Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bloomington, IL
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Air Compressor Assembly and Steering pump
I've had my Accord for two months tomorrow, and just a couple days ago I had it taken to my dealer because it was making weird sounds. One while turning, which I automatically figured was the power steering pump, and another different sound, which I can only describe as a whining sound at certain RPM's, 2.5 and 4 specifically.
After taking it to Brad Barker Honda, they told me it was the Air Compressor, and the Steering pump. 400 for the pump, and 1300 for the Compressor.
The issue is, I took it to two different mechanics the day after I first got the car. One that was recommended by a personal friend, and another recommended by my parents. They both completely checked my car out as fine, besides needing a little air in tires, and an oil change, both of which was done.
And then, just a month after that, I heard a clunk coming from my engine area immediately after starting my car, to which I then immediately shut it off, and looked under my engine to check to see if anything broke off, etc. After not seeing anything, I turned it back on no problem. Drove less than a mile right over to the gas station, and while there after turning the car on again, my TCS/ (!) light turned on, and my MPH and my RPM guages didn't work. Luckily, my apartment was only 5 minutes away, and once I got there I restarted the engine and all seemed fine. Immediately decided to take it into the dealer the next day anyway.
Took it in, and they said they were packed, but they called their repair shop that they go to when they're jammed, and they checked it over for free. Couldn't fine anything wrong in the engine. This was a month ago, at most.
What i'm wondering is how they didn't see anything wrong with the Assembly or the Powersteering pump just a month ago. I didn't think stuff like that could just degrade so much over a single month.
2003 Accord EX-L V6
Desert Mist Metallic