Question about 2005 Chevrolet Impala

3 Answers

Transmission jerks and shifts slowly

We have an 05 impala and ever since we bought it there has been a jerking when it first shifts. After about a year it got to the pont where it wouldn't shift at all and the dealership rebuilt the entire transmission (we had the extended warranty), this was about mid 07. Even after that though it would still ****, but we could never get it to do it for the dealership mechanic, so they didn't believe us like we were lying. It normally does it when you first start it up and does not do it all the time. Recently it has started grinding a little when it first shifts and that scares me. We are still paying it off and it has so many miles it doesn't have much value anymore (117,000). Mind you we take really good care of it and I love this car, I don't want to have to get rid of it. Any suggestion?

Posted by on

  • bobsbuick Apr 24, 2009

    Same transmission different mounting interface in a 05 Buick LaCrosse is plagued with this problem and has a history of same. (Search the web) Oddly, the 05 Buick Alure with the "exact" same tranny mounting inereface and all does not have a history of this problem. We have recently isolated the fault to suspected error in the electronic controls but cannot get maker to agree that evidence is worth pursuing. They would rather replace tranny over and over again than to acknowledge evidence.



    Sounds like a recall is in order!

  • pintail4 May 03, 2009

    My 2005 Impala sometimes "slams" into gear, usually after it warms up quite a bit. Ocassionally, when I leave a stop sign, I step on the accelerator and maybe just a split second passes and before I can release the accelerator, it slams into gear. 78,000 miles.
                                                  Bob Bryan

×

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 8 Answers

My moneys on pressure control solenoid in the transmission

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Habit-Forming:

    Visited the website for 3 consecutive days.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 33 Answers

The computer controls the shifting and there should be a shift sensor on the transmision maybe a problem with one of theme

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 111 Answers

You might want to check your motor mounts. when they go out it causes all kinds of jerking. Open the hood, put your foot on the brake and shift it back and fourth from FWRD to REV and see how much it moves. You can give it a little gas but make sure you keep your foot on the brake.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

2 Suggested Answers

  • 86 Answers

SOURCE: car jerks when i let off the gas

check out the throttle position sensor.

Posted on Mar 09, 2010

  • 14036 Answers

SOURCE: the car didn't start without

SOUND LIKE ALTERNATOR NOT CHARGING BATTERY.CHECK ALTERNATOR VOLTAGE OUT PUT AT THE BATTERY WITH ENGINE IDLING VOLTAGE SHOULD BE 13.5 - 14.5 VOLTS. IF NOT ALTERNATOR VOLTAGE REGULATOR FAULTY. CHECK ALTERNATOR 80 AMP FUSE FIRST.ALSO MAKE SURE ALTERNATOR BATTERY FEED WIRE AND VOLTAGE REGULATOR WIRES IN PLACE TIGHT AND WIRES NOT DAMAGED.MAKE SURE ALTERNATOR DRIVE BELT HAS CORRECT TENSION NOT SLIPPING.TO KEEP FROM LOCKING OUT RADIO TURN OFF RADIO FIRST BEFORE REMOVING NEGATIVE BATTERY WHEN YOU GET READY TO REPAIR ALTERNATOR.

Posted on Aug 16, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Kia sportage 05 jerking in 2nd and 3rd gear, raving the engine spontaniously, help!


SX 2.4L w/Auto Trans Slip/Jerk Shift Problem - Kia Forum

www.kia-forums.com/kia-forte...td.../55002-sx-2-4l-w-auto-trans.html

Nov 5, 2009 - 10 posts - ‎8 authors
A noticable rev in RPM between 2nd and 3rd gear only after startup. I had been ... Last edited by TeeJay1959; 11-05-2009 at 04:49 PM. TeeJay1959 is ... Started engine, accelerated out of parking lot and got a rude jerk between 2nd and 3rd gear. You are right .... 1 Attachment(s) 93-02 Kia Sportage Mud. 2nd to 3rd gear shift a "jolting" exoerience
10 posts
Jan 30, 2015
Please Help with 2006 Spectra Transmission
10 posts
Jan 31, 2012
2010 Surging while driving
10 posts
Jul 4, 2011
2005 Kia Spectra Auto Trans Problem
10 posts
Jun 18, 2005
More results from www.kia-forums.com

Kia Sportage Software Update - RepairPal


Feb 08, 2016 | Kia Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1nz engine automatic transmission shift with a jerk how do i stop the jerking


it maybe ECU malfunction bring your car to a mechanic for checking fault code

Dec 09, 2013 | 2002 Toyota Corolla

1 Answer

My 2005 chevy impala started jerking and then it wouldnt chnage gears unless i press the gas all the way to the floor is it the transmission?


no on 05 chevy the transmisson shift is control by vacume look for a vacume line that is dry rooted or has come off start at the engine first then work the way down to the transmisson. a line off or dry rotted any where in the syastem will give you a hard shift sometiimes like a hard jerking motion when
shifting.

Aug 10, 2011 | 2005 Chevrolet Impala

1 Answer

My 05 mustang jerks at low speed. sometimes jerks into R


I recommend changing the transmission fluid. When it becomes old, shifting can become sluggish. Some auto shops will just replace the whole transmission, which is a very expensive fix for a small problem.

Jun 18, 2011 | 2005 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

My chevy Impala 05 jerks everytime after its been driven a while the first time is around 10 or 20 miles per hr than does a hard one around 30


Mine is jerking as well except it jerks all the time randomly. It has done this since I had purchased it. I bought it used. I hope this isnt a transmission problem

Jan 24, 2011 | 2005 Chevrolet Impala

1 Answer

I have a 2005 Impala with a 3800 V-6 auto trans. when I come to a stop ,it jerks one time when I take off.Can you help me figger out the problem?


The transmission has not geared it self all the way to first gear and is trying to start off in second, once the car starts to move it gears back down to first gear which gives you the jerking motion you feel. Easy fix, the shift solenoid may be stuck due to dirt in the fluid and the transmission needs to be serviced, and or the solenoid may need to be replaced and the boost valve. Have the transmission serviced and have them check the transmission line pressure which would indicate if the boost valve is worn and the solenoid is getting stuck or check valve. Good luck and this should cost you around $150.00 in total so call around.

Dec 23, 2009 | 2005 Chevrolet Impala

2 Answers

Where do i find the shift solenoid on an 05 impala ls with a 3.8? car shifts hard when stopped at light and go to take off. like its in to high of a gear and then slams and jerks into 1st. however it...


all of the shifting solenoids are in side the tranny, by the sounds of if you might be able to try a service on the tranny, new filter and fluid might help alot. try that first before spending alot of money.

Nov 18, 2009 | 2005 Chevrolet Impala

1 Answer

Hesitation and jerking


tcc sylinoid is bad go to autozone let them check with there computer its free to check it same problem for lots of 04 05 impalla andmonty owners

Apr 22, 2009 | 2005 Chevrolet Impala

Not finding what you are looking for?
2005 Chevrolet Impala Logo

829 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60792 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...