Honda Cars 2007-2008

Removal & Installation

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Specific to:

Honda Civic 2007-2008

  1. Place a suitable container under the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Drain the power steering fluid from the reservoir.
  4.  
  5. Remove the cowl cover and under-cowl panel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the air cleaner.
  8.  
  9. Remove the front splash shield.
  10.  
  11. If equipped with a manual transaxle, remove the shift cable bracket.
  12.  
  13. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, disconnect the shift cable from the control lever.
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  15. Remove the upper torque rod from the body.

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    Fig. Remove the upper torque rod (A)-Civic Models

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  17. Remove the drive belt from the pump pulley.
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  19. Cover the parts around the power steering pump with several shop towels to protect them from spilled power steering fluid.
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  21. Disconnect the pump inlet hose and pump outlet hose from the pump, and plug them.
    WARNING
    Take care not to spill the fluid on the body or any parts. Wipe off any spilled fluid at once. Do not turn the steering wheel with the pump removed.

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  23. Remove the pump outlet hose O-ring, and discard it.
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  25. Remove the pump mounting bolts.
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  27. Cover the opening of the pump with a piece of tape to prevent foreign material from entering the pump.

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    Fig. Power steering pump mounting-Civic Models

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To install:

  1. Move the power steering pump toward the driver's side, and then raise it.
  2.  
  3. Connect the pump inlet hose and pump outlet hose onto the new pump with new O-ring.
  4.  
  5. Loosely install the pump in the pump bracket with the mounting bolts, and then tighten the pump fittings securely.
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  7. Tighten the pump mounting bolts to the specified torque shown in the accompanying illustration.
  8.  
  9. Install the drive belt. Make sure that the belt is properly positioned on the pulleys.
    WARNING
    Do not get power steering fluid or grease on any parts around the power steering pump, drive belt, or pulley faces. Clean off any fluid or grease before installation.

  10.  
  11. Fill the reservoir to the upper level line and bleed the system.
  12.  

2.4L Engine



Specific to:

Honda Accord 2007-2008

  1. Place a suitable container under the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Drain the power steering fluid from the reservoir.
  4.  
  5. Remove the drive belt from the pump pulley.
  6.  
  7. Remove the pump mounting bolts.
  8.  
  9. Cover the auto-tensioner, alternator, and A/C compressor with several shop towels to protect them from spilled power steering fluid. Disconnect the pump inlet hose and pump outlet hose from the pump, and plug them. Take care not to spill the fluid on the body or parts. Wipe off any spilled fluid at once. Do not turn the steering wheel with the pump removed.
  10.  
  11. Cover the opening of the pump with a piece of tape to prevent foreign material from entering the pump.

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    Fig. Power steering pump mounting and tightening specifications-2.4L engine

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To install:

  1. Connect the pump inlet hose and the pump outlet hose onto the new pump with the new O-ring (F).
  2.  
  3. Loosely install the pump in the pump bracket with the mounting bolts, and then tighten the pump fittings securely.
  4.  
  5. Install the drive belt (A). Make sure that the belt is properly positioned on the pulleys.
    WARNING
    Do not get power steering fluid or grease on the auto-tensioner, alternator, A/C compressor, and drive belt or pulley faces. Clean off any fluid or grease before installation.

  6.  
  7. Tighten the pump mounting bolts to the specified torque, as shown in the accompanying illustration.
  8.  
  9. Fill the reservoir to the upper level line and bleed the system, as outlined in this section.
  10.  

3.0L & 3.5L Engines



Specific to:

Honda Accord 2007-2008

  1. Place a suitable container under the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Drain the power steering fluid from the reservoir.
  4.  
  5. Remove the side engine mount bracket.

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    Fig. Side engine mount bracket (A) mounting and tightening specifications-3.0L engine shown, 3.5L engine similar

  6.  
  7. Remove the drive belt from the pump pulley.
  8.  
  9. Cover the auto-tensioner, alternator, and A/C compressor with several shop towels to protect them from spilled power steering fluid. Disconnect the pump inlet hose and pump outlet hose from the pump, and plug them. Take care not to spill the fluid on the body or parts. Wipe off any spilled fluid at once. Do not turn the steering wheel with the pump removed.
  10.  
  11. Remove the pump mounting bolts.
  12.  
  13. Cover the opening of the pump with a piece of tape to prevent foreign material from entering the pump.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Connect the pump inlet hose and pump outlet hose onto the new pump with the new O-ring. Loosely install the pump in the pump bracket with the mounting bolts, and then tighten the pump fittings securely.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the pump mounting bolts to the specified torque.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the power steering pump and tightening specifications-3.5L engine shown, 3.0L engine similar

  4.  
  5. Install the drive belt. Make sure that the belt is properly positioned on the pulleys.
    WARNING
    Do not get power steering fluid or grease on the auto-tensioner, alternator, A/C compressor, and drive belt or pulley faces. Clean off any fluid or grease before installation.

  6.  
  7. Install the side engine mount bracket. Tighten the bolts to the specified torque.
  8.  
  9. Fill the reservoir to the upper level line and bleed the system as outlined in this section.
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