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#201 of 477 Re: Transmission problem with 2004 Chevy Impala LS [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 05, 2010 (10:36 am)
One thing I forgot to mention. After driving the impala the last time I could not get the key out. The steering wheel will not lock to allow me to remove the key. I had to disconnect the battery to keep the battery from being drained. Any ideas on how to get the key out. Also I have an appt with a transmission place on Sat to get an idea of what is going on.
#202 of 477 Re: Transmission problem with 2004 Chevy Impala LS [jthais]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 05, 2010 (10:48 am)
That's probably the Shift Interlock Solenoid in the steering column. Maybe it's defective or the fuse blew out. You might check all your fuses.
#203 of 477 Re: 2003 Impala LS performance problem [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 07, 2010 (4:43 am)
Yes you are exactly right. It was diagnosed that the catalytic converter was almost completely clogged up...Once it was replaced it drove like a brand new car!!!
#204 of 477 2003 3.8L Transmission Problem
Jul 07, 2010 (4:47 am)
Hello, over the last day or so I have been experiencing what I believe to be a transmission problem. It seems that when the car changes gear from 1 to 2 it would what I would call hard shift....also from 2 to 3 it does the same. It seems that 3 to 4 is OK and no problem while in 1st.
Any ideas what might be causing this problem?
I appreciate any help/suggestions!
#205 of 477 car won't shift out of third
Jul 15, 2010 (1:06 pm)
my 2003 impala ls won't shift gears.will go into reverse drive and neutral .transmission oil is not burnt. Any help appreciated.
#206 of 477 Removing transmission sidecover
Jul 17, 2010 (3:16 am)
I`m replacing two shift solenoids in my transmission. I know where they are located and how to replace them but a couple of things have me confused. Does anyone have step by step directions on how to go about getting the sidecover off completely, I was close but couldn`t get the axle to pry out. I think the previous instructions I had were incorrect on detailed instructions. I have a 2004 Impala with the 3.4L. It`s either this or I pay someone $650 to $2700 to tell me it`s shot and it`s not. Thanks!
#207 of 477 Transmission problem or not???
Jul 17, 2010 (1:19 pm)
I have a 2006 Chevy Impala LS and my car functions properly in drive, park and neutral but not reverse. When I put my vehicle in reverse it feels like I am in park (goes nowhere). I can still put my car in drive and my car is mobile. There is no signs of "slipping" or mysterious gear switching. When I put my car in reverse, I can hear it switch gears but I do not feel the "release". What is wrong with it any suggestions??? I heard it may be some type of contol box or sensor unit that may be out of whack that is not properly sending the signal to my car that my car is now in reverse....Any advice would be appreciated!!!!!!
#208 of 477 Re: Transmission problem with 2004 Chevy Impala LS [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 17, 2010 (1:29 pm)
I think you may have some insight on the issue I am having with my 2006 Chevy Impala. Please see my post #207. Any suggestions??? I need help
#209 of 477 Re: Transmission problem with 2004 Chevy Impala LS [nicole85]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 19, 2010 (7:05 am)
You might try changing the fluid and filter, to see if the filter is completely clogged.
If that doesn't do it, you probably have some kind of internal damage or internal malfunction, like a servo piston, or servo seal, or damaged clutch drum.
#210 of 477 Output Speed Sensor
Jul 19, 2010 (7:32 pm)
OK, here's the deal on the tranny lurching issue. My mom has a 2006 Impala. We brought it to the dealer for the power steering line recall. The car was fine before we brought it in.
On the way to her place the car was lurching like crazy on the freeway. It has never done this in 4 years of ownership. The next day the check engine light came on and stayed on. Not being able to bring it back to the dealer she brought it into a local shop and they diagnosed it as the output speed sensor being bad. $191 later the car seems to be fine now.
Now, how did this suddenly go wrong right after the work for the recall? Seems unrelated but the sensor is located near the steering components so I've heard. The Dealer screwed the car up. That's the bad news.
The good news is I have an answer for your lurching issues-the output speed sensor. Hope this helps!