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#1369 of 2014 Three problems with 2000 impala
Jul 18, 2005 (10:53 am)
I have a 2000 chevrolet impala. Recently the air conditioner has not been blowing to its full capacity. I have the blower on 5 but it feels like it is on 2. I also feel air blowing on my feet and the windshield even though it is set to blow out of the front vents. What could this be?
Sometimes my turn signal does not work at all. One time it may be working and then the next time I use it, nothing.
My fuel gauge is also acting up. It goes up and down. I put in gas yesterday and it did not move. This was the first time this had happened. Now it is bouncing back and forth between empty and half tank.
Could these problems be related?
#1370 of 2014 Re: Three problems with 2000 impala [vconaway]
Jul 18, 2005 (12:18 pm)
I think I can help with the first problem. I have a 2002 LS. After owning it a few months, I had the same problem where the air seemed to come out from the wrong vents. After driving awhile you might start coming from the correct vent. At first the dealer played with the vents and said they were binding up. That didn't work. Then they replaced the vent selector switch. That fixed it.
The vent selector works on pneumatics to open and close the various vents. Mine went bad in some way. If you turn off the fan and the radio and listen carefully while changing the selector, you should hear the pneumatics making a little swishing sound and the vents popping open and closed. I believe my mom's malibu had a similar problem that was fixed with the switch being replaced.
As for your other problems, I can't help.
#1371 of 2014 Turn signal not working is easy as pie to fix...
Jul 18, 2005 (1:24 pm)
go to dealer's parts department and buy the Hazard Signal button, $16.95.
Look up the instructions on removing the instrument panel trim (takes about 30 minutes to do the first time, till you realize nothing really breaks when you remove it). The instructions are on the internet at a website that sounds like impala hq dot com.
Just replace the hazard signal , it controls the blinkers and fixed the same problem for me in my impala and my girlfreind in her Malibu. They even had a recall for the same part in the malibu to address your issue in the Impala.
Jul 20, 2005 (12:26 pm)
I have a coolant leak and the dealer said I needed a gasket for the lower manifold, that that's where it was leaking. I checked on line and saw that there had been a recall. Not through the GM sight but through impalahq.com. GM of course says that my car is not involved. My VIN does fall in the numbers listed at that sight however. It's looking like I'll have to have the repair done now since the leak has worsened. Has anyone else had this problem with collecting on this recall? I should mention it's a 2000 Impala.
Jul 20, 2005 (11:55 pm)
Thank-you all for the info.Its proving to be very valuable as I'm an owner of a 2000 Impala.The first problem that has happened to me is the Drivers Window switch.Which I'll be replacing on Saturday July 23/05 at a cost of $147.00 Canadian.I replaced my car Battery with an Red-Top Optima Battery I had to plug an special 8 AA Battery unit into my cig plug that kept a 12 volt power supply so my computer settings wouldn't get erased you can pick this unit up at any auto parts place if your going to replace the car battery yourself. later signed apground
#1376 of 2014 Re: Two problems with 2001 base Impala [jim_h_b]
Jul 22, 2005 (7:09 am)
Not sure if this info is too late, but here's my experience.
I too have a 2001 Impala, with the same transmission slips and braking vibrations.
I have learned to deal with the vibrations. Basically had to keep getting the rotors replaced and this time they were out of warrenty.
As for the transmission, it had to be rebuilt in January, at approx 65,000 miles.
#1377 of 2014 Re: Three problems with 2000 impala [vconaway]
Jul 23, 2005 (6:46 am)
Regarding your third problem, I had the same issue with my 2000 Impala- to the tune of $400. I am no mechanic by any means, so the service center told me that the air filter was wearing on the wires that controlled the fuel tank relay. So, they replaced the wires, fixed the relay, and shrink-wrapped the wire assembly. Of course they could of told me anything and gotten away with it....
Hope this is a clue for you! Best of luck!
#1378 of 2014 Castrol Synthetic Oil
Jul 23, 2005 (7:33 am)
I apologize in advance if this topic has been covered in an earlier thread. Two weeks ago I bought a 2004 Impala with the base 3.4 engine. The car has 20,000 miles and appears to have been serviced regularly. I want to change to synthetic oil. I wonder if some members here might comment. I have generally heard favorable response and only one negative about synthetic oil. I also heard if you do change to synthetic you cannot change back.