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

Steering Linkage and Gearbox Inspection


    Steering Wheel Rotational Play Check
    1. Set the front wheels in the straight ahead position. 2. Measure how far you can turn the steering wheel left and right without moving the front wheels. -If the play is within the limit, the ...

    Steering Linkage and Gearbox Inspection
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    Countershaft Reverse Selector Hub and 3rd Gear Removal
    1. Install a commercially available bearing separator on 4th gear (A). Set the countershaft (B) on a press with a spacer (C) between the press and the countershaft, and remove the reverse selector ...

    Oil Pump Overhaul
    Exploded View Oil Pump Removal 1. Turn the crankshaft pulley so its top dead center (TDC) mark (A) lines up with the pointer (B). NOTE: The other pointer (C) is not used. 2. Remove the oil ...

    Symptom Troubleshooting Index
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