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#452 of 477 Transmission Issues HELP
Jul 05, 2013 (4:08 pm)
I was driving my car on my lunch break at work when it started to slow down and eventually stopped moving. The engine kept running and I could hear myself pressing on the accelerator but the car wouldn't move. After leaving it off for a few hours it started up and started to move but didn't go far at all. I had to tow it back home. It is a 2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8 4dr sedan.
Next few days I had the transmission filter change and it drove okay for like 2 days. I got on the highway to head back to work and after almost 40 minutes of driving it stopped again. If I turn it off it will start to go but not for long. the engine will keep running but it won't move.
I was told it could be a sensor; it could be a bad transmission; it could be my fuel pump; the torque converter needs to be cleaned or flush. Can anybody help me please? I lost my job because of no transportation and I really need to get my car fixed. Thanks!!
#453 of 477 Re: Transmission Issues HELP [dgallow]
Jul 05, 2013 (4:22 pm)
Similar thing happened to my mothers 06 impala. the transmission stopped working would only move half block then nothing. I made mistake of trading her the impala for my 04 chev venture, the most reliable vehicle I ever owned. I took the impala replaced the transmission from the auto wreckers and that one lasted for about 8-9 months, now the impala has been parked for several months. Theres an impala same as mine 3 doors down parked behind their house, I asked wats wrong with it & just as I thought blown transmission. I'm going to try rebuild the one in mine following the instructions from youtube for rebuilding a 4T65-e transmission they make it look simple so will try that see how that goes. save myself $2500-$3000.
#454 of 477 Re: May I Assist You? [gmcustsvc]
Jul 08, 2013 (10:29 am)
I would like some guidance as well. I have a 2005 Impala and my car feels like its going to stop or not go!
#455 of 477 Re: 2007 SS tranny slipping? [blackss]
Jul 08, 2013 (10:48 am)
Is she still working correctly? Any issues?
What symptoms was your trans producing? I can't find your previous communications.
#456 of 477 Re: May I Assist You? [abosco]
Jul 08, 2013 (7:19 pm)
We'll do our best to try and help you with your concerns. Please feel free to email us at socialmediagm.com [Attn Amber], and we will happily address any issues you are experiencing.
GM Customer Care
#457 of 477 Re: May I Assist You? [abosco]
Jul 08, 2013 (7:22 pm)
I am sorry to read that you are having this issue with your vehicle. If you could please send me your full name, address, phone number, the VIN for the vehicle, and current mileage to socialmediagm.com (attn: Marlea). I will be able to look into your vehicle history and research some options that may be available to you.
GM Customer Service
#458 of 477 2004 V6 3.8 Impala LS- Slip - TRANSMISSION ISSUES - Clunk
Jul 23, 2013 (7:19 am)
My girls friends 2004 3.8 V6 chevy impala LS 4 door is having trans issues i believe. Automatic Trans by the way. When i take the the shifter and move it from D to R, then R to D, and so on..., Each time you change from one gear to the other there is a cluck that is pretty loud. Also when accelerating, shifting through the lower gears(1st gear - 3rd or 4th gear) you can feel a rough delayed shift and really feel it hesitate. Another example of its issue, for instance, In front of me on the road there was a traffic light signaling red to
stop. The red light still a bit ahead, so id coast into it and while i coast in to intersection where the light is, the light turns green before i stop completely. Coasting at about 10 - 15mph Approximately, i then began to accelerate since the light signaled green and when first applying the gas to accel you can instantly feel the hesitation. Nothing reacts or engages for a quick second or two after you apply the gas. Then, it just grabs something and sticks making a pretty good loud unhealthy clunk.
I really need help pinpointing this issue, and diagnosing it. I need to fix it ASAP.
The research iv come across, i keep hearing to drain the trans fluid and replace the filter.
I can get used trans for about 250-300 with ranging around 100,000miles
Im hoping someone has some trick up thier sleeve for me, or some suggestion. Help me give the trans i got a little TLC and keep her operating till it just wont anymore.
atleast till i can shop for around.
SOME ONE HELP. Lets put our minds together my friends.
Keep it simple for me, where do i start?
and where do i go from there? ect.
I appriciate your time. PLEASE HELP. Illl return the favor happily.
#459 of 477 2006 Impala LT revival (again)
Jul 26, 2013 (10:23 am)
My transmission started slipping badly (once again) after a very long bout of stop and go traffic while returning home during July 4th weekend. The slip was evident each time I started moving and between each gear. This was only(?) the second time it had been this bad and I was sure it could not be revived. I was wrong.
So, the following is worth repeating... and it costs nothing to try.
-With the car off (works best after the car has been driven and warmed up), keys out, doors closed (so dome light is out) and security not enabled (doors not locked), lift the hood.
-In the engine compartment, along the passenger side behind the battery, locate the fuse box.
-Remove the cover, and inside the cover you will see a fuse locator. About one-third of the way down on the right side and directly below the STRTR relay is the (red) 10A TRANS.
-Removing the 10A TRANS fuse for a minute and then reinsert.
-Replace the cover, shut the hood, start the car, let it sit for a minute or two. and take it for a drive.
-Removing/replacing the fuse reset transmission values and, unbelievably, the slip disappears/ diminishes drastically.
-It may work best on your car as bit differently. May need to do it while tranny is cold, maybe while warm but don't drive again untli cooled down, maybe manually shift through gears with foot on brake while sitting and waiting for car to warm up (before inital test drive only) ... but it will NEVER run worse and ALWAYS runs (shifts) better... and its free.
#460 of 477 Re: 2004 V6 3.8 Impala LS- Slip - TRANSMISSION ISSUES - Clunk [adistud]
Jul 28, 2013 (9:17 am)
Sounds like you need a transmission rebuild or new transmission. I wouldn't waste my time putting in a used transmission with 100k miles because it could fail soon after installing it with that high mileage. If the car has been well cared for with regular oil changes, other fluid changes, etc. and has less than 100k miles, then I would go to a reputable transmission shop and get a rebuilt transmission with a warranty. The 3.8 v6 is a durable engine (even with the intake gasket problems) and could go 200k miles without a major overhaul. Good luck.
#461 of 477 Re: May I Assist You? [gmcustsvc]
Aug 01, 2013 (1:28 pm)
Good afternoon Amber N.
After reading all of the posts I see that my vehicle (2004 Chevy Impala) has the same transmission problem as the others. I bought my vehicle brand new and take very good care of it more the reason why I was surprised that I started having problems with it.
I have been a loyal GM customer since 2004, I hope you would be able to direct me to someone who may assist me?