Last post on Mar 19, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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Chevrolet Impala, Sedan
#13610 of 13618 Re: Can transmission problems and water pump problems be related? [americaflorida]
Jan 13, 2012 (11:44 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 13618 Heater Hose Fitting
Jan 21, 2012 (10:11 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 13618 Re: Can transmission problems and water pump problems be related? [americaflorida]
Jun 20, 2012 (7:46 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 13618 Re: Heater Hose Fitting [dm22]
Jun 21, 2012 (9:00 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.
#13614 of 13618 Re: Can transmission problems and water pump problems be related? [chevytrans]
Dec 24, 2012 (6:45 am)
I have an 05 Impala that vhas an oder like natural gas. When I first noticed this the tranasmission started to slip at red lights and then launch. What would cause this?
#13615 of 13618 Re: Can transmission problems and water pump problems be related? [rockarosa]
Dec 26, 2012 (10:17 am)
Good morning rockarosa,
Have you had any luck in getting this evaluated since your post? If you decide on visiting a GM dealership and would like for us to follow up on anything with them, be sure to contact us at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN, and a recap of the situation at hand).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#13616 of 13618 Re: Can transmission problems and water pump problems be related? [gmcustsvc]
Jan 26, 2013 (5:53 am)
Good Morning Customer care, I hope fully solved my problem and traded my car in on a 2012 chevy Impala with the 6 speed transmission. Looked at Hyundia's but got a good deal on the Impala. Hope they solved the transmission defect.
#13617 of 13618 Re: Can transmission problems and water pump problems be related? [rockarosa]
Jan 28, 2013 (7:18 am)
Congratulations on your new Impala, rockarosa! If you should ever need anything, we can be reached at socialmediagm.com (please include your name and contact information and the last 8 digits of your VIN with your inquiry).
Many happy miles!
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#13618 of 13618 Re: Nosirrahg - Battery/alternator [fathertyricius]
Mar 19, 2013 (11:54 am)
Don't count on Dynacell Batteries for the warranty. The Dynacell battery in my truck failed after 24 months of use and Dynacell refused to honor the 36 month replacement guarantee. I received a rude email from Mr. Skip Humphries stating they would not reimburse me for the replacement battery. The battery was installed by the local Chevrolet Dealer here in Ocala, FL. I would never purchase another Dynacell battery and Chevrolet has stopped using their batteries.