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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
<p>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 <a id="ce_9561" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/ignition-lock-cylinder">ignition lock cylinder</a>. A secondary cause could be the <a id="ce_9151" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/ignition-switch">ignition switch</a> 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.</p>
Problem Reported: Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically
September 15, 2010, 10:09 PM
<p>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.</p>
Problem Reported: Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil
September 15, 2010, 10:06 PM
<p><span class="ct_glossary tooltip">The <a id="ce_5616" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/intake-manifold-gasket">intake manifold gasket</a> may develop and external </span>engine <a id="ce_59" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/engine-oil">oil</a> or <a id="ce_80" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/coolant">coolant</a> 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.</p>
Problem Reported: Water Pump May Fail Prematurely
September 15, 2010, 10:05 PM
<p>The <a id="ce_129" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/water-pump">water pump</a> may develop a <a id="ce_80" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/coolant">coolant</a> leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.</p>
Problem Reported: High Pressure Power Steering Hose Can Leak Fluid
September 15, 2010, 10:05 PM
<p>The high pressure <a id="ce_5625" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/power-steering-hose">power steering hose</a> will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.</p>
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