Noise after replacing Power Steering Pump 2001 Accord Coupe.

Discussion in 'Accord' started by blueflag, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. blueflag

    blueflag Guest

    2001 Accord Coupe - 4 clyndr - manual trans.

    Replaced the Power Steering pump with a remanufactored Honda pump, new
    belt and HONDA PS fluid. Tensioned the belt the best I can. Now
    getting a loud vibration/noise from the pump area. The pump turns
    freely and doesn't make any noise. Tighened everything down. Noise
    gets worse when turning the steering wheel. The pump is moving the
    fluid and the reserve is up the the upper limit line.

    Any ideas?

    blueflag, Oct 12, 2007
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    Elle Guest

    Did you purge the air from the PS system? That's critical.

    When doing some work where it was a good idea to remove the
    PS pump, I did the following subsequently to purge the
    system, from :

    With everything back together, and the power steering
    reservoir full, take the steering wheel and turn it back and
    forth 50 times. Again, with the power steering reservoir
    full, get a friend to standy by with a bottle of power
    steering fluid as you start the car. The pump will suck
    down all the liquid in the reservoir into the system. It is
    CRITICAL that the pump not suck air into the system. Start
    the car for 1 second and shut it off. As the level goes
    down have your friend add to the reservoir. Repeat as
    needed until the reservoir level is filled appropriately.
    When done, replace the reservoir cap, start the car, and
    twist the steering wheel and listen for "squeeling". As
    long as none is heard, you're fine. Again, it's important
    to keep air out of the system.
    Elle, Oct 13, 2007
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    Art Guest

    Also make sure no kinked hoses.

    Art, Oct 15, 2007
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