Chevrolet Malibu Forums banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
i have an 09 LTZ and i was wondering if there are any others out there with the same problem... as i turn almost always i hear that sound... sounds like i would be out of power steering fluid... but as we all know thats from the stone age the new LTZ comes with hydralic steering... anyone have any idea what it could be????

please help...
dealership claims it not to be a serious consern
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
915 Posts
Mine is quiet as well, BUT an '09 LTZ V6 I drove earlier had a noticeable power steering sound that immediately sounded strange to me vs. others I had been in. Either a fluid issue or a bad pump, among other things...it happens. Some Aura V6's with the hydraulic steering have had a few power steering noises, similarly, but nothing too common.

Does it FEEL at all different with the sound?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
574 Posts
Is it the sound you get when you turn the wheel all the way to one side or the other?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
438 Posts
My 2009 2LT with the v6/hydraulic makes a slight noise if I have the wheel cranked all the way in either direction. It doesn't seem to feel any different. I assumed this was normal.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
574 Posts
Yea, mine does that too, that's why I was asking. I think that wheel being turned all the way kinda pushs against the limits deal, hence the slight whining...

But, if it is doing it for you all the time, that seems odd.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
I too have this sound but only if I do a complete turn of the steering wheel in either direction, like when attempting a u-turn.

However, I am pretty sure this is normal for the face that when I read reviews about the car, the one negitive that came back a few times was "loud power steering".

But if your car is making this on basic turns, then I might have a dealer look at it. Otherwise, I think it is nothing serious.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
38 Posts
Seems like they went to the trouble of making the cabin one of the quietest around, just so you can enjoy a never-ending concert of funky little sounds.Squeaks and creeks,etc.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
438 Posts
I don't have any crazy noises. The only thing I hear is when I turn to the max possible it makes a little noise, but this is to be expected.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top