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#400 of 433 Re: 2004 Chevy Impala speedometer [kaatje03]
Sep 06, 2011 (5:20 pm)
I have the same problem. Mine does it when its cold. Once the motor warms up and I come to a complete stop and then take off it will work. I have had it not fix itself on two occasions and actually go all the way around 1.5 times! This has gone on for the last 2 years. For about the same amount of time the passengers windshield wiper will begin to flop and stop working. I have to tighten it up to get it to work for a short time once again. Now the new problem is the car not starting. Looking like electrical problems. Once I put it in neutral and try starting it a few times it will start. It doesn't have that many miles to be having this much trouble. My 97 Ford F150 has 189,000 miles and less problems!!
#401 of 433 Re: 2002 Impala Many problems - one cause BCM. [canamguy]
Sep 06, 2011 (5:23 pm)
Wow! You described many of my problems I am now having on my 2004!!! Thank you for your post. I figured electrical. Hopefully I can bring this up to mechanic and check it out!
#402 of 433 Re: 2007 chevy impala Keyless remote Problems [djch2009]
Sep 13, 2011 (9:03 pm)
I am having the same problem with my remote so if anyone has a solution please let me know. Is the problem with the receiver? I have replaced the battery but the problem persists. We have 2 remotes...same problem with both.
#403 of 433 What wrong with my gas
Oct 28, 2011 (11:48 pm)
No matter the amount of gas I put into my car the gas light comes on I do not notice any leaks, but my gas hand never worked it always showed empty but just recent my gas fuel light will not go away. I do not know what to do.
#404 of 433 Re: What wrong with my gas [2005impala]
Oct 29, 2011 (12:17 am)
The same thing happened to me when my "fuel level sensor" went bad. In my 2001 Impala I was able to replace it without removing the gas tank due to an access panel between the trunk and back seet under the carpeting. I think I bought a replacement sensor only rather than the entire system that it is connected to. It cost 25$ after shipping from rockauto.com. I know I found some directions doing a google search that had pictures and stuff. Best of luck!
#405 of 433 Re: 2004 Chevy Impala speedometer [kaatje03]
Nov 17, 2011 (2:26 pm)
i have a 2004 impala ls as well and iv been having problems but with the gas and rpm gauges. it did this since the day i got it then about 4 months ago my heat on driver side stopped working and the gauges didn't act up. but then my heat started working out of nowhere about 2 weeks ago and the gauges acted up again. it doesn't bother me. after i turn my car off i let it cool down then when i turn it back on its back to normal.
#406 of 433 Battery not Dead but acts like it, Won't Start 2000 Impala
Dec 03, 2011 (6:55 pm)
I noticed that when the weather started getting colder, the car was slower to start. I replaced the battery and it seemed to help. After about a month, it started doing it again. All the lights work, key fob, horn, everything. It turns over a few times very slowly, then nothing. If I wait a few seconds and try, it will turn over again a couple times. Finally after trying it it will slowly turn over then start. It only seems to do this when it's cold (today it was 65 degrees out and it started fine). Any ideas? Could I just need a stronger battery or is something more?
#407 of 433 Re: Battery not Dead but acts like it, Won't Start 2000 Impala [ambie]
Dec 04, 2011 (8:31 am)
When you had the battery changed was the charging system checked? There could be a problem with the alternator charging the battery properly and not bringing it up to a full charge. Without a full charge it will be harder to turn over the engine on a cold day. If at all possible have a mechanic where the battery came from check out the alternator.
#408 of 433 Re: Battery not Dead but acts like it, Won't Start 2000 Impala [sparetire1]
Dec 04, 2011 (2:46 pm)
The person that put the new battery in said they took the terminal off with the car started and the car stayed running, so the alternator is working. But what you're saying makes sense, the problem is only when it's cold out, never once has it happened when it's warmer.
#409 of 433 Re: Battery not Dead but acts like it, Won't Start 2000 Impala [ambie]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 04, 2011 (4:08 pm)
Testing an alternator that way is not a good idea. Don't let them do that again. Damage can result.