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Belt Squeal at Low Speed
« on: June 26, 2009, 05:50:41 PM »
I test drove a 90 FL400R today, and it makes a noise that sounds like a belt squealing.  It happened just a few times, and typically happened at low speed on deceleration or acceleration.  The sound lasts just a second or two.

This is the first Pilot I've ever been around, so I'm wondering if this is just a normal noise during engagement, or a symptom of something more serious.  In general, the unit looks practically brand new, and is completely stock.

Your help is appreciated.


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Belt Squeal at Low Speed
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2009, 08:36:12 PM »
It's real hard to tell something like this without hearing it ourselves. Some belt noise is to be expected, but not much squeling.

If you get back to the Pilot, take a look at the belt and run your hard over the inside of the drive clutch (where the belt rides). The feel should be smooth. Deep wavy grooves are a bad sign. It  could also be a worn belt.
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