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"Whirring" Sound Near Timing Belt

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Old 09-17-2007, 10:44 AM
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It could be a bad drive belt, a bad timing belt or a failing bearing or water pump... I'd try to diagnose it first but if it was in fact a timing belt I'd get it done ASAP, also have them do the seals in there and the water pump, total parts and labor is probably around $400 on up (average is closer to $550.00 with the variances from shop to shop) and I would only trust a Honda specific mechanic or a dealership.
 
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:54 PM
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What did they say was causing the noise? If you took it in because of the noise and they said there was a leak of some sort but they fixed it and the noise is still there how do they consider that fixed?

I suppose it's possible that it's a bearing in the power steering pump going out. What kind of shop did you take it to?
 
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Old 09-17-2007, 06:20 PM
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is it a 4cyl or v6 ??
4 cyl does not have a belt , starting in 2003 accord has a chain
if it is a v6 could be the alternator ,, i have seen quite a few of these babies go bad..
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as for the work , I would reccomend a shop that specializes on Hondas . they are a lot cheaper than the dealer and should use all Honda factory parts .
. if none around, i would suggest the dealer
 
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:53 AM
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It all depends where the leak is. The power steering lines are highly pressurized. If one of those lines springs a leak anywhere, you'll know in a hurry. With the amount of pressure on the system, I wouldn't imagine a leaky pump would last too long either, but I could be wrong.
Did the shop do any repairs? Or did they just tell you it would be fine? Is it a Honda certified shop?
 
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:32 PM
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I may be misreading this but from what I understand you were told that "there was/is a minor leak, the PS pump bearing is making noise and may do it for the life of the car or it could be the alternator but they doubt it." And then they claimed to have fixed the leak and yet your fluid was low this morning? Personally I'd find a new shop, a honda specific one if possible, also, keep an eye on that PS Fluid, it's possible that the bearing in there is going bad, getting hot and causing the fluid to overheat, bubble and spew out but usually you'd notice that.

Where did they find the leak to begin with?
 
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:41 PM
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it could also be the a/c idler pulley bearing i have seen a few of those as well
 

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