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#17 of 34 Where is the Coolant temperature Sensor?!
Aug 19, 2007 (2:14 pm)
HELP!!! I have a 2001 Chevy Impala with 316,127 miles - LOVE my car! I've been having a problem recently. When my temperature gauge doesn't move, my A/C doesn't move. Oh, it blows but doesn't get cold and that is unacceptable living in south Texas!! i read a few forums and learned this could be a coolant temperature sensor problem so I ziggied on over to the nearest auto supply store, bought the sensor, but I'll be darned.....I can't for the life of me figure out where it is! Neither can my husband. If anyone knows, I would be so happy!! I might add that this doesn't happen all the time, when the temperature gauge moves, the air conditioning works great. Thanks a bunch!
#18 of 34 Fan noise when I turn off my car...
Sep 27, 2007 (4:04 pm)
Recently, about 5 seconds after I turn off my car, there is a noise that comes from the front. It sounds like a fan swooshing to a stop. Only lasts about 1 to 2 seconds and isnt very loud. Any ideas?
#19 of 34 Re: Fan noise when I turn off my car... [nklemann]
Sep 27, 2007 (4:31 pm)
We had the same fan noise. What was happening with ours was it was running hotter than norm. I flushed it SIX times before it flowed properly without replacing the radiator. Anyhow, the fan was making noise due to it having dry bearings in the fan motor. WD 40 repeatedly took care of that, make sure it's cool and off when you do this. once you get it flowing properly it shouldn't come on hardly at all. for a bottom feeder car ( no big grill for air flow )they run pretty cool. As for the sensor locations, call a dealer and ask to speak with a tech. or just go to an auto parts store and get the repair manual. Good luck, Rich
#20 of 34 Re: Where is the Coolant temperature Sensor?! [impalamama]
Sep 29, 2007 (3:45 am)
your sensor is on the left hand side of your radiator its square that is where mine was u will have to disconnect your battery and disconnect the sensor.i had to put a gm sensor cause the napa would not work hope this helps
#21 of 34 Re: low coolant light [rstraub]
Dec 26, 2008 (7:11 pm)
Dirty sensor was my problem. 2000 Impala - Low Coolant light always on. System full. Pulled the sensor and found it was pretty dirty. Washed it off, Q-tipped it, pushed it back in. Good to go. Light is now off.
Oct 05, 2009 (8:28 am)
I have a 2005 Chevy Impala, and when I go to take off, I hear what sounds like water sloshing. It sounds like it is behind the glove compartment. I don't know if it is water in some sort of drain pan that won't drain or what. Does anyone know what this might be and how I could stop it? Thank you in advance!!
#23 of 34 Re: Chevy Impala [bdeihl570]
Dec 16, 2009 (12:04 pm)
I just purchased a 2003 Impala and I'm having the same issue. Were you ever able to find out the problem??
#24 of 34 Re: Chevy Impala [forenza5]
Dec 16, 2009 (12:11 pm)
I took it to a radiator shop and they did a full cooling system flush. They removed the radiator and everything and cleaned it all out real good. I have not had any other problems since. They charged me just under $200, but it was more work than I wanted to fool with, so I think it was well worth it. Good luck.
#25 of 34 Re: Chevy Impala [bdeihl570]
Dec 16, 2009 (6:52 pm)
You have air in the cooling system. It is not necessary to get the coolent flushed. When the engine is cold remove the radiator cap and start the motor the air should come out when the coolent cycles.. Whoever did the last coolent flush did not do it properly.
#26 of 34 Re: Chevy Impala [cob]
Dec 17, 2009 (4:23 am)
While I am not arguing your reply, just in my case I have to say that my cooling system had never been flushed before. My car had never had any trouble what so ever with the cooling system. It started heating up one day while in traffic and it had never done it before. I had almost 100.000 miles on it at the time and I am in traffic on a daily basis. All I know is once it was flushed and refilled, the problem was gone. I dont know if it is possible to get air in the cooling system without flushing the system, but it had bee months since I had even had just the cap off. But, who knows. It works great now.