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I have a 2005 Honda civic ex, I am having first time issue

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Hello, I have a 2005 Honda civic ex, I am having first time issue that started today, my vehicle exhibits a whining noise from the engine compartment the issue has only been noticed in drive and neutral on acceleration(not decel). The vehicle has 109k, the timing belt, waterpump, tensioner, and serpentine belt were replaced at 90k. Any ideas what it could be?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Honda
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Also, the noise was present for around 15-20min, on an engine that was at operating temperature. It went away just a little while ago and I drove another 8-10miles and now I have parked and it is not present any longer
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

Hello welcome to just answer I am master tech and will be able to assist you

can you tell me if this gets worse with the lights and ac on or off ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
If you have a moment, I can step out to the vehicle
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

yes that is fine.

also if you can record a audio clip and load it on here so I can get a listen to what your describing

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Would you like me to take my DMM in case you want an available voltage reading or voltage drop?
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

you can yes just to see what the battery voltage is on while the engine is running.

Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

a few things come to mind

a alternator bearing or a power steering pump noise or something else in the system

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Okay. I am opening the hood, the noise was no longer there when I parked around 10min ago. But if it makes the noise I will record it
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

ok also if you can try to isolate the noise like the drive belt area or the transmission side ?

can you tell me if the noise is affected by the rpm or load on the motor ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
When the problem was happening, the noise became more apparent when rpm was raised
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

ok this is good info.

once you can get a sample audio of it then im pretty sure I can pin point it

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Drive belt area. Currently have the headlights on, a/c on and battery available voltage is between 12.5-12.91 using fluke meter min/max feature
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

ok that's good and it's charging normally

Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

is the noise present now or silent

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The noise isnt happening right now. It has gone away but the engine just seems a bit sluggish as well, it is a bit over due for an oil change but thats about it
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ill record what I am getting but the idle sounds a bit choppy
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

ok i'm sure it will start again once your driving

ok lets work on getting a audio clip.

maybe tomorrow when your driving it will act up for you

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have tried to send you the recording and it doesnt not allow it to be sent
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

do you have a you tube account ?

if so load it their and then post the link here.

or we can do a live phone call option.

Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

on a live phone call I can hear first hand and we can communicate live

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I do have a YouTube account. Someone mentioned that I should put some sort of lucas additive when I do my oil change this week. Because it could be some sort of bearing?
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

well let me hear it so I can get a idea of what the issue is

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The video is loading. The noise is very faint, if at all present.
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

ok its a start until it get louder as you described

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It is most noticeable in the video closer to the end, and might even be on deceleration
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

ok

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
https://youtu.be/47v3x9EoAXY
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

ok listened to it but could not depict it

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Yeah, it is not very noticeable, it was much different earlier
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

ok let end tonight and pick up once your able to get the noise to be present and I will listen to the next up load.

this chat will remain open and I will be the only person your working with ok

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Okay, is the cost still going to remain 28$? Even if we pick up tomorrow. Sorry I am a student in Automotive and am not the most fortune with extra cash with paying for books and classes.
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

yes their is no additional charges unless we switch to a phone conversation.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I accidentally hit call!
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I apologize, my phone became frozen for a second as I scrolled up
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

I dont see anything so your ok for now

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Okay.
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

ok then we can continue once you get a good clip ok

I will let you enjoy your evening

Dino

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you. You do the same
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

good morning just checking in to see if you were able to get the car to make that noise.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No, it has not happened again.
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 10 months ago.

ok let me know when it does

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