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Why is my 2012 Honda Civic whining at idle?


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Hi I have a 2012 Honda Civic auto 97k miles when I start the car it makes whining noise while idling any idea what it could be?

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It could be lots of things.

Is it coming from under the hood?

Yes from under the hood

ok the whiniest components under the hood are usually the alternator and power steering pump. Your owner's manual may have a diagram of where they're located.

Thank you appreciate it


If it's coming from under the hood as @mmj asked it could be a fan belt, idler or tensioner pulley or a bearing going out in one of the many driven systems, ie, ac compressor, power steering pump, alternator, etc.


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