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Hi all:
Have 212K on my 2011 i4 LX-S Coupe.
The Power Steering has been loud for most of the 5+ years I've owned the car (since 125K).
This year it got MUCH louder. I have done the inlet / outlet seal replacement which helped a fair bit but it was never quiet as it should be. And now much louder.
Sounds like a bad bearing to me - put long screwdriver on it running and Bingo! super loud noise there and not for example my alternator which I recently rebuilt with brushes.

The FSM manual for '2008-2010' doesn't seem to show a bearing. But I am sure I HEAR the bearing failing loudly.
Also not sure where to find the 2011 rebuild kit aside from a "Kotek' brand one on eBay for $24 ish that I thought had a bearing but zoomed up it looks like a large seal instead.
Do I have to buy bearing separetly from Honda? Or is there not one in the 2011 4 cylinder engine (?) RockAuto doesn't list a rebuild seal kit for 2011 (only circa 2008 models).

Would this be similar to FSM rebuild or the JohnNH 7th gen link here?:
JohnNH Rebuild link write up

Thank you for any assistance / clarification anyone might provide.

Also it spit / sprayed line of PS fluid since I owned it. Small seals mostly stopped this but it still weeps fluid from the main body seal. And reservoir is air bubbly / foamy.
 

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So... does anyone know if the Gen 8 Accords have a bearing in the power steering pump like prior models?
 

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I was just looking at the factory SM and it doesn't look like there is a bearing.
 

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Hmmm. Interesting. My pump is so loud - it sounds like a bearing gone bad, but maybe it's just a huge sucking air noise (?)
 

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Hmmm. Interesting. My pump is so loud - it sounds like a bearing gone bad, but maybe it's just a huge sucking air noise (?)
Can you send a video of the noise? PS pumps sucking in air can be fairly loud, I know from experience after replacing both O-rings last week.
 

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Yeah I can shoot something and post it. But I already did those easy small inlet / outlet O rings before.
This is next level noise. It started getting super loud this past year.
 
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