Hello Everyone. 2003 Honda Civic taken in for repairs last month at 99,000 miles, including getting a NEW serpentine belt. Upon leaving the mechanic, the belt would squeal continuously only when using the a/c. Simple enough, took it back, he tightened the belt, and no more squealing.
One month later…
Same squealing noise has started again in the past 3 days, but it is very specific:
- Only when a/c is on.
- Only when you touch the accelerator after the car has stopped.
- Only lasts for a second or two, and only happens occasionally.
Knowing the above, is it safe to drive with the a/c on - for a pre-arranged trip from Washington DC to upstate NY and back - and then take it to the mechanic when I return? Is it possible that it’s another simple fix like just re-tightening the belt? Thanks in advance!