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Chevrolet Impala SS Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

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

The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

Chevrolet Impala SS Questions and Answers

janetrhodes67, 1995 Chevrolet Impala SS, Chattanooga, TN

MY CAR STARTED LOSING POWER YESTERDAY,I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER TODAY AND THEY TOLD ME IT WAS A PISTON AND IT WOULD BE UPWARDS OF $2500.00 TO REPAIR.I HAVE ALWAYS HAD REGULAR MAINTENANCE ON THE CAR A...

beryl1970, 1995 Chevrolet Impala SS, Lakeland, FL

My a/c is working off and on. For months it will not work, then I had it checked and it worked for about a month and now it is not working again. When it is not working, I can sometimes hear the ...

califorina slim4, 1994 Chevrolet Impala SS, Los Angeles, CA

i have a chevy engine how do i tell what size the engine is 283 or 350 or 454 or 327 do the engine have marking to tell you what size the engine is

94ssimpalaeric, 1994 Chevrolet Impala SS, San Jose, CA

Wasn't in the estimate section, did a quick search to no avail. Have a 1994 SS Impala with over 185K miles. Been extremely well taken care of, but have a head gasket starting to go. My mech...

tony p, 1994 Chevrolet Impala SS, 5.7L V8, Potwin, KS

First time it happened and still wont start

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Chevrolet Impala SS Reviews

The 2008 ss impala is a effing money pit. I bought mine brand new off of the lift outside of the dealership. The intermittent slipping is a sure sign that your tranny is about to go. Chevy knows it sucks so it's like they train all of the workers to say they can't recreate the problem until it's gone. .... then $3000. Oh yeah then they start you all over again on the same road to destruction. Now she is about to throw a rod. You can tell from the noise of the beast that used to be your engine. They should issue a recall but instead they just want you to trade up to another bucket. I DO NOT CARE WHAT THE NEW IMPALA LOOKS LIKE OR HOW FAST IT IS. UNTIL I GET SOME PORTION OF MY MONEY BACK FOR THIS $30000 HUNK OF METAL CHEVY IS DEAD TO ME. Oh yeah forgot to mention the cheap Chinese parts in the dash that knock so loud your ears bleed. It's about $1800 bucks to fix those. There are maybe 5/6 of them and they act like they can't tell which one it is. And after you fix that stuff then you can fix the "regulators" in your door so that they may actually lock and unlock. DO NOT BUY. IF IT'S USED YOU ARE BUYING FINANCIAL DEATH

I have had my 2004 SS for 8 years and love it only major repair was ball joints hub assembly on both sides think its time to change plugs and wires she is at 104.000 miles will never sell or trade black beauty best car I ever owned.

replace stabilzer links front and reair at 56000 miles

I have a 2007 SS Impala and there's this noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. I took my car to Chevyland and the mechanic said that he didnt know what the noise was or where it was coming from. I've had the vehicle for 1 year and a few days and I've already taken the vehicle to the delearship several times for minor repairs. I wish I hadnt purchased this vehicle.

As with another post, this was my first Chevrolet I ever owned, and also the first new car ever owned. As far as "bang for the buck" I have not seen anything better, as the SS was released with almost everything GM offered built in. I run this mostly on the freeway, and the stock tires lasted 108K.

Only a handful of issues have been seen to date. Bulbs started going at 100k, but very easily replaced. TPMS receiver went twice and I blew off ever getting it again, as is a "fluff" feature anyway. Only significant issue was the torque converter clutch went at 103K so I had the tranny rebuilt as they had to pull the tranny up anyway. Interesting up side to this was the rebuild opened up performance and the "4 cylinder mode" will now kick in as low as 20mph. Initially it would not until 4th gear was hit at ~50mph.

2000 rpm = 77 mph = 26.5 mpg (cruising)

Teflon oil additives been used since engine broke in, so will be keeping this a while... 127K and counting.

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