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When does the Chevy Impala shut off without warning?

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When does the Chevy Impala shut off without warning?

Vehicle shuts off when moving,turning or stopped at a traffic light. By switching to neutral, the engine may start after 1 or more tries. So far the failures have been on city streets and highways. But not interstates. The failures are many but unpredictable. See all problems of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala .

What can I do if my Impala is stuck?

For example, if your Impala is stuck, disabling the traction control sequence will allow the wheels to spin, possibly helping you become free. Sit in the Impala’s driver side seat. Crank the engine. Inspect the left side of the dash. Locate the button to disable the traction control.

Is there a problem with my 2001 Chevy Impala?

My stalling 2001 Impala problem went away when I traded it for a 2008 Malibu the other day. No problems with that Impala for 95K miles til last summer when it began to act up. It quit in Wisconsin the other night 100 miles from home. That was the last straw I guess. At least it was 40 above and not 40 below that night.

When to disable the traction control sequence on a Chevy Impala?

Chevrolet does not recommend disabling the traction control sequence unless you have a specific need for the tires to spin. For example, if your Impala is stuck, disabling the traction control sequence will allow the wheels to spin, possibly helping you become free. Sit in the Impala’s driver side seat.

Are there any problems with the Chevy Impala?

Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 20 problems related to engine clicking and tapping noises (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Impala based on all problems reported for the Impala.

Why does my Chevy Impala stall at idle?

car starts up fine… but once the temp reach norm 180 degrees and u shut car off it doesn’t want to start right . car will stall & hesitate trying to start back up. unless engine completely cools all the way down. If u let car idle and run at norm operating temp you’ll notice the car running rough at idle and the check engine light will come on.

What does reduced engine power mean on a Chevy Impala?

The reduced power displays on the console, the car slows to a crawl and the Check Engine light comes on. I travel 40+ miles each way to work in Atlanta traffic with speeds around 65-80 (big trucks).

What is the service engine code on a Chevy Impala?

And we wonder why people buy foreign! 😡 When the service engine light is on the code will be P2138 and because the condition that causes it is intermittent the dealer will not be able to read the code if the light has gone out as was the case with mne last week.

Why does my Chevy Impala stall when cold?

We thought the car problems were consistent (always starts when when cold, sometimes won’t start when warm, but will eventually start when engine gets cold), but it threw us a curve the other day when the engine stalled while my wife was turning into our development. Luckily, she was able to coast it a half mile to our driveway.

When did my Impala run out of gas?

The car was running perfect…i havent driven it since October while working on the interior …when i parked it there was around 1/8th of a tank of gas…Ive started the car one a week since …..last week i pulled the car out and let the car run to charge up the battery….well it ran out of gas….

How long does Impala run for before it dies?

Starts runs for for a few seconds then dies… Hi im new to this forum and was referred here by another forum who says you guys are the guys to ask about LT1 Problems…. Heres what is happening….

Vehicle shuts off when moving,turning or stopped at a traffic light. By switching to neutral, the engine may start after 1 or more tries. So far the failures have been on city streets and highways. But not interstates. The failures are many but unpredictable. See all problems of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala .

The car was running perfect…i havent driven it since October while working on the interior …when i parked it there was around 1/8th of a tank of gas…Ive started the car one a week since …..last week i pulled the car out and let the car run to charge up the battery….well it ran out of gas….

What causes an Impala to stall before starting?

When the system voltage gets below ~9v, the ECM and ignition system can no longer function correctly, which causes the engine to stall. * A complete charging system test should be performed before replacing the alternator.

Starts runs for for a few seconds then dies… Hi im new to this forum and was referred here by another forum who says you guys are the guys to ask about LT1 Problems…. Heres what is happening….

Why does my Chevy Malibu not recognize Park?

If I restart the car, shift into Drive, then shift to park, it eventually recognizes it, but sometimes it takes two or three attempts to get it to respond and allow me to turn the car off. Obviously I need to bring it in for service, but my reason for posting is to see if others have encountered this.

What should I do if my car won’t turn off?

