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#13475 of 13618 2002 Imapla Manifold Gasket leaks
Jun 15, 2008 (8:25 am)
If any Impala owners had to pay to have the lower intake manifold gasket replaced you may be entitled to payment from GM from a class action lawsuit regarding DEXCOOL.
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My 2002 Impala was the biggest Lemon that I ever purchased!
These are some of the typcial Impala Problems to look out for:
1) Defective Manifold Gaskets ($1200)
2) BCM (Body Control Module) problems (400-500 dollar repair)
3) Passlock Problems. ($425)
4) Steering Shaft noise
5) Catylitic Converters defective (Recalled)
6) Defective combination switch (High/low beam and turnsignals) $650
Does anyone really want to buy a Chevy anymore? NOT ME!!
#13476 of 13618 Re: Speedmeter problem with 04 impala 3.8L [thomasjw]
Jun 17, 2008 (12:37 pm)
I'm having the same issue with my 2005. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help. Very sporadic speedometer and thermometer functionality. I don't think it should cost so much to fix what seems to me to be a recall type of issue.
#13477 of 13618 Steering Noise - 2004 Impala
Jun 17, 2008 (10:29 pm)
A few weeks ago I have noticed a slight clunking/popping noise while accelerating from a stand-still while the wheel is turned, such as when turning onto the road from a drivway... It doesn't seem to affect the steering, nor can it really be "felt". If one were deaf, they might never hear it. I havn't been too concerned about it but want to know what it might be and if there is a possible remedy for it that doesn't involve numerous trips to the shop.
#13478 of 13618 Re: Steering Noise - 2004 Impala [the_big_al]
Jun 18, 2008 (8:22 pm)
If you feel it primarily when turning to the right and when you have your foot on the brake pedal (feeling the clunk in the wheel and the brake pedal) odds are it's the intermediate steering shaft. Do a search for "ISS" here and see if the other related posts match your symptoms. As far as I know there haven't been any accidents/injuries as a result of the ISS problem, but it was/is pretty widespread among GM products, and is certainly annoying.
#13479 of 13618 Re: Steering Noise - 2004 Impala [nosirrahg]
Jun 18, 2008 (10:22 pm)
ya - now that I think about it, it is when I turn right. I remember reading numerous posts on this, but none that mentioned complete and utter failure of the steering system. Mostly it was just a noise issue. I think I also read some posts of people being able to lube the shaft and make the noise go away for a bit as well. I'll have to do some research and find out. Thnks for the info.
#13480 of 13618 Rear Seat removal 2005 Impala
Jun 19, 2008 (2:59 pm)
Hi and thanks in advance for reading this. I really need to remove the rear seat from my 2005 Impala to transport some valuable cargo. I've tried to lift it from the front of the seat, I've tried to lift from the back, where the back rest and rear seat cushion come together, no luck. Are there bolts that need to be removed before I can accomplish this?
#13481 of 13618 windshield wiper motor on 2000 impala
Jul 05, 2008 (3:07 pm)
hi,i need to get to the wiper motor but don't know how to go about it.can someone please tell me how
#13482 of 13618 Re: 2002 Imapla Manifold Gasket leaks [revjim64]
Jul 15, 2008 (10:00 am)
I was just told of the recall or settlement for the intake manifold of the Chevy Impala. We just had ours replaces for about $700 or so. The gasket was leaking, somehow causing the heater to not work. I couldn't get any heat to defrost my windows on those cold spring mornings. We also had a ignition sensor replaced just a month before the intake manifold. And yes, my steering wheel makes a lot of clicking noises when turning. Thanks for the info.
#13483 of 13618 Re: 2002 Imapla Manifold Gasket leaks [lisa0721]
Jul 16, 2008 (2:23 pm)
the intake settlement is a done deal, they extended the warranty a few years but it is long past.
the clunking is an easy fix, look under the dashboard for the ISS (intermediate steering shaft., they had a problem with them binding up because of the loss of lubracation. Take some wd-40 or any type of lube oil, you will see a rubber boot. inside that boot is a mini u-joint that slides on a splined shaft. peel back the boot and spay some stuff in there, your clunk is gone. You can also try putting some grease in there instead. I have to spray ours about once a year, a 5 minute job. Don't let the dealer try to sell you an ISS
#13484 of 13618 Re: 2002 Imapla Manifold Gasket leaks [2k_impala_ls]
Jul 18, 2008 (10:40 am)
A product called "PBBlaster" seemed to work pretty well for this too.
Another thing I discovered towards the end of my Impala's time with me; if you wipe down the weather strip around the doors with silicon spray (spray it on a rag, then rub on the rubber to avoid over-spray) it REALLY quietened the ride. As the rubber dries out it starts to squeak, but applying silicon made mine sound as quiet as new (well, except for the occasional ISS clunking).
(Oh, and if anybody cares, I DID finally find my pin set that I got for taking part in the 2001 Impala brochure...they were in the one stack of boxes in the garage that I didn't go through last time. Also found a couple of other items I cherished as much, that I'd accused my wife of throwing away, so had to eat a little crow on that one.)