Last post on Aug 03, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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Honda Odyssey, Steering, Van
#83 of 89 Re: Wobbly Steering
Oct 18, 2012 (9:42 am)
Hi, here is the prob that we had with our 08 Ody Touring with non pax tires. The steering wheel would vibrate back/forth 1-2 degrees around 70mph, then after a rotation of the tires, at speeds around 40mph. After much investigation, the dealer determined that it was the original Michelins LX4 out of round or with slipped belts (35K miles on the tires). So new tires have solved it, went with Michelin MXV4, which were better rated on tirerack.
#84 of 89 Re: Power Steering Problems Honda Odyssey 2010
Feb 10, 2013 (6:44 am)
After an oil change at 52,000 miles, an engine whining noise started.
A mechanic said that the power steering pump needed replacing.
I researched this online, and it appears that the Hondy Odyssey van from 2005 onwards has this issue. However, it is unclear of the pump needs replacing or if it is the O ring that needs replacing - (it costs 50 cents online today!) see the post on Edmunds below.*
We are covered by an extended warranty, but I want to know other owners experiences, as it seems that just replacing the power steering pump does not solve the problem.
*"DO NOT TRUST THE HONDA STEALERSHIPS. They told me my high pressure line and power steering pump were leaking causing the whining noise when cold. They wanted $550 plus to install a new line and pump when the real problem was the inlet O ring which has been superseded by an orange viton type to stop the air leak which cause the whine and foaming in the reservoir. Honda should recall all V-6's with this problem but will not as it involves 100's of thousand Odysseys from 2005 to 2010. Research online to do the O ring repair before letting the Dealer Rip You Off. It is very difficult to get to the one single 10mm bolt to replace this defective O ring on the inlet line of the pump but a small swivel socket and 10mm stubby wrench works good. New Honda O ring part number is 91345-RDA-A01 and is a whopping $1.62. You also will need to top off your powers steering fluid with ONLY Honda/Acura Type." source: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f233644
and here is the O ring source
http://www.hondapartsnow.com/Page_Product/PartDetail.aspx?catalogID=69&productID- =11&yearID=41&doorID=3&gradeID=5&areaID=2&transmissionID=7&originID=-1&colorLabe- lIDs=-1&colorLabelID=-1§ionID=&idAndImageID=13332%201248482
#85 of 89 Re: Power Steering recall end date? [jbens]
Mar 24, 2013 (2:18 pm)
Just had PS Pump replaced under extended warranty last week. Hmmmmm? 2007 model
#86 of 89 Steering Issue 2007 Honda Odyssey
May 28, 2013 (9:00 am)
What I did to correct the steering issue with my Odyssey.
1. Had one of the Michelin tires replaced that was pulling.
2. Had Honda replace both front strut assemblies (51601-shj-a19/51602-shj-a19) to replace the troublesome top bearings and top and bottom cap assemblies. Almost same cost as individual parts.
3. Had Honda replace power steering pump AFTER struts to allow less pressure on the pump.
4. Had Honda do a complete wheel alignment.
Drives much better now. I paid for struts and alignment.
#87 of 89 Re: Steering Issue 2007 Honda Odyssey [wdycus]
Jun 01, 2013 (5:09 am)
More information related to the original post.
The strut assemblies (51601-shj-a19/51602-shj-a19) are complete assemblies with springs and all hardware including bearings and caps. Not just struts. The key to the fix is replacing the bad bearings that keep the steering wheel from easily returning to center. It was a lot easier to get the entire assembly replaced without going through the details of issues with the factory cap placement and such.
I also had to have the idler pulley, pump pulley, and belt replaced after they started making noise shortly after the power pump replacement.
#88 of 89 Honda odyssey 2012
Jun 08, 2013 (8:36 am)
Having problems with my odyssey steering since my rear drivers side tire blew, got it changed at the dealership and they you have to get the handling and aliment done otherwise one of the tires will wear-out. Since then my van started swaying to the left. Spoke to the dealership and they said they tested it and it wasn't there. But on a daily basis i can tell esp. when going on the local roads. This was a big difference from before.
Anybody have any ideas in regards what can be the problem.
#89 of 89 Re: Honda Dealer [ody6]
Aug 03, 2013 (9:17 am)
I had the power steering pump, reservoir and serpentine belt replaced to a tune of $719.00. Today I was sitting at a light and I hear a narley sound like chewing up metal and then white smoke coming from under the hood. After being towed, because the steering wouldn't work, I found out it was the belt tensioner? I now have 92,000 miles on my 2007 Honda Odyssey. They obviously have major issue with their steering system.