Problem with my 2001 chevy Impala 3.1L v6.
Done to repair this problem = i have replaced the crank position  sensor, but the wire going to
the sensor from the ignition module melted  when it touched the exhaust manifold i have since
re-wired it  i cut  connectors off and used new wire to rerun, the engine started right up after
driving 1/4 mile the wire fried again, any reason there would be such a  problem with crank
sensor , also previously had ignition module tested, they said it was no good yet i put it back on
car and it runs fine except for this  stupid wire  anything you can tell me is greatly appreciated, i
just started a  family and dont have money to pay someone hundreds to look at it!!

Never had crank sensor wires burn unless touching an exhaust component.  Not a high voltage /
amperage circuit. Possibly burned on egr valve or tube that is in the area. I would suggest
wrapping the wires in the corrugated  plastic cover, just like some of the other wire harness
under the hood are.

Problem with my 2006 Chevrolet impala V6  .
question = Why does my 2006 impala
power steering not work anymore. It is grinding and whining.
I checked the fluid and it is low / empty. Where did the fluid go. Why does my impala loose fluid.  

A common cause for loss of
power steering and the fluid is a power steering hose under the car.
As viewed from under, on the v6 there is a small 4 i n.  Hose that connects two pipes. It is at the
intersection of the rt. (passenger  side) frame rail, and the rear framerail. A new hose and clamps
are  needed. Then fill and bleed the system.
On the v8 models, the entire hose and pipe assembly must be replaced.  This is quite a big job.
The frame needs to be lowered and an engine mount removed. Then fill and bleed until the
whining noise goes away.
Best way to bleed is to get the front wheels off the ground, fill the reservoir  half way, turn the
steering wheel to the rt. Then to the left- all the way to the  stops. Do this 10-15 times. Check and
adjust fluid level, then start the car.

2005 Chevy Impala.
Question: How much should it cost to get a crankshaft sensor put in a 2005 Chevy Impala?
Cost of parts and labor to replace the crank position sensor on the 3400 engine would be around
$300 at the dealer. Less at a local repair shop since the labor rate would be less. Also, the price
of the part would be less at a local shop if they do not use factory parts.
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