Re: 01 Honda Civic EX with 137k Miles stutters at acceleration from 40->50->55
Screeching is one of the belts slipping. Even when wet it shouldn't screech tho. This could be caused by a bad belt, bad belt tension; alternator, power steering, or compressor/clutch seizing up.
Some of the other symptoms make it sound like it's running lean which could be caused by a bad cat or fuel pump/filter problems so, you really need to scan for codes. It's free at autozone. Post up the EXACT code and we can go from there.