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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
106,833 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace tcc valve and pressure control solenoid (1 reports)
2003 Chevrolet Impala transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 012013

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 167,000 miles


when you have your foot on the gas it shakes at low speeds and goes away at faster speeds, sometimes it doesn't do it at all but it seems like a vibration in the right side of the car, had it looked at by a mechanic and he said he thought it was an axle or a tie rod, he was wrong.

- , Louisville, KY, US

problem #2

Apr 142010

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,500 miles

the transmission had acted up in the past 6 months or so but stopped. I decided to change the fluid and filter. it was ok for a day. it started randomly shifting hard into gear at part throttle. the car would shake and vibrate as though it was not engaging the clutch properly. at times it felt like it was shifting too soon causing the engine to bog down. I took it to a auto parts store and the code was P0742 (TCC circuit stuck on). after checking the internet I was expecting a repair around $1000 to $2500/$3000. the higher cost would be if it had to be replaced or rebuilt. there are places online that will charge $1000 for a new/rebuilt transmission and will ship it to the shop of your choice. I had considered that instead of a dealer or transmission shop as everyone knows of the horror stories of trans shops and dealer repair costs to transmissions.

fortunately it appears to be fixed now and supposedly has a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty for what that is worth. (my luck it would be another internal part) the receipt showed about half of the cost was parts. I know the parts are not that expensive but it is somewhat labor intensive.

- , Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 212007

(reported on)


  • Manual transmission
  • 70,000 miles

the car was shaking and it was taken to the dealer and they couldn't find anything wrong with it, they only found codes in the computer regarding the transmission a month later it was taken to Meineke and they couldn't even fix the problem it had to be taken to a specialist. Now i find out that it might be the catalytic converter.

- , Elizabeth, NJ, USA

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