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#13053 of 13621 2000 IMPALA engine surging
Jul 06, 2005 (4:36 am)
My 2000 Impala went to the Chevy store for a recall on something about the fuel pressure regulator and coincidentally (maybe) the engine started surging 2 days later, it is usually after it upshifts the last time and more so when it is pulling a grade, usually worse when the engine has not reached operating temp. but it will surge at times fully warmed up with 92 degree outside temp, no check engine light has ever came on with this problem, your help and comments appreciated.
#13054 of 13621 A blast from the past...
Jul 18, 2005 (2:25 pm)
So when is GM going to make this car a worthy RWD competitor to the Daimler-Chrysler RWD sedans? (300C and new Charger?)
Jul 18, 2005 (4:59 pm)
No more RWD from GM, I hope. If you like spinning around in the winter get a RWD DC.
#13056 of 13621 Re: RWD [pluto5]
Jul 21, 2005 (7:16 pm)
I have no problems with RWD in winter here in Arizona....
#13057 of 13621 does Arizona have winter?
Jul 24, 2005 (2:53 pm)
What's winter like in Arizona, 80 degrees instead of 120?
Jul 25, 2005 (3:10 pm)
Our 2K-LS only had about 17k on it last November when it quit. The positive terminal fell off right in my hand. It had the dreaded leak that eat it away. I have heard of alot of delco leaks. Not sure if it is from over tightening at the factory or a defective battery.
I als had to remove the battery tray to clean all of the acid up.
#13059 of 13621 Car Care, after shipping a car
Jul 31, 2005 (7:06 am)
I am just about to ship my 1/2year old, mint condition 2004 Impala cross country. I love this car, I got just what I wanted (and more!). I have anxiety about damage during the shipment, but it's my best (probably only) option.
They drive pretty fast on those big car-shipping trucks. I need to empty the car completely because the vibrations from the truck going down the road can really move things around violently. Only factory installed items ok, license plates & spoilers have to be firmly fastened (I hope mine are, they're factory installed!).
I've arranged for someone to meet the car shipper at the other end at a GMC dealer, because I figure they would have a big lot for offloading. A win-win situation, because the sales manager of the dealership starts off with me in a good light, and I get my car offloaded and can get my car serviced near where i"ll live. Smaller town, few dealershps. I just had visions of a manager of a food store in a shopping center coming out and yelling at me to get that big shipping truck out of his lot.
Question--should I have the service dept of the new dealership look my car over after the car shipment? The car shipper release I have to sign says the shipper is not responsible to problems in suspension from vibrations (and any other damage, except a truck accident). My insurance tells me they aren't responsible while the car is being shipped--what you get when you buy low-cost insurance, I guess.
I wish there were another option than using a car shipper, but this is the way I need to go. My spouse already drove one car accross country, and it almost cost the same when you consider the flight back here and the days of hotel and food bills. We don't have a friend to drive it accross country, and our insurance would only cover people named on the insurance policy (yes, if a friend drives you home after a party, the insurance isn't in force if they get into an accident.)
Thanks! I'll probably be asking later about tips driving in snow. I have never been thru a real fall or winter.
#13060 of 13621 Re: Car Care, after shipping a car [bh628]
Jul 31, 2005 (11:31 am)
Hi - you might want to have a look at our Car Transport Companies discussion. You might find some answers there, but it would be a great place to also post your questions as they are not specific to Impalas.
Meanwhile we'll see what other Impala owners have to offer on the subject.
#13061 of 13621 Re: Car Care, after shipping a car [bh628]
Jul 31, 2005 (6:32 pm)
It seems that no one wants to accept any responsibility for the car during shipment. What's up with that?
#13062 of 13621 Re: Car Care, after shipping a car [pat]
Aug 01, 2005 (5:31 pm)
Thanks for the link! I got some good ideas of what to check in the delivery process. Looks like I should note condition on the pickup report and also list mileage. I saw a few referrals, but i got a little anxious--this morning i paid a $200 deposit (credit card) on a pickup. Made the pickup dates WELL over the date i am to leave. So if any delay in pickup, I have 1 1/2 weeks left after the window.
i did some checking, even on the www.DOT.gov website. I'm going with A to Z Auto Shipping. I have heard good and bad stories about auto shippers. A friend said his brother's car was parked under a car with an oil leak. when he went to use the wipers, the oil made a big mess. i think it's good that it's being offloaded at a GM dealer, I think I'll have it serviced upon delivery.
I wonder if I would get better service if I tell A-Z that i'd give a good online review for them? I told A-Z about the bad review to on a competitor at www.ripoffreport.com, and they said that it could be a competitor doing the bad review. They trust the bbbonline. The bbb online states that their record began in '96, and i don't see any complaints for A-Z since '03. They may have had complaints, but none posted there.
All questions to A-Z were fielded to "Barry," who may be a "closer." But he seemed pretty open about answering any questions.
At some point, you just have to take a leap and decide. Wish me luck! I'm going to TN!