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2000 impala has oil in the coolant

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If there is oil in the coolant and nobody put it there it generally points to either a cracked block or blown head gasket. Is the car running at all?

Posted on May 26, 2009

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Why is my 2000 impala is overheating


Hi there, Overheating can be caused by a few things.Thermostat,sticking Water pump impella worn or bearings,
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Low coolant light stays on


If you've checked your coolant level and it is ok, then more than likely engine oil is contaminating your cooling system. GM published a service bulletin on this exact problem. Possible sources of contamination are internal engine leaks, improper service procedures, or addition of excessive antileak addatives into the cooling system. The problem occurs when the oil leaves deposits
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Having issues with a 2000 chevy impala overheating have changed the radiator and the thermostat fans seem to be working ok but overheats at idle in stop and go traffic, after a certain amount of time it...


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Feb 15, 2011 | 2000 Chevrolet Impala

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Oil in coolant no coolant in oil intake gasket replaced 1 year ago


yes thats more than likely if the oil feed to the head is leaking as it has a hight pressure than the water circuit so its only got oil in water ,But check the radiator with a pressure tester in case the oil cooler in the radiator is leaking as this is a more probale cause of the problem

Jan 24, 2011 | 2001 Chevrolet Impala

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How do I add coolant to my radiator. It seems there is a specific way to do it on a 2000 Impala.


Add it to the clear plastic overflow tank. --- Underhood Check
  • Engine oil--Check the engine oil level.
  • Coolant--Check the radiator coolant level in the reservoir.
  • Battery-- Visually check battery cables and connections.
  • Automatic transmission--Check the fluid level.
  • Master cylinder--Check the fluid level.
  • Power Steering--Check the fluid level.
  • Windshield washer--Check the fluid level.
  • Belts & hoses--Visually check all belts and hoses for wear. NOTE: In addition to the items listed above there are cases with some manufacturer's where odd components such as manual transmission/transaxles and front differentials many be equipped with a dipstick found underhood for fluid level check. If you are unsure of a dipstick on your vehicle, check with the owners manual. 89531p07.jpg
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    I have a 2000 impala i had to put in a half gallon of water in radiator, i think the thromostate is ok because there is black tar looking stuff in the radiator, do you no what that stuff is? and should i...


    the black tar residue is bascially from either the transmission cooling tank which is part of the radiator has a leak inside the radiator and letting trans fluis leak into the system or/ you have a defective/;leakinf head gasket on the engine and yes! you should get that checked asap cause it can cause extensive damage in the long run

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    There is really only one thing that causes this, that is a leaking cylinder head gasket(s).

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    Low coolant light on 2000 chevy impala


    There is a technical service bulletin that talks about engine oil contamination causing your problem. The bulletin number is 04-06-02-007 and is dated August 2004. If they came out with a bulletin on this it must be a common problem.

    Dave



    Feb 25, 2009 | 2002 Chevrolet Impala

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