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#1055 of 2014 Re: leak - front floorboard - 2002 chevy impala ls [distantrunner]
Nov 29, 2004 (7:39 am)
I've been on this board off and on since early 2000, and don't recall many mentions of water collecting on the floorboard - I've seen it mentioned on some other GM boards (like the Colorado/Canyon, for instance), but I wouldn't say it was a well-known problem on the Impala by any means. Things like the intermediate steering shaft, warped brake rotors, peeling roof seam filler, etc. I would consider known problems with the Impala, but not rainwater collecting on the floor.
#1056 of 2014 2002 front end impala thumping/svoparj
Nov 30, 2004 (4:52 am)
Find another chevy dealer and get their opinion, even if it is several miles away. Don't tell them that you have already been to another dealer. Remember its a mechanic that diagnosed your car and maybe he was one that didn't finish in the top half of his class. .....indicate that you are concerned about the safety of your braking system..be persistant! Good luck
#1057 of 2014 Re: 2001 REAR WHEEL SPEED SENSOR [herrdon1]
Dec 01, 2004 (8:03 am)
Had a '96 Pontiac GP with a similar problem. The dealer changed the speed sensor 2 or 3 times, with the ABS light coming on intermittently and inexplicably. Finally they found a bare wire in the harness running along the frame to the right rear wheel. Something to check
Dec 01, 2004 (8:16 am)
Open the coolant expansion tank and take a whiff. My brand new '03 came with such an odor. Dealer found the coolant was contaminated. They flushed the system and replaced the coolant and added a deoderizer. Cured the smell.
#1059 of 2014 Re: leak - front floorboard - 2002 chevy impala ls [nosirrahg]
Dec 01, 2004 (5:07 pm)
Thanks for input. I'm headed by to shop tomorrow - they're going to have another guy look at it since the other one who's already checked it out is adamant not their fault. Next stop is dealer to look for flaw that hopefully warranty will cover. I'm heartbroken - I use to love this car.
#1060 of 2014 FLICKERING LIGHTS
Dec 05, 2004 (6:51 am)
re: TSB 01-06-03-005
The flickering light symptom is apparently a problem that has occurred on many different GM vehicles.
For those that have had the problem and applied the TSB cited above (which simply involves replacing an alternator/regulator grounding bolt- a $5.00 part)...
QUESTION 1- Have you with your IMPALA been told that the flickering lights were caused by a defective alternator that was overcharging the battery?
QUESTION 2- Does anyone know what is the maximum voltage that should be coming off the alternator to charge the battery?
QUESTION 3- Could a bad grounding bolt account for higher than normal voltages from the alternator?
#1061 of 2014 Re: Tire inflation [hknoepfle]
Dec 06, 2004 (5:00 pm)
I bought the Mich X-ones over a year ago and run them right around 33 pounds. You're going to LOVE the difference in sound, styling and handling after you wear them in a little. This is a quality tire for this car.
#1062 of 2014 Vehicle monitoring...
Dec 06, 2004 (5:06 pm)
Anyone know how I can tap into the car's computer system and monitor the motor systems? Quite possibly getting to the point where I will be able to optimize my gas mileage, and/or performance, over time?
Thanks in advance.
#1063 of 2014 Re: Vehicle monitoring... [surfsailor]
Dec 06, 2004 (7:00 pm)
Easy. Put a vacuum gauge on it and drive to achieve the highest vacuum readings. The ECM controls injector pulse width based primarily on inputs from thethrottle position and manifold vacuum sensors, with coolant temp also used.
#1064 of 2014 Re: 2001 Impala LS /indebt [charts2]
Dec 07, 2004 (5:30 pm)
I just bought my '04 base Impala last week, and I was reconsidering my decision to get the extended warranty. I agree with your posting. Also, my experiences with any kind of insurance/warranties is that they do everything to avoid paying a claim.
I thought I'd subscribe to this list to get any heads-up on potential problems. Anything that should concern me? It's a base Impala, sedan sport option package, 1SC option package.