My family has an '06 Accord V6 EX-L with about 107K miles on it. When my son was home from college I drove it just to see how it was doing and when cold it made a loud growl when I turned the wheel side to side. Sure sounds like the PS pump. It goes away after warm up. The power steering fluid change is way overdue. Might I get lucky and have no more noise after it is changed? Shop scheduled for his next visit home, but I am wondering how fat a stack of Benjamins to prepare. Any help much appreciated. More:
- Fluid level is at high bar (and black as coal)
- Wheel turns smoothly no sticking
- Power never cuts out - consistent and normal.