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2004 impala steering is hard and can't drive. Checked power steering fluid and its normal. What else would cause power steering to just stop working with no warning signs?

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Rack and pinion if it has one.

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Could be pump gone.

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The pump is probably not the problem if its not leaking in a big way .
However its not cirulating through the steering box .
The steering box has 2 check valves were the lines from the steering pump attack to it .
Remove the lines clean the valves with a tooth pick and brake cleaner take them out before cleaning and it should be fine .
Unless the pump is shot this is the olny other thing that could cause this condution

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