An Introduction to Honda’s New Power Steering Pump System

Must-Have Feature: The Honda New Power Steering Pump System

The new pump system mounts inside the power steering rack and uses a remote reservoir, eliminating the need for plumbing. The pump design provides greater capacity for higher power steering packages and increases reliability compared to past designs. Honda states a 10 year service life for the new pump system on vehicles equipped with power steering. [END ARTICLE START]
“Lazy design
In previous Civic models, the power steering pump was mounted in the reservoir neck, which attached to the power steering rack behind the front axle. In this system, water enters a small inlet and flows through a hose to a tube that attaches to the rack. Built into this tube is an air-actuated piston that pushes fluid from the tube through a vent to an inlet on top of the reservoir. The fluid then flows into an intermediate compartment before reaching the pump. The pump uses an impeller to push fluid through a hose that feeds into the reservoir.

2007 honda civic power steering pump
2007 honda civic power steering pump