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2006 Chevy Impala 3.5 Litre

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:11 pm    Post subject:  2006 Chevy Impala 3.5 Litre Reply with quote

We have apx 90,000 miles on this vehicle since purchased new.
Currently eduring coolant lost and no heat even though the temp guage indicates normal engine heat range. Overflow was totally dry, no indication of leaks or puddling under the vehicle nor signs of leaks in engine compartment. However there is a very slight aroma of antifreeze aparent when the hood is open.
Checking other databases indicate possible gaskets at the crossover and/or possible blown head gaskets. Vehicle has not overheated and there is no loss of preformance or change in fuel usage, Most of the operations of this vehicle are at highway (Interstate) speeds.
Any reports concerning this type of problem with these vehicles and what repair costs may be incurred to repair them.
TIA
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:20 pm    Post subject:  Re: 2006 Chevy Impala 3.5 Litre Reply with quote

stubbie45 wrote:
We have apx 90,000 miles on this vehicle since purchased new.
Currently eduring coolant lost and no heat even though the temp guage indicates normal engine heat range. Overflow was totally dry, no indication of leaks or puddling under the vehicle nor signs of leaks in engine compartment. However there is a very slight aroma of antifreeze aparent when the hood is open.
Checking other databases indicate possible gaskets at the crossover and/or possible blown head gaskets. Vehicle has not overheated and there is no loss of preformance or change in fuel usage, Most of the operations of this vehicle are at highway (Interstate) speeds.
Any reports concerning this type of problem with these vehicles and what repair costs may be incurred to repair them.
TIA


sounds like a nice car .......... welcome to the site

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:19 pm    Post subject:  2006 Impala 3.5 Flex Fuel with coolant leak. Reply with quote

Follow up to my previous post about coolant leakage. Took the vehicle to a local mechanic who diagnosed the problem and repaired it for me. Turned out that after 90,000 miles the seals in the water pump had failed and the coolant was leaking around the input shaft for the pump. Total cost was $150 US for pump replacment, total cooling system flush, and reinstallation of Dextrol coolant.
Only other situations that we have had include replacing the battery after 3 1/2 years. Bit of a challenge getting battery our but resolved that one myself. Also had a tie rod end fail at about 65,000 miles, probably caused by the rough roads here in Michigan.
Overall our experience with this vehicle has been positive, we routinely take road trips of up to 2300 miles, either to the East Coast or Gult of Mexico areas. The ride and economy has been exceptional, we average 32 - 35 mpg at freeway speeds, what we consider very good for this vehicle. I have spoke withother owners of 2006 - 2008 Impala Vehicles and thay all comment of the exceptional economy.
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