Mechanics

CHEVY POWER STEERING

2004 Chevrolet Impala

Steering problem
2004 Chevy Impala 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 240000 miles

Dear Sirs,
I need to replace the high pressure power steering hose on my 04 impala 3.4 lliter.
I need to know how difficult it will be and if you have a diagram of how to do it and what needs to be removed.

Thank you,
Randy
Grand Prairie, TX
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RBRASE
June 23, 2010.




Help.

Tiny
RBRASE
Jun 23, 2010.
Here is what I have from GM service info.
Power Steering Pressure Pipe/Hose Replacement (3.4L)
Removal Procedure
Place a drain pan under the vehicle.


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Remove the power steering pressure line from the power steering pump.
Remove the power steering pressure line from the power steering lines retaining bracket on the engine.


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The power steering pressure line is the lower line at the power steering gear.
Remove the power steering line from the power steering gear . Access the line from the engine compartment, between the rocker arm cover and the front of the dash mat.

Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.


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Remove the power steering pressure line (1) from the clamps on the power steering gear.
Remove the power steering pressure line (1) from the vehicle.
Installation Procedure


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Install the power steering pressure line (1) to the vehicle.
Install the power steering pressure line (1) to the clamps on the power steering gear.
Lower the vehicle.


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Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

Install the power steering pressure line to the power steering gear.
Tighten
Tighten the power steering pressure line fitting to the power steering gear to 27 N m (20 lb ft).

Install the power steering pressure line to the power steering lines retaining bracket on the engine.


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Install the power steering pressure line to the power steering pump.
Tighten
Tighten the power steering pressure line fitting to the power steering pump to 27 N m (20 lb ft).

Fill the power steering system with power steering fluid. Refer to Checking and Adding Power Steering Fluid .
Bleed the power steering system. Refer to Power Steering System Bleeding .
Inspect the power steering system for leaks. Refer to Power Steering Fluid Leaks .
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Factoryjack
Jun 23, 2010.
I am back on the road! Once again, 2carpros nailed it!

Thank you,
Randy

Tiny
RBRASE
Jun 24, 2010.
Awesome, thanks for participation.

Factoryjack
Jun 24, 2010.

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