With the ignition turned off and the car continuing to run, simply remove the plug from the alternator (DO NOT TRY AND REMOVE THE BATTERY POWER WIRE FROM THE POWER STUD!) and the car should shut off if the alternator is creating the problem.

How many horsepower does a Chevy Impala have?

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.

My stalling 2001 Impala problem went away when I traded it for a 2008 Malibu the other day. No problems with that Impala for 95K miles til last summer when it began to act up. It quit in Wisconsin the other night 100 miles from home. That was the last straw I guess. At least it was 40 above and not 40 below that night.

We thought the car problems were consistent (always starts when when cold, sometimes won’t start when warm, but will eventually start when engine gets cold), but it threw us a curve the other day when the engine stalled while my wife was turning into our development. Luckily, she was able to coast it a half mile to our driveway.

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.

What kind of problem does a 2012 Chevy Impala have?

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated while driving at approximately 35 mph, the vehicle overheated without warning. The vehicle had to be jump started. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the gaskets needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired.

Why does my Chevy Impala Jerk when stopped at a traffic light?

When stopped at a traffic light, the auto often jumps forward. It also jumps while driving when I change speed up or down. Jerk on going forward from stop and occasionally as shifts. Not resolved as is intermittent and tech has not figured out issue

When does my Chevy Impala jolt while driving?

Doesn’t do it all the time. When i accelerate from idle it jerks or jolts and also does that when I’m driving faster than 20mph. Jerk after sitting at caution light or several stop and goes. Car jolts in drive while drivingand when you try to excellerate.

When stopped at a traffic light, the auto often jumps forward. It also jumps while driving when I change speed up or down. Jerk on going forward from stop and occasionally as shifts. Not resolved as is intermittent and tech has not figured out issue

Doesn’t do it all the time. When i accelerate from idle it jerks or jolts and also does that when I’m driving faster than 20mph. Jerk after sitting at caution light or several stop and goes. Car jolts in drive while drivingand when you try to excellerate.

Why does my Chevy Impala shift so slow?

Jerking and hesitating only during take offs from stop light or signs. I noticed it a little sluggish in reverse leaving driveway slightly uphill as if vehicle doesn’t had the power. Transmission shifts hard from low to second and second to third after driving around town slow for a while.

How to know if your Chevy Impala has transmission problems?

Transmission shifts hard from low to second and second to third after driving around town slow for a while. After it sits for a few days, it won’t do it again for a day or two

Why does my Chevy Impala stall all the time?

Chevrolet Impala Stalling Due to Mass Air Flow or Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure Problem Description The mass air flowor crankshaft position sensormay fail causing the engine to intermittently stall. It may be necessary for the engine to cool down before it will restart. (190 people reported this problem) RepairPal Fair Price Estimate

Why is there no check engine light on my Chevy Impala?

There were no codes and no check engine light. I changed the crank position sensor and the problem didn’t go away. I then unplugged the mass air flow sensor, and the car would run (not real well, but it would run and idle). Unplugging the MAF causes the computer to rely on other sensors to operate.

Why does my son’s Chevy Impala backfire?

Our son’s 2001 Chev Impala 3.4L V6 stalls in normal weather and when the weather is damp or rainy the engine runs very rough, misses and backfires. The vehicle also has failed the emissions test. The emissions report stated the possible failure was due to a faulty Crankshaft Position Sensor and or Catalytic converter.

How did the Chevy Impala change in 1959?

The 1959 Chevrolet Impala was redesigned. Sharing bodyshells with lower-end Buicks and Oldsmobiles as well as with Pontiac, part of a GM economy move, the Chevrolet’s wheelbase was 1-1/2 inches longer. Using a new X-frame chassis, the roof line was three inches lower, bodies were two inches wider, and curb weight increased.

How long does the average Chevy Impala last?

In those years, it has gained popularity among the American populace for offering good value for money. If you want a cheap sedan that lasts long, the Chevy Impala is one of your best bet. Treated well, the average Chevrolet Impala can last 150,000 miles easily.

What are the most common problems with a Chevrolet Impala?

Tap theto learn more about the most common Chevrolet Impala problems. The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced. The intake manifold gasket can develop external engine oil or coolant leaks. The catalytic converter may become plugged resulting in loss of engine power.

