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1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Problems

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Most Common 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Problems

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
A burning smell may develop due to an oil leak form one or both valve cover gaskets. Resealing the valve cover will generally correct this concern. However, the valve covers should be inspected and...
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0 Known 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Brakes Problems

2 Known 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Drive Train Problems

The transmission extension housing seal may leak fluid, replacing the worn seal will commonly correct this concern.
You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be com...

0 Known 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Electrical & Lights Problems

6 Known 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Engine Problems

A burning smell may develop due to an oil leak form one or both valve cover gaskets. Resealing the valve cover will generally correct this concern. However, the valve covers should be inspected and...
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 wit...
A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. This can result in an engine overheating condition. A leaking water pump will require replacement.

1 Known 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Exhaust & Emissions Problem

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

0 Known 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

2 Known 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Maintenance Problems

Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every 60,000 miles. Brake fluid that is dirty may cause problems in the brake system.
GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70...

0 Known 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Miscellaneous Problems

3 Known 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Suspension & Steering Problems

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
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.
The auto level ride compressor may fail causing the rear of the vehicle to ride to high or too low.

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Known 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Problems & Complaints

A burning smell may develop due to an oil leak form one or both valve cover gaskets. Resealing the valve cover will generally correct this concern. However, the valve covers should be inspected and...
An internal distributor fault could cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate, an engine misfire, or a stalling condition. Replacement of the distributor is commonly recommend to correct this conc...
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
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 wit...
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
The transmission extension housing seal may leak fluid, replacing the worn seal will commonly correct this concern.
The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug boots should be checked for hot spots and cracks.
You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be com...
GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70...
Our technicians recommend to replace the fuel system filter every 30,000 miles.
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.
Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every 60,000 miles. Brake fluid that is dirty may cause problems in the brake system.
The auto level ride compressor may fail causing the rear of the vehicle to ride to high or too low.
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