High Pressure Power Steering Hose Can Leak Fluid on Chevrolet Impala

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

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Average mileage: 104,613 (25,000–214,000)
12 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
87 people reported this problem
43 people shared problem details
2005 Chevrolet Impala171,205
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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2007 Chevrolet Impala169,000
whining noise and kept adding fluid, after replacing pump , i am still having problems with noise and air bubbles
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the power steering pressure hose leaks alot and needs replaced
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This leak caused steering to be almost impossible.
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2006 Chevrolet Impala110,000
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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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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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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Power steering fluid leaking. Was fixed & it stopped for 4 months, and is now leaking again!
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Power steering pressure line rusted through and dripping onto sway bar and then onto exhaust...seems earlier than most reported
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High pressure power steering hose
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replace high pressure hose
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Can't find where to put power steering fluid
Power steering pressure line leaks about two or three weeks after fixing has happened numerous times
Changed the rack and pinion system, all hoses, power steering pump. cost around 300$. 5 weeks later its leaking again from 2 places.
My impala just yesterday power steering quit and I found all the fluid was on the ground. I haven't jacked it up yet to see what the problem is but suspect it has a broken hose.
Power steering makes noise upon start up and get louder as it is driven. Stopped the noise once with power steering fluid and leak stop but i only lasted a couple of months and noise back again. Fluid very bubbly.
2006 Chevrolet Impala146,000
Powersteering line broke. Had no power steering but was under recall so I got it fixed for free.
Was driving and heard a grinding noise. The futher I went the worse it was. When I reached home the steering was hard and it looked like there was not fluid. The power steering fuild holder looked like it was caving in. Have added fuild and it almost runs out going about 25 miles until needs to be refilled
2008 Chevrolet Impala117,000
Leaked steering fluid and my rack and pinon needed replaced. Once replaced, realized the Power steering pump need to be replaced (car was making a "toy airplane" type whine when accelerating) as well. Replace the parts and the sound and "hard" steering issue went away.
2005 Chevrolet Impala121,000
Leaking like a waterfall
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Ive added stop leak and it began to hum some. Now fluid is just leaking fast.
I used correct fluid and filter car has 170,000 miles on it.
What does the pinon rockin have to do with the power steering.
Want to cover a small hole on one of the power steering pressure pipes.

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