03 Accord PS pump problems

I sent our Accord to the dealer yesterday to have the noisy power steering looked at. This is the same problem RRozsa referenced in his 2/23/08 message. The service rep called this morning to tell me that
the pump and the reservoir are both leaking and it would cost around $650 to replace both. I think this is a result of the ill-informed employees at the Valvoline Oil Change topping off the ps fluid with non-honda fluid.
I'm skilled enough that I can replace the pump myself but after reading the responses to RRozsa's message, I'm thinking that maybe the pump just needs the seals replaced and not a complete replacement. I see you can order o-rings and seals on the parts sites. Would it be easier in the long run to just replace the pump or go for the rebuild?
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Easier;replacing the pump. that's an easy question to answer.
in "the long run"...YMMV. it all depends on the quality of the replacement pump;rebuilt or new,who did the rebuild.....
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That's what I figured. On the parts sites I see a listing for the PS pump and also a PS pump sub assembly that's about twice the price. What's the difference?
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In the long run those quick change places don't really save you time or money. Do it yourself or get a qualified real tech to do it.
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