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I have a 2006 chevrolet malibu and the power steering keeps going on and off. this could be very dangerous

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Power stering issues are very common with all cars since they went to electronic power systems.

Usually the power steering computer module fails costing upwards to $1000 to fix.

You most likely have a code stored to help in finding the problem

If you do a search on electronic power steering failures or your car model and year you will find simular complaints

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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Is the power steering belt making any noise, skreeching etc?

Check your fluid level for the power steering, it could be low or even leaking as it sounds like air is getting into the system, make sure the belt is tight enough also.

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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Alternatively you could try one of the mobile auto repair services if you have one operating in your area.

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