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Old 01 Jul 2008, 12:28 am
R Flowers
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Default "whining" noise from steering column

1991 Honda Accord EX (4 dr, auto)

There is a whining noise when you turn the steering wheel that sounds like
it is coming from the column. (We joke that it sounds like a whiny puppy.) I
think it might sound like the steel part of the column rubbing against a
dried rubber or plastic part. After the car warms up, it goes away, or is
quite a bit less noticeable. (I can't say if it's the warming up as in heat,
or just driving it a little.)

Any ideas?

Thanks,
R Flowers


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Old 01 Jul 2008, 12:43 pm
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Default Re: "whining" noise from steering column

Just a suggestion for where to start:

It may be the contacts for the electrical connections to the steering
wheel need lubrication or replacement. I am not familiar with this
car, but some have a spring loaded contact that presses against a
contact ring. You may have to remove the cover to lubricate or
replace one or more contacts.

Good luck.
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Old 01 Jul 2008, 04:16 pm
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"R Flowers" (rflowers@TheGoogleOne.com) writes:
> 1991 Honda Accord EX (4 dr, auto)
>
> There is a whining noise when you turn the steering wheel that sounds like
> it is coming from the column. (We joke that it sounds like a whiny puppy.) I
> think it might sound like the steel part of the column rubbing against a
> dried rubber or plastic part. After the car warms up, it goes away, or is
> quite a bit less noticeable. (I can't say if it's the warming up as in heat,
> or just driving it a little.)
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks,
> R Flowers
>
>



I don't remember the details, but I think there is a Honda service
bulletin about 'Steering Groan', on 4Gee Accords. I remember
driving a 4 month old 4Gee in 1993 briefly, and noticed a groan
when spinning the steering wheel, whilst doing parking manoeuvres.



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Old 02 Jul 2008, 07:47 am
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> I don't remember the details, but I think there is a Honda service
> bulletin about 'Steering Groan', on 4Gee Accords. I remember
> driving a 4 month old 4Gee in 1993 briefly, and noticed a groan
> when spinning the steering wheel, whilst doing parking manoeuvres.
>


I think that was caused by an undersized power steering hose, which Honda
replace under a TSB.

Jon


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Old 02 Jul 2008, 07:03 pm
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"R Flowers" <rflowers@TheGoogleOne.com> wrote in
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> 1991 Honda Accord EX (4 dr, auto)
>
> There is a whining noise when you turn the steering wheel that sounds
> like it is coming from the column. (We joke that it sounds like a
> whiny puppy.) I think it might sound like the steel part of the column
> rubbing against a dried rubber or plastic part. After the car warms
> up, it goes away, or is quite a bit less noticeable. (I can't say if
> it's the warming up as in heat, or just driving it a little.)
>
> Any ideas?




Yep.

What kind of fluid is in there?


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Old 02 Jul 2008, 07:44 pm
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Tegger wrote:
> "R Flowers" <rflowers@TheGoogleOne.com> wrote in
> news:3rGdnRaPcqobXfTVnZ2dnUVZ_sbinZ2d@insightbb.co m:
>
>> 1991 Honda Accord EX (4 dr, auto)
>>
>> There is a whining noise when you turn the steering wheel that sounds
>> like it is coming from the column. (We joke that it sounds like a
>> whiny puppy.) I think it might sound like the steel part of the column
>> rubbing against a dried rubber or plastic part. After the car warms
>> up, it goes away, or is quite a bit less noticeable. (I can't say if
>> it's the warming up as in heat, or just driving it a little.)
>>
>> Any ideas?

>
>
>
> Yep.
>
> What kind of fluid is in there?
>
>



When I'm driving, there's no whiney noise. When my younger daughter
drives, that whining noise is a continuous noise from the nut behind the
wheel.

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Old 18 Jul 2008, 10:35 pm
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On Jul 2, 7:03 pm, Tegger <teg...@tegger.c0m> wrote:

> What kind of fluid is in there?


Sorry it took me so long to respond, but it would be ruder to not
respond at all.

When I read your question, I had a bad moment. Had I even checked the
fluid? I was so convinced the whining was on the inside of the
firewall that I had not really looked.

I am not sure what kind of fluid is in there. I just buy 'fluid'. I
noticed that what I did have (it was not that low, but on the low
side) was bubbly & brown.

I put some more of my fluid in, and I think the whining has gone away.
What kind of fluid does my Accord need? (And please don't blame me for
not reading the manual, I bought the car used it is long gone.

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Old 19 Jul 2008, 11:34 am
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rflowers@gmail.com wrote:

> I put some more of my fluid in, and I think the whining has gone away.
> What kind of fluid does my Accord need? (And please don't blame me for
> not reading the manual, I bought the car used it is long gone.



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Here's a link to your manual:

https://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/...01_OMANUAL.asp
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