Question about Chevrolet Impala
MY POWER STEERING STARTED HAVING PROBLEMS A MONTH AGO, THE POWER STEERING RESIVOR WAS HALF EMPTY. I FILLED IT AND 2 WEEKS LATER IT STARTED MAKING NOISES AGAIN. IT WAS JUST A BIT EMPTY. IT KEPT MAKING NOISE, BUT WENT AWAY AFTER I TOPPED IT OFF, LAST NIGHT I PUT A NEW AIR FILTER, TEST DROVE IT, THEN IT STARTED LEAKING A BIT, BUT THIS TIME VERY EVIDENT LEAK COMING FROM OPPOSITE SIDE & under filling area. Is this a hose since its not making noise?
Could be a failing hose or hose connection "O: ring
take it to an accredited power steering shop for a proper diagnosis and new hoses if required
Posted on Jun 24, 2017
When a power steering pump begins to fail, it's best to replace the pump and both pressure and return hoses to this system.
Recommend you replace this as soon as possible because it could eventually cause damage to your steering rack and pinion.
Posted on Jun 24, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the power steering fluid is probly the first thing u should check if that doesnt fix it replace ur fluid pump,.the resevior should be right around ur brake booster and master cylinder,.hope u fix it and find it
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
"The leak" is probably not the pump. A closer inspect might reveal a bad hose, hose fitting or worse yet the "rack" has a bad seal. Who ever diagnosed the leak did not look close enough to verify the source of the leak. The washer story sounds suspect too.
I would take a small inspection mirror ( 1" or so in diameter), and look with a focused flahlite on exactly the drips of power sterring fluid are cming from. Some reputabile shops have a UV dye and use a black light to trace,,, but a good sarp eye and searching will spot the source leak.
Then you need to take the hose or part to the NAPA , or your choice parts store and save the money a shop or dealer would charge...
good luck jerzil
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
Just a heads up, $10 bucks will buy you a seal kit for the P.S. pump. I topped mine off for a couple months, then the oring on the high pressure line (from pump, front center) blew and dumped the reservoir in a matter of miles.
The line can be a stinker to get off, recommend driving the car for a few minutes to heat up the pump a little. Don't forget the 20MM wrench.
Posted on May 14, 2009
Try under the dash, attached to colum is a switch that the rod goes into from your ignition key switch, that may need to be adjusted tword your steering wheel just a touch, they go out of alignmnet from time to time
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
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