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I am a broke ass female who does lots of research and then fixes (90% of the time) my o4 impala that seems to break down or some weird small thing breaks that causes the whole car to malfunction, I so dne w these impalas, worst 2 yrs ever dealn w a car.
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Question Asked: car will start w out radio installed??????
November 21, 2013, 05:12 PM
have been having problem after problem w car and today key again locked up so i looked at all wires and found almost all of them burnt under hood i c put connecters on and installed radio and radio wnt turn on and key wnt turn so i disconnected radio and gave it a try the key turned car started all my guages started working again, i thought u needed the radio was the cars mind?
Question Asked: Key won't turn in ignition, ignition locked, but key will come out
October 30, 2013, 07:18 PM
I took everything apart and all wires are good, fuses good. So I guess I'll have to get new ignition lock cylinder, but would the lock cylinder cause the problem w shifter nob not popping out all the way? I also noticed that my battery (positive) screw is stripped so I put a charger on it and noticed there is no charge on positive side. Would that cause all the problems?
Question Asked: key will not turn in 04 impala, completely locked up in off position
October 29, 2013, 02:07 PM
first key wouldnt come out of ignition(fixed) 2 days later wouldnt crank over (fixed) next morning key will not turn at all locked up! My shifter nob isnt going in all the way I looked at all wires everything is connected fuses all good, have a code reader but cant read nothn cause I cant turn key. Can I just go by a new shifter, Will that solve some of my problems or calln a locksmith to drill out key lock and maybe he can unlock it?
Question Answered: What do I do to get my key out of my ignition? It is stuck and no power.
October 29, 2013, 01:58 PM
Same problem in 04 impala if u take shifter apart look right under shifter bottom left hand side u should see a off white plastic piece, push it up and your key will release.
Problem Reported: Engine Starts and Stalls Due to Secutiry System Fault
January 14, 2011, 10:05 AM

The engine may start and stall with the security light flashing. This is commonly caused by a failed passlock sensor which is part of the ignition lock cylinder. A secondary cause could be the ignition switch itself. Worn contacts inside the ignition switch can cause voltage drop issues which can affect the passlock system. Proper diagnoses should be performed before replacing any parts.

Problem Reported: Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil
September 15, 2010, 10:06 PM

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.

Problem Reported: Water Pump May Fail Prematurely
September 15, 2010, 10:05 PM

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

Problem Reported: High Pressure Power Steering Hose Can Leak Fluid
September 15, 2010, 10:05 PM

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

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