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2000 Acura TL Question: How can you tell when the power steering pump needs replacing?



gyscat, 3.2L V6, Meridian, MS, April 18, 2014, 17:33

I had to replace the powering steering hose. Since the replacement, I am hearing a loud sound from the powering steering when driving. The mechanic said air has gotten into the pump causing the noise. The age and the mileage are leaving me doubtful to put a great deal of money repairing the car. Is it worth the investment?

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  • Answer #1

    C-los April 18, 2014, 18:47

    Bleed the air out first. Open the reservoir, turn on the car and turn steering wheel fully to the left and full to the right several times. the noise should start going away and steering should get smoother.

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    ziptie12 April 18, 2014, 20:52

    replace the 'o'-ring on the inlet hose (the large hose going to pump) plastic piece with 1 10mm head bolt holding it on. that o-ring gets brittle with age and allows air to be sucked into the system. try that first , bet it'll fix your problem. USE only Honda fluid otherwise you can cause rack seal leaks.

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