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Transmission problems at 87,000 miles the transmission on my 2005 chevy impala had to be rebuilt and then failed again 3000 miles later and had to be rebuilt again.....this is a common problem with 2001 through 2005 impala's. In face the 2005 Chevy Impala is nothing but one big problem as far as I am concerned

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  • whatlec1 Sep 30, 2009

    I think the rebuild is better than the original....and the shop that rebuilt it is the best in the area supposedly and the rebuilt it the 2nd time under problem is with Chevy and the junk they produce have gotten away with....I had a 1993 Astro Van that is still on the road with 260,000 miles on it had a 1999 malibu that ran great, no problems with either....the 2005 impala.....too many problems for a car bought brand new and not driven will never get my business again and i will have learned the lesson

  • whatlec1 Oct 01, 2009

    your user name says it all......sounds like you have a lot of time on your hands and a high opinion of yourself

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Only my opinion, but, the overall quality of all american and foreign vehicles has dropped considerably. On the mechanical side (hard parts) the quality is fairly decent but could be better. On the electrical and control side, it's abysmal...If you cannot get a billion dollar spacecraft to operate problem free, how can anyone expect mass produced equipment made in third world countries by people who could care less about quality to produce anything even close to decent?? Over 80% of the problems reported on this site are with control modules and computers...It isn't surprising that they fail, what's so surprising is how many don't! The major problem has nothing to do with the nameplate on the vehicle, it's out-sourcing of parts, government regulations and "pencil pushers" inside the companies who are responsible for the greatest amount of faults in just about every vehicle on the market today. There are still '57 chevies driving around today...regardless of make, does anyone think the stuff made now will last even half that long??? Be real!!!!

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Having done many engine rebuilds and having supervised many trans rebuilds, I believe that rebuilds are (should be) actually better than the original. This is providing that everything is checked over and measurements are taken to eliminate all worn items. if any shortcuts are taken it generally results in an early failure. Factory units are a combination of components that all have specifications which are allowable. When those that are close but not exact all find their way into one particular unit, it will allow early failure though each part was within "allowable" specs .Aside from an outright material failure, when the opposite happens some others will last over 200K miles. When doing a good rebuild, everything should be measured, unlike how one is built on an assembly line. In doing this the unit is more of a "custom" build, and should last longer. How you drive is the one factor that cannot be ignored...Even the best units will come apart early if they are "beat on" or don't get proper service. Better shops with more experienced builders also get more$ for their work.They also use their expertise to correct problems that are inherent with certain units, often ahead of factory fixes.. As price is always a consideration, often the job goes to the lowest bidder. In that case, you get what you pay for. Then, there is also the possibility of plain bad luck. So, I certainly hope you have better luck with your present unit, and hope you understand that even though yours had problems many more are driving around problem free. That's just the way it is!!!



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I had a 01 impala that was **** too. switched to Ford and havent been to the shop since. If you look at the question breakdown for this website you will see 5 times as many posts for chevys than fords. However, you could have gotten a bad rebuild too. I had a rebuild done once and they boke most of the bolts that held the transmission in and didnt replace them.

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