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#109 of 128 Re: Does anyone else feel my pain? [ryster]
Oct 10, 2006 (4:56 am)
I have a 2LT that I purchased in March (ordered it in January). Since then the only problem has been the screeching front windows. The strip was replaced twice and I finally gave up and just squirted WD-40 on the strip. Cleaned the window a few times and no noise since. Nothing else has required a trip to the dealer except oil changes. No problem with rattles, key fob or anything else. I'll sell it in 2008 and cut down one car. My '03 Deville will go as well (warranty expires 10/08) and I'll get a Certified 2007 DTS. The mileage on the Impala is about the same on the road and only a couple of miles better in town. It is not worth paying upkeep and insurance on a third car for the difference in gas mileage and I'm not driving a Cobalt.
#110 of 128 Re: Does anyone else feel my pain? [dispencer1]
Oct 10, 2006 (10:13 am)
I too had that window screech and sprayed down inside the window with armorll and have not been revisited by the screech. I had the window have some residue from the armorall for a couple of raises but wiped it off and it isfine now.
#111 of 128 Re: Does anyone else feel my pain? [gened1]
Oct 11, 2006 (2:16 pm)
Belay my last. I didn't use WD-40, I used Armorall like you did. No screech for months.
#112 of 128 Horrible Gas Mileage
Oct 23, 2006 (7:26 pm)
My mothers 2006 Impala, with the 3.5L Engine, has only been getting 15 or so MPG, even mainly freeway driving. Has there been any TSB on this or a fix of any kind? I keep watching commercials boasting of 30MPG Highway for the Impala and she's getting half that! Very dissapointing, although otherwise the car is fine.
#113 of 128 Re: Does anyone else feel my pain? [dispencer1]
Oct 24, 2006 (10:01 am)
What type of ArmorAll did you all use? Is it just the regular kind in the black & orange colored labeled bottle? Thanks so much. My brother has a 2006 Impala and his windows screech as well. Looks like Chevrolet messed up on the engineering of the windows/seal tolerance.
#114 of 128 Rain leaks on passenger side
Oct 26, 2006 (5:00 am)
My 2001 Chevy Impala leaks water on the passenger side during rain storms, enough that I can have 1/2 inch of water on the floorboard. This doesn't always happen but often enough to drive me crazy, any TSB's or knowledge about this problem would be greatly appreciated. I just found this website and feel confident I will find the answer to this mystery! Thanks
#116 of 128 Re: Does anyone else feel my pain? [jeffreyw1]
Nov 08, 2006 (7:38 am)
My sister also had the screeching problem. We used silicone lubricant spray to fix hers. I would recommend it over Armor All because it will last longer and possibly streak less. Also, the spray will help preserve the rubber seal.
#117 of 128 Re: Rain leaks on passenger side [andrac]
Nov 10, 2006 (7:12 pm)
There are many myths out there as to what the cause of this leak is, but since I have repaired many of them, here is what you need to do.
1. See where the water is coming from within the vehicle. i.e. is it dripping from the light bulb by the heater blower motor (this is the most common), or is running down the firewall on the left or right side.
2. If it is dripping from the light bulb under the dash by the blower motor, or it is running down the left side of the firewall, your leak is coming from the deflector seal that holds the HEPA filter.
3. To locate this seal:
a.) Remove the one plastic screw cap and two push spreader caps that are located on the black plastic cowl directly under the passenger wiper arm. Pry the two caps up with a screw driver and pull out with pliers.
b.) unclip the windshield washer tube from the cowl and move it out of the way.
c.) Pull of the rear hood seal until you expose the front of the cowl.
d.) Remove the cowl.
4. You should now be looking at a plastic cover with a small air (HEPA) filter under it.
a.) The metal case that the filter sets in is called a deflector.
b.) Look at the base of it and you will see a seal.
c.) You can either remove the deflector and replace the seal, or a wiser solution is to use silicone caulking around the base.
5. Simply reverse these teps to put everything back together. All told, the repair takes 20-30 minutes.
#118 of 128 Re: Rain leaks on passenger side [mandrell]
Nov 11, 2006 (8:34 am)
What if it is coming down the right side of the firewall?