The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid.
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The steering may develop a clunk type noise from the upper intermediate steering shaft. Our technicians tell us that you should check with your local GM dealer to find out what the latest repair is for this condition.
The speedometer or other instrument panel gauge may begin to work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the instrument cluster must be sent to a repair facility to correct this fault.
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. In some cases the failed gasket will leak coolant internally. The manifold gasket will need to be replaced to correct this issue.
2004 Chevrolet Impala Recalls (Recent)
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General Motors is recalling 2004 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo, and Pontiac Grand Prix models because they were produced with lower than specified torque on both front brake caliper to steering knuckle attachment bolts. If one or both bolts fracture, reduced braking and steering control could cause a crash. Dealers will tighten both bolts to the specified torque.
2004 Chevrolet Impala Questions and Answers
the speedomiter on my impala does not work. the needle doesnt move. is it a fuse problem or do i need to replace the cable? what do i need to do?
The turn signal or hazard warning do not flash. All bulbs check o.k.
Intermittently the drive train slips going into first or second. You can feel a "clunk" and surge as it goes into gear. Not sure if this is the transmission or a U-Joint. It happens after...
The driver's side wiper arm on occasion will go completely off the glass and over to the side view mirror. What's the cause and what's the fix? Despite the fact that the nut on the...
2004 Chevrolet Impala Reviews
I love my impala but, I had to replace turn signal arm twice.If the arm damage your lights will not work. There is a problem with Dex coolant. It mess up intake manifold gaskets. Had to replace the computer four years after buying the car. There was no recall from GM due to the coolant. Why I don't know.
I have 183,000 miles on the car. The instrument cluster has been causing problems for quite a while now, and I will have to get it fixed. Overall, those this has been a great car. The gas mileage is still great - 27pmg all around driving. No other problems. I am hoping for at least 250,000 miles.
Bought it 2 years ago with 80000 miles. Put on bout 30000 miles since. No problems. I maintained well.
we bought this car in 05' had no major problems, I do routein mant. on the car, so far it has served us well.
200,000 miles and 2 repairs - instrument cluster under warranty and a water pump at 105,000. Seeing signs may need trans work soon, but at 200,000+ miles it is a great value. Still get 32-34 mpg highway, has always burned 0.5 qt oil in 5,000 miles. GREAT vehicle for the original cost and nearly repair free.