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2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx power steering light came on. Now…

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2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx...

2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx power steering light came on. Now it's very hard to turn

Mechanic's Assistant: When was the fluid last checked? Have you heard any whining noises while turning the wheel?

I can't find out how to check the fluid or how to add any. No whining when turning

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Malibu Maxx yourself? What have you tried so far?

I just had a tie rod replaced a couple days ago at Midas. They didn't say anything about a power steering problem. I'm doing it myself but I haven't tried anything yet

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Chevy
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Chevy Mechanic: Jared D, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago
Jared D
Jared D, ASE Certified Technician
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Good afternoon,

This car has an issue with the electronic steering module. and steering column. They are so problematic that GM had to offer and extended warranty on them for 10 years and 150k miles.

Most likely the steering module or steering column will need to be replaced. Do you have a scan tool to check for trouble codes?

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