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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
85,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. changed both front wiring harnesses (1 reports)
  2. replaced right front hub (1 reports)
2002 Chevrolet Impala drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 072009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles


My ABS and Traction control light was coming on intermittently. Replacement of two front bearing assembly's that were grinding and hoped that would also fix the ABS problem.WRONG! I noticed that after the car was started and before I turned the steering wheel the light was off. Turning the steering wheel turned the ABS and traction control ON. I used a simple ohm meter and found that the wiring harness had an intermittent OPEN. I cut the twisted pair of wires from the connectors on both ends leaving enough wire to splice onto.I then took two # 18 gauge wires and twisted the entire length using a drill on one end and the other end in a vice. I covered these two wires using scotch 33 electrical tape and tie rapped this new pair of wires onto the existing wires without removing the old ( too much of a pain to remove and replace) Spliced both ends and I have NO more problems. This should be a recall!!!! The wire that was used will fail over time .No doubt about it

- , Laurel, MD, US

problem #1

Oct 082008

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

I took my car to three different place to have the traction system serviced. The first place charged me $150.00 just to look at it, then told me there was nothing wrong.

The second place charge me $450.00 and replaced the right hub, the problem went away for two weeks.

I took the car to a Chevy dealership where they checked out the problem and told me all I needed was a new battery. This took care of the problem until April 2009. I now have to take it back in to have the left hub replaced for another $450.

- , Germantown, MD, USA

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