2006 Chevrolet Impala steering wheel hard to turn

Tiny
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • 180,000 MILES
I had got a new power steering pump and the shop told me I need a rack and I got the rack and they replace the rack and the steering wheel still hard to turned and I spend money and the problem not solve. What the next problem? Problem
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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 AT 10:10 AM

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Tiny
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Take it back to the shop, tell them it isn't fixed, yet.
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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 AT 10:24 AM
Tiny
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I did and tell replace the pump. Wit a new one do u think its a bad rack?
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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 AT 10:31 AM
Tiny
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And I got a brand new rack too.
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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 AT 10:32 AM
Tiny
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You mean to say, the shop can't figure out the problem? Take it to a different shop.
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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 AT 10:38 AM
Tiny
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My family said it mite be air n the line
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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 AT 10:42 AM
Tiny
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Did you let a shop diagnose it and fix? I still don't understand why the shop didn't fix it? The problem could be almost anything? I try to drain the old fluid and add new fluid.

Some power steering pumps, I can circulate fluid by hand. Take the belt loose and turn the pulley. With return line loose from pump, fluid should run out as you turn the pulley. Keep working till fluid runs clear and no bubbles. Don't let the fluid reservoir run low, keep adding new fluid.

Do you have electric power steering or hydraulic power steering? Just checking.
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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 AT 11:30 AM
Tiny
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Hydraulic
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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 AT 1:57 PM
Tiny
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Have the power steering hoses/lines been replaced? With engine running, if you look at the fluid in power steering reservoir, while helper turns the steering wheel, can you see the fluid circulating?
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Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 AT 2:34 PM
Tiny
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Another thought, If everything we've talked about is ok. You might raise and safely support the front of vehicle, take tie-rods loose from steering knuckle, then see if you can turn the steering knuckle ok. If not, then you may have found your problem?
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Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 AT 2:42 PM
Tiny
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No it has not been replaced.
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Saturday, August 16th, 2014 AT 3:32 AM
Tiny
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Can the tire rod be the problem?
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Monday, August 18th, 2014 AT 9:27 AM
Tiny
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I suppose it could? I don't know what else to tell you? Your not answering any of my questions, so I don't know where to turn?
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Monday, August 18th, 2014 AT 9:54 AM

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