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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Impala
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The Best Used Cars to Buy for Senior Citizens
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My car isn't accelerating when I put in in drive and press the gas pedal.
Hi there. Check the brakes on your vehicle to see if they may be locked. Check the parking brake and make sure that its released. Visually look at around the brakes for anything out of the ordinary. If the brakes...
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Car cuts off while driving.all power is off when this happens. Wont crank or do anything until time has passed
Hi there: If your Impala is shutting off under different conditions as it appears in your question; the issue is most likely going to be fuel restriction or ignition system component failure. The ignition relay could be faulty as one...
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KEY fob works on all doors but drivers
Hello. We need to gather some more information. Does the door lock using the driver controls on the inside with the door closed? If not, the locking mechanism may be wearing down and not be able to able to provide...
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Severe vibration while pushing on the gas
Hi there: It looks like you've got a pretty serious vibration issue that is commonly caused by broken motor mounts if it's severe enough to pop your front hood open. Before you continue driving your vehicle any further, you should...
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What is making my car shut off and smoke coming from my oil cap?
The inner workings of the engine get very hot during operation especially is the vehicle beings to overheat. The smoke you are seeing come the oil cap may be fumes from the hot oil circulating through the engine. If the...
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extremely rough starting
Hello. Thanks for writing in. Start by putting the hose clamps back on. When it comes to this kind of situation, it really is a process of elimination. If reinstalling the hose clamps has no effect, and don't be surprised...
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When started all light come on but wen started it sputters then quits
Hi there: Typically, a vehicle will start and then quit because of an issue with the fuel or electrical system. It is important to monitor fuel levels as well as warning lights which can signal to the driver that a...
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Car chugs when warms up at accerleration
Hi there: Usually the symptoms you're describing are more related to a vacuum leak, worn out spark plugs, bad spark plug wires or issue with the ignition system. It's also possible that dirty air and fuel filters, mass air flow...
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Fuel injector problems
Hello. Thanks for writing in. The diagnostic code that is triggering your warning light it's a fairly generic code relating to a bad reading at one of the sensors. This bad reading can mean that there's an electrical or mechanical...
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Security system keeping my vehicle from starting.
Hi there. Try turning on the ignition switch for 5 seconds then turn it off, but do not start the engine. Do this step 3 times and then the computer will acknowledge the key chip and should allow you to...
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Won't start without holding gas pedal to floor, stalls @ intersections
Hi there. As you already know, replacing parts without diagnoses can be expensive and time consuming without resolution. The most likely cause for the symptoms you have described is a faulty fuel pressure regulator. Removing the vacuum line to the...
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When I put it in drive it wont go but when I reverse it will. The transmission oil is brown. What might be wrong?
If your transmission fluid has a brownish color and a slightly burnt smell to it, this may suggest it is time for it to be changed. It could be just that the fluid is very old and no longer protecting...
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My car seems to lack power when I accelerate, and the rpm's are erratic.
This may be related to a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed...
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My car has a rough idle when I start my car, when I stop at a light my car turns off. Is it the purge sensor?
This may be a result of a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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My car shut off. I did not have any oil . I put the oil in and now it has a clicking noise bt won't turn over. I see the MIL! Help
The MIL light will be should be on when the key is in the on position without the engine running. This is normal to show the light is functioning. If the light came on before the engine stalled, then there...
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Installed a new battery, my car gives no response.
This may be a sign of a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
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Over Heating
I would test for exhaust gas in the coolant which, if present, would mean that there is a head gas leak. If the coolant level is falling slowly over time, that suggests a leak as well and a pressure test...
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Car cutting off
Unfortunately, the only way to be certain of the cause, is to diagnose why the traction control light is on. The traction/stability control systems piggy back on the anti-lock brake system. Using input from a number of sensors like wheel...
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Car won't start after seeing engine hot turn a/c off warning light.
Hi there. Check the battery cables and make sure that they are tight and clean. Then check the battery voltage and see if it has a voltage of 12.6 or 12.4. If the battery is less than that, then the...
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Car doesnt turn on as there is a clicking noise. 2010 Chevrolet Impala
Hello - your symptoms, and the order in which they occurred, suggest that the alternator was not charging adequately (or the battery has failed), and the battery ran down over the course of a couple of days. I would have...

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