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Chevrolet Impala, Auto Repair, Sedan
#119 of 128 Re: Rain leaks on passenger side [andrac]
Nov 14, 2006 (3:25 pm)
Spacer gasket in between the body and firewall. However this very ulikely unless you had major body repair done on that side. I should have clarified the last post a little better.
It may seem like it is leaking down the right side, but if it is also noticeable dripping from the underdash light, or the left side of the firewall...It is coming from the heater deflector and is probably running down the dash to the right side. It's easy to tell. Once you pull HEPA filter out of the way after you notice the leak, use a flashlight to look down into the intake. You will probably see water inside.
#120 of 128 Re: Rain leaks on passenger side [mandrell]
Nov 14, 2006 (3:54 pm)
thanks for the information, thought I was going to go nuts wondering where the water was coming from.
#121 of 128 Re: Rain leaks on passenger side [mandrell]
Nov 21, 2006 (8:33 am)
In order to remove the cowl I assume you will need to remove the wiper arms. How do you do that? Is there anything else that needs to be removed to access the deflector?
#122 of 128 Re: Rain leaks on passenger side [teberlein]
Nov 21, 2006 (9:37 pm)
I couldn't find a mention of what model Impala you have, but here's a great site on the 2000-2005 Impala from an owner in Hawaii http://www.impalahq.com/
There's a "How to" button on the left side of the home page, and from there if you scroll down to almost the bottom of that page there's a link titled " Want to know how to change the Passenger Compartment Air Filter?" This will take you step-by-step (with photos, arrows, etc.) through the process. Granted the 2006-2007 Impala might be slightly different than the previous model, but you should be able to use this info as a guide at least to attack yours.
I've tried to e-mail the guy that built the site, but I think his e-mail isn't valid any more. He may no longer be an Impala owner, as the last date I can see on the site is from July 2005, but if not I hope he keeps the site up for the rest of us; it's a great resource for things like this!
#123 of 128 Re: Rain leaks on passenger side [nosirrahg]
Nov 23, 2006 (10:36 am)
The guys site from Hawaii was good, but not kept up to date.
Try this site which has a number of Impala members and topics on everything.
#124 of 128 Recall Campaign #: 2006162
Aug 04, 2007 (7:04 pm)
I received this message from the onstar vehicle diagnostics email sent to my mother.
I clicked on the link but could not get a reason for the recall. Anyone have any ideas?
#125 of 128 Check engine light
Nov 19, 2007 (5:42 pm)
I have a 2001 chevy impala, base model,..and the check engine light seems to believe it is supposed to stay on forever!!!!! please can anyone tell me how to reset this? it was turned off by a tire tech at walmart, ...say 2 months ago,..but it came back on about 2 weeks ago. please help me if you can.
#126 of 128 Re: Check engine light [lilbrown]
Nov 20, 2007 (10:24 am)
Easiest way I know of is to go to AutoZone; they'll read trouble codes for free, and when they do they'll give you the option of resetting the light or not. When my 2000 was fairly new I got a check engine light; took it by and they read a code that had something to do with a misfire on a certain cylinder. I had them reset it, and within 2-3 days it came back on...so I knew at that point it was a recurring problem and not a one-time glitch. Ended up being a clogged fuel injector, which was fairly expensive to get cleaned as I recall. Ever since I've run a bottle of fuel injector cleaner through every time I change the oil, and I've had no more problems since (and that was probably 5-6 years ago).
If AutoZone can read the code and tell you what it is, at least if you then take it to the dealer the next time it happens you'll have a rough idea of what the problem should be.
Feb 21, 2008 (9:17 pm)
when i start my car to warm up it only blows cold air only it only blows heat while driving
#128 of 128 Re: heating [meemaws2cats]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 22, 2008 (9:00 am)
Low coolant is one possibility, or air in the cooling system (did anyone open it up recently to change a hose or add coolant?)