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2011 chevy malibu power steering problem

I have a 2011 chevy malibu. my steering wheel locks up, it's very hard to turn, when i start my car it's fine, once i put it in gear than it locks up. my display says 'power steering esc' i was told by two people it's two different things, one says it my ' power steering module' the other says it's my ' power steering motor ' can you help my to know which one it is and how to run some test before going to the dealer

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Did you have the trouble codes read? If not, then you're just guessing and that's no way to diagnose the problem.

Peel back the carpet on the driver's side and check for water stains. If you have stains along with trouble codes C0475 or P2138, you'll have to fix the leak in the roof channel and possibly replace the module or the motor. Check this service bulletin
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SOURCE: My 2006 Malibu steering wheel is going bad.

The power steering is electric on that car. It has a electric motor on the column, and a control module. There are several causes that could be the problem. You need to have it scanned to get a better idea of what to do. If you can give me the codes you get then I will be glad to advise you on what's best. Good Luck

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SOURCE: THE POWER STEERING LOCKS AND IT IS SO HARD TO TURN

The power steering is electric. There is no pump and no fluid to check. Most people end up with a new steering column installed. The electronic steering is what helps the car get such great gas mileage though. This is a big problem with these cars and you need to take it to the dealer. Hopefully GM is on there way with a recall. If they dont do something i will never buy another gm product again!

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SOURCE: car steering wheel locked; car won't start

If this is a floor shifter or center console shifter there is actually a lock release next to the shifter. Look next to the shifter handle and you should see a small square plug in the console remove the plug and you will see a little white button in it this is the shifter release push it and you can move the shifter.

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SOURCE: I have a 2005 chevy malibu v6 3.5 motor and was

this car doesnt have a power steering pump, this car uses an electric motor to provied power steering, this motor is located under the dash connected to steering column shaft,when replacing the motor the module must also be replaced, here is a diagram to help you locate the motor,94445b2.gif

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SOURCE: 2005 impala LS with 3.8

two things: Pressure control solenoid first. Second issue is the valve body. These are common issues, but 9 times out of 10 its just the pressure control solenoid. Power steering, could have a leak, that causes air,which in turn causes noise or yes, a noisy pump.

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