Has anyone noticed a grinding noise when car is started esp when cold? on 2004 Honda Accord

I notice it more when it is cold. It even makes a grinding sound when turning.

by in Richmond, VA on February 16, 2013
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ANSWER by , February 16, 2013
Check power steering fluid. Check your mail for a recall notice from Honda regarding the high pressure(they call it 'feed' ) hose leaking. The recall only covers the hose , but get it done first (free), then see if the noise is better. You may end up needing a pump or reservoir (or both) to completely remedy the noise.The p/s hose recall has no mileage limit (just did one today on an '04 with 183K).It was very noisy when it came in , but after replacing the hose and purging the system for a while the noise went away.