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1996 Chevrolet Impala SS

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1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The idler arm or pitman arm may wear causing looseness in the steering. When this occurs the front suspension will not be able to be aligned correctly.

Engine -- Verified

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. This can result in an engine overheating condition. A leaking water pump will require replacement.

Engine -- Verified

A burning smell may develop due to an oil leak form one or both valve cover gaskets. Resealing the valve cover will generally correct this concern. However, the valve covers should be inspected and replaced if damaged.

Engine -- Verified

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Running the engine with a coolant/oil mix may result in engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct this issue.

Drive Train -- Verified

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The transmission extension housing seal may leak fluid, replacing the worn seal will commonly correct this concern.

1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Questions and Answers

mysuperchev, 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS, San Bruno, CA

So I was driving home from work and I noticed smoke comin from the engine. I noticed coolant leaking everywhere. there is a tube going from underneath the coolant to to a lil port but I cant tell i...

lobee, 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS, Towson, MD

Can you please xplain what would be involved in replacing the optispark with this vehicle and the estimated cost? Is this a common occurence for this vehicle? Could it be related to some jerking I ...

lobee, 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS, Towson, MD

Can I go up to 20" wheels on this vehicle? What else is recommended with this modification from the 17" stock wheel, i.e. suspension, etc.?

painted, 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS, Surprise, AZ

my ss leaks fuel in the morning when the weather is cold . i got underneath but cant seem to find where its coming from ??? it only does it once in a while

Visitor, 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS, Sanford, FL

I just replaced my starter on my 1996 ss impala and for some reason It wont start after i drive for a while and turn off but if it doesnt start i turn the pulley on the serpentine belt and it start...

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1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Reviews

beautiful car, head turner

I bought the car from the original owner with 77K miles in 2004 and it now has 89K miles. I really like this car. In fact I bought an "daily" driver/beater so I could keep it pristine. The SS is very distintive and is not a "belly-button" car (you know everyone has one). It is very comfortable, has excellent stopping power and more than enough power. I have made some minoe changes to get that littel "extra" we added a S&B cold air induction, reprogrammed the PCM, replaced/upgraded the optispark, 8mm plug wires, new plugs, Flowmaster 40 mufflers, ceramic brake pads, ProComp 1.6:1 roller rocker arms and several more small mods. The car gets 27.8 mpg on the highway and 17.6 mpg around town. Handling is excellent but tires are expensive. No major problems except the ac compressor died and had to be replaced. Overall I love this thing and plan to keep it forever. Remember "So many Mustangs, so little time".

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