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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
101,333 miles
Total Complaints:
19 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (13 reports)
  2. blower motor control resistor short (3 reports)
  3. replace blower motor resistor (3 reports)
2000 Chevrolet Impala AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2000 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #19

Aug 142015

Impala LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,400 miles


My 2000 impala ac or heater wouldn't work unless it was on 5 all the damn time, and by the time the car would either cool off or heat up it was 30 to 40 minutes later.

- , Hazleton, PA, US

problem #18

May 162012

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

The first blower resistor was corroded due to a leaky gasket between the hood and the cowl. The blower resistor failed 3 years later for reasons yet unknown (either another "slight" leak or a poor quality part). Will repair again soon. If you have ever had water on the front passenger floor after a rainstorm, do a search for the leaky gasket. I used the old gasket and glued it in place with RTV gasket in a tube.

- , Phoenixville, PA, USA

problem #17

Jan 122011

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles

When I turn on the heat or Ac I have to turn it on #5 for it to work. Number 1, 2, 3, 4 dont work at all. It also makes alot of noise when you turn it off and on. It is embarrassing when you have people in your car and they ask for you to turn it on. I cant even talk to anyone while its on.

- , Richmond, VA, USA

problem #16

Nov 122010

Impala LS 3.8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles


The fan motor didn't work on settings 1 and 2. I did research on THIS website and found out that this resistor was probably the culprit. After cruising through "AutoMD" site, I was convinced I could do the work myself. Bought the part at a local parts store. You can move the passengers seat all the way back, crawl in on your back and see the access panel under the glove box. It comes out with two snap clips and a corrugated plastic plug that you need to pull out. Do it carefully and you can re-use it. The resistor is located right behind the blower fan motor and to the drivers side just a bit. I found it easier to get to the resistor by pulling the blower fan housing. 3 screws and unplug the air intake. The air intake had a rubber strap attached to it that wraps around the motor to hold it secure. Don't break it. This is the only thing holding that air hose on there!! I had to use my razor knife and cut a bit if the floor sound insulation away to even SEE one of the back screws on the resistor. This also made it easier to get my short socket extension up there to loosen the screws in back. There are two screws in the back... one in the front. I left the 2 back screws just loose and didn't take them out, as I could see I would never get them back in if they came out all the way. The unit allows you to slip it off the back screws anyway. Put the new unit in... tighten the screws up, plug everything back in, and your good to go. Took me just over an hour for the whole job. And NO mechanic!! How long this will work.......??? Hopefully till I don't own the car anymore.

- , Coos Bay, OR, USA

problem #15

Dec 012009

Impala LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

Do I have to take off dash to get to fan motor. where do i check it out.

- , Blountsville, AL, USA

problem #14

Jun 022008

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

About two months ago I took it to the dealer in town and they replaced the switch on the dash . That worked for a while but I am still having the problem that the fan motor will not come on at all. But prior to me taking it to the dealer I had replaced the fan motor and the resistor twice once with a part from a local parts dealer and second from the dealer and then that's when I took it to the dealer and they replaced the switch cluster for 500.00. And now some times it works and some times not. The original problem was the fan would not work on setting no. two.Then that's when I started with the resistors.

Very frustrated.

- , Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #13

Nov 012009

Impala LS 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,936 miles


I have no response from settings one through four, and even on five there isn't much control. I had the problem first at around 60,000 miles, replaced the A/C Controller Module (the actual part with the control switches, etc...) for about $80 on parts (I did the work myself, the job is simple, just google a forum and someone will have the step-by-step instructions). and that lasted for 4 years and I have the same problem again, I'm going to try just switching out the blower motor resistor, which I am confident will work.

- , Hampton, VA, USA

problem #12

Oct 052009

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

love my car but this is not cool in Florida ac does not work on1-4 only 5

- , Tallahassee, FL, US

problem #11

Jul 162007

(reported on)

Impala Sedan 3.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 149,000 miles

The air conditioner still blows out cold air. However, the air just slowly seeps out of all the top vents, the window vents, and the floor. I am unable to control where the air comes out. You turn the control switch and nothing happens. This really sucks in 100 degree Arkansas heat and humidity. It takes an unreasonable amount of time for the inside of the car to reach a level that can be considered cool.

- , Piggott, AR, USA

problem #10

Jul 012005

Impala 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

The air will not blow on settings one thru four. It will only blow on five (high). You can't change where it blows from either. It appears to be stuck on defrost? Needless to say in 100 degree weather you're are roasting.

- , Somewhere, AR, USA

problem #9

Mar 292007

(reported on)

Impala LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


blower switch stopped working on some speeds. resistors shorted out. not really that bad, i have had a lot worse.

- , Gatineau, QUE, Canada

problem #8

Feb 042009

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

during the winter, snowy, icy time of the year, my heater decides to only work on 5. which is the highest. which considerin it was cold wasnt that horrible except when it was freezin outside i couldn't turn the heater dwn. it dnt even blow hot air like it use to. tried different things still no solution

- , Henagar, AL, USA

problem #7

Jun 022008

Impala 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

I feel this should be a recall, and I should not have to pay to get it fixed..I feel if more then One person has the problem it should be looked at my the manufacture.. I know im not the only one who has this problem and I feel Chevrolet should step up and get the job done..

- , Erskine, MN, USA

problem #6

Apr 272006

Impala LS 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

It sux that my a/c doesn't work on the 1st setting. It always seems to be too cold in my car on the second setting.

- , Orlando, FL, USA

problem #5

Sep 062007

(reported on)

Impala LX 3.4L L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles

Except for a blown engine head gasket at 60,000 miles, and now the short in the blower motor resistor, the car has performed great.

- , San Rafael, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 172007

(reported on)

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Just another of the many little annoying issues I am having with my Impala. The switch for the fan in the AC/Heat control only works on the highest setting for some reason. It is a constant game of controlling the temperature to get it to the perfect level while it is blowing it at you at full blast. I don't understand how 4 out of 5 clicks on a knob can not work.

- , West Chester, PA, USA

problem #3

Jul 272006

(reported on)


  • 130,000 miles

Level 1 of Heater and A/C does not work. Irritating that I have to start at Level 2. My car is either too hot or too cold. Never just right!

- , Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #2

Dec 262006

(reported on)

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,000 miles

While on Christmas vacation out of state, my blower ceased to function on levels 1-4. I was stuck with only off, or 5. I'm about to order a new dual climate control assembly and see if that works.

- , Lexington, KY, USA

problem #1

Mar 042006

(reported on)

Impala LX

  • 81,000 miles

Blower switch doesn't work on settings 1-4. Only level 5 works. The other 2 times settings 1-3 didn't work. This has caused me from $260 - $290 a pop. Does GM get a copy of this. Is there ever any resolution?

- , Amherst, NY, USA

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