tired, whining, winding noise from my 2003 pilot

Discussion in 'Pilot' started by DC, May 27, 2008.

  1. DC

    DC Guest

    I sometimes hear a high pitched whining noise coming from under the
    hodd of my 03 pilot with 56k on it. It sounds like the whining noise
    when you're going reverse at a high speed, except I'm going forward.
    The noise gets louder when I turn the steerin wheel also.

    I've read that these noises can be from the ac compressor or the water
    pump or something. I thought it was coming from this belt located
    directly to the left (if your facing the engine from the front), but I
    pointed it out to a mechanic, and he said nothing was wrong. I've
    tried taking it in a couple of times, but the noise annoyingly does
    not happen when I take it to the dealer.

    Similarly, my AC is not working. Could this be related? I had some
    belts replaced, but it didn't help... could this be the timing belt?

    DC, May 27, 2008
  2. DC

    Dave Kelsen Guest

    There's an O-ring in the power steering unit that caused this problem in
    my 04 Accord. It was really noticeable when it's cold outside.

    There was a TSB on it, but I don't have it available at the moment.

    Dave Kelsen
    Dave Kelsen, May 27, 2008
  3. DC

    tww1491 Guest

    Have you had the recall done on the transmission. All 03s were recalled for
    an inspection to ascertain whether there was unusual wear in 2nd gear (I
    believe) because of of inadequate lubrication. There was a fix that added
    an oil line to provide additional lubrication.
    tww1491, May 28, 2008
  4. DC

    motsco_ Guest


    See the link I posted in the other NG. Get it fixed before you destroy
    your engine (not tranny or PS).

    motsco_, May 28, 2008
  5. DC

    DC Guest

    Thanks for all the advice. I'm taking it to the Honda dealer today.
    I'll give them the suggestions posted b/c they couldn't seem to find
    the problem the last 2 times I've taken it in. I'll let you know what
    they find.
    DC, May 28, 2008
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    z Guest

    I was getting tired whining winding noises, turns out to be my family.
    Honda won't pay to have them replaced, either.
    z, Jun 2, 2008
  7. DC

    DC Guest

    It was the power steering pump....
    DC, Jun 2, 2008
  8. DC

    dgk Guest

    Ah yes, I've gotten a few of those. I wonder what they'd be willing to
    do without if I get a new car.
    dgk, Jun 3, 2008
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