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  • Sounds like you need a professional. Find a reliable transmission shop and have them check it out. Wheel speed sensors can aggravate the ABS and traction control systems (will activate the ABS light), but it sounds like you have transmission trouble…
  • On a nine year old car? Hopefully nonexistent. Your car. Your problem. You're paying for it.
  • Well, I am the 'Woman' , but thanks! I'm glad I could help. Your dealer tech probably listened to your car, trying to detect where the noise was coming from. He may have checked for codes. (There probably were none, codes are usually set because …
  • My info comes from GMDealerWorld, a website that is the primary method of communication between GM and dealerships. (I work for a Chevy 'ship) Maybe customer assistance uses Document numbers. TSB 06-06-02-002 is AKA document #1754128, it came out on…
  • There are 2 recalls that involve 06 Impalas. #05122-updated calibration for electronic brake control module (EBCM). On SOME Impalas with 17" or 18" wheels and ABS. #05083-replacement of ONSTAR module on some Impalas. You can call your favorite d…
  • It's a pretty long bulletin (several pages). It gives step by step instructions for the repair. My dealership doesn't give out copies of bulletins (considered GM's property), so I won't print whole ones here.
  • I think you need a TechII to program the system after you're done replacing parts. If you have one of those, you're in like Flynn. If you're not far out of warranty, you might appeal to your favorite dealer for a little Goodwill. They may be able t…
  • We've not seen your exact symptoms, but we have gotten some junk BCMs. The replacement BCM is sometimes no better than the original.
  • Turn signals not working may be caused by an open in the hazard switch. At our shop, we've replaced a few hazard switches on Impalas to fix t/s trouble. When replacing the radio, you have to mount the old radio somewhere else in the car (most peop…
  • Ariella may not have GMPP. Major guard should cover her problem. If she bought another company's contract, she may indeed be shucks out of luck. You can read my (and other's) rants about service contracts in the warranty section. Ariella: you may …
  • That clunk in the steering is probably from insufficient lube in intermediate shaft. Your dealer already tried the new design part. At the dealer I work for, we've been repacking and sealing the ISS and have had a few comebacks for repacking. If you…
  • Is it a kind of half-moon, with lines going to the left? It's telling her the daytime running lights are lit. No trouble, just an informational light.
  • 'Resealing the intake' is replacement of the gasket.
  • dash lights: I don't know turn signals: may be your hazard switch, on some of these, the hazard switch gets an intermittant open and interrupts the operation of the turn signals. radio/defrost: get your defroster wiring checked. The radio shares t…
  • Dealerships have limits to their ability to goodwill repairs. 105k miles is too many for a dealer to help. You would need to call Customer assistance and ask them for help. Good luck!
  • you are not involved in any recalls. (wrong engine for the coolant one) You're not too far out of warranty, it might be worth a try to go back to your selling dealer and see if they would goodwill the repair or do a 50/50 split.
  • I believe antifreeze will work, just be sure to get the old stuff flushed out well. Mixing dexcool and antifreeze is bad voodoo.
  • You have the wrong engine for the recall (3.4 instead of 3.8). Your VIN shows no open recalls, and no previous history that could be used as leverage for goodwill assistance. You are beyond (mileage wise) any dealership's ability to help. $1100 soun…
  • there is a recall involving replacement of throttle body bolts and adding sealant tabs to the coolant. I'd need the last 6 of your VIN to see if you are included in the recall.
  • One thing I forgot...If you use your remote to lock the car then your key to unlock it, the alarm will go off. To shut it off, put the key in the ignition and turn it on, or hit the unlock button on the remote. Using the remote to lock the car sets …
  • Yes, your key fob is just a convenience to lock and unlock doors and pop the trunk. As for valet parking, I'd just give the kid the key only. Enjoy your Impala!
  • Most of these people with broken 'seat handles' have broken recliners. When the handle comes off, the piece that actually breaks is a protrusion on the reclining actuator, inside the seat. The recliner gets replaced, the original handle is usually …
  • They may need to reseal the outside windshield moldings, or replace them. Reference technical bulletin #04-08-48-003. We have been resealing them, the bulletin recommends replacement. This may be a different noise than what you describe, but it soun…
  • The new style (stainless steel) cables are not available. The current message from GM states they will be here 'in the third quarter'. If you have broken cables and your truck is model year 2000 or newer, your dealer has been instructed to replace t…
  • is not official for anyone yet. GM says it should be during the third quarter of this year. If you get a letter in the mail, you're in the recall. The media usually gets wind of a recall several months before it is completely planned out. Probably m…
  • parts price looks about right, I think labor would be, at most, 2.0 hours. A faster tech could probably do it in less time.
  • Could be a busted window regulator, have to open up the door panel to find out. Might also have bent tracks. I think the window regulator is sold only with the motor, so it'll cost you a couple of hundred in parts. The tracks are cheaper, maybe $25.…
  • You ask if an extended warranty is worth it. The short answer is NO! I work for a car dealership. In the last three years, there have been, maybe, three customer who saw a return on the money they forked out for a service contract. You're better off…
  • Probably turn signal/multifunction switch. The part's a bit pricy, but labor shouldn't be more than an hour or so. As with all repairs, your best bet is to fork out some money for diagnosis before throwing parts at it.
  • You may be confusing grey market (new car sold outside of the franchise agreement) and aftermarket (electronics/accessories for a vehicle sold by a company that didn't manufacture the car) Aftermarket parts can have a warranty through the aftermar…
  • If you want to know the warranty status on a car, get the VIN and call a local dealer. We can run the VIN and check warranty status, recalls, that sort of thing. Some dealers may not give out warranty claim history, but all should give status and re…
  • My best reason to not buy a service contract is that chances are that you won't use it, or use it enough to get a decent return on your money. The vast (and I mean vast) majority of people who come through my service department that have service con…
  • It'll be against any contract you buy. There'll be a clause in there to the effect of 'this car is presumed to have no defects at time of purchase. any preexisting conditions are not covered.' If you have a problem, buy a contract, then try to coll…
  • How in the world?? That would take some serious, er, concentration. :sick: We've had a couple of cases of 'I asked my girlfriend to put gas in the truck-and she did!' in the last couple of years. Most folks around here (farming country) are old h…
  • Try putting gasoline in a diesel engine-Warranty doesn't cover the damage from that, either. Warranty is for manufacturer defects. If your turbo croaked because of a part you installed, it's on your head. Chrysler didn't cause the malfunction. A v…
  • Since your car's 8 months old, I doubt you'll get very far with the dealer. Alot could have happened to it in 8 months that would not be the manufacturer's fault. You'll need some serious proof. At this vintage, you may as well be trying to prove th…
  • but the On-Star upgrade takes 2 days...we don't keep them in stock. We can't keep them in stock. Each upgrade kit is VIN-specific. We need your VIN, mileage, name, address, what package you want; all before we can order the kit. Kit usually takes a…
  • Exactly. Also, the new subscription gets tacked onto the end of whatever time you have left on your current subscription. If you get phone minutes, they add on, too. You don't lose your old minutes. Your phone number will change, however. There is …
  • I'm not getting in on the big debate, but I thought I'd let ya'll know: I had a customer stop by a few weeks ago. He needed the Onstar upgrade, so I got his name, number, VIN, mileage, and asked which package (Safe and Sound $199/Directions and Con…
  • Last week, a lady came in with her Impala (airbag light on) I called with an update (needs module, done tomorrow, keep the loaner). She actually asked 'Is that covered under my warranty?' Um, yeah. I think so...on your '06 car with 800 miles on it.…