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#1267 of 2014 Fan on 2001 Impala LS no low speed
May 21, 2005 (6:22 pm)
Does anyone know where the fan resistor is located on 2001 Impala LS?
Mine will only work on speeds higher than # 3.
By the way transmission went out at about 28,000 miles, under warranty (they said sprocket came apart).
Then transmission scrambled at 38,000 miles. New transmission installed by Moorone Chevrolet under extended warranty. After first time I purchased the GM warranty for a additional 4 years and 50,000 more miles.
Front brake rotors cut down by independent shop about 15,000, then replaced with a aftermarket set of rotors 6 months later. Work great now with 57,000 miles on it.
After all these problems I still like the car. Still get 21+ mpg in south Florida traffic, and 30 on the highway
#1268 of 2014 Re: Fan on 2001 Impala LS no low speed [daveand]
May 21, 2005 (6:56 pm)
Yeah, GM/Chevy must be bad about that. I had a 91 Astro that went through about 3 or 4 switches. Would get hot behind switch and wouldn't work on lower speeds. Learned out to replace it myself. May be harder on Impala. Father's Buick had same problem also.
#1269 of 2014 Re: Brake rotors [alcan]
May 22, 2005 (12:02 pm)
Thanks for the link. I am someone who doesn't know much about cars. Looks like lots of pictures, which helps. If I print off the printable version, I don't have to go from page to page. It's still confusing, because I don't know the basics, like what a "hub" is. But at least I have a place to search that now. I'll bookmark that site for the future.
Thanks so much!
#1270 of 2014 Re: Coolant leak at intake... [dgonzalez13]
May 22, 2005 (2:14 pm)
If you have the 3800 series 2 engine gm will correct the problem up to july 31 2005
gm will replace the upper intake manifold nuts and put sealant in the radiator need more info call CHEVY at 1800 630 2438
#1271 of 2014 2002 impala power brake problem
May 23, 2005 (4:37 am)
Hi- the first 4 or 5 times that I apply the brakes when using the car I hear a
a sound that can best be described as the Moo of a cow or a steer (or the squeel of a power steering unit failure). There also at that point seems to be a bit of squishyness in the brake pedal, though this could be my imagination. the abs light goes on intermittantly. Any thoughts?
Also, (the car has 4 disc brakes) when chaning pads, should the metal clips that fit on the calipers and on which the pads sit, be greased? (the above problem occurred several weeks after I replaced the pads. I don't think it is related. I must admit I have a bit of a shudder when braking but I strongly suspect this is related to a bad rotor (I did not replace them or have them turned).
#1272 of 2014 '01 Impala headlights and radio blinking with switch off
May 23, 2005 (6:54 am)
Yesterday, (Sunday afternoon when no repair shops open) our Impala started blinking the headlights. We went to the car and inside the radio/time light was also blinking and making a clicking sound. We took the key out and it didn't help. Finally, as a last resort, we disconnected the battery. Any ideas? The only thing that has recently happened was that we had a low tire and had to reset the low tire reading through the radio. There didn't seem to be any problems with that. That was about a week ago. Thanks for any help.
#1273 of 2014 Re: Chevy Impala 2000 with passlock 2 [missourihoney]
May 23, 2005 (9:09 am)
hi - i was wondering if you ever found a way to bypass the passlock antitheft without replacing either the whole ignition switch or replacing the passlock device...
every now and then my car will not start, the security light blinks, all lights, and radio works but it just will not start. I can wait about 10 minutes for the computer to "reset" but what a pain in the *** that is... don't want to spend the 400 - 600 it will cost to fix something that I don't even want in the first place... just like you said it protects the car from the owner instead of the car from the thief.. please let me know when you get a chance..mike
#1274 of 2014 v-8 fuel smell
May 23, 2005 (8:18 pm)
I have a 96 caprice with the 5.7 LT1 engine. 82k miles. When I pull up to a stop sign sometimes I notice a strong smell of fuel. I have pulled off the air cleaner assembly and looked for fuel leaks and found none. The car doesn't miss or run rough, or leave spots in the driveway. No engine trouble lights either. Any ideas?
#1275 of 2014 Re: traction control system [gena38485]
May 24, 2005 (9:29 am)
Same problem here that happened 6 times in one day and causes the car to loose power and shutter for maybe 3 seconds when excellerating from a stop. Chevy service said they can't find any problems with the computer check, or message board records, or test driving so I have to take it home with no resolution. They said it will have to get worse before they can do anything. Problem is I almost got hit merging into traffic when the car hesitated.
Have you found anymore info about this problem?
When I brought the car in the first time for service there was a Corvette that had the same problem.
#1276 of 2014 Re: 2001 chevy impala periodically won't start [canddmeyer]
May 24, 2005 (10:11 am)
I have the same problem with my 2000 LS (suddenly dieing while driving). Is this something that I could replace? Or is it best done by the dealer. Please help,as I too feel like a clay pigeon...