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Chevrolet Impala, Auto Repair, Sedan
#2 of 128 Service Bulletin for IP pops/snaps
Mar 22, 2006 (6:05 am)
GM has now issued a Service Bulletin for the IP snaps and pops as has been discussed in this Forum. The service bulletin number is #06-08-49-011. The service fix is to remove the defroster panel, remove the attaching clips on its underside, install anti-itch tape to the clip post and re-install the clips. Anti-itch tape is also installed across the slots on the IP top pad where the clips engage. We have performed this fix on a number of GM company cars and all have been successfully corrected. Thanks to the customers in this forum. You were one of the sources for discovery of this problem.
#3 of 128 Re: Service Bulletin for IP pops/snaps [maku337]
Mar 22, 2006 (6:08 am)
what is anti-itch tape?
#4 of 128 Re: Service Bulletin for IP pops/snaps [maku337]
Mar 22, 2006 (8:52 pm)
Thanks for posting this! I have been trolling this forum for a few weeks now looking to see if anyone else had experienced this. My situation: Took car to dealer twice, 1st got more insulation, 2nd was "diagnosed" as normal opening and shutting of the "blend doors". Obviously, that 2nd time, and information, was BS. I look forward to going back to the dealership armed with this info .
#5 of 128 Recalls and TSBs...
Jan 31, 2006 (7:28 am)
There are 2 recalls that involve 06 Impalas.
#05122-updated calibration for electronic brake control module (EBCM). On SOME Impalas with 17" or 18" wheels and ABS.
#05083-replacement of ONSTAR module on some Impalas.
You can call your favorite dealer and ask if your vehicle is involved. (have your VIN handy)
There is a bulletin (06-06-02-002) about a clicking noise, heard from inside the vehicle, on the passenger side:
Some customers may comment on a ticking or clicking noise heard inside the vehicle on the passenger side. The noise may be noticeable with the engine on and at idle, with the vehicle in PARK, and with the HVAC and radio off.
The noise may be caused by normal EVAP purge valve operation. The EVAP purge valve operation may be internally grounding out, creating a noise path through the coolant inlet and outlet hoses/pipes
The fix is to replace the coolant inlet and outlet hoses/pipes with updated parts.
#6 of 128 Re: Recalls and TSBs... [mitzij]
Jan 31, 2006 (9:33 pm)
Where did you get the information for the TSB about the clicking noises in the dash? I called chevy and they have no record of it and said that the number format you give isn't even the one used for a TSB.
#8 of 128 Re: Recalls and TSBs... [jz68]
Feb 01, 2006 (6:56 am)
My info comes from GMDealerWorld, a website that is the primary method of communication between GM and dealerships. (I work for a Chevy 'ship) Maybe customer assistance uses Document numbers. TSB 06-06-02-002 is AKA document #1754128, it came out on January 24.
#9 of 128 Re: Recalls and TSBs... [mitzij]
Feb 01, 2006 (2:25 pm)
You are the man!
I went to my Chevy dealer for the break recall and also gave them the information you provided. They knew nothing about it but after checking verified your information. Made me feel good to know more than they did (lol).
Another question for you if you don't mind. My dealer called me back just a while ago and told me that the clicking sounds are indeed a result of the reason listed in the TSB. My question is how do they verify that? Is that something that would be diagnosed simply by plugging into the cars computer and reading a code?
Thanks again for the info, you were able to tell me what Chevy customer support and my dealer could not.
#10 of 128 Re: Recalls and TSBs... [jz68]
Feb 02, 2006 (5:39 am)
Well, I am the 'Woman' , but thanks! I'm glad I could help.
Your dealer tech probably listened to your car, trying to detect where the noise was coming from. He may have checked for codes. (There probably were none, codes are usually set because of oddball readings from sensors)
Then he would have gone looking for bulletins, then tried the repair in the bulletin. They call you and say "Yep, that did it!" and you say "Yippee"
Most diagnosis involves what I call 'tinkering'-check this measurement, wiggle that wire, push on this, try replacing that part, see what happens. Sometimes, the diagnosis takes as longer than the actual repair.
The TECHII computer can only give data and send a tech in the direction of the problem, it can't tell that that P0440 code was set because the gas cap was loose, the evap canister is leaking, or a mouse ate the wire that goes to the sensor that detects evap leaks.