Weird noise after power steering pump replacement on 2000 Honda Accord

I have replaced both the power steering pump and the reservior and now when there is a load on the pump it is making a wierd noise. Could it be a bad pump? Now when I turn the wheel a little it makes a noise and it seems to becoming from the pump.

by in Frisco, TX on January 03, 2011
3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on January 03, 2011
probably air bound. it takes time for the air to escape. try turning it from stop to stop. when you get to the stop, thats when the air escapes a little at a time. Roy
ANSWER by on January 03, 2011
Remove the return line and allow fluid to return into a bottle is there good volume. Honda use "special fluid" make sure the fluid you use is OK for Honda use. Turn wheels from side to side to get all the air out of the system, make sure belt is adequately tensioned.
COMMENT by on January 04, 2011
Thanks for the reply. I will try that tonight when I get home. It just seemed funny for the pump to be making the noise and vibrating. I did buy the fluid from the dealership since I had heard that it needed to be only Honda fluid. Thanks for the help.
ANSWER by on July 06, 2012
while sitting in your driveway (make sure to have some extra PS fluid just in case), start your vehl, take the cap off of the PS reservior, & turn your steering wheel fully from right to left until it hits it's "stops", you'll probably hear a whinning noise, hold for 2-3 secs, turn the opposite way, & repeat. this is how to remove all air bound in your PS system. extra fluid is there in case all air is released & drops the reservior fluid level.
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