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Old 02-06-2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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I have a Honda Accord v-6 , when it's cold the powersteering pump makes noise .
The steering in the car is fine , but I notice when it's cold on start up the the pump makes noise , when car is standing still and I turn the wheel from left to right it also makes noise and sometimes the power steering fluid in reserve foams up.. Sometimes when driving it still makes a noise and sometimes the noise goes away.. Please help!
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:59 PM   #2
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Check the fluid level. Check for leaks in the PS fluid line. My PS cooler was corroded and leaking fluid and that was the cause of the noise. No other ideas.
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:17 PM   #3
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I had a simialr problem and it was one of the bearings (and accompanying seals) in the power steering pump itself
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Yeah, gotta make sure your pwr steering fluid level is full at its mark.
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There are instructions somewhere posted on replacing the shaft seal on PS pumps; they suck in air (esp in cold when fluid is thicker) and cause foaming. Also check the two clamps on the suction hose from the reservior to the pump.
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There are instructions somewhere posted on replacing the shaft seal on PS pumps; they suck in air (esp in cold when fluid is thicker) and cause foaming. Also check the two clamps on the suction hose from the reservior to the pump.
Bingo, I'd wager you have an air leak somewhere in the line, look around the PS components and see if you see any leaks.
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There are instructions somewhere posted on replacing the shaft seal on PS pumps; they suck in air (esp in cold when fluid is thicker) and cause foaming. Also check the two clamps on the suction hose from the reservior to the pump.
My P/S pump on my '99 EX 4 cyl. sedan is weeping out the pump body. Bought seals to rebuild pump but instructions would be SWEET!! Anyoen know where there posted??
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if u r xperiencing squeaking noise while turnin or wn idle then change d steering belt it shud solve ur prob. bou d pump no idea
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I had this same problem--there is a service bulletin for a worn rubber o-ring in the inlet line for 03-08 V6 Accords that lets air into the system making the noise--especially when cold. The Honda dealer didn't even know it and first flushed and changed the reservoir and then tried to sell me a new pump.
Only after I showed him the bulletin did they hand me the o-ring and I fixed it myself in twenty minutes. I replaced the o-ring and the noise went away immediately.
The dealership was embarrassed and refunded my money for the flush, but I wonder how many $600 power steering pump replacements they did instead of replacing the 25 cent o-ring.

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?? Is that some sort of english? We dont need that on this forum. We should not have to work to try and that jibberish your typing!
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I had this same problem--there is a service bulletin for a worn rubber o-ring in the inlet line for 03-08 V6 Accords that lets air into the system making the noise--especially when cold. The Honda dealer didn't even know it and first flushed and changed the reservoir and then tried to sell me a new pump.
Only after I showed him the bulletin did they hand me the o-ring and I fixed it myself in twenty minutes. I replaced the o-ring and the noise went away immediately.
The dealership was embarrassed and refunded my money for the flush, but I wonder how many $600 power steering pump replacements they did instead of replacing the 25 cent o-ring.

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?? Is that some sort of english? We dont need that on this forum. We should not have to work to try and that jibberish your typing!

It appears that his writing is more legible than yours. Please pack up your useless posts and show yourself the door now.

PS - You can take your improper punctuation with you.
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