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#1299 of 2014 2004 Rotor problems
Jun 07, 2005 (9:25 am)
I've got a 2004 Impala with 48000 miles. I was diagnosed that the rear brake rotors are almost completely rusted through. The dealer has seen this in other W-body types in 2001 cars, but nothing remotely this new.
Of course my discourse with Chevrolet got me no where. "It's normal wear-and-tear" - ya, but the car is one year old. Rusting that bad is not normal. I'm thinking about a class action suit.
Anyone else experienced rotor rusting? Thanks!
#1300 of 2014 Re: transmission problem...dont know [handypap]
Jun 07, 2005 (9:27 am)
You should be able to drive a new one off the lot for about that, especially with the new GM incentive available to everyone. Call a couple of Chev dealers in the area and start a price war.
#1301 of 2014 Re: Two problems with 2001 base Impala [chrisis30]
Jun 08, 2005 (10:08 am)
What may cause the rotors to warp? I have 40K+ on my 2004 sedan.
#1302 of 2014 Re: Two problems with 2001 base Impala [refurniss]
Jun 08, 2005 (4:54 pm)
well warped rotors could be caused by many things I can think of four right off the top of my head>two footing when you drive (left foot on brake right foot on gas) will overheat rotors,also panic stops if you are following too close too often,also not using your brakes gradually and applying them all at once at the last second and of course not shifting to a lower gear upon desending a steep long grade. and there are probably some others that I'm missing. tell you the truth these days it seems the brakes are out lasting the rotors maybe the brakes are too metalic or the rotors are just too cheap but I guess we can't have both??although thats a real shame when you spend $30,000 for a car a you have to get the rotors cut at 15K
#1303 of 2014 Re: Two problems with 2001 base Impala [refurniss]
Jun 08, 2005 (11:06 pm)
To relieve your frustration, I suggest you buy a set of cross-drilled slotted and zinc plated rotors. They can cost as little as $150 per set of 4 or whatever your wallet can handle. If you work on your own car put them on yourself and cut the labor charge. I put on a set myself after having the same problems many on this board have had with rotor warpage. With the replacement rotors I feel as if the brakes work better than new. No more braking vibration or shudders. I hope this helps, good luck.
#1304 of 2014 Slow Clock....BCM failure? 2001 Impala
Jun 09, 2005 (9:21 am)
Does any ones clock consistently run slow by a two or three minutes? For the first three three years my clock was always losing time. I never thought much about it, but ever sense I had the BCM (Body Control Modular) replaced my clock has been keeping time! I wonder if there might be a connection to faulty BCM's and clocks running slow?
#1305 of 2014 Re: Two problems with 2001 base Impala [chrisis30]
Jun 10, 2005 (3:58 am)
One reason I am hearing more about these days is the mechanics not torquing the wheels on properly. Too tight and in the wrong order will do it apparently.
My 01 LS had the rotors turned at 14K, replaced front AND REAR at 30K !!, turned again at 48K and turned again at about 80K. Brakes pads just replaced for first time! Have heard that the problem is they had to take the asbestos out of the pads and when they started making pads with high metal content, the pads are eating the rotors up. Have heard a lot of ofther reasons by mechanics that don't bear repeating but made me wonder about the quality of anything else they did.
#1306 of 2014 Broken Outside Door Handle
Jun 10, 2005 (4:01 am)
01 LS Outside rear door handle just half broke last night. Of the two rods that connect the handle to the inside mechanism, one is ok but the other is broke. Will extended warranty cover this? How much will it cost if it doesn't?
Door wasn't used that much, compared to driver's door which is always used.
#1307 of 2014 e-brake release
Jun 15, 2005 (2:00 pm)
Simple question for you folks. I have a rental 2005 Impala and I can't figure out how to release the foot e-brake.
Thanks in advance!
#1308 of 2014 Re: e-brake release [rodneys]
Jun 15, 2005 (6:25 pm)
Nevermind, I figured it out.
I've only seen foot pedal e-brakes with release handles.
In case anybody else is as puzzled (stupid, actually as I was, just push the brake pedal down again and it pops back up.