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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
112,468 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace radiator (1 reports)
2002 Chevrolet Impala cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2002 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 042008

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,468 miles


I was loosing coolant again and noticed the coolant smell. At first I thought it was

the intake manifold gaskets again. When the car was hot I looked under the hood and noticed a very fine stream of coolant shooting out of the radiator plastic side tank just below

the inlet hose. It was a lot of work to replace the rad. I got stuck for about an hour trying to get the fan shroud off. Finally I found it was secured to the rad at the bottom with on of those damn plastic body fasteners.

All fixed and loosing no more coolant for now.

- , Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

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