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Failing Power Steering Pump?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by myname150, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. myname150

    myname150 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My friend had me come over and have a look at his civic today...started it up and within seconds of turning on the car i hear this louuuddd noise coming from under the hood. Open the hood it sounds like its coming from the power steering pump.

    I told him to turn the steering wheel left/right and the pump made even more noise.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etmE_Y3UAN0?version=3

    I also test drove it around the neighborhood and i noticed when the steering wheel neared end on either the left or the right it got harder to turn. I checked the fluid reservoir and it looks like it has sufficient fluid.

    What do you guys think? Maybe something with the belt too? This is a 2003 Honda Civic and I don't know how well they've kept up with maintenance, the car just recently reached 100K miles.
     
  2. Nirvana

    Nirvana Long time lurker, first time poster.

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    Without a doubt the pump and/or rack. If you want to go the cheap route you can TRY some of that power steering conditioner, it works sometimes but YMMV and I don't recommend it. I'd throw a new pump on it and make sure the lines are properly purged.
     
  3. Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    hooo yup. car is starting to moo. power steering isn't happy anymore. fsho.
     
  4. VirginiaBound

    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    Had this happen on my friends old 98 Civic. He tried everything, apparently he discovered he had added too much octane booster causing the engine to stay locked into V-Tec.
     
  5. Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    they have special cam (s) to do that, on the real yo. vtec from idle brah!

    bap baaappppp
     
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