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What is the purpose of a microphone placed at rear view mirror?

I just bought a used Chevy Impala 2005 and it has a microphone placed at the rear view mirror and its wire goes inside the hood. I don't know where it goes and I have no idea how to find its purpose. ...
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Car overheats idling in traffic

I have a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. I recently had the water pump, timing belt, radiator, and thermostat replaced because I had a coolant leak/overheating problems. I now don't have a coolant leak, ...
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What is the difference between an inner tail light assembly and an outer tail light assembly?

I'm trying to replace a passenger side tail light assembly (well, actually only the red plastic is broken, but that doesn't seem to come separately) for a 2015 Impala, and I see parts sites listing ...
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Replaced catalytic converter, O2 sensor went out, Replaced it and check engine light is still on

About a month ago I replaced my catalytic converter, a few weeks later the O2 sensor went out. I replaced that too and I'm still getting a check engine light code for the same sensor. What else should ...
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Troubleshoot 2002 Chevy Impala Windshield Washer Pump

When I activate the windshield mist function with wipers no washer fluid comes out. I checked the windshield washer (WSW) 25A fuse in the fuse box inside the passenger compartment on the driver side ...
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'08 Impala Front power locks don't work properly in hot weather

I have a 2008 Chevrolet Impala LS with approximately 80,000 miles. I've noticed that both front door power locks are not working properly when it's very warm out, especially if we're parked in the ...
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Automatic transmission shift problem on a 2002 Chevrolet Impala

I recently bought this car with an automatic transmission. After I backed up, I could not get it to go into drive. I reset the car by turning it off and then on until it worked. Last few times I've ...
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Finding brake parts

I'm working on a 1963 Chevy Impala. I am rebuilding the drum brakes, but I can't seem to find all the parts-- some have gone missing over the years. Is there anywhere to find all the internals in ...
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Transmission slip

I have a 2011 Chevy Impala. Once in a while the engine will rev and then kick into first gear. If I slowly press down onto gas petal it will not do this. If I start slow no problems, but if I put foot ...
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How to repair this (PCV?) tube?

First, is this a PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve tube on the 2002 Chevrolet Impala? It is hard, non-flexible plastic with hard rubbery grommet-like inserts on the ends, with one side ...
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Maintains speed when I let off the gas

My 02 impala is either maintaining or picks up speed after I let off the gas pedal. It's almost acting like the cruise control in on, so I pulled the fuse to the cruise. The problem stopped for a week ...
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My remote key fob only works a foot from my door.

I have a 2006 Chevy Impala. I haven't had a remote key fob for about a year as I didn't need it over the summer and was out of the country in the fall. I replace the battery in the fob and re-sync it ...
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2003 Impala no brake lights

My 2003 Chevy Impala has no brake lights. Checked all the fuses, checked the brake switch and bulbs. I do have my 3rd brake light on the top of my trunk and I have all my other lights but no brake ...
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How many miles dare I drive when power steering fluid is foamy and orange, whining when turn?

My power steering fluid is foamy and more orange than red. There is a whining when I turn. It started 4 days ago. How long do I dare wait for an appointment to get it fixed? I will travel about ...
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How do I move this loom temporarily?

Working on a 2013 Chevrolet Impala LS, 3.6L VVT Engine. I need to remove the thermostat housing in order to replace the thermostat. After much pushing, shoving and swearing I managed to get the ...
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Starter Turns Over then Engine Stalls

Make: Chevrolet Model: Impala Year: 2005 Engine: 3.4 L Mileage: 94,000 For a while now, when I start my vehicle cold, the starter turns over just fine. However, as soon as the engine kicks on and ...
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My 2003 Impala blows some heat and then cold

My car heater started acting up. It would heat, then no heat. So I put a new thermostat in, had the heater core flushed, and new coolant added. The other day after this, it got so hot it shut down. I ...
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Headlight issue - keep turning off by themselves

So last night I was driving home and after about 10 seconds, my headlights just went out on their own. So I turn off the automatic lights and manually turn my headlights back on and they started ...
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Chevy 3.5 engine tick

I have a 08 Chevrolet Impala with a 3.5 with 70k miles. There is a tick that corresponds to engine speed. It's a pronounced tick but I highly doubt its piston slap or rod knock. It seemed like an ...
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2011 Chevy Impala was inactive with dead battery for 3 months! I have tons of problems now! Help!

In late December 2017, I discovered my 2011 Impala wouldn’t start. My boyfriend and I jumped it with our other vehicle and it worked. We disconnected the cables and left it running for a while. We ...
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What is correct tire air pressure for my impala 2005 replaced tire?

I bought a 2005 Chevrolet Impala which came with custom wheels and tires put on by the previous owner. In the tire sidewall there is printed "49PSI." Is that the right amount of pressure to put in?
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2005 Impala OBD2 not working right

I have a 2005 Chevrolet Impala (Base trim, 3.4L) and I recently purchased a cheap OBD2 Bluetooth reader. Unfortunately, Torque (Android app) isn't able to read data from this transmitter when ...
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2005 Impala No start, no crank, but starter solenoid clicks

As the title states, I have a 2005 Chevy Impala with the 3.4L (3400) engine. I can turn the key and I can hear and feel the starter solenoid working, but the starter motor doesn't turn. I can use a ...
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2005 Chevy Impala Gas Gauge shows half reading when gas is empty

I have a Chevy Impala 2005. I bought it second hand. The instrument cluster was faulty so I replaced it with an old one. Now when I fill up my gas tank it reads to Full. When I drive the car for some ...
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Why is my 1996 Impala running hot & the coolant in reservoir tank is boiling hot?

