Last post on Apr 08, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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Chevrolet Impala, Steering, Suspension, Sedan
#129 of 136 Re: 2008 IMPALA LTZ STEERING PROBLEM [nassto]
Feb 25, 2010 (5:29 am)
Thank you but this has been done twice. It was just checked again yesterday.
That belt couldn't be any tighter.
#130 of 136 Re: 2008 IMPALA LTZ STEERING PROBLEM [insgeek]
Feb 25, 2010 (9:17 am)
The belt was not the problem on my 2008. It was a loose hamonic balancer which drives the belt. The dealership can access the problem listed in the Chevy database.
#131 of 136 Re: 2008 IMPALA LTZ STEERING PROBLEM [joe336]
Feb 25, 2010 (9:29 am)
The dealer says the bulletin doesn't exist. Do you happen to have the bulletin number. Last time I buy a car from them..
#132 of 136 Re: 2008 IMPALA LTZ STEERING PROBLEM [insgeek]
Mar 01, 2010 (5:28 pm)
I will contact my dealership, Bowman Chevrolet, and get more details.
#133 of 136 Re: 2008 IMPALA LTZ STEERING PROBLEM [insgeek]
Mar 03, 2010 (4:14 pm)
Here is the Service Invoice word for word:
C/S LOUD SCREETCH NOISE ON COLD START.NOISE CHANGES WHEN STEERING WHEEL MOVED BACK AND FORTH. POWER STEERING CUTS OUT AT TIMES CAUSE:
M MISC REPAIR
707 MILLER, LARRY J LIC#:
1 12577710 SEAL (N/C)
FC: PART#: COUNT:
14880 SLIPPING / MISMACHINED ROAD TEST SEVERAL MILES & P/S JUST DROPS OFF AT TIMES. NEC TO SEARCH BULLETINS FOUND BULL FOR BELT SQUEAL & P/S INOP. NEC TO MARK HARMONIC BALANCER & ROAD TEST VEHICLE. RECHECK BALANCER. FOUND MARKS HAVE MOVED, BALANCER SLIPPING. NECTO SEND TO HEAVY. NECTO REPLACE HARMONIC BALANCER & TIMING COVER SEAL PER 707 REQUEST. REASSEMBLE ENGINE & ROAD TEST OK.NEC TO SET TOE & ROAD TEST OK.
07 & 718
#134 of 136 Re: 2008 IMPALA LTZ STEERING PROBLEM [joe336]
Mar 04, 2010 (5:25 am)
Thank you. The balancer has been replaced and everything seems fine. Your post solved the problem for me. I really appreciate the fact you posted it or I'd still be fighting to get this fixed. Now all I have to do is finish dealing with Chevy to get them to pay me back since it was their faulty part that caused this. Thanks again!!
#135 of 136 IMPALA STEERING PROBLEMS/CHEVY
Apr 08, 2010 (11:38 am)
Just a follow up to my a steering problem that has now been corrected by replacing the harmonic balancer. The dealer could never find time to look at the problem while I was having it. My own mechanic fixed it after I told about the balancer. I was dealing with Chevy Customer Service for reimbursement since it's a defective part. They refuse to pay the $239 because a dealer didn't do the repair. 2 dealers wouldn't look at it. Apparently I was suppose to get in an accident or killed before they will aknoweldge there is a problem and pay for it. After 4 GM cars this is definitely my last because of their extremely poor attitude. How cheap can they be!