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Old 12-24-2018, 11:41 AM
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Have a 2007 Accord which has had numerous power steering issues, where it effectively feels like I have none. I've been taking it to an independent garage around the corner from where I work (I use them because having to leave it somewhere else then creates a problem getting to work). They've replaced it three times (under warranty) but it's acting up again intermittently. Am visiting family in another state for the holidays and dropped it off at a chain repair shop to have them look at it, and the first thing the manager tells me is that based on his experience, you should not use aftermarket power steering pumps in Hondas, as you'll get the same problems I'm experiencing (he later confirmed that it's not a genuine Honda replacement part).

My question is, does this sound right, that you cannot use aftermarket parts for this particular repair? Thanks in advance.
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He is incorrect, sort of.

Just like anything else,there are bad aftermarket replacement and there are good ones.

Unfortunately,finding the sweet spot isnt always easy. Sometimes its simply better to go with a dealer part.

With that being said, our shop has used "Maval" brand with moderate success.

We also use AAE steering with %100 success rate(but they are out of state and the part takes longer to get to us,the wait isnt worth the money on a simple pump job,so we use them almost exclusively for rack and pinions)
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He is incorrect, sort of.

Just like anything else,there are bad aftermarket replacement and there are good ones.

Unfortunately,finding the sweet spot isnt always easy. Sometimes its simply better to go with a dealer part.

With that being said, our shop has used "Maval" brand with moderate success.

We also use AAE steering with %100 success rate(but they are out of state and the part takes longer to get to us,the wait isnt worth the money on a simple pump job,so we use them almost exclusively for rack and pinions)
Thanks for the response. The mechanic who did the work has since agreed to replace the pump with a Honda part for just the difference in part cost, so hopefully he sticks by that.
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Thanks for the response. The mechanic who did the work has since agreed to replace the pump with a Honda part for just the difference in part cost, so hopefully he sticks by that.
Sounds reasonable. Be prepared for sticker shock if he is getting a new pump. The difference between new and reman is usually $2-300 more....
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