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#16 of 49 it think i have the same problem
Mar 16, 2008 (8:23 am)
I HEAR A SPUTTER NOISE WHEN I START CAR A.M. THAT LAST FOR 45SEC. AND STOPS. IT SOUNDS LIKE IT SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE ENGINE BEING COLD?
I AM NOT SURE WHERE IT IS COMING FROM. I WILL SEE IF I CAN DETACH THE WHEREABOUTS BEFORE I TAKE IT TO A GARAGE.
THE CAR RUNS WELL WITH 125,000. IT IS A 91, AND I AM THE ORGINAL OWNER.
ANY CLUES TO WHAT IS GOING ON? I HAVE NEVER HEARD THIS SOUND BEFORE.
#17 of 49 Re: 3800 Intermitten Starting problem [neustkg]
Jul 21, 2008 (7:17 pm)
i have a 2000 chevy impala 3.8 having the same problems were you able to fix your problem if so what was your outcome thanks for any help
#18 of 49 Re: 3800 Intermitten Starting problem [anunez]
Jul 21, 2008 (8:24 pm)
I was actually going to post a final reply, but I wanted to give it time to make sure no other problems surfaced.
In early April, we had enough as the car stalled while my wife was turning into our development. She was able to coast it the half mile to our driveway. We took it to our shop and told them to just replace the crankshaft sensor (they wanted to wait until it actually threw a code). Cost us about $325 or so and hasn't had the problem since. But remember, it could have been a cam sensor, too, and we wouldn't be able to get a refund on the cranshaft sensor. We were pretty sure it wasn't the ignition module.
#19 of 49 3800 Intermitten Starting problem
Aug 01, 2008 (5:14 pm)
thankyou for responding so you changed both sensors on your car
did your car have the check engine light on during the problem?
thankyou for your time and help really thankyou !
#20 of 49 Re: 3800 Intermitten Starting problem [anunez]
Aug 01, 2008 (10:39 pm)
Actually, only changed the crank sensor.
Since the car NEVER gave a check engine light, therefore, no code, the shop didn't really want to throw parts at the car, but we told them we were tired of messing around and needed to give it a try, so we had the crankshaft sensor replaced (but DID NOT replace the camshaft sensor). We guessed right because it could have been the camshaft sensor instead, or maybe both.
Cost around $300 for the part and labor. We also had them replace the fuel filter as we hadn't changed that in a while (but I doubt the fuel filter caused any of the problems).
#21 of 49 start the engine
Dec 19, 2008 (2:15 am)
I have Chevrolet Impala 3.8 l LS 2004 with 60000 miles.
Every few days or weeks i have starting problem. The lights and all the other things is ok but no starter !!! after a while i am trying again and the engine starting normal.
sometimes everything is ok for weeks and sometimes it is not starting day after day.
If somebody experienced the same problem i will thank him for his answer.
#22 of 49 Re: start the engine [YM60]
Sep 13, 2009 (12:56 pm)
I am also having this problem if you find out anything let me know please
#23 of 49 2001 Impala.........
Sep 14, 2009 (5:23 am)
I've since traded the car and got a new Malibu. The SES light faulted a crankshaft position sensor. That was replaced and it solved the problem.
#24 of 49 slow drain maybe
Sep 12, 2009 (7:32 pm)
I have been experincing a problem with my impala not starting about once a week. everything seems fine but go to turn it over and nothing. have to jump to start it. took it in the mechanic said every thing checked out from the new battery to starter and alt. drains were all in acceptable range even after the 20 min. sleep mode. keyless entry dosnt work and havent been playing the radio out of fear that might cause it.
Sep 30, 2009 (1:54 pm)
Hi,I bought a 2005 impala,3.4, a few months ago and I am sorry I did.I had the intermediate shaft replaced(common problem)felt like the steering wheel was coming apart at times.Then the service engine light came on..took it back to dealer and they couldnt find the problem.Had fuel injection cleaned.Then security alert came on message centre at times,while driving.Then my car just wouldnt start at times.Maybe a few hours later it would start..maybe not.Took it back to the dealer and they couldnt find a problem.see,the car would start there.no messages either.
I paid for a scan that turned up nothing.Someone suggested i remove the car starter.that was in it when i bought the car,(not factory).I had the dealer remove it.
2 weeks later..all fine...THEN,..security light came back on,service engine light,and
as i was in a parking lot waiting for it to decide to start ,someone suggested that i turn the key to acc and leave it on for 10 mins ,then start the car.IT WORKED.
The next day I took it to the dealer ,put it on scan,they said wires in bcm came up.
I am also having ignition switch replaced.Sure am seeing alot of this problem.Should be a recall for sure.Will update if it works..or not.