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Old 12-03-2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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I need help please!

Hi, I own a 2010 v6 Lt edition, and the problem I'm having is a power steering line on the passenger side decided it didn't want to hold the fluid anymore, I would like to fix it but am wondering if it s a factory fitted part that needs to do it and it has to go to the shop and which tool it is, I will gladly get it. Keep in mind the following symptoms are as follows: last week it was whining, and doing the shimmy thing when I would turn the wheels, so I checked the fluid and filled it up..fixed right...well, I was wrong...this week it didn't whine, but started doing the shimmy thing when I turn my wheels, so again I checked my fluid, (noticed my check engine light is on), so I filled it up again, and watched it pee out on the ground when I started my car to let it warm up, its very cold here in Alberta.

I have looked into the manuls but have not found anything when it comes to replacing this part or the tools needed to do so, I know someone here will know
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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im sorry i can not help you with this, but have you checked the manual to see if this is something the warranty will take car of?
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:20 PM   #3
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yes, I only have drivetrain warranty maybe, I have had the car since 2009 and have 50000kms on it
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:35 PM   #4
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Can you show pics of what you're talking about?
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:45 PM   #5
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best i can do this is where im leaking power steering fluid from...
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:46 PM   #6
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sorry its so big...really good camera, and my first time posting on this forum
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:52 PM   #7
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I've never replaced one on a new car but that looks like a standard high pressure line

My experience with repairing that and most anything else in a car is with old cars from the '70s and '60s. I don't know modern cars but that looks like a straightforward replacement to me.

The photo looks like that has leaked onto the crimp fitting to me, not that its leaking from the crimp fitting, but that might just be the photo
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Hi, I own a 2010 v6 Lt edition, and the problem I'm having is a power steering line on the passenger side decided it didn't want to hold the fluid anymore, I would like to fix it but am wondering if it s a factory fitted part that needs to do it and it has to go to the shop and which tool it is, I will gladly get it. Keep in mind the following symptoms are as follows: last week it was whining, and doing the shimmy thing when I would turn the wheels, so I checked the fluid and filled it up..fixed right...well, I was wrong...this week it didn't whine, but started doing the shimmy thing when I turn my wheels, so again I checked my fluid, (noticed my check engine light is on), so I filled it up again, and watched it pee out on the ground when I started my car to let it warm up, its very cold here in Alberta.

I have looked into the manuls but have not found anything when it comes to replacing this part or the tools needed to do so, I know someone here will know
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:00 PM   #9
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I wish it was, but I can't keep fluid in it, it leaks out almost as fast as I put it in...

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I've never replaced one on a new car but that looks like a standard high pressure line

My experience with repairing that and most anything else in a car is with old cars from the '70s and '60s. I don't know modern cars but that looks like a straightforward replacement to me.

The photo looks like that has leaked onto the crimp fitting to me, not that its leaking from the crimp fitting, but that might just be the photo
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:03 PM   #10
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it is a pressure line, just wondering on the tool needed, if it is a factory fitted tool i need or just tools from my toolbox will do...
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:07 PM   #11
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Power steering pumps are 'spensive

One hose is return, the other is high pressure

can you take another photo of where this hose screws in so we can see the end of the fitting?

Never seen a hose like that that needs a special tool...but like I say, if you had a '70 Chevelle, I could walk you though this blindfolded. With a new car I don't want to...wait for it...steer you wrong. Sorry, I couldn't resist
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:15 PM   #12
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hahaha ... i know what you mean, If i can get a better angle at it I will post it, but it is Alberta and we are experiencing weather difficulties at the moment, gotta love winter..yes i drive it in all seasons, it is after all Canadian made

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Power steering pumps are 'spensive

One hose is return, the other is high pressure

can you take another photo of where this hose screws in so we can see the end of the fitting?

Never seen a hose like that that needs a special tool...but like I say, if you had a '70 Chevelle, I could walk you though this blindfolded. With a new car I don't want to...wait for it...steer you wrong. Sorry, I couldn't resist
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:17 PM   #13
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Hi, thank you for your reply, I did ask online, and he was not helpful and did not know if I needed a special tool or not, engines should not be rocket science, or atleast they have never been this difficult before, I have not had this much issues fixing anything on anything lol..but thank you
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:24 PM   #14
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the replacement hose has both the rubber and the metal parts, it is precrimped. If it is the return hose you just need pliers. http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/catalog/frameset.cfm
the whole system can be worked on with a basic hand tools, it is a Chevrolet.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:33 PM   #15
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Thank you, for the info...greatly appreciated

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the replacement hose has both the rubber and the metal parts, it is precrimped. If it is the return hose you just need pliers. http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/catalog/frameset.cfm
the whole system can be worked on with a basic hand tools, it is a Chevrolet.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:33 PM   #16
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:43 PM   #17
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i believe it is part 15
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:43 PM   #18
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sorry...passenger side
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:46 PM   #19
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If it is the high pressure line you will need to replace the whole line. Call an auto parts store to see if after market is available. Will be cheaper than OEM. You will need to use line wrenches to change the line.
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If it wasn't pitch black outside I'd go look. Good news is it isn't catastrophic and should be easily repaired come daylight.
Actually I have the V8 so not sure the hoses are in the same spot, but the picture above is for the V6.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:57 PM   #21
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I've never used a line wrench, which is really halfway between a open end - wrench and a box - end wrench, they are i guess preferred however not mandatory.
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Hi, thank you for your reply, I did ask online, and he was not helpful and did not know if I needed a special tool or not, engines should not be rocket science, or atleast they have never been this difficult before, I have not had this much issues fixing anything on anything lol..but thank you
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