What type of power steering fluid does a 2001 Chevrolet Impala require?
The standard power steering fluid that you buy from a parts house.
the power steering resevoir, MAKE SURE the vehicle requires power steering fluid, some use transmission fluid instead. If your unsure take it to a lube center and ask them to do it you. In the 2004 Chevy Impala with the 3.8L engine, the power steering pump is a sealed unit. It does not require fluid to be added. Also if you have to replace it, it is not an easy job. The power steering pump…
Frankly, any parts store power steering fluid will work fine in this application. GM uses robust power steering pumps, and they do not require any special fluid. However, do not use transmission fluid, it does not have the appropriate anti-foam additives, and can cause pump cavitation, which will damage the pump.