vehicle but at 60,000 miles it started falling apart. Belt chirping, water leaks, engine tapping, light keep blowing. Not happy.