Honda Accord: Power Assist Check - Steering - Steering - Honda Accord MK8 2008-2012 Service ManualHonda 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

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