2001 Hond Civic Power steering pump

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Brad, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. Brad

    Brad Guest

    I have a 2001 Honda civic coupe and the power steering pump failed on
    me, I usually have Saturday mornings completely free and was thinking
    about trying to install the new pump myself.

    I've done misc. car work before and I'm thinking about buying the
    2001-2002 Civic Maintenance and repair CD ROMs to act as a guide
    through the process.

    Can anyone shed some light on the complexity of installing a pump,
    maybe any advice on the process or a few tips?

    Brad, Oct 10, 2003
  2. Brad

    Paul Bielec Guest

    Can anyone shed some light on the complexity of installing a pump,
    I used to own a 2001 Civic but since I sold it when it was less than 2yo I
    didn't spent much time under the hood.
    First of all, are you relly sure that it is the pump that failed? Seems a
    rather early failure.
    Changing the pump shouldn't be very difficult. The complexity would only
    vary depending where it is located and how easy it is to access.
    Also how are the belts distributed i.e. how many belts and what is on which?
    if you have AC? Depending on cars, you might need to remove another belt
    (alternator and/or AC) to get to the power steering one. Then it should be
    only 2 bolts to loose the pump and remove the belt and 2 hoses. I never
    changed the pump, only the belt so I don't know how to bleed the system when
    you connect the new pump. The manual should have instructions. Then it is
    just the matter of putting the belts back (it might be worth replacing the
    accessory belts at the same time) and set the correct tension.

    As for the manual, make sure you can print out the pages you need as you
    don't want to spend your day walking to the computer every time you need
    some more information.
    Paul Bielec, Oct 10, 2003
  3. Brad

    jim Guest

    cant help with the repair, but where did you get the 2001-2 cd repair
    manual for the honda.. that is what i need for my 2001 civic... thanks
    in advance for the reply......
    jim, Oct 11, 2003
  4. Brad

    Thudd Guest

    On some pumps the pulley is pressed on. If you have to remove and press on
    the pulley you could have trouble. I have not looked at mine.
    Thudd, Oct 11, 2003
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