ROC Rank: 8k Comma Club
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Moon Township, PA
Model Year: 2007
Color: Nimbus Gray Metallic
Re: Whine from engine
I have 128K miles on my 06 RTL, and it recently started making a noise in the engine, especially at low speeds. I'd call it a medium/high pitch whine. When I turn, it gets louder and higher. The serpentine belt looks intact but it seems to be coming from that area. Ideas?
Absolutely, 100% it's your power steering fluid. Happened to me last year. If it's been a really long time since you've changed it, or have never changed it at all, you'll need to do a full flush. If you're a DIY'er, it's pretty easy. Takes almost three bottles of Honda PS fluid to do it. If not, it can be done at a dealership for $100-150 or so. It's also a good idea to replace the PS reservoir. There is a filter screen inside of it that can get gunked up. It's possible to clean it, but it's only about $20 to replace.
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