Power Steering Fluid

Tiny
REGINALD.GASTON
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU
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  • 67,240 MILES
Where does the power steering fluid go?
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Sunday, March 7th, 2010 AT 2:51 PM

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Tiny
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If it has electric steering, then no fluid needed. If it have power steering then the pump cap is located on the r/s of the cylinder head ( this is where you add fluid). When you open the hood the cap will be on top near the front of the engine here is a diagram below to show you. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Sunday, March 7th, 2010 AT 8:31 PM
Tiny
RHODAHOUSTON
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  • 3.0L
  • V6
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Where do I put power steering fluid in my car? It is hard for me to turn.
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Monday, February 11th, 2019 AT 12:25 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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If you do not have electric power steering picture shows where if electric power steering then it maybe another problem.
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Monday, February 11th, 2019 AT 12:25 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WHIXON@JARDENCS.COM
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Steering problem V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 84,458 miles

I am trying to add fluid and I cannot find it anywhere. I want to add it and I don't know where?
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Monday, February 11th, 2019 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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These cars have 2 options one is a hydraulic system and the other electric so here is the location of the the reservoir.

Here is a video that shows a pump being replaced and how to check the fluid.Not vehicle specific, but it will give you an idea of what to do

https://youtu.be/EXDysSOs07g

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Joe
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Monday, February 11th, 2019 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
NONNIE_MARIE
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
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Will Someone Help Me Find The Problem To My Car? This Has Only Happen So Far When It Rains The Steering Power Will Lock On The While The Cars In Motion. And On The Info Screen It Says Low Steering Power Fluid? How Do I Solve This Problem? And Where Do I Put The Fluid In?
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Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 AT 10:49 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Check fluid and your belt and tensioner it may be getting wet and slipping due to age. recommended replacement for belt and tensioner is 60k. It may need to be flushed as well here is a guide and diagrams below.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/power-steering-fluid-flush

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 AT 10:49 AM (Merged)
Tiny
NONNIE_MARIE
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Can You Send A More Clear Picture Cause I Cant Find That On My Car Any Where
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Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 AT 10:49 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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You have a 3.5L like you say that is where it is just look its on passenger side in middle of engine above water pump and crankshaft right at the top.

Checking and Adding Power Steering Fluid

Notice: When adding fluid or making a complete fluid change, always use the proper power steering fluid. Failure to use the proper fluid will cause hose and seal damage and fluid leaks.

1. Clean the area surrounding the reservoir cap.
2. Remove the reservoir cap.
3. Inspect the power steering pump fluid level at regular intervals. Use the appropriate procedure below. Add fluid when required. Refer to Fluid and Lubricant Recommendations.

Fluid Is Hot
1. Run the engine until the fluid reaches about 80 C (170 F).
2. Turn the engine OFF.
3. Remove the reservoir cap.
4. Inspect the fluid level on the capstick.
5. Ensure that the fluid level is at the HOT/FULL mark on the capstick.
4. If the fluid level is low, add power steering fluid to the proper level.
5. Install the reservoir cap.
6. When checking the fluid level after servicing the steering system, bleed the air from the system.
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Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 AT 10:49 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MCADOOJ
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My wife was driving the car today and the contol center told her to check the power steering fluid. She told me and I went to check it and could not find where to check it if you could tell me where to look that would be great.
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Monday, May 13th, 2019 AT 7:21 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Follow the serp belt until you find the pump. Unscrew the cap and there is a dip stick attached to it. If you can't find the pump, there is a chance you have electric PS.
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Monday, May 13th, 2019 AT 7:21 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MARIOANGELNAVARRO
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My power steering whent out, I checked all fuses and power to the motor is ok. What else can I do to find the problem. Can it be the computor that I can maybe reset? Or a relay? Please help!
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Monday, May 13th, 2019 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
M_H_RITZEL
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The best thing I can recommend it have the system scanned for trouble codes. There are a number of things electric steering could have wrong, It could be one thing and will cause the system not to work.
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Monday, May 13th, 2019 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DALTON420
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  • 6 CYL
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When I'm driving the power steering locks and the wheel gets hard and can't turn, so I stop and turn the car off for a few sec. Problem solved but the thing is that it's starting to do it a lot more, on the radio display comes up power steering, is their something I can fix like a fuse, or a part, or do u just have to buy the whole rack and pinion. Please help. Thank u.
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Monday, May 13th, 2019 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Please read this it may still be covered under warranty if electronic steering which I think your car is.
Some customers of 2005-2006 model year Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Maxx; Pontiac G6 vehicles, and 2008 model year Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Maxx; Pontiac G6; and Saturn AURA vehicles equipped with electric power steering may experience a loss of power steering assist caused by electrical input signals within the steering column assembly. If the power steering assist is lost, a chime will be heard and the Driver Information Center will display a "Power Steering" warning message. On some vehicles, the Service Vehicle Soon light will also illuminate. The vehicle can still be steered in a safe manner but will require greater driver effort at low vehicle speeds or when stopped.
SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT
This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 10 years or 150,000 miles (240,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership.
On 2005 & 2006 model year vehicles, dealers are to replace the steering column. On 2008 model year vehicles, dealers are to replace the power steering motor control module. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer.
For vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after July 21, 2010 are covered by this special coverage and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to July 21, 2010 must be submitted to the Service Contract provider.
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Monday, May 13th, 2019 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Can I take it in, even if im not the first owner I bouht the car in pensalvenia but Live in Texas, herd u can just change the Torque sensor ensted of the whole wheel colum?
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Monday, May 13th, 2019 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 10 years or 150,000 miles (240,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership. This is like a recall get it fixed correctly at no charge to you.
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