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Honda Odyssey EX 2001 - Power Steering Pump

Just had my Odyssey in the shop to replace the timing belt. When it came back we had two noises that weren't there before.

  1. A loud clunking noise when the car had been parked for a longer time. Wouldn't not re-occure if you drive for a bit, park for tow hours or so and start again.
  2. A whizzing noise like something working a lot harder, when the car is standing and you turn the steering wheel either direct.
The mechanic told me it was air in the power steering servo that needed to be bled off. Although he could not explain where the air comes from he assured that it should not do any damage to the pump.

What would you recommend?


Thanks,
Chris

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  • amojo Nov 24, 2008

    I just had the timing belt replaced and when we got the car back, there was a whirring noise all the time and it gets louder when you turn the steering wheel either direction. It was fine when we took it in and the mechanic pointed out the noise but offered no cause or solution short of a new powersteering pump. Any ideas?

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Hi , aparentlyyour mechanic just dont want to check nothing else,any new noise should be checked before major damage may happens,the first noise sounds like the new timing belt is rubbing the cover because they removed the alternator and air conditioner belts to install the timing belt ,may be that they did not re install everything right the way it was.......

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