How to Replace a Power Steering Pump Assembly in a Honda Pilot

It costs hundreds of dollars to have your power steering pump replaced at a shop. You can skip the hefty price tag and do it yourself at home. All you need is an OEM replacement power steering pump and a few basic tools.

First, you want to get a replacement power steering pump. We strongly recommend getting an OEM pump. Compared to aftermarket power steering pumps, OEM Honda pumps are built better, fit better, and will last longer.

The Replacement Process (12 Steps)

Once you have your OEM replacement power steering pump, it’s time to install it.

This list of steps is specifically for 2005-2008 Honda Pilots. If you have an older or newer Pilot, the steps may vary slightly. But you should still be able to follow this list without any major issues.

  • Place a 14mm socket and breaker bar on the sperpentine belt tensioner and relieve the tension.
  • Remove the serpentine belt.
  • Take off the engine cover.
  • Drain fluid out of the power steering reservoir with a suction gun, turkey baster, or anything else that would work. Be sure to dispose of the fluid properly.
  • Stuff some shop towels underneath the power steering pump because some fluid will leak out of the lines when you remove them.
  • Put a drain pan on the floor underneath the pump assembly.
  • Remove the main hose from the pump assembly.
  • Remove the two bolts holding the high pressure line in place. Use rust penetrant if needed.
  • Gently pull the high pressure line away from the power steering pump. Replace the o-ring on the line with a new one, as it cannot be reused.
  • Remove the mounting bolts on the power steering pump with a 12mm socket.
  • Remove the power steering pump.
  • Install the new power steering pump assembly in the reverse order.