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I tried searching this and couldn't find anything. I'm getting something like a hydraulic/air pumping sound when turning the wheel while I'm parking. Never really noticed it in parking lots. I notice it when I'm pulling up to the back of my house and I straighten out my wheels. We're talking slow speeds 1 mph probably. I've had this for a little while. Bought the E used at around 27000 miles. We're now at 31000. I thought it was normal at first so I didn't bother investigating it, but as I'm reading more and more on maintenance I'm starting to think it might not be normal. I have similar symptoms with the turning and everything but not the typical vibration and growling noises. Regardless... I plan on changing it tomorrow ... er later today heh... it's kinda late/early over here.

Anyways, just wondering if the hydraulic/air pumping sound is normal or not. Maybe it's the power steering? Got lots of maintenance to do it seems. (Been reading the how tos all night... )
 

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Check the power steering fluid level, it sounds like it might be low, and the intake tube is sucking air.
 

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Just checked it and the level is fine. Brake fluid is fine too. I think I have to rephrase my description because it sounds more like the brakes are pumping because I get the sound when I back out of a driveway. Hopefully it's normal.
 

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Try replacing the rear Diff fluid (Honda Duel Pump II) if it has not ben changed yet, you can fix alot of noises by changing the fluid every 30000 mile's or so, Thair is a how to in the F&Q section that's a real hellp ..
 

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Yup, got all the stuff today. Kinda cold out so I'm waiting for my buddy to get home to use the garage. Going to do a coolant flush this weekend too. Love the How To's here.
 

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Hey, Tao Jones. If you're sure the noise is from the ps, and that it's abnormal (get a second opinion) you could do a fluid change. It's pretty easy ... there's a how-to thread here. Normally this is only necessary on very high-mileage cars, but heck, it's cheap to do yourself. I'd use Honda fluid in this application.
 

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My money is on the Duel Pump fluid!

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Well I changed the rear diff and the pumping noise is still there. I've never had the typical rumbling/vibration noises attributed to parking so I'm not too worry about it. The fluid still looked good when I drained it. Was kinda messy putting new fluid in so I hope I didn't get too much grit in there. I had new tires put on that same day and they told me I have less than 15 percent left on the front brake pads. I'm thinking that could be it... that airy pumping hydraulic sound when I'm pulling up to my spot. Going to change the brakes this weekend so we'll see.


Thanks guys
 
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