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#13543 of 13618 Re: Oil Used? - Response from All [rickosauve]
Dec 24, 2009 (11:21 am)
Jeffrey you are pretty lucky! I was a Chevy man until I purchased my 2002 Impala.
My 67 Chevelle was more reliable.
Did you ever have to replace the BCM or Passlock Sensor on your 2002 Impala?
How about the combination light switch and manifold gaskets?
My Impala must be a lemon. I am a tall guy and I like the roominess and smooth ride of my 2002 Impala but unforntunately my Imapala was a Lemon. :lemon
I hope you continue to have good luck with yours!! Best wishes!
#13544 of 13618 Needs new front hubs?
Dec 25, 2009 (6:51 am)
I have a 04 Impala with 126000 miles. Rides well with no unusual noise or obvious other problems. When I took it to the dealer for oil change, I was told this week that the front hubs are bad and will require replacement. I was told that they were loose and there was some play in them. The quote was nearly 1000 dollars for the job. The questions I have are whether this is a common problem and also if it is possible to wait to repair this problem or this should be done immediately? What would the signs of a bad hub include? This is a large sum to spend on a car this old and I am dealing with some financial issues now. Any responses to this would be appreciated.
#13545 of 13618 Re: Needs new front hubs? [waathaq]
Dec 25, 2009 (7:46 am)
I suggest you get a second opinion, for 2 reasons. First, dealership may just be greedy and unscrupulous, or they may be right - second opinion will help. Second, your next visit should be at a Midas or Belle Tire or other good reputable network, where the work if you need it will cost less than a GM dealership. In general, for your 04 and my 03 Impala, we are well past warrenty coverage, so that is when we switch from dealership to indpendent. Good luck
#13546 of 13618 Re: Needs new front hubs? [waathaq]
Dec 25, 2009 (9:06 am)
I have replaced them before, the entire hub assembly is less than $100 new. U could do it yourself
#13547 of 13618 Re: Wonky Gas Gauge and Speedometer [the_big_al]
Dec 25, 2009 (7:56 pm)
I also have an 04 with 111,000 miles but similar problem. The speedo stops working after driving 1/2 hour and the temp gauge will do the same. I found it was because the instrument panel gets hot at night when the lights are on. I found that you can keep it cool by closing the a/c vents on either side the gauges would keep working. In the winter I have to turn the dash lights dim to keep it cool and avoid having the gauges freeze up. The only permanant fix is to replace the gauge cluster but it is not cheep unless you find one at a junk yard. With only 50k on your car you maybe able to get it fixed under warranty as a safety issue. I find that when I turn off the car and the gauges have froze up I have to turn the key on and off over and over again until the needles get back to the zero point. A cheaper fix is to buy a GPS that shows your speed.
#13548 of 13618 Re: Needs new front hubs? [waathaq]
Dec 25, 2009 (8:09 pm)
If you can not hear any noises coming from the front wheels especially while going around curves then the bearings are probably fine. You don't have to fix them ASAP but when they do fail the wheel will usually come loose but you will hear grinding noises before anything bad happens. It is an easy do it yourself fix. Break loose the axle nut and the lug nuts. Jack car up and remove tire and axle nut. Remove brake caliper and caliper bracket. Remove rotor and 3 bolts on the back side of the hub assembly. Unplug ABS wire and knock the hub apart from the axle shaft being careful not to pull axle out of transmission. Assembly is reverse process takes a couple of hours for a novice. It is also a good time to replace the rotor and brake pads if they are worn.
#13549 of 13618 Re: Needs new front hubs? [cob]
Dec 26, 2009 (7:15 pm)
I thank you all for your responses to my post. I will take it to another repair outlet to get a second opinion. The car could use new rotors as well and the rear tires are near the end also, so all in all it needs probably $1500 plus in work to get it in shape, if I don't do it myself. This seems like a lot of money to put into a car that has this high mileage and also has been beaten up on the inside by the kids as well as on the outside with numerous small scratches and one large dent (I drive mostly in the city of Philadelphia and park in the street). I have been thinking about replacing it sometime this summer, maybe with the new Cruze or the Fiesta, as it would be nice to save some money on the cost of fuel. I generally can't complain too much about the car, however, as it has been reasonably reliable overall except for the terrible rotor problem.
Jan 13, 2010 (12:40 am)
hello all, i bought a 05 impala 6 days ago with 75,000 on it . driving home 2 nights in a row, the headlights went out and i hit the dimmer switch to get them back on. anyone have this happen to them or have any ideas what it could be?
all help is appreciated. thank you.
#13551 of 13618 2004 impala speedometer
Jan 16, 2010 (8:35 am)
speedometer quit working,anybody have same problem
#13552 of 13618 Re: 2004 impala speedometer [jerrcrib]
Jan 16, 2010 (10:12 pm)
Me too... although mine is the fuel gauge too and the speedometer is wonky. Yesterday it buried it self past 120 MPH and I was probably only doing 70. Not sure what the issue is. Sometimes the speedo will work and sometimes not. The odometer seems to work fine though so I am thinking it has to be somewhere in the gauge cluster and not the sending unit? I am thinking about tearing into it to see if there is something loose or easily discernible that is wrong back there. If not, it probably means a gauge cluster replacement...