Thanks for the response, Jack!
The power steering pump fluid is full.
By "belt tension", which belt is being referred to?
Also, how much would the pump cost (just the part, without labor costs)?
The noise is coming from inside the pump (I put my ear to a screwdriver touching the pump, and could hear the vibration noise when a friend moved the steering wheel), its an annoying buzz of sorts, with vibration on the steering wheel. The noise is distinctly louder when I turn the wheel/car, but I would like to think there is a humming vibration on the steering wheel even when I am driving straight.
I Do know only the timing belt was changed, and not the water pump or the cam/crankshaft seals. He showed me the vehicle when he had "opened it up", and he clearly showed/said that the pump and the seals were very dry and very good, and that there was no need to have them changed (which is against convention, I guess, but I am not sure the convention is all that correct, since its only the timing belt Honda recommends for a change, and not the water pump or seals, also the charges tend to mount for a "timing belt package deal", which does not go lower than 600 anywhere for a V6 2000 Accord).
In addition, the serpentine belts were changed, and I can see that the engine mounts have been replaced too, though I dont know if that could cause the problem.
Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 10:06 AM