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How to change the power steering pump? - 1996 Honda Accord

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  • kauffmanj Sep 12, 2008

    My power steering pump is going bad (making noise and can see bubbles in the reservior). The replacement looks pretty straight forward or is there a trick?

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Their is no trick. i have a 96 accord that the pump ran dry and went bad after an accident when i replaced it all i used was one 12oz bottle of lucas power stearing fluid and toped off with honda power stearing fluid.. if ur pump or rack and pinion are dry bleed the system befor running to avoid a dry start whitch could cause the new pump to go bad just pull the old pump and install new one . takes about .5 hours

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