In those years, it has gained popularity among the American populace for offering good value for money. If you want a cheap sedan that lasts long, the Chevy Impala is one of your best bet. Treated well, the average Chevrolet Impala can last 150,000 miles easily.

When did the Chevy Impala get a redesign?

This edition of the Chevrolet Impala was way overdue for a redesign. Although it received a new powertrain for 2012, this car relies on a platform that dates back to 1988. The short list of good points begins and ends with its large trunk. The Impala lacks agility and too much noise makes it into the cabin. Interior fit and finish are low rent.

Which is the worst year of the Chevy Impala?

To find the worst model year for the Chevrolet Impala, we dug through various records, especially owner complaints. After our research, the 2005 Chevrolet Impala emerged the sole contender for the worst model year. Saying the 2005 Chevy Impalas had “some issues” would be sugarcoating it; these models were downright problematic.

What makes a Chevy Impala a reliable car?

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2012 Chevrolet Impala owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle. Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What are the warning lights on a Chevrolet?

The following are warning lights and indicators found in vehicles built by Chevrolet. Click a link to learn more about each one. They are roughly ordered by importance, which tends to be by color (red, amber, yellow, orange, green, blue, gray). There are nearly 50 of them so search carefully!

What should I do if my check engine light is still coming on?

Put the keys in your ignition and turn your ignition on and off consecutively after a second in each step. Once it is done, see if the engine check light is still coming on or not. If the check light is off, you are ready to go, but if it is still coming on, get ready by reading the codes with a scanner instead. Let it Go Off Itself

How many warning lights are there on my car?

Click a link to learn more about each one. They are roughly ordered by importance, which tends to be by color (red, amber, yellow, orange, green, blue, gray). There are over 60 of them so search carefully!

Why does the reduced engine power light come on on my Chevy Impala?

Here are some of the most typical problems that can make your Impala’s reduced engine power warning come on: This is one of the most common reasons the reduced engine power light comes on.

Why does my Chevy check engine light keep flashing?

A fault code is stored in the Engine Control Unit (ECU). Chevy check engine light should only be on for a few seconds when you turn on the ignition and should turn off once the engine fully starts. If your Chevy check engine light stays on or is flashing, get the vehicle diagnosed as possible.

The following are warning lights and indicators found in vehicles built by Chevrolet. Click a link to learn more about each one. They are roughly ordered by importance, which tends to be by color (red, amber, yellow, orange, green, blue, gray). There are nearly 50 of them so search carefully!

What does it mean when the AC is off on a 2008 Impala?

51 people found this helpful. Received the same warning on my wife’s 2008 Impala = engine hot/ AC off. She brought the car in to have the diagnostic done, and got a PO128 Code. If the engine doesn’t maintain specific temp parameters (doesn’t warm up fast enough/maintain temp), this warning will display.

What causes the engine light to go off in a Chevy Impala?

I have a 2008 Impala with just over 131,000 miles on it. Recently, I had this same problem, in addition to the engine light coming on. Took it to a dealer, said it was a bad thermostat, and the oil pressure sensor was causing the engine light to go off. Replaced both and that seemed to fix it.

What’s the problem with my 2009 Chevy Impala?

2009 Impala 168k miles. Changed the thermostat and coolant. Fixed the problem. 23 people found this helpful. Most problems are the plug up to cooling sencer. They are very delicate. Once you unplug them check to see if the red end is still on the plug up. If not replace the plug up.

Why does my Chevy Impala turn over and not start?

It turns over, but won’t start (sounds like it is flooded). It will sometimes eventually start after numerous tries, but will always start when the engine cools completely.

Why does my Chevy Impala have a shudder?

Nothing changed, teh shudder was still there. About a year ago EGR code 32 started showing up intermittently. For some reason, I was sure it was rather electrical problem since the valve was clean as whistle, plunger moved smoothly and the diaphragm was intact.

What’s the 32 code on a Chevy Impala?

See, it took many years before 32 code even was set. Even a valve with shot diaphragm did not set any code. So, if you have shudder, replace that part with known good one. It is a 10 minute work on these engines. I’ll find my three-year old post about shudder and will add this comment there too.

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