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#13131 of 13621 Re: Audio issues [nosirrahg]
Feb 04, 2006 (8:58 am)
I recently had electrical/battery troubles with 2000 Impala. Replaced the battery three times in less than one year. I ended up stranded with no electrical on a Sunday morning. Before towing in, roadside service tried a jump and every noise described above (and many more) came through the radio speakers.
The Chevy dealership called the next day and told me nothing wrong as car started up and no computer codes showed up. Left the car there two days, same thing. When I picked up that evening, would not start. The solution was a new positive battery cable.
#13132 of 13621 Re: 01 steerinlg wheel noise [jim01]
Feb 07, 2006 (9:06 pm)
I have a 2002 LS with the same problem 55,000 miles. The dealer said it would cost aprox. $950.00 to replace steering system....said they have had more steering problems with Impalas than other GM models..they said they've tried to repair but problem comes back, only way to correct is to replace...they said my problem will only get worse until I have to get it fixed.
#13133 of 13621 Re: 01 steerinlg wheel noise [faithc]
Feb 08, 2006 (6:56 am)
Ask the dealer to quote you the price to do the "short term" lube fix to the ISS. I can't remember when I had mine done on my 2000 model, but it was at least 3-4 years ago and the problem hasn't returned. Based on my experience (and assuming the lube fix is MUCH less expensive), I'd give that a shot first and see if it works, and if not you can always bite the bullet and get the whole thing replaced later. As I recall the fix basically just involves tapping a grease fitting into the shaft and filling it full of lube, so virtually no money on parts involved, and maybe an hour of labor max.
#13134 of 13621 Hesitation during acceleration
Feb 15, 2006 (6:11 pm)
I am new to this forum and have read several messages regarding hesitation, but have not seen one that duplicates my problem. I have a 2000 Chevy Impala LS with the 3.8 liter engine which hesitates and jerks when accelerating between 40-60 mph. I took it to the dealer and he changed the "throttle position sensor" and the problem is still there. They want to change the torque converter clutch for roughly $800.00. The car has 68000 miles on it and I am hesitant to put that much money in it, as I have had very poor luck with the American cars I have owned that have over 60,000 miles on them. My question is-does this solution seem reasonable, or does anyone have any other ideas about this problem? Thank you for your help.
#13135 of 13621 Re: Hesitation during acceleration [roktman47]
Feb 15, 2006 (8:13 pm)
Seems like some folks have had problems associated with clogged catalytic conveters that involved stalling; you might check that angle (which would also be covered under warranty, most likely).
Feb 17, 2006 (8:14 pm)
The auto dim rearview mirror on my 2000 Impala LS has stopped working. I have checked the fuses and have not found any blown/bad ones. I have even reseated a few in case they had a bad contact. Does anyone have a wiring diagram or an indication of what I should find on the wires going to the mirror so I can track it down with a meter? I looks like there are 5 wires going to it. The mirror does not have onstar on it and only has buttons for turning on the auto-dim mirror and the 2 map lights.
#13137 of 13621 Re: Wiring Help [frankf3]
Feb 18, 2006 (8:13 am)
Did your mirror stop all at once, or did it sort of fade away over time? I just replaced mine two days ago (2000 Impala); it had gradually quit working - was fine for a couple of years, then it quit working towards the top & bottom (with a band in the middle that worked), which eventually diminished to nothing.
Do your map lights still work? If they do and the autodimmer doesn't, then I'd say the problem may be your mirror. It's easy enough to replace, but kind of expensive (I paid $160 at the dealership here, but installed it myself).
If you're not getting power to the map lights either, then your problem is probably more along the lines of a short or blown fuse.
#13138 of 13621 Re: Wiring Help [nosirrahg]
Feb 18, 2006 (11:52 am)
The mirror just stopped one day - all of a sudden nothing. The map lights still work so it appears to be getting some power, but I figureed with 5 wires, one may be a bad signal from the BCM or something like that.
#13139 of 13621 Re: Wiring Help [frankf3]
Feb 18, 2006 (12:21 pm)
Well, I've been searching on the internet and I think I found the wires and their functions.
Dark Blue/White = Retained Accessory Power +12
Black = Ground
Grey = Switched Interior Lights to BCM
Brown = +12V Ignition
Light Green = Reverse Lights
If I had to take a guess, I would think it would be due to the +12V Ignition or the reverse light wires since the map lights are working.
#13140 of 13621 Re: Tire Pressure Monitoring System [shawnwile]
Feb 21, 2006 (1:29 pm)
I recently bought a 2001 Impala. The tire monitor light on the dash came on the other day because one of my tires had lost pressure. No problem, right? Well, now I can't reset it. I've tried the following: With the key in the "acc" position, hold the disp button on the radio until "settings" is displayed. Then, using the seek buttons, select tire monitor and reset it. The only problem is that Tire Mon is not one of the options in my menu. Is it possible that the dealer could have at one point disabled this with his scanner? I've also had suggestions to try turning the headlights to parking-lights, off, parking lights, off, parking lights within 5 seconds and to simply press a reset switch in the interior fuse panel - but neither of those worked. I can't even find a switch inside my fuse panel...I assume this is because the car is equipped with the RDS. Someone please help - the light is driving me nuts!!
I've had the same problem. Disconnect the positive battery cable and reconnect. You will lose your radio station presets, etc., but it will reset the tire pressure light.