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4.7

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
$175.00
Average Mileage:
97,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace motor mount (1 reports)
  3. replace or lube intermediate steering shaft (1 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Impala steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 232010

Impala 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

i had the clunk for a minute, couldn't figure out what it was until power steering started leaking on the ground. then come to find out my motor mounts need replacement and my rack n pinion had a crack from the motor shifting back when put in gear hitting the rack n pinion causing a big DENT IN MY POCKET!!

- , Bellflower, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012009

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles

Just bought this (used) car off the lot at a Chevy dealer here in Sacramento. Love the ride, man, but the clunking & popping when turning is driving me nuts. I purchased a 2-year extended warranty on the vehicle, but of course, the service dept. says that the steering shaft issue isn't covered by the warranty.

What's worse, the sales manager's promises about how I "have 30 days to bring it back in, for any reason" seem to be hollow, because they want $290 to fix the issue.

- , Mather, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 192006

(reported on)

Impala LS

  • 78,000 miles

The clunking won't hurt anything. When you've saved up enough and got annoyed enough, either lube or replace the ISS (intermediate steering shaft).

- , Kentwood, MI, USA

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