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End of the Road with my Impala

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Location: Toronto Canada

2003 Chevrolet Impala
2003 Chevrolet Astro
1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:40 pm    Post subject:  End of the Road with my Impala Reply with quote

Its been fighting the trans bug since last summer. Stop and go traffic, it gets hot and feels like the Torque Convertor is locking up at low speed and bucking. I dropped the pan and changed the fluid to no avail.
Fresh off a 150mi round trip to Niagara Falls and Back for work last week it smelled funny and hot when I parked it.

Wife got in the next morning to head to work and made it about 3 miles / 5 kms, light turned green at the intersection and the engine willing revved but no engagement. She called me from the curb and when there was a clearing in the traffic a few mins later she went back to get her purse. Tried again and the car took off as far as the gas station on the corner. By the time I got there to pick her up it cooled off enough for me to limp it to work.

I know its likely a sensor but the trans was rebuilt appx 5 years ago. Its just not worth dumping $1200 into an $800 car. Without my own garage its not worth even putting a used trans IMO.

If anybody needs parts in the GTA for a base 3.4 white impala let me know. Good winter tires on it now. Will be selling both sets of summer wheels on Kijiji.
Wife's a little beat up about it. My son ( now 15 ) was 3 when we got it and he's a little attached as well.

Pretty sure I am going to buy her a 2014 Camry XLE. Fresh lease turn in from the same leasing company I got the Impala from.
$16k, loaded with nav, backup cam, leather 3.5 v6. Damn 14.6 in the 1/4 and good fuel economy.

I DD an 03 Safari and my summer car is an 84 Monte. I don't know what to do with all the Tech in the Camry. My son knows more about it than I do.
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