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#268 of 444 2005 chevy Impala transmission issues
Aug 08, 2011 (5:26 pm)
I have owned Chevy's since 1968 and I am sorry to say that I have had enough. With only 105,000 miles on my 2005 Impala, I had to replace the transmission. It started shifting hard for no apparent reason. I had it taken in to a reputable transmission shop and he told me that he does more more Impala's business than any other car. This is my first and last front wheel drive car also. I still have the old 1993 Caprice out in the back yard as my backup car. It only has 299,325 miles on it, but it is stone reliable. The transmission guy told me that the 2003 model has a bullit proff transmission, but in 2004 chevy changed something and he makes a good living on this model. Impala owners beware, because it sounds like this is something that may have been recalled.
#269 of 444 Re: 2005 chevy Impala transmission issues [tman823]
Aug 08, 2011 (7:44 pm)
It was most likely just a defective module. My mother's Impala started doing that and she brought it to a shop and it cost about $300 to fix.
Sorry but I think you got ripped off
#270 of 444 Re: cracked fly-wheel [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 11, 2011 (6:17 pm)
Cracked flexplates (not actually a flywheel) on automatic transmissions are common. They tend to bang like a rod knock and don't come apart. Usually, they crack around the crankshaft flange where they're bolted to the crank.
#271 of 444 Re: cracked fly-wheel [frankendoodle]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 11, 2011 (7:13 pm)
Hadn't thought of the flex plate, if that's what he meant. My recollection though, was that flex plates,when they crack, give off a rather higher, metallic noise, not a heavy thumping. It's a fairly thin piece of metal after all.
Aug 16, 2011 (5:17 am)
I bought a 04 impala used with only 53000 had for 2 weeks tranny went bad is now being rebuilt by the dealer !!! Lucky me i have a warrenty this will be the last time that i buy a American car and i had always swore on Chevy but it seems like they make them not to last !!!!!
#274 of 444 Re: help! [palalover05]
Aug 21, 2011 (7:14 am)
i am having thw same promblem with my car i have put 2 in my car this is bull chevy forreall yall ripe offs
#275 of 444 Re: Transmission Problem [lahj2]
Aug 21, 2011 (6:38 pm)
Having the same tranny problems with a 2008 LTZ Impala. Trans slips or shutters when starting out from a stop. Can get real scary when trying to
accelerate into high speed traffic from a full stop. Problem started (intermittently) shortly after 30,000 miles. Vehicle has been to the dealership 4 times to address this intermittent slip or shutter and each time
I was told that there was nothing wrong with the transmission. Dealer said
that maybe its the way I drive and even suggested I try a different brand of gasoline!! My wife will no long drive the car because she feels unsafe due
to the fact that the problem is intermittent and seems to be getting worse when it happens. I've have been a GM person all my adult life, but after the
lack luster response from the dealership, I will be looking elsewhere for my
new "ride." For what its worth, I have a 2004 GMC Denali that needed a
trans rebuilt at 47,000 miles. GM doesn't build them like they use to and apparently don't want to stand behind their products either!! Very sad!
#276 of 444 2006 Chevy Impala transmission problems
Aug 23, 2011 (5:58 pm)
I've a 2006 Chevy Impala LS was driving fine and my wife had a fender bender. When she was pulling off of the service station lot a car back-up into the front drivers side. The car ran fine. She park it in the garage and the next morning it would not go in any gear. You can hear it click when shift it but want move at all. Would this happen from the accident or is something else would cause this all of a sutton?
#277 of 444 04 impala tranny hesitates then slams
Aug 29, 2011 (11:36 am)
bought on o4 impala last fall and now the tranny is acting up. When i start out from a roll or a compete stop the tranny will sometimes hesitate then slam into gear. Doesnt always do it but it seems to be getting worse and doing it more throughout the driving range. A tranny shop pulled the pan off and it was sludged up on the bottom of the pan and he said that that meant that there were parts wearing out.
According to carfax history the tranny was flushed at 70k but no filter change.
The car now has 96k I bought it at 92k. I hope its that pressure modular but the tranny guys are saying that it needs to be overhauled at $1500 -2000. May consider a GM factory rebuilt or a Jasper???
anyhone else having this issue??? I suppose GM isnt doing anything about it???