Last post on Oct 07, 2007 at 10:01 PM
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Chevrolet Impala, Sedan
#16 of 24 0patience Read this
Aug 02, 2007 (12:58 am)
0patience hey i read your post and the cat was replaced 3 months before i brought the car the cat didnt even show signs of going out till April 07 i brought the car July 1st 2006
as for the dealer its a Chevrolet Dealership where i brought the car from they made it very clear if i get it worked on anywhere els they will not Fix it for the price they named
plus when they ran my vin and the vin from my motor didnt match they had a damn cow talking about why isn't it matching what we have on file i said well sir the Stock motor Blew up as read in my 1st Blog and the motor i have in there now is and RM Motor a lil more power and etc etc then the stock one so im scaning a bill of all that was screwed up with my car from GM working on it
Email me at Liljaxory38yahoo.com so i can send u that repair bill
Aug 29, 2007 (8:39 am)
Now Gm Is telling me theres nothing they can do for me on my cat problem because the car has 118,000 on it and at that millage the cat prob needs replacement so it will cost me 850 Plus Labor to fix it or D I Y
#18 of 24 Re: Update [slvimpala]
Aug 29, 2007 (11:47 am)
Not sure where you live or how strict emissions laws are where you live, but FWIW I just had a new exhaust system put on a 1980 El Camino from the headers back, including a new "universal" catalytic converter, muffler, and pipe (single exhaust) for $200 plus tax. Granted, we don't have any emissions tests to deal with where I live, so my biggest concern was having some type of catalytic converter on the vehicle period...but you might consider taking it somewhere other than a dealer and get an estimate. I don't know what percentage of my bill was for the cat versus everything else, but even if it costs you $200 just for the cat that beats $850 plus labor.
#19 of 24 Re: Update [nosirrahg]
Aug 29, 2007 (2:52 pm)
yea gm is shitty but i live in txs and they dont do no test they hardly ever check them i mean they walk aroundthe car and then sit down and put a new tag on the window and tell u its done there are few places regaurdless of how good shape or anything is in will fail your car i had an 84 S10 Lng Bed 350 v8 brand new motor put it this way i redid the whole truck everything was after market new and they failed it saying theres and Vac Leak Funny thing was it didnt have it so yea
#20 of 24 Another Update
Sep 03, 2007 (5:30 pm)
I told gm dealer in beaumont tx where i live that im taken them to Civil Court shown that they sold me a car 1 year ago with a 3 yr P T Warranty well when the heads and intake blew they said that i dont have one and even if i did that it was a consumer problems not a Faulty Part i had a along talk with them and told them that its something wrong with the motor because when it 1st started over heating i put a brand new rad in it new hoses water pump and then replaced my intake and heads and it still ran hot so they told me friday to bring th car in tuesday Mornin for the cat to be repalced so we will see
Sep 08, 2007 (9:25 pm)
i paid to have my impala looked over and found that my EGR val
is hung wide open and it floodin my cat with raw gas and fumes anyways they said they will replace the cat for free but every thing els whould be 1,386 $$ i nearly had a Heart attack when i heard that
Sep 20, 2007 (5:28 pm)
I have a 2003 Impala. By and large, the car has been terrific. Today I was told I need a new cat converter. Apparently, this is not uncommon. What is uncommon is that my car has close to 200,000 miles. He said these usually wear out much earlier. Any thoughts on whether to fix it or time for new car? Thanks!
#23 of 24 Re: Advice/Help [gclarke981]
Sep 20, 2007 (9:16 pm)
My only suggestion is to look into independent muffler shops in your area and see if they might be able to install an aftermarket generic cat versus an exact factory replacement. I've seen quotes from dealers of $800 for a new cat, whereas I recently had a complete exhaust system put on my 1980 El Camion starting at the headers and going all the way to the back bumper (pipe, cat, muffler, labor and taxes) for $215. Granted the Impala is newer and due to all the smog controls a generic cat might not work...but it if will you could definitely save a chunk of change (and maybe get a few more years/miles out of your car).
#24 of 24 Re: Advice/Help [nosirrahg]
Oct 07, 2007 (10:01 pm)
hey guy notta new the car has just been sitting in the yard it wont stay runnen now i went ahead and changed the fuel pumps and injectors and put full tank of Shell V-Power Gas put 2 weeks ago i droped the pipes off the front of the motor and unplug the egr vavle and oh look at that baby ran like a brand new car pushing 90 mph in a 30 looking like a cop flying down the road