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#92 of 477 Nightmare 2005 impala owner
Mar 15, 2008 (10:46 pm)
Hello all, well I did it I bought a used 2005 Impala and before I could even get it off the lot the dealer had locked the keys in the car and did not think to call onstar to have the doors popped in stead they tried to break in and messed up the door panel, so they had to replace that, They also had to replace the intermedit shaft in the steering because they are not grease able just FYI. So i went back the next day and got my car because they had to get a special code to have a Key made for it, then when I drove it off the lot it started to CLUNK... So I called them and told them about it and they said they would look at it when i brought it back to them to change the shaft and the door panel... ya right I drove it for 4 days and still no better on the trans, so I called them up and said look im not driving this car, so they had a tow company come out with a FLAT BED to pick up my new to me car... the tow company got my car to the dealer, and when they unloaded it they ripped of the front bumper... you problem saying OMG ya so did I when they asked me over the phone if i had hit any thing with my car and i told them no, so they called the Tow company and they confessed it was there driver ... That was replace at the tow company's cost, Oh ya I had a 3 month 3000 mile dealer warenty on this thing.... Thank Goodness... So they get my poor car and they cant get it to do the clunking on the transmission the first day and then they try again and it dose it ... Hell ya im not crazy after all.... lol so now they get it over to the Chevy shop in there line of different dealers, they have like 7 that this one owner has... So after some time and work they decided that it would be cheaper to just replace the whole transmission with a brand new one on them at a cost of 3,289 and a three year 100,000 mile warenty... so I finally got my car back after 5 weeks, but during that time we wanted to take our family vacation so they offered us a rental car at there cost so i took full advantage of it after they had my car for 2 in a half weeks, I made them pay for the first and the last tank of gas in the rental along with fueling up my Impala after they were done with it because it went in with a full tank of gas... It took a long time to get it back because the warenty dept was arguing over replacing the trans, and the Paint shop ordered two wrong bumpers... this was a nightmare... but now she is running fine and thank goodness she is paid for... I don't blame the Dealer because they did take care of us, but I do blame the other owner because she could have been a little more forth coming about the problems she had with the car and the reason she was trading it in... but hay she was getting a new car right so why lower her trade in value... well after she got her new car and all the papers were signed she could have said oh and by the way the transmission slips you might want to have it checked... If you wonder why i had the dealer pay for the gas, they offered and well you see the rental car they got me was the EXACT same CAR she got when she traded off the impala...
#93 of 477 Whining noise on my 06 Impala
Mar 18, 2008 (7:40 am)
Hello! My car makes a whining noise between 80-90Km/h,but only while you have the gas pedal depressed..when you take your foot off,no noise. My car has been at 2 different GM dealers,and they checked wheel bearings,drivetrain,etc...but no codes,no nothing, its just the way it is.(So they say)
My Impala is a 3.5L LT which has 63000km,I bought it when it had 24,000km and it has made that noise(which has not gotten any worse) ever since. If anyone has this problem or has heard about it I would like to thank you in advance for any ideas or suggestions...cause this thursday i gotta spend $700 on my exhaust that is gone on my Impala. Trying to keep the costs down!
#94 of 477 Re: Whining noise on my 06 Impala [mikey101]
Mar 20, 2008 (6:20 pm)
I had a 2000 model that made a noise that varied with the speed of the engine (but not the speed of the car...you could put it neutral and rev it up, and the sound would change, so I knew it wasn't drivetrain related). Anyway, my problem was low power steering fluid, and the noise was the power steering pump. Once I got the fluid topped off, the noise went away. Not sure that's your problem, but if it is it's an easy (and cheap) fix.
