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#63 of 479 Re: 2003 Impala Transmission Problem [cntrykeeper]
Nov 08, 2007 (12:27 pm)
My 2003 is in at the dealer right now getting a NEW transmission....I've had it 4 1/2 years and it only has 63,000 miles on it. Something about the pressure something in it.....ticks me off! Shouldn't a transmission last longer than 63,000? And get this.......Chevrolet is going to pay half of the cost.....so that tells me there is SOME kind of problem with their transmissions......my half will be $1,550.00 which I really don't have....would love to be in on a class action suit. We also have an Avalanche, which has also had some issues. Definitely will NEVER buy another Chevrolet. Why can't American cars last as long as the foreign???????
#64 of 479 Re: 2003 Impala Transmission Problem [cjegger]
Nov 09, 2007 (5:41 am)
How did you get Chevrolet to pay half cost of your new transmission?
We recently had to get a new transmission on our 2001 Impala with 64,000 miles for all the same reasons as these other Impalas with problems postings. We were not offered any compensation from our chevy dealership/service.
#65 of 479 Re: 2003 Impala Transmission Problem [ohiogrl]
Nov 09, 2007 (7:47 am)
I asked my service rep if there was anything he could do considering the age of the car and the mileage. He called me back and said the best he could do was have the transmission taken apart and diagnosed and Chevrolet would pay half. I don't really know the reason, although I think maybe the age of the car might have had something to do with it since it's only 4 1/2 years old. Maybe the age of your car prevented them from offering compensation?
#66 of 479 Re: 2003 Impala Transmission Problem [cjegger]
Nov 10, 2007 (10:39 am)
Thank you for your prompt reply. Yes, I suppose age could be a reason. I wasn't smart like you and asked them. Even so, this bad experience, along with other things, and reading other's problems has turned us off, unfortunately. We won't be getting another Impala after this.
#68 of 479 2004 Impala Transmission
Nov 12, 2007 (10:04 am)
I have a 2004 Impala 3.4 liter. the transmission shifts a little hard when I take off from a stop. This does not happen all the time but I was wondering if it could be the Pressure Solenoid.
#69 of 479 Re: 2004 Impala Transmission [rbrase]
Nov 12, 2007 (8:05 pm)
I just went in to the shop w mine. sounds the same but mine has to get warmed up "driven for while". I was told by dealer that my High pressure solenoid was sticking. and to corect the thing I would need the solenoid replaced + the valve body. 9 hrs labor $1550.00
#70 of 479 2005 Impala with poor gas mileage
Nov 14, 2007 (7:57 am)
My son about a month ago purchased a 2005 Chevy Impala with around 63500 miles. He is getting poor gas mileage and was wondering does he need to change his fuel filter? Unfortunately I dont have a lot of history on the car. Any advise would be appreciated.
#71 of 479 It might not be the tranny
Nov 16, 2007 (11:39 am)
I have a 2002 Impala with the 3.8 V6 and I have over 170,000 miles on it. At about the 80,000 mile mark I experienced the same problem that you are talking about and it ended up being the catalytic converter which was still under warranty. I had it fixed in a couple of hours and haven't had a problem with the car since.
#72 of 479 2004 Impala
Nov 27, 2007 (9:31 pm)
I have 04 impala. Bought it used in 05 with 19k. When I bought the car I noticed front end vibration right away and was told by GM dealer it was wheel balancing. Well after 3 set of tires 4 complete sets of front brakes and about 15 wheel balancings my car shakes so hard at 50-65 that the dash is actually rattling. I now have 155k on the car and would like to lite it on fire some days because the vibration is so annoying. I have read all the posts related to the impala and have expierineced almost all of the problems except the catalytic converter being pluged. Currently I have the transmission problem where it will not shift. The problem comes and goes. Today the check engine lite came on for the first time since Ive owned the car. I stopped in at a small garage that I knew had a good obd II scan tool. Finally a code!! PO751B "shift solenoid A - performance or stuck off". This problem I am told is caused by debri built up in the solenoid which causes it to get stuck. The new solenoids sold by GM now have a built in screen which does not allow debirs into the solenoid. I am also told this is a big job and could cost up to $1000 depending on who you bring it to. After reading all of the posts here relating to the Impala and having done business with rock auto in the past I am going to attempt to change these solenoid packs myself. And when I say packs I mean once I get that cover off I am going to change everything in there that is replaceable. If when this repair is complete and the vibration issue and shifting issue is fixed I am going to consult and attorney. It seems to me GM has known all along about this problem and just refuses to take car of their customers. Also the several dealerships that I brought the car to for diagnosis including the Chevrolet dealer I bought the car from has given me the run around now for 2 years and I am Pissed to say the least. If a class action suit has been filed will someone let me know.