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#236 of 478 Re: chevrolet impala with transmission problems [blitzz01]
Jan 27, 2011 (6:54 pm)
I've noticed the same issue in my 2005 Chevy Impala 3.4 L with 164k miles... As the car speeds up (10-30 mph) it jerks when shifting through 1st and 2nd gear. It makes me nervous that one day its going to jerk hard and screw everything up. All of the miles put on my vehicle are basically highway miles. If you need someone else to join you please let me know. I will help out however I can, I think its morally right that they fix this problem on their dime. I am half tempted to nix Chevy all together if they don't do something about this problem. SO MANY PEOPLE ARE HAVING THE SAME ISSUE! My email is dwk5023gmail.com ...let me know if I can help.
#237 of 478 Re: Transmission Problem [level]
Feb 06, 2011 (1:53 pm)
I have this very same problem. It is dangerous as the car will jerk into motion when gas is applied causing erratic direction of the car. It is nerve wracking for an old man (67 ) to have this happening .My wife is afraid to ride in the car.
I would gladly join in a suit to have this problem rectified. We pay a good amount of money to drive our cars and this should not be happening to so many Impala owners.
#238 of 478 Rough Shifting by Computer?
Feb 06, 2011 (2:37 pm)
I have read many of he Impala transmission posts here and I apologize in advance if this is redundant. It might, however, be of some interest.
I bought a new Impala LS in 2000, its first year. I was told by some friends that buying a new model car in its first year is not a good idea. They were right. For the first two years it seemed that everything that could go wrong, did. My Impala was in for repairs at least on a monthly basis. It was under warranty - so, financially , at least, it wasn't a problem - however, it was very time consuming, and frustrating. GM, (as a good will gesture?) gave me a three year warranty extension at half price. One of the treated problems during this time was intermittent rough shifting - two clunks shifting up and two lesser clunks shifting down. The service manager (now a friend after so many visits) said it was a computer problem and a new computer was installed. The shifting remained smooth after that for about four years. Then it began showing the old misbehavior. After about a year goes by, and While an AAA mechanic was installing a new battery in the Impala, I mentioned my transmission problem. He replied that this new battery would fix it. I laughed, but he was serious. When he finished, I drove away with the Impala smoothly shifting! It remained that way for about six months. One explanation I heard of this "cure" is that the electronic system, being disconnected to install the new battery, made the computer reboot and that cleared out a computer error. I have since tried a reboot by disconnecting the battery negative cable for a half hour, but with no success at eliminating the intermittent rough shifting. Any thoughts, ideas?
#239 of 478 Impala transmission problems
Feb 14, 2011 (6:32 am)
I have a 2000 Impala ls my son uses to commute to college and home. Recently after driving around 2hours and 90 miles pulling out from a red light the car would not move. Trying all gears and nothing he pushed it into a parking lot and called service. After sitting for 30 to 45 minutes the roll back arrived and the driver was able to put the car in gear and drive it on the truck. When it arrived home we were able to drive it off the truck. The car has 158K on it with no transmission problems. Has anyone experienced a similar problem. Could it be a solinoid or control problem.and lastly does the cost prohibit the repair the car has its share of dings and bumps.(college student)
Thanks for the input
#240 of 478 transmission problems??????
Feb 14, 2011 (6:49 am)
From what i have read in this forum, it seems that there is a solenoid problem in this Impala.
I am having problems with intermittent jerking into motion after a full stop mine is a 2006 Impala LS. When I pay this car off, I am trading or selling this thing and going back to Toyota. The dealer shop does not know what to do about this problem so I am left with a note and a very likely warranty claim in the future.
Feb 14, 2011 (7:48 am)
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#243 of 478 Re: chevrolet impala with transmission problems [blitzz01]
Feb 20, 2011 (10:24 am)
My only question is who is the company that he got the kit from? And where can I get it? I am having some issues out of my 2003 Impala LS that I just bought from a chevy dealer that said it was in tip top shape. Hard shifting from a stop. And also hard shifting when driving. Is this kit readily available? Have you had this done yet? And did it work like it was supposed to. Please let me know my email is etpishortaol.com I would need this info please.
#244 of 478 Re: 2005 impala recall????????? [cuff]
Feb 24, 2011 (4:47 pm)
I agree. there seems to be so many people that have this same problem. what would the next step in getting this recall be?
Feb 25, 2011 (1:11 pm)
Hey folks I am getting ready to take my car in for a second opinion i have a slow leak of transmission fluid. the first garage i took it to said it had a bad seal and needed to be rebuilt. i have been taken for a ride before with techs and i cant afford another unneeded repair. I have read a couple places it could be a solenoid or something. Is there anything else it could be or anything i should know or say to keep them from screwing me over.