Honda Accord: Power Assist Check
tires and wheels at the correct tire pressure.
1. Check the power steering fluid level (see page 17-28).
2. Start the engine, let it idle, and turn the steering wheel from lock to lock several times to warm up the fluid.
3. Attach a commercially available spring scale (A) to the steering wheel. With the engine idling and the vehicle on a clean, dry floor, pull the scale as shown and read it as soon as the tires begin to turn.
-If the scale reads no more than the specification, the steering gearbox and pump are OK.
-If the scale reads more than the specification, troubleshoot the steering system (see page 17-24).
Initial turning load: 29 N