how to fix 2001 Honda Civic Power Steering and how much it cost? on 2001 Honda Civic

my car is making a noisy sound all the time from the engine. I believe is a problem with the power steering. When I turn the wheels the noise is more noticeable. can you help me? my email is baldi414@hotmail.com

by in Brandon, FL on October 29, 2010
1 answer 2 comments
ANSWER by on October 29, 2010
Have you checked the power steering fluid level? Low fluid can make the pump noisier than usual. If it is low, you may have a leak somewhere that requires attention. Other than that, you may have wear to the pump itself, causing the noise. For a listing of local shops that may be able to help, click here: http://repairpal.com/directory?address=33511&car_brand_names=Honda Good luck!
COMMENT by on November 03, 2010
Thank you for your feedback so promptly. i was thinking the same diagnosis. Power steering problem, but i want an expert opinion. Any idea how much it may cost in a regular mechanic shop. I now the Honda Dealer is very expensive, by experience.
COMMENT by on November 03, 2010
The best thing to do is make a few calls to the facilities in the directory. Some may provide a complimentary diagnosis, some may have a modest fee. Unfortunately it would be difficult to say what something would cost without knowing what is wrong. Best of luck!