02 Civic power steering pump noise?

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Dave Nelson, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Dave Nelson

    Dave Nelson Guest

    The Civic EX just hit 50,000 miles a few weeks ago. The wife starts
    complaining about the noise it is making. Sounds like a bad power steering
    pump or one that is low on fluid. If you've ever heard it, you know what
    I'm talking about; sort of a whine/groaning sound. The noise changes with
    the engine rpms. But it seems early for a ps pump to go at 50,000 miles.
    Fluid is not low. Belt is nice and snug and in decent shape. I got hold of
    a known good replacement last week, slap it on, fill it up and get the same
    $#%#$ noise! So now I'm wondering if it is power steering pump noise and
    second guessing myself. Maybe it is the alternator or air cond compressor,
    both located UNDER the ps pump. Could either of these make a similar noise?
    Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks!
    Dave Nelson, Jan 23, 2007
  2. Dave Nelson

    jim beam Guest

    have you checked all 3 belts [p/s, alternator, a/c]?
    jim beam, Jan 23, 2007
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