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  1. Power steering failure

    Gen 7 Problems/Service Issues/Troubleshooting
    08 Malibu LT 2.4 ecotech 117,000 miles ... The last couple of weeks the wife has been complaining of a hit or miss power steering failure that's especially causing on the first start of the day. The last few days the issue has progressed into a reoccurring issue everytime we go to drive, if the...
  2. Disconnecting high pressure power steering line from the pump

    Gen 5 & 6 Problems/Service Issues/Troubleshooting
    I have an 06 Chevy Malibu Maxx SS that I love to death but the high pressure power steering line busted. I got it all taken apart but I’m unsure how to take the actual line off the reservoir. It seems like a 17 mm wrench should do it but it doesn’t fit between the pulley and the fastener. Maybe...
  3. Power Steering / Service ESC

    Gen 7 Problems/Service Issues/Troubleshooting
    I have a 2009 Malibu LT with the 2.4L 4cyl engine. -Recently upon startup, my dash displays the messages “POWER STEERING”, “SERVICE ESC” . Sometimes I can turn the car off and on to make them go away, however after a short time they will pop back up , and my power steering will stop working...
  4. Electronic Power Steering Quits When Cold

    Gen 7 Problems/Service Issues/Troubleshooting
    So, I’ve been searching this issue since last winter, and I see a lot of problems with the power steering on Malibu’s in general. But nothing about the fact that mine goes out only when it’s cold. Since spring this year, it’s been 100% fine, so much so, I completely forgot about it being a...