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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
104,734 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. purchase GM lube kit (1 reports)
2003 Chevrolet Impala steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012004

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles


I purchased car as a "Certified" used car, a month later took car back to dealership. Service person stated

they knew what was, did a "good faith" fix. Within a short time, same noise back. Now they stated the part was

approximately $300 plus labor. But they said it wasn't necessary, it was just a little noisy!

- , Rockford, IL, USA

problem #3

May 112009

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250,000 miles

Clunk sound when starts or turning. Sometimes squeaks. Didn't bother getting fixed.

- , Burlington, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 232008

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,934 miles

Steering developed clicking on turning, there is a TSB on this and GM makes a lubrication kit for the sector shaft, there is some grease and a shield to install that supposedly helps retain the lubricant (which eventually leaks out over time anyway and the process has to be repeated.)

- , Ottawa, ON, Canada

problem #1

Dec 272007

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

I've done some research on this one my father happens to be a Master Mechanic and a dispute resolver for AAA. We both have test drove the car and the only thing that we could come up with was possibly internal U-Joint failure. However, the usual signs of a a split boot or obvious wear was no where to be found I did even take picture of the area to be examined later. Still nothing to be found. I read some of the other blogs about an internal shaft that needs to be re-lubricated. I'm hoping it's this and a quick an inexpensive fix to boot. I did receive similar results when duplicating the troubleshoot process of finding an empty parking lot and turning the wheel to the locked position and then back a 1/4 turn.

- , Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

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