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Chevrolet Impala, Auto Repair, Oil, Sedan
#11 of 50 Re: Where is the thermistat located for 2001 Impala? [urldrivingacar]
Aug 21, 2006 (12:55 pm)
Thanks for the information. With having had the BCM replaced 2 times and still having problems, I figure the only other item it could be is the thermistat. Car thermistat works fine in the warm months.
Honestly I think that Chevy should replace EVERY BCM module in all Impala vehicles for NO charge. They know there is a problem with them but of course they will graceously charge you for their mistakes.
#12 of 50 Re: Where is the thermistat located for 2001 Impala? [brkimpalainatl]
Aug 23, 2006 (5:18 am)
Not a big deal, but it's a therm"O"stat.
More importantly, are you sure it's working fine in warm months? The engine should warm up FAST, like 5 minutes of driving, and then level off at the correct normal temperature (around 195 depending on your engine).
Are you sure it's not stuck open and warming up too slowly, which you would have trouble noticing in warm weather?
Regardless - I think you're on the right track with the thermostat. Make sure all air is bled from the cooling system after a thermostat replacement.
#13 of 50 Wax on plastic door moldings.
Sep 01, 2006 (4:14 pm)
Hello everyone: I have waxed my Impala many times over the years and it looks great but if I get wax on those dark plastic door moldings it is a pain to get off. The best solution I have found is using powdered cleanser to scrub off the wax, being careful not to scratch the paint. Does anyone have an easier solution?
#14 of 50 Re: Wax on plastic door moldings. [lostwrench]
Sep 02, 2006 (9:04 am)
There's a new product out called Ice made by Turtle Wax. It's sold at Walmart and I would imagine most other stores. It's a clear liquid that is applied with a sponge applicator and removed with a micro-fiber cloth (both included). It not only has no residue, it will remove residue from other polishes. You can actually apply it to those plastic pieces to remove the old residue! I've put two coats on my black '06 SS so far and have no complaints. It will "blotch" a little on black paint (like any other polish I've ever used) but buffs out easily.
Overall, it's a snap to use. I have retired my orbital polisher.
#15 of 50 Re: Wax on plastic door moldings. [lostwrench]
Sep 02, 2006 (5:54 pm)
At one time here someone mentioned using peanut butter (smooth, not chunky ) to remove wax buildup from the black moulding. I've never tried it, but I had a co-worker with a Saab that had exterior black door handles that turned white; I suggested she try peanut butter, and she said it actually worked better than anything else she'd tried.
#16 of 50 Re: Wax on plastic door moldings. [lostwrench]
Jun 27, 2008 (3:16 pm)
Don't get wax on the grainy plastic parts ???
JK - when I was a young first learning driver, I thought I would do my Grandma a favor by washing and waxing her Lincoln Towncar after she let me borrow it for a date. I ended up getting wax all over the plastic trim and it forever stayed there - she neve said anything, but I am sure she noticed it. I would like to think that she was more grateful that I would be thougtful enought to try and return the vehicle in better condidtion that when I borrowed it in.
#17 of 50 2005' Chevy Impala
Nov 03, 2006 (11:25 pm)
One of my best friends had a computer module go out on her 2005' Chevy Impala. From my understanding this computer module, due to it's not working has cut out her ABS, and traction control system. The dealer is charging her $800 total for the installation + part, and wanted to ask the edmunds experts if she is getting ripped off ? It just seemed a bit high to me.
Thanks in advance, for y'alls help
#18 of 50 3.5 Liter V6 - Fuel Injection Ports? - Pinging Noise?
Nov 10, 2006 (8:47 am)
I just got the 06 Impala. Very nice car. After it warms up, however, there is a steady tapping (very faint) that is noticable when it idles. I took in in for an oil change and asked them to look at it. They tell me it's the fuel injection ports making noise and is no big deal. The noise itself is not the big deal, but I want this car to last. Does this make sense?
#19 of 50 Re: 3.5 Liter V6 - Fuel Injection Ports? - Pinging Noise? [kenboiler]
Dec 25, 2006 (9:34 am)
I know what you mean, my car does the same (06'3LT). I read about ways to fix it in the manual but it was just a waste of ink. I took it to the shop because it was eventually followed by the engine light. They said the engine light was just due to a high reading of ethanol in my fuel and to stick with Chevron to fix it. They also fixed the common tire monitor problem. Sometimes it would still come on for just a few minutes and its very annoying when it kids around like that. Now it makes this new sound. After high speeds in the freeway, it makes this whirling sound like a toy car at very low speeds. My tire monitor is going crazy again. It's about time to take'er to the shop again.
#20 of 50 2000 3.8L Power Steering & Dash Lights
Dec 26, 2006 (6:15 pm)
Does anyone know where and to check the power steering unit level for fluid? I have looked and looked, see the unit, but cannot see where to check or refill fluid. Is this an expensive Dealer job?
Also, my dash lights have gone dark when the lights are on. The radio and overhead information center are dimly lit, but unable to find a blown fuse on either side of the passenger compartment. Any clues?