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post #1 of 232 Old 12-16-2008, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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Power Steering Noise

I've got a really loud noise from my power steering pump.
  • It's only when cold
  • It sounds like a groan, not a squeal
  • Fluid is topped off (with Honda fluid)

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post #2 of 232 Old 12-16-2008, 03:51 PM
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There is a TSB about whining... not sure if that is the case with groaning too. The whining fix is about 5 minutes job: http://radio-pro.ru/forums/at...1&d=1200936994

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Hahaaaa, thank you!! I haven't done the repair but I'm guessing that's EXACTLY what's wrong

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This post is a life saver. I was just at the dealership getting a quote on a replacement pump.

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power steering fix

I had the same problem. I tried flushing the system first and that only made it worse. Then i read this post, picked up the new o-ring from the dealer and changed in less than 5 minutes.

No more noise!
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This is the sweetest fix for $1.25. I was about to pay $220 for a new pump.

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How difficult is it to do this change? Sounds easy...? Do I need any special tools?
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How difficult is it to do this change? Sounds easy...? Do I need any special tools?
It's as easy as it sounds, you just need a wrench and some paper towels

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Nice, I just got home from the dealer. They wanted to charge me $220 to do this. I said no thanks.
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When performing this TSB, how much power steering fluid is lost in the process? Is it minimal or does one have to buy more fluid?

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When performing this TSB, how much power steering fluid is lost in the process? Is it minimal or does one have to buy more fluid?
It's a very small amount, especially if the car has been sitting for a while, but get a bottle to top it off anyway.

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It's a very small amount, especially if the car has been sitting for a while, but get a bottle to top it off anyway.
Be sure to get a Honda approved one. Pretty much no price difference.
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LOL, do we carge the guy for changing a inexpensive seal or do we soak him for a new power steering pump....................no wonder people don't trust or want to go to a shop.

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Nice, I just got home from the dealer. They wanted to charge me $220 to do this. I said no thanks.

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LOL, do we carge the guy for changing a inexpensive seal or do we soak him for a new power steering pump....................no wonder people don't trust or want to go to a shop.

Dude, the $220 was for the O-ring change and a fluid flush (which is unnecessary). He was trying to convince me the pump is going and that was well over $500. They also would not fix my stereo lights under the extended warranty. I took it to another dealer a year ago to have the light issue fixed (only the buttons are out, not the LED screen) and they were more than willing to do it. I couldn't have it done then though cause I was leaving town and they had to order the parts. The dealer here sucks.

As you can see from my other thread, he also denied the v6 has transmission issues.
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This is the sweetest fix for $1.25. ....
Oh! That is a ripoff... I thought it was 50 cents

(maybe if you guys point the dealers to this site and tell them you are a member here then they'll look at you in a whole different way, I am sure they know what the internet is, don't they? LOL)

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