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Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:06 am Post subject: 2001 impala only goes in reverse any ideas
Hi i am new to the forum.
and i would like to know if you can help me, The car only goes in reverse.
and is a 2001 impala 3.8 V6 engine.
Any idea on what the problem is?
Will it need a new transmission?
Buying a used Impala doesn't cost any more than installing a used trans.
No, but if the only thing wrong with your impala is a bad transmission its smarter to replace the transmission. Buying a used impala (especially at the price of a transmission) you could be buying a car with tons of problems. Who knows, he amy buy a used impala for 1500-2000 and in 6 months the trans may take a crap and the LIM gaskets might start leaking.
If he replaces the transmission (especially with a TEP) he won't have to worry about it crapping out again for a long time (or basically never with the TEP)
Active- you can put in a used trans, but make sure it has the same gear ratio. Also, you might swap in a used trans to find out it doesn't work either. If you are keeping the car for any amount of time, its a better idea just to get a rebuild
my impala i bought 4 years ago cost 6000.00 when i bought it.
Year later i put in a used trans with 1 year warranty, was $500.00 luckily i got free installation. So as long as u have a friend or family to help with installation your good
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