Our 2005 honda steering column would screech terribly. We googled it. Turns out it was an O ring that needed replacement. However, while I do not shrink from opening up a sewing machine and figuring out what's wrong, with a car it's my life on the line. We lived with it. Time for maintenance came, so we took it to one mechanic. We mentioned the o ring replacement. He laughed at the idea an o ring would cause those issues and recommended replacing the whole steering column for BIG MONEYs. We didn't. He topped off the fluid and we continued with a less screechy car.
A while later, AC goes out. We decided to take it to a different mechanic. We mentioned the screeching steering system. He checked and confirmed the leak, topped off fluids, tightened some hoses and said to check levels and bring it back if it didn't work, we might need to replace the pump.
So a year goes by. We need to take it back, this time the check engine light is coming on and car's acting funny. Still screeches. We have gotten used to it, now we buy honda steering fluid and top it off once in a while but know it needs replacing. Guess what the veredict was???
There was a malfunctioning O ring. If we had caught it on time, we might've not needed a new pump. GRRRRRRRRRRR.
So yes. I need this class.