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MASTER TECH, Honda Service Technician
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I have a 98 Honda Accord LX coupe 6 cylinder. Which has

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I have a 98 Honda Accord LX coupe 6 cylinder. Which has developed a power steering pump noise. Kind of the typical noise of a pump low on fluid, but it's not.
Makes the noise when your turning the wheels, don't hear it when not turning the wheel.
Just wondering if this is the pump going bad or just an o ring leaking (I see no leaking of fluid) or bubbles/foam in the res.
Or can I buy the rebuild kit which is a set of o rings or do it need to replace the pump?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 1 year ago.

good afternoon I am master tech and will be able to assist you today.

their is no moisture at all on the return hose or the pressure side ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't see any moisture on any of the hoses.
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 1 year ago.

ok then if your getting a whine then the pump is sucking air in from the seals.

so your on the right track on resealing it.

if you want to do this one time I would recommend buys the o rings from the dealer and the seal.

I have seen to many of these after market seals not hold as they are not metric and either are to big or to small.

Honda sells the seal and the o rings and its around 35 bucks. plus fluid.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
you're saying rebuilding/change all the seals should fix the problem...S
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 1 year ago.

yes is should but once you get it apart you will need to inspect the internals to make sure their is no damage.