My car keeps running hot after about 15 mins. The coolant in the reservoir tank gets boiling hot. I flushed the cooling system until clear water came out bottom radiator hose. I changed the water ...
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2014 Chevy Impala Oil Sensor Location (P055b Engine oil pressure sensor/switch B - circuit range/performance)

My 2014 Impala LS (2.5L Ecotec) is throwing an OBDII code for P055b. Immediately checked oil level with dipstick, all is fine there. I'm assuming that the sensor/switch (whichever it is) has simply ...
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Can low oil trigger the CEL?

I have a 2007 Chevrolet Impala V6 Flex-Fuel. Recently, the Check Engine Light came on. I decided to drive the car with the light on for a few days as my engine code reader was packed away. About four ...
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Car is making a bubbling/ boiling noise when i turn it off but not smoking nor do i see any leaks. Car is 04 chevy impala 3.4 liter

Car is making bubbling/ boiling noise when i turn it off but not smoking nor do i see any leaks. Just recently changed raditor and the thermostat and changed the water pump couple months ago!
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2009 Impala LT Airbag code B0014-0D

My Impala was intermittently, and now pretty much constantly, giving me a "Service airbags" message. I hooked it up to an Innova 3150f and it gave me: "B0014-0D: Driver Seat Side Air Bag Deployment ...
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2002 Impala 3.8L V6 thermostat gauge starts below cold then creeps toward red

My 2002 Impala 3.8 has been running great. However, this summer the thermostat gauge stopped reading temperature right. To the point it wouldn't move even after it had been running for hours. It would ...
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2006 Chevy Impala dying while driving

I have a 2006 Chevy Impala LS (flex fuel) while I'm driving the dashboard sends off a warning of "reduced engine power" as my car loses power and I lose the ability to use my gas pedal. Meaning that ...
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Steering problem

So on my 06 chevy impala, i replaced the inner and outer tie rods myself on the front driver side. After i replaced it, the wheel is hard to turn, like if i had no power steering fluid, which i do, ...
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Impala rumbles upon cylinder deactivation

My 2008 Chevy Impala makes a rumble sound or vibration when going from 6-cylinder mode to 3-cylinder mode, with or without slight acceleration. It sounds fine when it goes back into 6-cylinder mode. ...
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Why does my gas engine sound like a diesel?

I have a 2011 Chevy Impala 3.9L police package car. I've had to issue with the engine running rough, stuttering, burning oil etc...but, when I am at idle, parked, or in traffic; I can hear a very ...
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2008 impala noisy power steering pump

I have had a noisy power steering pump each of the last three years in cold weather on my 2008 Impala. It has been replaced twice, and is now noisy again. My mechanic is stumped. What else can be ...
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Don't know if its my transmission, or gears

I have a 2009 Chevrolet Impala LT. When I drive in D it won't go past a certain speed but when I drive in 3 it sounds faster than what it's going. It will be at 60mph and the reader will say at 6 when ...
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Does Cylinder misfire mean buy new engine?

Impala ltz 2006 misfire cylinder check engine light keep blinking do can it be fixed?
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2006 Chevy impla 3.5

The coolant is hot and bubbling. The car is not overheating. I changed the water pump, the thermo sensor, thermostat and intake gaskets. Not sure if it sealed completely. Wondering, is it the head ...
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06 Impala LT rear defrost doesn't work

The fuse is good and the connection at the rear window appears to be connected. The light on the dash controls comes on but the ice or snow doesn't melt at all.
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2002 Chevy Impala part name

What's the name of this part? I notice that it's smoking in my car..
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Constant grinding from rear wheel?

Recently a rear track bar broke on my 2010 Chevy Impala, 160K miles, resulting in that tire swinging all over the place going down the road. I've replace the track bar, but now there is a constant ...
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Can revving the engine damage the water pump?

I understand this might be a dumb question as I have been laughed at for asking it. but.. my car is revving high (I'm repairing that issue tomorrow when the weather breaks) but yesterday when I ...
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Will this part fit?

I have a 2004 Chevy impala 3.4L. I am looking to buy a flowmaster 40series muffler. From my understanding, I need the offset/ center muffler and the 2.25 size. Would that muffler fit my car without ...
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My 2002 Chevy Impala

Good morning and happy mothers day to all the MOM'S. I have a 2002 Chevy Impala and some months ago I noticed my gas mileage wasn't as good as it used to be. The check engine light never came on. ...
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03 chevy impala trasmission will not go forward nor backwards

I have always checked the trans fluids and one day as i was heading out i started to give it gas and it went for a bit than as i pushed more on the gas...it would not go forward anymore. i than put it ...
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How to repair windshield wipers that get stuck in an upright/vertical position when turned off?

I recently started having this issue on a 2002 Chevrolet Impala, where the wipers get stuck in an upright position after wiping and won't go into the parked position when turned off. It appears to be ...
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I have a coolant leak, a big one, but my car isnt overheating... whats wrong?

Okay, so i have a 2010 impala. Recently i had a very slow drip of coolant from my vehicle. It slowly started to worsen. I got a bottle of kseal and put that into my vehicle, it stopped the leak outta ...
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CV axle problems on my 11' Chevy Impala

I notice I was having a problem with my car I believe it was the wheel bearing while changing the wheel bearing I noticed it was the CV axle had a little problems getting the axle out didn't have the ...
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Is it bad to use Auto Gold ATF DM in a transmission that only requires Dexron VI

I have put Auto Gold ATF DM in my transmission in a 2008 chevy impala that only requires DEXRON VI. On the back of the Auto Gold ATF DM transmission fluid, it says "not for use in automatic ...
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Check engine light : code p0455. Idling below 1,000 rpms losing Acceleration power at times and engine dies randomly

Car is a 2009 Chevy impala. Engine code p0455 is the only code my car shows. I have already had a vent solenoid replaced. It was the one by the gas tank that was about a year ago now. No issues ...
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