1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS

1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Problems

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.

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

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.

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1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Questions

the car will crank but wont start

my oil somehow ended up in my coolant. i didnt have symptoms, no overheat or drivability issues. i had just decied to check my coolant and saw chocolate ice cream layer in the reservoir. so i drained the coolant and there is thick sticky oil coating everything...the reservoir, the hoses to and...

no overheat, no drivability issues either. I just happened to check the coolant and the reservoir was full of chocolate sludge. My engine oil leaked in to my coolant somehow. I have drained the coolant and the coolant looked new other than about an inch thick of oil sludge floating on the top ...

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1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Reviews

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 th...

beautiful car, head turner

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