#95 of 477 doubt about trans issues
Apr 01, 2008 (3:44 pm)
what's up guys !! I have a couple of questions about my impala 04 with 103 k
a couple of months ago I noticed my transmission having a hard shifting when around 20 mph and then around 30-35-40 mph . it would feel like something holding the car and then letting it go. . but today on my way home back from work in heavy traffic it started doing it driving slow and having to speed up to keep up with traffic any time I would reach around 20 mph and then around 30 before 40 mph it will do it. problem goes aways onces i am driving over 40 mph
I drove the car almost 10 miles in traffic with the same issue.
does anyone know what could be wrong.
I had the trans serviced just last year.
any advise would be appreciate. thanks
#96 of 477 Re: doubt about trans issues [nelsonr]
Apr 01, 2008 (7:00 pm)
I never experienced this with mine, but several people have posted having problems with their catalytic converters clogging, which caused a loss in power. With the mileage you have on your '04 that might be something to look at. And if memory serves, the catalytic converter has a longer warranty than the standard vehicle; I don't remember what the cutoff was (100k? 120k?), but if it proves to be the problem you might ask just in case it's still covered.
#97 of 477 Instrument panel and transmission problems
Apr 02, 2008 (9:37 am)
I have come to realize there are some major problems with the impalas. I bought my '04 Impala in Aug 07 first the temp gauge started messing up, then the speedometer stated the same thing. Then just a couple months ago I went to have the fluid changed in the transmission and then just a couple hours after having it changed the transmission started slipping in reverse and within a couple of days it started in 1st. It shifts hard and the whining while driving is driving me crazy. Does anyone have any ideas?
#98 of 477 Re: doubt about trans issues [nosirrahg]
Apr 03, 2008 (3:08 pm)
today I took my impala to the shop and they hooked it up to the drv code reading.machine but it did not throw back any codes. they did take it around in a test drive but nothing happened. I was told to bring it back next time it does it.
at least it didn't cost me a penny cause' my wife works at the dealer ship. where I took it. I guess I am gonna have to check on the warranty for the cat converter
anyway. for the las 3 days the cars is been working fine. sometimes I feel a little misfire when driving but nothing big . like you said maybe the cat converter is clogged. or the cheap gas im putting in.
#99 of 477 Re: Whining noise on my 06 Impala [nosirrahg]
Apr 03, 2008 (7:30 pm)
I have a 2004 impala LS which started whining around 40,000k miles. I was told it was some worn out bearings so i figured as long as it is still shifting, i would drive it. I had the fluid and filter changed just to be on the safe side. Now my car has 72,000k and is still whining and every now and then it slams into gear when changing out. I decided to go ahead and have it checked being that i was scared to put it on the highway for fear of transmission failure plus i am still paying on the car and want it operating like it should. The dealership checked it out but did not find or could not find the problem so they say. They told me it was carbon build up. Some build up huh? Tuesday, April 1,2008 i dropped it off to the best transmission shop in town and they went in to find that my transmission pump had gone bad. Its a shame that the dealership could not find this problem. I ended up forking out$1500 for a rebuild and also had them to add a shift improvement kit to it also. They told me at the transmission shop that the trans which is a 4T65E is a weak trans with cheap parts inside. Now my trans has all medal parts and drives a lot better than before plus the trans shop owner guarantees that its a whole lot better than that junk of a trans the factory put in. I am satisfied and recommends this shop to anyone. P.S. the shift improvement kit was added just in case i decide to add some chrome shoes to it. It will hold up to 22inches with no problems. Hope this is beneficial info to you all.
#100 of 477 Re: Whining noise on my 06 Impala [jclay]
Apr 12, 2008 (10:46 am)
a small word of warning if you change tire sizes you MUST have the pcm updated for the tire size you are running if you do not do this the trans will shift too soon put heavy strain on the trans itself which could cause a very catastrophic failure in the trans you just had built...just a FYI
#101 of 477 Re: Whining noise on my 06 Impala [fordfan_17]
Apr 13, 2008 (12:01 pm)
Can a performance chip update the pcm. In my case, i have the 3400 engine, so i can only find a hypertech power programmer for mine.