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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
114,600 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. getting chevy to realize that this is a defect (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2000 Chevrolet Impala engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 072012

Impala 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles


"I have a 2000 Impala 3.8 3800 motor that engine locked. My mechanic tore it apart and found out that the oil pump had exploded. He had replaced oil pump, timing cover and car ran fine. Now it has check engine light on & Advance checked & says its my knock..."

- , Clemmons, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 012006

(reported on)


  • 69,200 miles

After a month of driving a totally rebuilt engine, it died in the middle of a NY expressway, I had to be towed, the engine had to be totally dismantled - broken camshaft found - FOR THE SECOND TIME. Car is in the shop now for 3 plus weeks, and this time I can't afford a rental. (Inferior material used to make camshaft? Camshaft made where?) Anyone else out there with this problem with a Chevy (Impala) camshaft?

- , Merrick, NY, USA

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