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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:05 pm    Post subject:  2004 SS Impala Noise Reply with quote

First off I am glad I found the site could help out greatly in the future. Anyway on to my question.

I have not checked the power stearing fluid in the car yet (which I will after I click submit) but usually with Power steering the wheel is much harder to turn I would think. I am getting this squeeking noise (hard to explain) when I am turning the wheel when accelerating it almost sounds like bearings are shot in the super charger. Although the car runs fine.

Kind of hard to explain I guess but I tried. Hopefully someone has an opinion on it.

Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

sounds like power steering fluid needs topped off, or the pump is going bad.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thats what I think as well and after looking in the engine minutes ago after browsing through the owners manual. I can not find the stupid fill cap? Its said in the manual "Low In Engine Compartment" I am wondering if I am missing it or I am missing the fact I have to take half the engine apart to get to it.

I am not used to working on cars since I got this not a problem. Worked on tons of older cars where you can sit inside the engine to take it apart these new cars are way different
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:07 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Its behind/under the alternator down towards the bottom. If you have a stb, you will probably have to take it off. The trans can whine too, but I'm guessing ps pump too...

An easy way to tell if you need a new sc coupler is take off the belt and spin the pulley, if it rattles or isn't smoot, replace it. Its also good to change the fluid every so often, even if the coupler is good...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:48 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The power steering cap is behind and below the alternator. It's a bit of a reach, but that's where a funnel comes in.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Specter wrote:
The power steering cap is behind and below the alternator. It's a bit of a reach, but that's where a funnel comes in.


I need to check mines too. Does it have a minimum fluid level mark there you can see? And which brand power stearing fluid you guys recomend?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:38 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

xxkennynycxx wrote:
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The power steering cap is behind and below the alternator. It's a bit of a reach, but that's where a funnel comes in.


I need to check mines too. Does it have a minimum fluid level mark there you can see? And which brand power stearing fluid you guys recomend?


There is a fluid level mark on the dipstick attatched to the cap. It was a b*tch trying to get the cap free so I could see it.

I just used whatever was in stock at walmart.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:14 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Specter wrote:
xxkennynycxx wrote:
Specter wrote:
The power steering cap is behind and below the alternator. It's a bit of a reach, but that's where a funnel comes in.


I need to check mines too. Does it have a minimum fluid level mark there you can see? And which brand power stearing fluid you guys recomend?


There is a fluid level mark on the dipstick attatched to the cap. It was a b*tch trying to get the cap free so I could see it.

I just used whatever was in stock at walmart.


Thanks, I'm going to give that a try today.

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