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So this is on my moms car a 2001 Honda accord 4 cylinder manual trans with 225,000 miles. She was driving it yesterday and the steering all of a sudden started to feel “weird” so weird that she was scared to drive it and had it towed home. It got home and I drove it around the block and it was completely normal. Than this morning my mom got about a mile down the road than all of a sudden it did it again. Drove it back and I felt it. Basically it felt like there was lots of play in the steering and it turned way easier than normal. (clearly did not feel right)
I checked for play by picking up left and right front wheel and feeling for play there was nothing in any direction.
power steering fluid is full but is dark.
I know my truck has a valve that regulates pressure to the gear box at certain speeds. Does this honda have something like that?
So to recap
it happens all of a sudden and is intermittent
It feels like there is lots of play and the steering is way to easy to turn and has no feel.
Shes owned it since 80k and nothing has ever been replaced in the front end. in fact all we have ever done is changed the engine oil, trans fluid , timing belt, starter and spark plugs this car is amazing has not even needed brakes.
I think I am probably going to take it some where if it ends up being a rack but if its something smaller like a pump or sensor i will just do it my self.
Thank you for your time.
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