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2002 Honda Accord - Steering

Had problems with power steering fluid leak- 1 1/2 years - service centre kept telling me nothing wrong - finally they removed boots - full of fluid - had to have rack replaced. No I have a "moaning" noise - periodically when making left turn - first when car started (ie. pulling out of driveway or parking space). After five visits to service centre, the mechanics say they cannot duplicate problem - so they can't do anything about it... Anyone have any suggestions as to the problem - or if they have had similar problem. Thanks.

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Solution is... stop buying from honda! i work for them and they have constant problems from their power steering assemblies and dont really much care!

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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Ohhhh NO,

at first time you had problem you have to realise that its all about your power drive system same on fluid at piston or in a same bore also,

but now you had a lot of $$$ spent on this steering sysytem,

so now no more invest on steering for repairing,
now atlest now you have to replace with another new or if its = new car .

THNX

Posted on May 22, 2008

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