I turn in the paper work to get refunded. The area pointed out in red see attached pictures in the next post is low pressure and could suck air into the pump body if there is even the slightest leak in the sealing O-ring yes, cold weather may be enough to open up the gap and let air in. I got a recall in the mail about my Honda Odyssey power steering pump in late November 2011. I decided to give this a try with the understanding that any repeat whining would justify a whole to power steering pump. It sat overnight and no noise was detected until the next day after again driving for about three hours.
There are a few Full Disclosure laws that require that the buyer be informed by the seller of problem possibilities and dangers. Straight out of the Honda factory, your power steering pump is a high quality assembly which is designed to endure as long as you own your vehicle, but sometimes internal parts can give out on the pump resulting in pump failure. I'm calling Honda 1-800-999-1009 first thing Monday morning. He stated he did not drain the power steering pump, but after installing and filling the new reservoir he ran the engine and turned the steering wheel hoping to move the old fluid out of the pump into the reservoir where he pumped out as much as he could and then refilled it with new fluid again. I rode with a co-worker that has the same year Odyssey and was surprised that there was no whining coming from the steering pump area. It is like driving a new van now. I carefully separated the main body from the back cover, making sure that the main pump components stayed together with the back cover to prevent the main pump from coming apart! My previous repair will be reimbursed.
Is it a safety issue? They just said they fixed the problem. The complaint states the hose deteriorates and causes the filter in the reservoir to clog up. is picking up a large portion of the bill but still trying to stick me with some of it. I am sometimes getting a noise but not all of the time. They have been very helpful. It has a shaky, shuddering feel to it. If so, a reporter would like to talk to you.
Needless to say; I was pleasantly surprised the took such good care of me. When I think of my wife or daughter driving this thing at highway speed and the possibility of a steering failure, or even getting involved in a slow speed accident because of a failure, it makes my blood boil. I called the dealership and of course,they said there was no recall showing for my vin. The key to the fix is replacing the bad bearings that keep the steering wheel from easily returning to center. Waiting for a representative to review my complaint. Found your post pulled the pump last night went to a U-pull it and three Auto stores with no avail.
They didn't mention it to me when I had my recent oil change, only told me about it after the complaint!!! They said they had to lubricate the entire system, I said it's not even a year old, it should not happen. Honda is gambling on this component not failing until after warranty expires, rather than doing the right thing and recalling it. Shame on me for thinking that they would volunteer the information. At 68,000 miles, they finally replaced the left strut. These are comparable to original manufacturer's standards to ensure quality and reliability. I am also feeling the wheel hard to turn sometimes but not all the times. I am going to check for the foaming tonight.
It fixed the whining for about 2 weeks. They spent a fair amount of time conversing and then the service tech disappeared. The stupid thing has been difficult to turn for the last three years, so this is a huge difference! You would still have to remove the pump to do it properly in which case I would replace the o-ring as you did, put it back together, really clean the area around the joint and then add the silicone as an insurance policy. It stated it was for recall work on the pump??? I contacted the American Honda and they refused to cover the cost of servicing the vehicle. It is very difficult to get to the one single 10mm bolt to replace this defective O ring on the inlet line of the pump but a small swivel socket and 10mm stubby wrench works good.
Well now at 64,000, just out of warranty and guess what. Will keep you all informed. When I asked the service manager what would happen if this pump failed at high speed he just shrugged his shoulders. When I think of my wife or daughter driving this thing at highway speed and the possibility of a steering failure, or even getting involved in a slow speed accident because of a failure, it makes my blood boil. The van only has 68,000 miles and we keep in garaged.
I wasnt aware that this was a widely known problem until I Googled Honda Power Steering Pump this last weekend. I was told there was a warranty extension for our vehicle for the power steering, but that it only went up to 100,000. This post took longer to write than the rebuild! As I slowed down and came to a stop at my destination, I then noticed the loud noise coming through the firewall into the cabin. The internal parts my start to wear and fail, or you may find that steering is becoming difficult. If it's swirling like a milkshake in a blender, you're ok. These are the only two remaining items in the overall system that have not been replaced. If not, it's a new power steering pump.
It is very unfortunate that this is how Honda treats its customers. Might call Honda America and see what they say. Find out more about our. Unfortunately by the time I reached the Honda dealership, the noise was again non-existent. Also, with the engine off, whatever fluid that remains in the pump starts to leak ever so slowly out of the same area where the pump sucks in air when it is running. I will advise this forum of the results of my visit.
Got the power pump replaced under extended warranty last December 2011. I am going to order the seals and a new inlet tube and fix it right. With only 55,000-56,000 miles on the van, this is not the kind of safety or quality I would have expected from Honda. Sometimes, when trying to parallel park, I noticed I'd really have to turn the wheel hard to overcome the loss of power in the power steering. Driving on Christmas vacation, just got into town and notice grinding of the power steering pump at low speed turns. After the car has been warmed up, the whine or rubbing sound is less consistent. .