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91 accord engine squeal

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My 91 accord squeals upon start up and sometimes for awhile after then goes away. I checked my timing belt. I checked and replaced it about 5k ago so its fairly new. The problem just started about 1 month ago. I also replaced the A/C compressor, Alternator, and checked the tightness of the belts and all the belts were replaced at 5k too. I bypassed the powersteering pump and started the car to see if it would still squeal upon start up and it still does. Could having the timing belt too tight cause this problem? Also the replacement alternator was from a junk yard and tested good at shucks. Any suggestions anyone?

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Check tightness on a/c belt turn your a/c off and see if it still does it . If it does not than either replace belt with a Napa auto parts belt or tighten and check all pulleys to make sure they are not dirty or have any type of oil on them . And if they still make noise than remove all belts and make sure you don't have a rod or main bearing noise starting . if every thing is ok than make sure it is not comeing from your power steering pump

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The problem is not the alternator. It probably is the belt that operates the a/c, it needs to be tight.

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I thought that the junk yard alternator might be the problem too so i purchased a new refurbished one from shucks and the squeal is still there upon start up. So what else might be the problem?

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There's your problem......you have a cheap alternator. Buy atleast refurbished never used once especially from a junk yard. Sounds like the pulley is worn.

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