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#341 of 477 Re: Tranny Problems [vzray3]
May 10, 2012 (6:03 pm)
I have a chevy Impala 2005, that has similar symtoms when your at a stop sign and accelerate, the shift from 1st gear to 2nd gear is hard. The previous owner told me he has struck an object that hit the transmission pan. So I decided to service the transmission, change oil , filtre and upon visual inspection the accumulator assy was damaged . So that was replaced. After the accumulator and service , the transmission continued to shift hard into second gear. So I took the adviced as described in this forum and changed the Pressure Control Solenoid. The results were positive and the hard shift from 1st to 2nd gear stopped. Now this is rather important the scan never showed there was any problem with the pressure control solenoid , so it was the actual advice I took from this forum solved my problem. My car had about 156,000 miles on it before the hard shift started. After I removed the solenoid I did a visual inspection on the solenoid it looked clean but I assume there was micro particles that has passed through the screen and may have clogged it. I would recommend you change your transmission oil on schedule maintenace. I don't think you need to rebuild your transmission , check the cheapest source first like the PC solenoid. I check with a certified shop and it takes 5 hours to replaced the solenoid so do the math and good luck. I hope this helps , and thanks you folks for the timely advice. Saved me an unnecessary rebuild .
#342 of 477 2008 impala problems
May 17, 2012 (2:38 am)
My impala has transmission problems also along with remote door locks not working. Whining in the right front end and tapping on the right side dashboard area. Not wanting to start when turning the key with the ignition switch. When wanting take off makes a vibration noise and stalls. My mechanic says it might be an ignition switch problem. I am getting afraid to drive my car.
#343 of 477 Re: 2008 impala problems [hollywood13]
May 18, 2012 (5:34 am)
Good morning hollywood13,
I'm so sorry to hear that you are feeling fearful of driving your Impala. Is your mechanic with one of our GM dealerships? If so we're happy to follow up with them on this diagnosis. Please send the following information to socialmediagm.com: your name/Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 digits of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership.
GM Customer Service
May 23, 2012 (4:36 am)
My 2003 Impala seems to be shifting weird. It is an automatic. It has 90K miles on it. I have taken it to the shop twice and they don't "feel" it. I just had the transmission fluid changed with the filter and a gasket. This morning when I backed out of my driveway (car cold) and shifted into drive and it was a big lull, for lack of a better term. It feels like it loses power when I accelerate from a dead stop or have to hit the gas to speed up. It feels like the power dips down and then catches up. When this is happening, the RPM's are going up to about 3500 and hovering there for a few seconds before it shifts. It feels like its losing power and there is a delay in the shifting.
It usually happens when the car is hot, but today it was cold, so I'm thinking this is getting worse.
The problem is that I can't seem to figure out what is wrong with it and the repair shop can't seem to find it. I did not take it to a dealer or transmission only shop, which probably should be my next step.
I'm hoping someone has some advice for me. I'm skeptical of the repair shops because I often feel, or find out, I'm being taken advantage of and paying for unnecessary repairs.
#345 of 477 Re: chevrolet impala with transmission problems [tenshi3]
May 26, 2012 (7:29 pm)
I also have a Chevy Impala mine is a 2006 with only 62k miles and it also has the same transmission problem. I'm also willing to participate in a class action lawsuit as well. Just let me know
#346 of 477 Re: 2003 Impala Shifting [baffledcargirl]
May 29, 2012 (3:26 pm)
Read my post 341. I examined my PC Solenoid and put an Voltage meter on it . It seems fine but I beleive the solenoid is intermittant and won't show up on any scans. That 's what caused the transmission to shift improperly. So replace the PC Solenoid on the transmission and that might fix your problem. I had to find a second mechanic to deal with it, the first one didn't beleive me.
#347 of 477 2006 Impala LS Transmission Problems
Jun 04, 2012 (6:09 pm)
Last week my impala starting hesitating and shifting hard, so my husband flushed my tranny fluid and changed the filter in hopes to save it. Still felt a bit of hesitation so he changed the plugs and wires, the next day I could still feel a little chug and still got the odd hard shift. No check engine light came on and it still doesn't. Anyhow the next day I took my car to the garage, mechanic drove it around the city and took it out on the highway, no hard shifting and no shuttering? So I drove the car home, filled it up with high test gas, as the mechanic thought maybe I got some bad gas, yeah right, also put in some injector cleaner. Car sat for the weekend, started it tonight and it barely wants to move, checked tranny fluid and yes once again another failed impala tranny, my car has 90, 000 miles on it. I have owned other chevys and my husband drives a chevy, I must say they were well worth the money, this one not so much, very disappointed! To think at one time I dreamed about owning one of these cars, now I realize it was a nightmare! So so frustrated
#348 of 477 Re: 2006 Impala LS Transmission Problems [reedgirl]
Jun 06, 2012 (9:52 am)
It's been a few days since this post, reedgirl - have you taken any steps towards getting this resolved? Please let us know if we can look into anything!
GM Customer Service
#349 of 477 Re: 2006 Impala LS Transmission Problems [gmcustsvcsarah]
Jun 06, 2012 (10:31 am)
Well first of all I contacted Chevrolet Canada to see if there was any recalls, there was of course recalls, but none with my VIN. So I have contacted some transmission specialist but they will not be able to look at the vehicle until next week.
#350 of 477 there should be a recall
Jun 15, 2012 (11:28 am)
I have a 2003 Chevy Impala and so far my power module had to be replaced(which is the brain to the car),my coolant systems and now aamco is telling me I need a tranny replaced which is $2600.my car ONLY has 80,000 miles on it there should be a recall on this tranny.NEVER again will I buy a gm.I am very upset and want to know how I can go about getting it recalled.