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2005 chevy impala 3.4v6 power steering fluid leaking all over alternater and drive belt, car want hardly run,

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That would be your high pressure hose leaking have someone to turn the wheel all the way to one side with the pump full and watch the hose for leaks

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Sounds like the high pressure power steering hose is leaking. Check it out and if so replace it along with the low pressure return line. If the lines are not leaking then the power steering pump could be the problem.

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What you hae to do is check if the reservoir is leaking first if okthen it is either the piping or the steering pump. It is a process of elimination, you may need to clean the area first to discover where the leak is or work back from the point it is leaking on the belt. Until you identify where the leak is coming from it will be dificult to repair unless you just start to replace the pump and reservoir any way.

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SOURCE: How do I add power steering fluid to 2005 chevy equinox?

first and it's sort of obvious... make sure the motor is off.... look for a cap at the front of the motor where the fan belt is... may even be labled power steering ... you add the fluid there

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Most likely the problem is the lower steering knuckle. This is the one outside of the firewall, under the vehicle and it hooks up to the power steering assist cylinder. In my opinion the knuckle has to work at an unreasonably steep angle and this compounds the problem. The knuckle (especially in salt areas starts to corrode and becomes hard to turn. Toyota says the water gets into the bearing and they beings to rust the bearing and turning the whell starts to feel stiff. I have this problem and I sprayed liberal amounts of a rust inhibitor that a local place uses to rust proof cars (They sell small spray bottles of it for $5). They are called OIL TECH in Barrie, Ontario and make up their own formula. The formula has addatives that breaks the surface tension on the oil treatment and gets it into the tiny cracks and crevices on your vehicle. I sprayed this all over the knuckle, turned it back and forth a couple of times and continued spraying. I let it sit for an hour and went for a test drive -- problem solved. You could actually see the rust on the exposed parts of the knuckle. I probably will have to do this once every month of two but what the heck. It is a lot cheaper than having to replace the steering shaft ($1000+???) Probably other types of rust proofing or lubricating oils will work. I long for the old days of grease fittings and you never had to replace ball joints and tie rod ends etc.
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SOURCE: where is the power steering fluid reservoir

You must have a 3.8l engine. Its on the passenger side of the engine about half way down on the fire wall side. A 3.1l is on the top of the engine on the passenger side.

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

SOURCE: 2005 chevy impala power steering have leak but

Common leak points are the p/s lines, specifically the pressure line where the hard line and rubber hose are crimped together. Also check the pump itself, steering rack and fittings, return line and cooler (usually just a loop in the return line). I usually like to clean off the area where i find the leak with some brake clean and drive the car for a bit. It's easier to find the source of the leak when the fluid isn't all over the place.

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The power steering pump is belt driven. It is on the engine where you put fluid in. There are two lines that run from the power steering pump to the power steering rack on the firewall. The fluid can leak from the pump, either of the lines or the rack itself. If you are handy you may be able to repair the problem by replacing the bad part. Wear safety glasses when looking for the leak and do not touch the fluid leak when the engine is running. The pressure is high enough to hurt you. If you ignore the problem you will eventually loose the power assist and may be unable to steer the car. Fix it now!








One line is high pressure and the other is a return line. Check them with the engine off and when you think you've found the leak staret the car and look for the leak. If it sprays like a water hose DO NOT TOUCH THE LEAK. The pressure is high enough to cause serious injury.

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Common leak points are the p/s lines, specifically the pressure line where the hard line and rubber hose are crimped together. Also check the pump itself, steering rack and fittings, return line and cooler (usually just a loop in the return line). I usually like to clean off the area where i find the leak with some brake clean and drive the car for a bit. It's easier to find the source of the leak when the fluid isn't all over the place.

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What you hae to do is check if the reservoir is leaking first if okthen it is either the piping or the steering pump. It is a process of elimination, you may need to clean the area first to discover where the leak is or work back from the point it is leaking on the belt. Until you identify where the leak is coming from it will be dificult to repair unless you just start to replace the pump and reservoir any way.

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