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7.2

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$251.00
Average Mileage:
82,319 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace water pump (7 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Impala cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2004 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 012013

Impala SS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

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

Car overheated, the smell was bad, trying to get home (w 3 kids) blocks away and load noise with steam and then a smell. It all happened with no warning

- , Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #7

Aug 242011

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,725 miles

As much as I can say about a used car it is good to only travel as a run around car basically to go back and forth to work without trouble but I can't think of going on vacation with my family in this car. the estimate found by the pressure test for the cooling system found a leak in the water pump with an estimate of $425 before labor and tax of 6% which id double the national avg.

- , Shippensburg, PA, USA

problem #6

May 232011

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles

well, It's only been a few months. My fiancee' and I were driving back from a workout and the engine started redlining a few blocks from home (thankfully). No steam, so I pulled over and parked then popped the hood. It was spewing coolant all over the place again. I could even see it leaking from the top of the water pump. This is ridiculous. This has been one of the worst cars that I have ever owned. I think I am going to switch to your competitor chevy!!

- , Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #5

Jan 172011

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles

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

The water pump was the problem and had to have replaced. It was throwing coolant all over the engine, so had the serpentine belt replaced at the same time.

- , Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #4

Aug 092010

Impala LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 141,000 miles

just awful. to me. i could no beleive it. the car just started steaming. shaking. the guy came out from where i was straned an said, my water pump locked up

- , Deridder, LA, USA

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problem #3

Dec 302009

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,129 miles

I realize that 49K is a decent number of miles but I am disappointed that the water pump went on this car so soon. I expected better. I was lucky though - when it failed, the belt showered the engine compartment with coolant so I knew that there was a problem before my 2,500 mile trip and was able to have it repaired - it could have been worse - I could have been stranded on I95.

I wonder - what's next and how do I prepare for it?

- , Howard Beach, NY, USA

problem #2

May 232008

Impala 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,700 miles

The day after I got my car back from the dealership (transmission 2nd gear clutches and horn went out), my hot coolant temp. light came on while sitting at a red light. I love how this problem wasn't caught by the mechanics, literally the day before!!!! The car was leaking coolant and I couldn't figure out where it was coming from, had 2 sometimes 3 little puddles from it. Turns out it was the pump. The reason I couldn't tell where it was leaking is because it was getting thrown everywhere under the hood!

- , Nixa, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 262007

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles

again, water pump had to be replaced in Oct. 2007.

- , Marietta, GA, USA

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