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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Impala
A true classic, the 2012 Chevrolet Impala may not have all of the latest high-tech features of other sedans on the market, but it is a tried-and-true model with lots of room, plenty...
2012 Subaru Outback vs. 2012 Chevrolet Impala: Which One Should I Buy?
When you compare a 4-door sedan versus a 4-door wagon, there are going to be some obvious differences. Even though the Outback looks car-like, the ride, the handling, and the mileage are going to make it more similar...
2012 Chevrolet Impala vs. 2012 Toyota Camry: Which One Should I Buy?
In the battle for the family vehicle, the 4-door sedan is a strong contender that just continues to be a viable option even with the rise of the crossover SUV and the popularity of passenger vans. These sedans...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Have Limited Mobility
When you have limited mobility there are a number of challenges you face, one of these can be with your vehicle. Finding a car that meets your specific needs, and addressing your challenges can...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Just Retired
Here’s a cruel, hard fact – car manufacturers no longer target seniors. Instead, they devote their time and energy to appealing to the 18-45 demographic. Still, some features make certain cars...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Get Motion Sickness
For people that suffer from motion sickness, even on the shortest car trip, riding in a vehicle can prove to be unbearable. What’s great is that there are a number of cars...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Senior Citizens
Everyone needs a way to get around. You need to get groceries, get to doctors’ appointments, visit with family and more. However, senior citizens have very different needs when it comes...

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My radio sound went out
The cause of that is either a defect in the radio (including the volume control which is repairable) or a problem with the wiring to the speakers. To distinguish between the two causes you can temporarily directly wire a known...
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Car keeps trying to start itself.
A faulted relay can be the cause of your problems. Corrosion may build up inside of the relay causing the circuit that commands the starter to close and activate the component. This corrosion can be cause by moisture making it's...
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08 impala has engine power reduced light on. Car starts
Hello, Unfortunately, this is a common issue in many Impalas. This can happen when the catalytic converter is clogged or has also been known to happen when the traction control system has encountered an error. This light comes on as...
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My gear shift cable may be broken but my car won't. What could be the issue?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Without the vacuum supply from the engine, the brakes become hard to press. The vehicle is designed not to start when it is in gear. This is a safety measure ensuring the vehicle is...
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Car is making whining noise, thermostat keeps going up and down, heater blows cold air, puddle of coolant under car.
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a failing water pump. Generally, when a water pump is going bad, you may hear a bit of a whining sound combined with the pump leaking. The most common place for the...
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Starter removal.
The engine and transmission support sub-frame must be removed according to the service manual while the engine and transmission are supported from the top. The service manual does not mention removing the starter, but it may be necessary to remove...
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Filling up at the gas station.
The issue is the purge vent hose on the fuel filler neck is either leaking or it is plugged up causing the fuel system to vapor lock making the fuel not flow into the fuel tank properly. Check the hose...
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CAR WIL NOT MOVE WHEN IN GEAR
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first place to start is to check the level of the transmission fluid. If the level is low, then the hydraulically controlled transmission will not reach the pressure it needs to perform. With...
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Where is my coolant going? My car keeps overheating and blowing cold air. The temperature rises when stopped and drops when accelerating.
Look everywhere around the engine and see if there is a split hose or loose hose clamp. If the hoses and clamps are in good shape and tight, then check the core plugs (freeze plugs) and see if there is...
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Car wont stay running. Will start up but shuts back off. Fuel pump doesnt come on. Car will run with wire from battery to wire har
Hello, thank you for writing in. With the testing you have done, we know the fuel pump is good, and that the rest of the system is functional. This leave the electrical circuit. There are a few components in the...
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When I drive it and come to a stop with my foot on the brake my car revs up and sometimes shuts off and I have to start up again 2006 Chevrolet Impala
Hi - first task is to read any problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is on or not. Most auto parts stores will do this for you for free on a "time-available" basis. Any codes extracted are useful for...
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Weird noise
The gurgling sound you hear is likely coolant at work inside your radiator and heater core. The gurgling sound can be produced a few different ways. If the cooling system was not properly flushed the last time the coolant was...
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Having issues with my Impala's "PASSLOCK" SECURITY feature.
If you have another key for the vehicle, try using to see if the problem persists. If it does not, then the first key has a bad transponder (chip) in it and should be replaced. If it is your only...
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Does 2006 impala LTZ have gas turn off switch (aka inertia switch)? 2006 Chevrolet Impala
Hi there - short answer is "No". These inertia switches were popular with Ford designs in years past, but GM does not use them for this model. Check fuses for the fuel pump and fuel pump relay. If the fuel...
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How much would a transmition overhaul cost?
Hi there. Today's transmissions and drive systems are much different than in years past. The 'overhauling' a transmission repair is typically the last resort and often not the solution to resolve the actual problem. In most cases, tire spinning from...
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My car overheats and I have no heat - 2004 impala.
Hi there. Check the radiator and see if its plugged up. A plugged radiator will stop the flow of the coolant to and from the engine and cause the engine to overheat. If the radiator is working fine by having...
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My 2003 Chevrolet Impala whines when turning left.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a power steering pump that may beginning to fail. When the pump is beginning to fail, it may produce a whining sound that may not necessarily be limited to turning one way...
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My security light on car will not start Chang ignition still will nor start
Hi there. A common failure that leads to security issues as you've described above are door switches, which communicate to the alarm system that the doors are closed. If the door switch is in a position it doesn’t expect, it...
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On the 04 supercharged impala does it need to be recalibrated after fuel pump replacement?
If the fuel pump was replaced because it was faulty, there should be no need for any sort of re calibration to any part of the engine management system. It should function as it did before the fuel pump replacement....
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Security light on car wont start
Try another key if you have one. If the vehicle starts, then the first key is bad. The keys have a transponder in it that the ignition switch reads and allows the car to start. If you do have a...

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