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Old 09-02-2009, 09:37 PM   #1
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Default Loud squealing in reverse.

Okay, i just bought a '92 SL1. 5spd. Everything is stock. When i start the car after a day or so of sitting, and put it in reverse, it squeals rather loud. My neighbor heard it from inside his house. As soon as i push in the clutch to shift to first, it immediatly stops. Friend who owns a '94 says trans. fluid, but i checked it, and it's all good. Anybody know what might be the cause?

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Old 09-02-2009, 10:10 PM   #2
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Everything is stock? This might simply be a worn out belt tensioner; if you can depress the belt between the pulleys easily then the tensioner is worn out. A '92 with 17yr old parts that old cannot last forever. Is the belt original? A worn belt tensioner allows the belt too much slack so the crank pulley squeals against the belt that's restrained by the accessories its supposed to be turning; alternator, power steering pump, and water pump.

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Old 09-02-2009, 10:21 PM   #3
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Default Re: Loud squealing in reverse.

I don't know if you could confuse this or not but my 94 is also a 5 spd. and mine whines quite loudly the faster I go in reverse as long as the clutch is engaged. The only other car that I have had that was a manual was my Geo Metro and it made same whining noise in reverse when the clutch was engaged.

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Old 09-02-2009, 10:30 PM   #4
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Oh, maybe I'm the one confused. Gear whine from reverse gear running parts of the transmission backwards with poor meshing causing the noise being confused with belt squealing? Hmmmmm.........

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Old 09-02-2009, 10:40 PM   #5
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Default Re: Loud squealing in reverse.

I'm not positive of the noise (this is of course a forum and it is hard to describe sounds over the interweb) but I just thought I would throw my hat in the ring

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Old 09-07-2009, 09:19 PM   #6
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I don't know if you could confuse this or not but my 94 is also a 5 spd. and mine whines quite loudly the faster I go in reverse as long as the clutch is engaged. The only other car that I have had that was a manual was my Geo Metro and it made same whining noise in reverse when the clutch was engaged.
The whine your talking about is not the one im talking about. You're talking about the one that sounds like an RC car?
This one is louder and higher pitched.

I think it is the tensioner.
About how much does one cost?

Thanks for the input.

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Go to rockauto.com or saturnparts.net online to price them. Its recommended to buy the metal idler pulley and not the plastic one.

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