Question about 2004 Chevrolet Impala

1 Answer

Car stops working

Sometimes my car stops working. nothing works: no lights, sounds or anything like that. only thing that helps is disconnecting and reconnecting the battery. any ideas?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 487 Answers

Sounds like you have a big intermittent short in the main feed

Posted on Jan 04, 2015


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 24 Answers

SOURCE: entire 1996 blazer electrical dies when starter solenoid engaged

bad ground cable,use a jumper cable from negative to alternator bracket, if it starts thats it.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

  • 88 Answers

SOURCE: tryed to start my car and nothing no sounds at all

starter possible

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

  • 335 Answers

SOURCE: air conditioner works fine on both sides but

Hello and welcome. this is caused by a bad temp door actuator for the drivers side temp door. it is stuck on cold. the temp door actuator will need to be replaced to repair this concern. here is a picture. it is mounted to the drivers side of heater a/c case, behinde the dash.


Posted on Sep 21, 2010

  • 38 Answers

SOURCE: When I open the doors normally everything shuts

you will have to look for the wiring diagram to find this but try finding the relay switch had same thing happen to my 94 camaro and that's what I dif

Posted on Mar 04, 2011

  • 2431 Answers

SOURCE: 1981 oldsmobile delta 88.... I

Not to worry a fuse blew, delta 88 have fuseable links that are equipt in certain area there are some at the starter they blow open. There are some at the positive battery connection that controls dash and ignition switch, so the one we are going after is the ignition switch controls so when you turn the key on inside light goes on and door jam light goes on and better yet the key in ignition goes on. lets hunt that fuse down. First a fuseable link is a wire that allows heavy current to flow through it if it exceed the rated amperage it blows open 2 ways it opens youll see it seperated or you put your hand on it andtug it and it stretches because the wire seperated internally.So go to the positive of the battery are there link there do you see opens how about tugging anything stretched out. okay lets goe to the starter are they open or stretched if you find any open or stretch you need to replace it. now do you have a fuse box the one in the engine compartment is called a battery junction box look for fuses that went open.If everything is intact and looks good now lets go the the ignition area take a peek along the steering column. and turn the key see the rod that moves. as you turn the key that called a strut iginition rod. follow it it will lead to a juction that is called electrical ignition switch feel and move some of those with the key on and if you get power on(You will have to have the key on to do this) there you will find the problem. let me know

Posted on Apr 23, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 2006 E250's red brake light and chime come on when vehicle is moving and stops when the vehicle stops. Sometimes goes off while driving and then comes back on. Now there is a beeping sound also.

To start has there been any thing worked on or happen recently, anything at all? Check owners manual and as a start look at the rear differential completely from one side to the other for loose or disconnected wires. Check the trailer wiring harness for the same.Let us know. Thanks

Feb 05, 2018 | Ford E-250 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2001 Mitsubishi aileron won't start turn over nothing lights work n eavrything already have checked the starter it's fine what other thing could it be

I HAVE AN ECLIPSE. Sometimes it the little stuff so lets try something.
  1. Your lights work ok but no start that's because your lights do not need 650 cold cranking AMPS to
  2. disconnect your battery cables. clean the posts and cables were they go over the posts till there silver. Use wire brush.
  3. reconnect and make sure they are tight.
  4. check for 12 or more volts at battery
  5. try a start
  6. if not clean and tighten other ends of cables and other wires to solenoid.
  7. try a start
  8. if not check for power 12 volts at the starter
  9. if not check the line power from the key
Hope this helps Mike

Mar 02, 2016 | Mitsubishi Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Still Rough Idle After Battery Disconnect

The first thing to do is not set up the idle speed, but to set the Idle mixture screw to lean best idle setting. First, turn in the mixture screw until the engine dies or runs worse, then back out the screw (recommend turning ¼ to ½ turn at a time). The engine should pick up speed and begin to smooth out.

The battery has nothing to do with the idle speed

Apr 09, 2017 | 2004 Mazda 6

1 Answer

1999 Ford Ranger radio is dead. Any ideas?

Sounds a lot like it's been under water.
I found unplugging things 1 at a time and reconnecting shaves the corrosion off. Check the Earth wire as well. Door sensor sounds like it's slightly out of alignment.

Apr 17, 2017 | 1999 Ford Ranger SuperCab

1 Answer

2001 Monte Carlo battery goes dead over night

check for loose / dirty ground wires and points
indicates a voltage circuit being broken and the ECM is loosing voltage to work

Jun 27, 2017 | 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1 Answer

Central locking stopped working on my corolla verso '06. any idea why?batteries are fine in key and reciever isn't covered by anything!please help!


Sep 01, 2009 | 2006 Toyota Corolla

3 Answers

98 Dodge Durango no electrical power

When the armed Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS) senses that the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, it enters its power-up mode. In the power-up mode the alarm system remains armed following a battery failure or disconnect. If the VTSS was armed prior to a battery disconnect or failure, the system will have to be actively or passively disarmed after the battery is reconnected. The alarm can be disarmed by locking the vehicle and turning the drivers door lock to the lock (arm) position. Wait a few minutes then unlock (disarm) the drivers door and the vehicle should start.
If the VTSS has been disabled in the high-line Central Timer Module (CTM), the VTSS feature must be re-enabled using the Chrysler DRB scan tool. The clicking you heard was probably from the CTM located behind the glove box.

Thanks for using FixYa - a FixYa rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

Apr 28, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Durango

1 Answer

Beeping sound inside cab of 1997 ford f150

Disconnect the battery negative cable then reconnect. See if that helps. Battery life should run up to 4 years.if you replace the battery yourself , you may experience some check engine light or other lights on the dash. But do the same. disconnect the negative termonal and let sit then reconnect. you may have to do this several times. the computer de-programs when the battery is removed. you have to let it re-program itself.

Nov 23, 2008 | 1999 Ford F150 Regular Cab

1 Answer

96 ford explorer no power no crank no anything

Sounds like a connection problem/error. When you replaced the starter solenoid, do you remember how many wires you disconnected and reconnected?

Was there any indication ( sparks, etc) of accidentally causing a short when you replaced the solenoid?

Your initial problem of no start but hearing the click sound is almost a sure fire indication that the starter is NG. If the solenoid clicks, that means that it is applying 12 volts to the starter.

hope this helps Good luck Loringh

Nov 08, 2008 | 1996 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Will not start help???

use the key on the door unlock and lock at the door or lock and unlock this should help you

Sep 18, 2008 | 2001 Hyundai Elantra

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Chevrolet Impala Logo

Related Topics:

27 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts


Level 3 Expert

79186 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides