The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.Google+
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Chevrolet Impala High Pressure Power Steering Hose Can Leak Fluid
Chevrolet Impala Problem
Average Mileage: 105,705 mi (25,000 mi - 214,000 mi)
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Impala, 171,205 mi
The power steering line has gone out 4 times in three months. I have replaced the line twice and patched twice. I never do it myself but let a a local mechanic or friend take care of it for me. With the last patch job I jacked up the car and took a look for myself. I noticed the way the line is rubbing right against the main exhaust and this where the leak is. I am no mechanic but I would think there should by some type of divider to prevent them from touching. Any help?
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Impala, 75,000 mi
This leak caused steering to be almost impossible.
Visitor, 2007 Chevrolet Impala, 89,000 mi
the power steering pressure hose leaks alot and needs replaced
Visitor, 2007 Chevrolet Impala, 59,000 mi
Power steering leak pump making noise...dealer won't cover it. I am going to have a buddy fix the hose and hope adding fluid quiets the noisy pump
Visitor, 2007 Chevrolet Impala, 35,257 mi
Power steering fluid leaking. Was fixed & it stopped for 4 months, and is now leaking again!
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Impala
I've had this hose replaced in a recall in 2011 now I'm having the same problem again will the dealer fix it again or is it my problem.Car has 140,00 miles.
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Impala, 110,000 mi
Power steering line leaks out fluid. Power steering goes away. Can drive car...but is difficult at slow speeds. Pump is ruined. Costly repair. Has now happened 3 times in 2 years. Have been working with my local garage mechanic....now going to chevy dealership to try and fix problem. I have never had this happen with any car I have owned.
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Impala, 25,000 mi
replace high pressure hose
Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet Impala, 72,000 mi
my power steering was squeaking, I checked fluid,was low added. couple days later same thing, added more before 1 quart was added, this last time car did hardly steer, I lifted refill cap and it exploded with frothy fliud. research says air is in with fluid. I noticed the hipressure hose is wet in area where a clamp attches it to lower right side of motor. I bought a rebuilt power steering pump with resoverior, a high pressure hose and even a completely rebuilt rack & ponion not FE3. I am in the process of 1st changing high pressure hose then, if not problem solved 2nd change power steering pump and last if still not corrected exchange rack & pinion new unit, of course each step will be to drain the fliud and add new. I am not too happy. I am 74 yrs old and have bought 7 chevys in a row at the same place and don't hope to change.
Visitor, 2010 Chevrolet Impala, 99,601 mi
Power steering pressure line rusted through and dripping onto sway bar and then onto exhaust...seems earlier than most reported