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Chevrolet Impala, Steering, Suspension, Sedan
#87 of 136 Re: 2006 Impala SS ISS Replacement [quietpro]
Nov 19, 2007 (5:11 pm)
You've got it! Good luck with the dealership service department.
#88 of 136 Re: Faint pop when turning / acceleration issue [nosirrahg]
Nov 20, 2007 (11:31 am)
Just FYI on PBBlaster...I doused my ISS with it again back in early October, and now in mid/late November my clunk is back. The first time I tried PBBlaster it lasted for maybe 6 months, but the longer I drive the car the shorter the time period that this fix works.
I may actually be getting ready to sell my 2000; not because of this or any other particular problem, but because I've got two kids approaching driving/college age, and to avoid multiple car payments I may get something new soon so I can pay it off before the kids cycle through.
I glanced back at some more recent posts but didn't see this info out there; is there anyone who has had their ISS replaced/repaired outside of warranty that can give me a rough idea of what it would cost to fix? If it's not too dear I'd probably rather get it fixed before I sell it, especially if I end up selling it myself.
#89 of 136 Vibration in floorboard and noise
Nov 21, 2007 (9:30 am)
I've got an '06 LT3 that I have scheduled to go in the shop next week for the intermediate steering shaft problem. It's making the clunking noise when turning and also when going up and down my rather bouncy gravel driveway, there is a lot of popping in the steering wheel and column. However, over the last few days I've noticed a vibration that you can feel in the floorboard after you get up to about 60 mph and it seems to be getting worse. You can here it as well. It almost sounds like a bad tire, but I'm not feeling anything at all in the steering when it does this. In fact you can let go of the steering wheel and it holds straight and steady. Any ideas if this could also be related to the steering shaft issue or maybe a tire out of balance? I would think a tire issue would cause the steering wheel to vibrate as well. Thanks.
#90 of 136 Re: Vibration in floorboard and noise [jsandra2000]
Nov 21, 2007 (12:47 pm)
You might take a close look at your rear tires; could be one of those has developed a problem (or thrown off a balance weight) and if bouncing somewhat (but you wouldn't feel it through the steering).
#91 of 136 Re: Vibration in floorboard and noise [jsandra2000]
Dec 19, 2007 (7:01 am)
I have a 2008 Impala with about 14K miles on it, I think mine has the ISS clunk. It has been making a clunky sound that seems to be coming from the left side of the car. I noticed last night that the noise seems to be coming from the steering column. It seems to be more pronounced when I put my foot on the brake pedal or take it off of the brake pedal.
I would have thought after eight model years they would have corrected this issue. So I guess I will be off to the dealer in the next week or so to get it corrected.
#92 of 136 Re: Vibration in floorboard and noise [axinut]
Dec 19, 2007 (3:14 pm)
I've had a vibration almost from when I first got my 06 alnog with noise and clunking. Selling dealer's service said what they felt was normal and they could not replicate the noise and clunking. Then last week at 28K it started a new noise and bumping feeling when I would turn to the left and I could also feel it in the brake. Took it to a different dealer who replaced an outer tie rod and the steering shaft. When I first got it back I could feel a rubbing when I turned to the left, but that seems to have gone away. The steering is a little tighter now, though.
#93 of 136 Re: Vibration in floorboard and noise [axinut]
Dec 20, 2007 (8:06 pm)
I had a clunking/clicking noise whenever--with the car in "Park"-- I put my foot on the brake pedal or took it off. I have bucket seats and the noise came from the console area. Also discovered I could hear the same noise when I depressed the shift-lever button to take it out of "Park". After having parts replaced by dealer, discovered thru some folks on this forum that it is the normal sound for the solenoid that engages/disengages the interlock associated with the transmission and shifter linkage/ brake pedals, etc. All part of the safety stuff to prevent shifting out of Park without having your foot on the brake. You may be exoeriencing the same thing. Clark
#94 of 136 Re: Vibration in floorboard and noise [jsandra2000]
Dec 23, 2007 (10:04 am)
FWIW, my sister (owner of an '06 3LT) just had a tie rod bushing (I believe) and (just before her warranty expired) a rear trailing arm replaced. The trailing arm had broken, at least that's what she was told, and was causing a clunking sound in the rear. Since most of the problems in the Impalas seem to be systemic, you all might want to file that away in the back of your brain in case you start experiencing similar symptoms. I've noticed some clunking in the rear when driving through a parking lot with bad pavement (for example) that I think may be the same problem. I hope to have mine checked out this week while I'm home for Christmas. My selling dealership seems to be better at addressing concerns than the one I use near my home. I'll post any results if I get them.
#95 of 136 Re: Vibration in floorboard and noise [quietpro]
Dec 24, 2007 (5:28 pm)
Just saw your post regarding the "clunk" noise coming from the rear when going a rough pice of pavement. I have also noticed that but discounted it as just a quirk of the rear suspension. I should have suspected something, because I only hear it in a right turn as the right rear crosses a pice of concrete that drops approximatel 2 inches. Yes, the sound is repeatable and predictable in that same corner. I need to get under the car and do some checking and then pursue it with the dealer. Thanks for the heads-up. Have a Merry Christmas with your family. Clark
#96 of 136 Re: Vibration in floorboard and noise [cnw]
Dec 25, 2007 (8:31 am)
Funny you should mention the right-rear because that's where my sound is coming from.
Here's another tip for anyone else who suspects a problem: fold down your rear seats and test your car. Any noise from the rear suspension is MUCH louder with the seats down. I discovered this by accident since I have my seats down to aid in hauling around a lot of "stuff" during the holidays. My symptom is more like a crunchy-squeak sound as the springs are flexed. So far, the best way to repeat this is to go over speed bumps slowly. I still have the proper 1 1/2 bounce but that first "1" is very noisy in the right rear.
Thanks for the input, Clark!
Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!