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#1975 of 2014 Primary motor fan squeals
Aug 14, 2006 (8:01 am)
Last year I had my thermastat and temp. sensor replaced on my 2001 impala. The problem I was having is it kept trying to run hot (up past the middle mark). Anyway, the motor fan kept running after I shut the car off. Then it started squealing when it was cranked after sitting for awhile. It stopped for a few months but it has started again. Can anyone tell me if it could be something easier and cheaper than the fan motor?
P.S The fan works it just makes a terrible squealing noise..
#1976 of 2014 Re: Primary motor fan squeals [lisad620]
Aug 15, 2006 (10:23 am)
If the noise is definitely the fan, then unfortunately it's got to be the fan motor. It shouldn't be terribly expensive, this might be the kind of job to have your local garage work on instead of the dealer. Not complicated.
Sounds like last year, whoever worked on the car chose to just replace two parts instead of fixing the actual problem. You can diagnose a thermostat problem versus a sensor problem. Of course if they did the work cheap, and good, I guess you can look at it as maintenance.
#1977 of 2014 Re: Dentist drill sound [chrisis30]
Aug 16, 2006 (4:52 pm)
Well, this week I got tired of the daily dentist drill sound and took the car into the dealer service department. There is a technical service bulletin on this sound which the bulletin describes as a whistle, and it is known to occur on Impalas and Monte Carlos. The sound is coming from the throttle body. Today they replaced the throttle body, under warranty, and no more dentist drill sound. Yaaa!
#1981 of 2014 Re: car not starting [randigirl]
Aug 18, 2006 (3:28 pm)
Hi there, I had the same problem and spent same huge amount of money investigating. It turned out to be the Body Control Module which costed me $550 to replace and reprogram it. It all had to do with electrical things. It started with the car not starting (if you wait 10 minutes it will start) and then it was different signals going off and clicking in the dashboard. See if that's it.
#1984 of 2014 Re: car not starting [lodtcd4]
Aug 24, 2006 (12:52 pm)
I just had my car at the Chevi dealership for the past two weeks. I think they tested every electric part and the Body Control Module ended up being replaced as well. My Husband drove it home from the dealership, it stalled once at a light while idling...able to start it again and drove it home without a problem; parked it in the driveway and let it idle a while longer and it never stalled again. He has been driving it all day without a problem...so far. I am hoping it was just working out the kinks and signals and we no longer have an issue! I am pretty depressed over the whole thing and really want my car to run!!