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High Pitch humming noise in a 94 Civic

I just got this car. It's been sitting for 3+ years. Battery is a dead cell - it barely got me home.

There is this high pitched noise coming from the very very front corner of it. It's constant - doesn't stop at ANY time while the car is running. Whatever it is, it's right behind the washer fluid reservoir. It's not the power steering pump - that works fine.

It has been wrecked in the same area that the noise is coming from. Not very bad, the bumper is mesed up and the blinker is broken. Other than that no frame damage and nothing is pushed back out of place.


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  • lizshouse88 Jun 30, 2009

    The alternator is in the back closer to the firewall.. This noise is coming from right underneath the power steering pump and right behind the windshield washer fluid reservoir

  • lizshouse88 Jun 30, 2009

    oh, and I doubt it's the alternator. I jumped the car after it had been sitting 3 years and when i took the battery cables off 5 minutes later it didn't cut off. That tells me the alternator is working fine - esp since it went 30 miles down the road on a battery with no charge.


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Sounds like the bearing in the alternator is shot. take the belt off the alt. start car if it stops replace alt.

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