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#13604 of 13621 Can transmission problems and water pump problems be related?
Jun 13, 2011 (9:14 am)
The water pump in my 2004 chevy impala started leaking and Tire Kingdom replaced it. they also talked me into a radiator flush. They recommened a transmission flush, which I refused. Because I had gotten one done the year before(which they did not know.) The same day car ran hot. I called them and they said that it probaby had an air bubble in it and that it would work itself out after running it for a while. If not I could bring it in. I called them the next day and told them still running hot. I informed them that I would bring it in after work the next day. On the way back from work it got hot again and the transmission started slipping on the way there. It was apx 20 miles. The tow truck got there, we checked the transmission oil, which it had some. He also noticed it was hot and he said he wasn't sure what could have happend, but might have something to do with water pump. We took it back to Tire Kinddom and they looked at it. The next day they called me and said that my transmission had no oil in it and that the dip stick had burnt transmission oil on it and that it locked up. I asked them how from when tow truck guy checked to when it got there it could burn oil and lock up. The said it wasn't odd for it to burn overnight and lock up, if the car was that hot. They said that I should have done the transmission flush because they would have checked fluid levels and noticed themselves that it was low or didn't have any. After arguing with the manager he asked me to take my car if I wasn't happy with their service.
QUESTION: DOES WATER PUMP REPLACEMENT(RADIATOR FLUSH,) HAVE ANYTHING IN COMMON WITH TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS, OR IS THIS JUST BAD LUCK????
#13606 of 13621 2005 Chevrolet Impala Overheating/Head Gasket
Aug 27, 2011 (6:17 am)
We have the above model Impala giving us fits with overheating and looks like a blown head gasket. The more we read and look, the more the problems mulitply.
Car has 106,000 miles on it -- ran fine until the other day. Should we put it out of it's misery, or pursue repairs. Anyone have similar problems that have been solved?
#13607 of 13621 Re: 2005 Chevrolet Impala Overheating/Head Gasket [smartoldman]
Aug 29, 2011 (8:44 am)
If it is just a head gasket you can fix it yourself for a couple hundred dollars and about 2 days of labor. Most of the cost is for getting the heads pressure tested for cracks and resurfaced. The rest of the cost is for gaskets, oil and coolant. You may even be able to find someone who would do the work in their garage for you. Most repair shops and dealers will charge $1500-$2000 but a shadetree mechanic may do it for $500.
#13609 of 13621 Re: 2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L V6 - Coolant/Gas mileage Issues [it247365]
Jan 13, 2012 (7:30 am)
I'm curious to know as well. I have had to replace my water pump and radiator! My water pump showed signs of leakage and was suggested that it be replaced before it went out and my 2004 Impala Ls overheated on me along with a few small but annoying problems that add up. Oh and yes my check engine light is on.....fuel tank small leak! Smh. My car has over 100,000 miles on it well cared for and I will not be retuning to purchase a Chevy again-lease but never buying again. Sorry Gm.
#13610 of 13621 Re: Can transmission problems and water pump problems be related? [americaflorida]
Jan 13, 2012 (10:44 am)
An overheating / cooling system problem could impact your transmission, especially if parts in the transmission are made from aluminum. Aluminum heats up much faster than steel. If your car runs hot or overheats, then the transmission fluid will heat up and the transmission's components will heat up. This excessive heat will damage your transmission. If your car overheats, it is a safe practice to change your transmission fluid irrespective if you had changed it recently, prior to the overheat condition. I am unsure whether key transmission components are made from aluminum in GM's products. However, this may explain the problem that you had experienced. Good luck.
#13611 of 13621 Heater Hose Fitting
Jan 21, 2012 (9:11 am)
I have a 2004 chevy imp 3.8 k...this past summer the heater hose fitting pretty much just fell apart, the whole bottom of it was gone. After realizing it was only a 4$ part my father and i replaced it. It ran like a champ until about two weeks ago it started to not heat like it should. We put anitfreeze in several times so we knew there was a leak but had not been able to pin point it. Last night we pulled into a restauraunt and theres smoke every where. Once again the stupid little $4 part was destroyed again. Does anybody have any clue what could be making this happen. PLZ HELP!!!!
#13612 of 13621 Re: Can transmission problems and water pump problems be related? [americaflorida]
Jun 20, 2012 (6:46 pm)
Well, this impala has a defect in the transmission in my opinion. k's of the same complaint in the us and canada. Sorry we all can't be wrong and we need to get together on this.
#13613 of 13621 Re: Heater Hose Fitting [dm22]
Jun 21, 2012 (8:00 am)
Suggestion: Buy a Ford! Sorry to be a smart aleck, but my granddaughter bought, with my assistance, a 2005 Chevy Impala, and it was major problems with the engine, cooling, and most everything under the hood. Though the transmission doesn't seem to be a problem. Have had it 15-16 months and no problems to speak of after spending about $ 3,000 to repair and replace a bunch of items.
File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, if the Chevy Dealer can't assist you. This is happening with everything we buy nowadays, whether it's made in China or not.