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Power Steering Pump Rebuild

I'm about to rebuild my power steering pump after suspecting a leak. My symptoms are stiff steering and at colder temperatures, a squeaking steering wheel.

I have 3 questions so far:

1, is there a filter in the system somewhere? Many other cars employ a fluid filter in the reservoir and it can get clogged.

2, I watched a youtube video on how to rebuild a similar pump and the guy removed the subvalve and its clip only to reinstall it later. This seemed like an unnecessary step since there aren't any o-ring seals in that area of the pump. Was he just removing it to inspect it or something?

3, I ordered a new bearing just in case my rotor bearing is bad upon inspection. How or where would I go about replacing that piece on the rotor? Who would have a bearing press tool for that? Dealership? Mechanic?
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Re: Power Steering Pump Rebuild

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Re: Power Steering Pump Rebuild

I managed to rebuild and have a mechanic install my rebuilt pump today. The steering seems better and less stiff, but when turning the wheels while fully stopped or crawling at 0-5mph, there is a LOUD groaning noise and the steering wheel still squeaks in freezing temperatures.

The fluid was changed out 3 weeks before the rebuild.

Seems like air is getting in the system somewhere other than the pump. Will probably try replacing the two $20 rubber hoses and the belt and see if it fixes it. The high pressure hose is a $200 part, so not going there quite yet :(

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Re: Power Steering Pump Rebuild

Honda forgot to put in an air bleeder for the ps system. So a big bubbles gets all disassembled into a million billion compressed ones as it works through the system.
I say forgot, but for whatever reason they chose not to put in a bleeder.
Anyway, all those bubbles look like foam in your resevior. Check it for that. The air gets released through flowing through the resevior.

My son had foam in his after an install. We put the car on jack stands and worked the steering back n forth for like 30 minutes. It helped a lot. But we had to stop a few times since the resevior kept trying to foam over. As air came out we had to add a small amount of fluid at first. Say maybe the amount it takes to fill it from the bottom line on the resevior to the top line.
After 1000 miles of regular driving there is still some air...but not much.

The squeak thing? I dunno man. That may be a lube thing.
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Re: Power Steering Pump Rebuild

Thanks for the advice, at least there's a chance that it may clear up over time. I would have assumed that all air could have been bled out within 5 minutes using the lock-to-lock trick.

I also would have assumed that if there is a leak somewhere, I should be able to see oil coming out from somewhere.

What scares me is that I didn't see this video until after I was done with mine. This guy knows 20x more than I do and the SAME thing happened to him after his rebuild attempt, which he explains at the end of the video.


So if it turns out this way, I wasted about 3 hours and $150. A new pump is $525, freaking insane how much that costs.
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