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2005 Honda Accord Sedan DX MT

2005 Honda Accord Sedan
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Midsize
26 mpg city / 34 mpg hwy
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June 15, 2013, 9:39 am

Russ D

Question: Pressure-washer-like sound when making turn

I have a 2006 Honda Accord, and when I make even a slight turn there is a sound that is similar to a pressure washer being sprayed. It could also be described as TV static. The sound does not change in volume or severity, but is only on or off. It only happens while the car is moving. As a test, I put the parked car in neutral and revved the engine while turning the wheel and there was no sound. The sound seems to come from the front right, and I checked behind the tire and it doesn't seem like any plastic is rubbing. The sound occurs within minutes of cold-starting the engine. Thanks for any help you can offer!

June 17, 2013, 8:40 pm

Richard W
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If your car is a manual trans I would have the clutch checked. If you have a automatic transmission I would have the torque converter checked. It could be a wheel speed sensor for the ABS system also.

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