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Chevrolet Impala High Pressure Power Steering Hose Can Leak Fluid

 
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 105,705 mi (25,000 mi - 214,000 mi)

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The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

  • Visitor, , 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?

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    This leak caused steering to be almost impossible.

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  • Visitor, , 89,000 mi

    the power steering pressure hose leaks alot and needs replaced

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  • Visitor, , 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

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  • Visitor, , 35,257 mi

    Power steering fluid leaking. Was fixed & it stopped for 4 months, and is now leaking again!

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  • 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 25,000 mi

    replace high pressure hose

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 99,601 mi

    Power steering pressure line rusted through and dripping onto sway bar and then onto exhaust...seems earlier than most reported

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