Chevrolet Impala Problem Report
Chevrolet Impala jolting while driving
Car jerks as I begin to accelerate. Sometimes it feels like someone rearended me, it jerks so hard. This does not happen all the time, it comes and goes for no apparent reason. - Visitor
WOOOW! SCARY! Mine does the EXACT same thing! I work 35 miles away from home & It does it about 2 days out of the 5 day workweek (getting to be more frequent, though!). It seems to ONLY do it on my way home after work (sitting in the hot sun & it's a black car), never on the way (after sitting all night in the cold)...(maybe temp. related???) when I 1st start it after work, I pull out of the parking lot & go about 2 blocs to a red light. When it turns green, I go to go but the car don't move....I give it gas & the engine just revs up & then WHAM!! it "catches" & I finally go after about 3-5 seconds! It may or may not do it 1 or 2 more times, then, it seems to "stay engaged" after that. Another thing, is when it does this, all the way home, every time the car shifts up or down, instead of smoothly shifting from 1 gear to the other (which is almost un-noticible), it "slams" from 1 gear to the other. (like u dropped the clutch after shifting gears with a manual transmission instead of letting the clutch out slowly.)...I've been getting worried as it seems to be becoming more frequent...ANYONE found a CURE? I bought my car used, but bought the LONGEST, most complete warranty they had, so...I wanna know if this's something I should take in asap, or not. - Visitor
When I press the gas from a stop the car jerks or jolts. I have changed transmission fluid twice and no improvement. - Visitor
Jerk after sitting at caution light or several stop and goes. - Visitor
I had to get my transmission replaced because of the "kick" it would often give when accelerating or after pulling off from a stop sign or light. The diagnosis was a long shift, an inner transmission problem. Aamco does free multi-point engine and transmission inspection should you need an official diagnosis.Hope this helps someone. - Visitor
my 2003 jolts when I put car in reverse when I am on an incline but it doesn't have to be a steep incline. - Visitor
When i accelerate from idle it jerks or jolts and also does that when I'm driving faster than 20mph. - Visitor
Car jerks once in awhile when stopped at light - Visitor
Jerk on going forward from stop and occasionally as shifts. Not resolved as is intermittent and tech has not figured out issue - Visitor
It jerks at about 35 miles an hour and when I stop and take off jerks big time - Visitor
Car jolts in drive while drivingand when you try to excellerate. - BS1069
Engine jerks... I put fuel cleaner.. in 2 different tank fulls of gas.. seemed to help somewhat.. but still jerks while in idle and driving.. - Visitor
Traction Control jams at start when begin driving. Turning TC off eliminates the problem, but have to do it every time. - Visitor
When I take off from a light, the trans seems to give you a jolt . It was like getting hit from the rear end, so hard it would almost give you whiplash. tried all kinds of ways of taking off from the light (slow/fast etc.)to avoid it but eventually it did it almost every time. Just kept getting worse. took to the dealer they had no clue how to fix it, just replace the trans with no help from GM (surprise there...nope)just replace the trans at $3500. Just got all twisted up over it and got a new car...sad GM doesn't stand behind their mistakes anymore. don't forget the faulty ignition switch - Visitor
Dealer says nothing wrong - Visitor
While accelerating from a stop, or accelerating from various speeds such as 35 or 55, it will jolt during acceleration as if it is slipping between gears. - Visitor
It jersey when taking off from a complete stop and right after passing 40 mph. - Visitor
Car jerks when starting to move from a full stop. Took it to dealer. He says it didn't do it when he drove it. It is sporadic. Doesn't do it all the time. - Nannytk
My impala also jerks but only around 45 mph or when I first take off. Also when stopped my lights will flicker every 10 secs or so. Transmission or something electrical? - Visitor
When stopped at a traffic light, the auto often jumps forward. It also jumps while driving when I change speed up or down. - Visitor
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