Ford Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
First thing to check is the belt to be sure its not slipping, and the fluid level needs to be checked for the proper level.
If both of these are ok, then i would suspect the power steering pump to be at fault.
Have you checked those?
If the noise goes away right away, its probably not slipping.
These systems require a very special power steering fluid. Do you know if any other type other than Honda fluid has been put in the system?
How long have you owned it?
Thanks for that info
They tend sometimes to overlook things but if you were to specifically ask them to check the power steering system, they will deal directly with it and will be able to confirm the pump to be at fault,,,the only other possibility would be the steerong rack and pinion unit, but it is far more common for the pump to be at fault.
I'm sure then will be to test both and confirm the problem.
If you have further questions on this, please feel free to reply.
They will do a pressure test of the system to determine if the pump is producing enough pressure, and then they will test the rack pretty much the same way.
It may just be a weak pressure release valve in the pump and the complete unit wouldnt need replaced,or possibly one of the hoses has a pinhole leak and is sucking air into the system,,only after testing can you determine this though.
Hopefully thats all thats needed, as the pump runs around $500 new from the dealer and the rack and pinion runs around $1000.....
Best of luck my friend!
You are very welcome!
Thanks for asking.