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Average Mileage:
135,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2004 Chevrolet Impala engine problems

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2004 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 252012

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 131,000 miles


My 2004 Impala which i bought a year ago was an amazing car until about a week ago. on the way to change my oil it all of a sudden died. no big deal i pulled over and it started right up. Now after my oil change its been acting really stupid, it will idle and then cut out and then surge, did this to me at a stoplight, whatever, i checked everything all was ok, got back in and drove to friends house, and while idling it started to die but didn't. left got on the highway and no further issues. until the next day leaving walmart, started to cut out while driving home, then stopped. replaced fuel filter, cleaned MAF, still no help. ECM is throwing 3 codes all of which are bank 1 too lean. Usually when i'm on my way home from work (30 mile drive) after midnight it has no problems today it got bad though, i was driving to work and it started like it was gonna die, jerking, coughing, sputtering, i made it to work thankfully but Its a pain in the ass, I'm mad because i like to do all my own work after having several shops take advantage of me, that and they can eat their $95/hour labor rates for something i know how to do myself. I have a laundry list of parts that may or may not be the cause but it totals over $1000!!! the car doesn't scare me it aggravates me. i want to take it behind the shed and shoot it now that i've been having these problems.

- , Denver, CO, USA

problem #2

Apr 072011

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles

I am wanting to know if I blew a head on my 2004 Chevy cut out on me last Thursday and I took it to the shop to get an alternator, oil chg and tuneup...I picked it up Monday and it cut off on me again that same day on the way hm pickin it up...I am told I blew a head because it is now over heating, smoking and the repair man said water is in my oil.

- , Louisville, KY, USA

problem #1

Nov 172010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

car runs really rough, its dangerous when you are in traffic, cutting out can almost get you ran over and surge without your foot on the gas can also cause an accident. have had the car tested and items replaced, but nothing fixes the problem.

- , Wendell, NC, USA

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