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#13093 of 13621 Re: 03 Impala front end clicking noise [mst52]
Sep 22, 2005 (10:03 am)
If the sound is more of a high pitched, "ticking" or "creaking" type sound (sort of like the sounds an engine makes when it's cooling down, but tied to steering inputs), it is probably related to the aluminium engine cradle. There were complaints about this early on in the 2000 Impalas, and it seems like a few folks either had cracks in welds, or had shims or other repairs done to rectify things. As I recall mine made those noises early on, but at the time I was parking in a deck which amplified the sounds. I never had any weld or other problems, and am approaching 85k miles with no cradle-related issues.
I wonder though...I haven't followed much on the new 2006 Impala (since I won't be in the market for another 2-3 years), but does this new model also use an aluminum engine cradle? Might be telling to see if Chevy kept with that strategy or not.
Sep 30, 2005 (5:00 am)
I just received a letter from the recall dept of GM informing me that there are problems with the catalytic converters in the Impala's with both engines 3.4 and 3.8 2000 to 2005. The letter mentions that the car could loose power due to the catalytic converter failing, and that Chevy will fix the problem if anyone experiences this issue for 10 yrs or 120,000 miles whichever comes first free from the original date of purchase.
Well this exact problem happened to me a month ago where I lost all power trying to accelerate from a stop. Chevy replaced the converter under my extended warranty, and now my 01 LS has full power. There were no issues leading up to this problem. It just happened unexpectantly by complete surprise. A bit scary when you are flooring the accelerator and the car goes no where.
Letting everyone know so all are aware if this happens to you.
#13095 of 13621 Notice recall/fathertyricius
Sep 30, 2005 (5:44 am)
I have a 2001 LS also and got the same letter just last week (I live in Ontario Canada)...I have been having the same symtoms as you. I plan on taking the car in in the next week or so.
#13096 of 13621 Re: 03 Impala front end clicking noise [mst52]
Oct 03, 2005 (4:49 pm)
we have a 2003 impala with 26000 on it we have gotten the same noise went to the dealer he said that there is a bullinton on it the grease fitting between the 2 shafts on the steering rods they loose the grease so they fixed it they had the same problems with all gm cars and truck
#13097 of 13621 Bug Deflector Avail for 2005?
Oct 04, 2005 (10:59 am)
Cant find a bug deflector for the 2005 Impala.
Like the Lund X-Terminator (mechanical mount, stands off hood with no bumpers) but it only covers 2000-2003 models.
Did the Hood or Hood underside change in 2004-2005 models?
Would the Lund model fit a 2005 and they have just not updated their website?
#13098 of 13621 Re: 2000 Impala Window Switch [broha]
Oct 17, 2005 (3:26 pm)
I am on my third window switch for my 2000 Impala. I wrote Chevy to see if there is a recall on this part because I hear of it much too often.
#13099 of 13621 Re: Notice from recall dept [fathertyricius]
Oct 17, 2005 (3:35 pm)
Hello, wow! I haven't been back to this forum in a couple of years! I still have my 2000 Impala LS and have been taking it back and forth to the dealer for hesitation problems. My most recent problem was that the car would lose power and cut off in the middle of driving! I took it back to the dealer and they replaced an ignition switch (same switch they replaced in 04). That didn't solve the cut off problem. I left the car at the dealer and the car eventually cut off while the service tech was driving it. I was told that the crank sensor needed to be replaced, which it was done under my extended warranty---thank God for those!. Anyway, the car is running fine now. What I want to know is is the catalytic converters something different? I don't know if they replaced that, but I plan to inquire about it. I haven't received any recall letters on it (yet!).
#13100 of 13621 Re: Notice from recall dept [sweetpolly1]
Oct 18, 2005 (6:55 am)
I haven't gotten a recall notice on my 2000 Impala either...does anyone know if this is an across the board recall, or if it only involved certain VIN numbers?
#13101 of 13621 Notice recall catalytic converter/nosirrahg
Oct 18, 2005 (8:30 am)
I have a 2001 Impala LS. I received a letter from GM Canada in September 2005. Just some highlights of the letter.
As the owner of a 2001-2002 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo Grand Prix etc...models equipped with the 3.4 or 3.8 L engine may have a condition where the catalytic converted is replaced due to the front endcone insulation from the converter breaking away and blocking the front of the first catalyst brick and preventing the free flow of exhaust gas through the converter. The converter is replaced due to complaints of lack of power or illumnation of the Malfunction Indicator Lamp. (MIL)
This is not a recall.....If you have this problem take your car to your General Motors dealership if you believe ythat your vehicle has thie condition as described above.
GM has extended the warranty on these cars above for the catalytic converter to 10 years or 150,000 miles (190,000 kilometres) to have the converter replaced free of charge.
reference number 0010055
#13102 of 13621 Re: 03 Impala front end clicking noise [mst52]
Oct 18, 2005 (4:33 pm)
I just bought a 2001 impala and it has the clicking noise when I turn the wheel. It does it when I am breaking and turning around corners, and also when stationary. No clicking while on the road at higher speeds.
I have not ever owned an impala, but test drove three other 2000 impalas when looking to purchase my car, 2 of the 3 had the noise. I assumed this was a normal thing for impalas.
At the dealership I bought mine at, the dealer told me he owned a Chevy Silverado 2002 and he had the same issues. He described it as a rattle/clicking, mine is more of a popping/clicking no rattle....so I do not know if he was experiencing the same thing?!?
Let me know if you find anything out from the service department. Its good to know this is a consistent problem with impalas. Hopefully its an easy fix. Anyone know the ballpark cost for this type of repair??
I also have the air bag light come flicker on occasionally when I drive, it just flashes on for a quick second. Is this a bad sensor or loose wiring?