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#307 of 479 Chevy Impala Transmission Problem
Dec 01, 2011 (8:14 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??
#308 of 479 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [sepple]
Dec 02, 2011 (2:25 pm)
I have a 2007 monte carlo ss same trans same problem have taken to dealer and same thing can`t find any thing cant fix problem oh and i was charged 85.00 for diaognostic fee car has 38,000 miles i can not afford to keep taking to dealer and pay 85.00 for them to tell me they can not find anything wrong (no codes).reading all the post i would think they would know they have a problem but are unwilling to fix. the car is about to go out of warranty in a few months 5yrs 100,000 mile any sugestions
#309 of 479 Re: chevrolet impala with transmission problems [kirstie_h]
Dec 04, 2011 (11:51 am)
Thank you all for your posts! Very helpful!!
Purchased 04 Impala with 36000 miles in 06.
Gave to daughter in 08.
Transmission slipping at 97000 in 09 and replaced with rebuilt ($2500).
Purchased 05 in 08 with 27000 miles.
Transmission now slipping at 80000 miles.
Good-by GM, hello Toyota, Honda or Hyundai.
Guess GM isn't GENERAL Motors anymore . . .
#310 of 479 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [gmcustsvc]
Dec 06, 2011 (9:30 pm)
wow i have been having the exact same problem in my 08 impala SS. It started in about June 2011. I have taking my car to the Chevy Dealership 5 times for them to find and correct the problem. they have tried downloading info to the computer, taking the tranny out and cleaning it, adding a new torque converter, added a new throttle body and it is still doing the same thing...shifting hard after stopping. I got GM involved after the 3rd time I took the car to the dealership and they were working with me but now GM and the dealership are both telling me they cant do anything else because no trouble codes are coming up in the computer. I'm so pissed with it mainly because my wife drives the car about 50 miles a day one way to work. i have no ideal what to do next...i think i may be done with chevy and i hate to say that because that is all I've ever owed. It just sucks when your car is under the 100,000 mile warranty and they can't fix the dang problem...smh
#311 of 479 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [georgiaboyy2g]
Dec 07, 2011 (5:26 am)
hi i had the same problem, i had to have the transmission rebuild it cost me 1300.00 and now it working fine, now i have a problem with the gages i dont no how fast im going and how much gas i have lol
#312 of 479 Transmisssion Problems with my Impala
Dec 08, 2011 (9:03 am)
I to have a 2003 Impala as well. I to am experiencing the same problems. I had my transmission replaced in 2006, and again its already having the same problems as before. Hard gear changes, jumping as it switches gears, and sometimes slow to move. This seems to be an ongoing problem with the Impala. Something needs to be done to rectify this problems that we as owners of the Impala are having. All we ask for is a reliable vehicle. This "Impala" isn't getting it. I'm fed up with these ongoing problems and even more fed up to see and learn that this is happening to Impala owners all over. This is not the type of product that GM should even allow to be released from the production floor.
#313 of 479 2006 Impala Transmission Issue?
Dec 29, 2011 (6:43 pm)
I was driving down the interstate when my car stopped accelerating. I pulled over, shut the car off and restarted it. The car shifts into forward and reverse but doesn't go anywhere. There were no grinding or "hard shifting" issues prior to this and the car doesn't make any "bad" sounds when I put it in forward or reverse. It's as if the gear shift goes to the proper position, but isn't actually putting the car in gear. Any ideas on just how badly I'm screwed right now? Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.
#314 of 479 Re: chevrolet impala with transmission problems [notsohappy33]
Jan 03, 2012 (1:51 pm)
my impala 2005 did the same thing had the trans rebuilt and the problem continued although not as much at first.i drove for another 8 months and it got worst as time went on. i put the car in for an oil change and they told me i needed a resingnater ahead of the muffler. replaced it and to my surprise my car ran perfect with no more back jarring movements. this cost about $150.00 but the surprising outcome was a big bonus. about 1 month now and still shifting and starting of as you expect a car to do.
#315 of 479 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [hank59]
Jan 06, 2012 (9:14 am)
WHAT PART(S) DID YOU REPLACE IN VALVE BODY . HELP PLEASE
#316 of 479 2006 Impala SS transmission issues
Jan 18, 2012 (11:14 am)
I have a 2006 Impala SS that is facing a second transmission replacement. I bought the car new in April 2007 and am the only driver. I currently have 112k miles on the car and can't imagine that it is at all acceptable that I am going to be on my third transmission! The first was replaced at 72k miles and thankfully (or so I thought at the time), I had purchased an extended warranty. Now, less than 2 years later and about 40k miles on the 'new' transmission, it is showing the same signs of slippage and hesitation from a stop that were showing when I had the initial transmission replaced. I called the dealer to inquire on my warranty for the transmission work and was told that since it was replaced under the warranty that they only cover it for 12 months or 12k miles. He went on to tell me that had I paid cash for the repairs, that the warranty would have been for 36 months or 100k miles! REALLY?!?! What sense does that make? So the only thing that I can come up with is that the GM warranties, purchased directly from GM, are a complete scam! The issue that I am having with the car is apparently a known issue as I have been on other sites and someone even posted an internal GM memo that references the known issue. The car is currently at the dealer for them to 'diagnose' the problem but since it is doing the exact same thing as the last time, I am not backing down. There is no reason that a car with 112k miles on it should have already gone through two transmissions! I am a loyal GM owner with not other cars in my home since 1995 but this just may be the last one........