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#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...
#1277 of 2014 Re: traction control system [keneedrs]
May 27, 2005 (12:19 am)
I had that problem with a 99 4.3L astro. I lived with it for months until finally it threw a code. It is the MASS air flo in the fresh air intake. Ironically, when I was waiting in line to buy one at about $100. A mechanic waiting in the line told me to remove the unit (5 min.) and spray the sensor wires with carb cleaner and put it back in. It did the trick.
#1278 of 2014 Car won't start
May 27, 2005 (5:06 pm)
I recently had to have the leaking upper and lower manifold gaskets replaced - I had it done by my mechanic for a little less than $800 and this is after I also had the warped brake rotors replaced and I have only had the car for two years - it's a 2002 - shortly before I had the gaskets replaced and after we discovered the leak, I had a situation where I had been driving the car with the air conditioning on, turned the car off and when I went back 15 minutes later the car would not start. We ended up leaving the car overnight and it started right up. My mechanic couldn't find anything wrong but replaced the points and plugs when he replaced the leaking gaskets. No trouble since then until today. I drove the car with the air conditioning on, stopped and went into a store, came out - it started right up and I went on to my next stop, stopped, went into a store, came out and the car would not start. I had to leave the car. When we went back 4 hours later it started right up. It seems to be connected to using the air conditioning since it has never happened any other time. Has anyone else had this problem?
#1280 of 2014 CLICKING SOUND.
May 27, 2005 (5:37 pm)
I had a clicking sound so I called triple a and they tapped my starter to get it started..had the starter rebulit , next day it clicks ...I let it sit all night and the car started up...It has another starter in it and still clicks , but not when it sits for 8-12 hours..It only clicks when I stop a few times..any help ou there????????
#1281 of 2014 Re: 2001 chevy impala periodically won't start [cal2]
May 27, 2005 (5:38 pm)
where do I find the ignition module switch,,is it hard to get to?
#1282 of 2014 Re: 2001 chevy impala periodically won't start [johnson2]
May 27, 2005 (5:41 pm)
I have a 2000 impala with 105 k on it that clicks...put in two starters and still clicks..the car starts up fine if it sits for more than 10 hours...