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Chevrolet Impala, Transmission, Sedan
#298 of 444 Re: chevrolet impala with transmission problems [blitzz01]
Nov 18, 2011 (9:39 pm)
My Impala LT 2007 just did the same thing as your car did today (actually about 2 hours ago). I am so upset right now I don't know what to do. My car only has 63,000 miles; my bf just took the car in for transmission fluid service last month so of course I thought was the problem. Nope. The fluid color and levels are correct. Tomorrow morning, I wil have to have AAA tow my car to Aamco. I am SO GLAD I had a chance to read your blog before I did- this is great information. I am going to ask the repair professional to identify my transmission type. If it is the same as the one you ID, I am willing to particiapte in a class action lawsuit as well. Have you started a petition?
#299 of 444 Re: chevrolet impala with transmission problems [tenshi3]
by kirstie_h HOST
Nov 21, 2011 (10:18 am)
Sorry, we don't permit the Forums to be used to organize legal action.
#300 of 444 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [mseabert]
Nov 21, 2011 (5:00 pm)
I have a 2006 chevy impala I have been having problems with the transmission slaming into gear when you go to take off. I have had problem since I bought the car in 2006 I took it into the dealer multiple times and they never found anything ( we can't do anything unless it comes up with an error). Well 5 years later with 80,000 miles they said it was a solinoied. They replaced it and flushed the trans fluid. It still did it. Well 3 weeks later and 1000 miles of the dealer driving it. They said it was the 4th piston and shift rings that were bad. They opened the transmission up and found a bunch of stuff wrong with it. From bushings being out and cracked. I told them well thats what 5 years of slamming into gear will do to it. They called me tonight and said they would put a brand new GM transmission i it not a rebuild but a new one. They said they talked to Gm about it and said if I pay a $500 dollar deductable they would foot the rest. Now I;m not complaning but I have had problems from 20,000 miles when I bought it I feel Gm should pay for it all. Am I wrong?????
#301 of 444 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [sepple]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Nov 22, 2011 (7:22 am)
Well you're not "wrong" but you might not be "fair", because regardless of the nuisances you've had, you did get USE out of that transmission so the idea of you kicking in something for the deal, doesn't seem too out of line to me. I'd take their offer in a heartbeat myself before they change their minds.
#302 of 444 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [Mr_Shiftright]
by kirstie_h HOST
Nov 22, 2011 (8:03 am)
I second Mr_Shiftright's advice - that's the best offer I've seen.
#303 of 444 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [sepple]
Nov 22, 2011 (11:04 am)
Thank you for taking the time to post your experience. Can you please email me with your complete contact information including mailing address, VIN, current mileage, and involved dealer? I would like to look into your situation. I look forward to your response.
GM Customer Service
#304 of 444 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [gmcustsvc]
Nov 23, 2011 (12:52 pm)
I have e-mailed you my contact info look forward to hearing from you.
#305 of 444 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [sepple]
Nov 25, 2011 (10:50 pm)
I have had my Impala for almost 5 years and it is just now having trouble with the take off after I had stopped. It is shifting hard and I am not sure what to do. We have changed the transmission oil and such. Please advise. I too have been a GM follower for over 45 years. I had a Lumia and never had a problem. I hope this can be fixed as there are many who seem to have the same problem as mine.
#306 of 444 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [hank59]
Nov 26, 2011 (4:25 pm)
Its a problem in the valve body with solinoids that need replacing. You are experiencing a max pressure with the trans trying to keep from slipping by shifting hard. It will reset after a few minutes of being turned off but will keep happening when warmed up. It is about a $1000 fix the trans doesn't need to be completely removed from the car.
#307 of 444 Chevy Impala Transmission Problem
Dec 01, 2011 (9:14 am)
I have a 2002 Impala with over 150k miles on it. My check engine light came on again. I noticed a whining type noise starting around 45 - 50 mph and it doesn't to seem to be shifting into overdrive? from 3rd gear. It shifts alright 1st to 2nd to 3rd. What could cause this?
Other problems I've had in the past year are sometimes my blinker doesn't work? and a few times it wouldn't start--I'd turn the key and there would be a click but then nothing. The accessories would all work. The last time this happened I went out a couple of hours later and it started up on the 2nd try. Any suggestions??