Honda Accord/Prelude 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Power Steering Pump

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. If equipped with an air bag, properly disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), as detailed in Chassis Electrical .
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  3. Drain the fluid from the system as follows:
    1. Disconnect the pump return hose from the reservoir and place the end in a large container. Plug the port in the reservoir.
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    3. Start the engine and allow it to run at fast idle. Turn the steering wheel from lock-to-lock several times, until fluid stops running from the hose. Shut off the engine immediately; don't run the pump without fluid.
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    5. Reattach the hose.
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  5. Disconnect the inlet and outlet hoses at the pump. Remove the drive belt.
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  7. Remove the mounting bolts/nuts and remove the pump.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Once the drive belt and mounting nuts/bolts are removed from the pump, it can be removed from the engine

  1. Install in reverse order. Adjust the belt tension, fill the reservoir and bleed the air from the system. Tighten the bolts/nuts to the following:

    1984-85 Accord and Prelude pivot bolt 32 ft. lbs. (45 Nm); adjusting nut 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm)
     
    1986-89 Accord pivot bolt 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm); adjusting nut 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    1986-87 Prelude pivot bolt and mounting nut 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm)
     
    1990-93 Accord through bolt 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm); mounting nut 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    1988-91 Prelude mounting nuts and bolts 35 ft. lbs. (49 Nm)
     
    1994-95 Accord mounting nuts 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm)
     
    1992-95 Prelude mounting nuts and bolts 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     

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  3. Properly enable the SRS system, if equipped, and connect the negative battery cable.
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SYSTEM BLEEDING



  1. Make sure the reservoir is filled to the FULL mark; do not overfill.
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  3. Start the engine and allow it to idle.
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  5. Turn the steering wheel from side-to-side several times, lightly contacting the stops.
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  7. Turn the engine OFF .
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  9. Check the fluid level in the reservoir and add if necessary.
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