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

 

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cbarnes86, Richmond, VA, February 16, 2013, 16:27
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I notice it more when it is cold. It even makes a grinding sound when turning.

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    ziptie12 February 16, 2013, 17:48
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    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.

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