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#4518355 - 09/17/17 07:14 AM '09 Impala Power steering flush issues....
i_hate_autofraud Offline

Registered: 05/19/16
Posts: 706
Loc: Canada
Hi all!

Running down some weird steering noise, shudder, clunking & shimmy in low speed 90 degree turns only.

How sensitive are late model GM FWD racks to Power Steering Fluid exchanges or lack thereof?

The book shows it to be messy and awkward. Last year I just sucked out the pump
and replaced that fluid and will do again several times expecting some fluid exchange from
the rest of the system eventually.

(Yrs back got a free rack for ex-wife's '86 Buick Skyhawk, due to GM wide "morning sickness" on
cheapening them out! Funny story after all that, 2 yrs later car committed suicide when engine bay
wire harness caught fire while parked! Sad!)

#4518452 - 09/17/17 09:50 AM Re: '09 Impala Power steering flush issues.... [Re: i_hate_autofraud]
andyd Offline

Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7167
Loc: Marshfield , MA
Generic advice, groaning steering maybe bad sway bar links or dry upper strut bearings.
'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2

#4518668 - 09/17/17 03:00 PM Re: '09 Impala Power steering flush issues.... [Re: andyd]
i_hate_autofraud Offline

Registered: 05/19/16
Posts: 706
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: andyd
Generic advice, groaning steering maybe bad sway bar links or dry upper strut bearings.

Good point.

I did replace struts and sway bar links last year, but not the sway bar body bushings.