Hi guys. My 2003 Honda Accord v6 makes a whining/moaning noise when cold. Makes this sound when I start the car when the wheels are straight -- doesn't seem to be harder to turn.
I took the car to the dealer last week and had the timing belt, water pump and other belts replaced (I thought the problem was a belt). Also replaced trans fluid.
The problem is still there. Took the car back to the dealer this morning and they said the power steering pump is bad and it will cost $700 to replace the pump and flush the power steering fluid.
I found a Honda Service Bulletin 07-086 from December 1, 2007 on "Power Steering Moans or Whines" problem that says to replace the o ring, and I called the dealer with this info, but they said it's definitly the power steering pump.
I would really appreciate any help/advice.