Question about 2001 Chevrolet Impala

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Over heating so i bought the car in 2007 in November the car was running great and smooth only problemed it would smell like gas everytime i filled up..that problem slowly went away. then i had a problem with my power steering it would be hard to turn and i kept losing power steering fluid. problem fixed. but now my car is going insane...i call my impala "nightmare" cuz thats what it is giving me.. so for about 2 months or so my car has been overheating.. it starts off driving and i notice the air is coming out cold i look at the temp. guage and it is redlined to the max!! and this problem happens everytime i drive i add coolant about every week or so, but when i drive my car and its redline about 5 minutes later it levels off and goes back to the middle or regular running temp. this problem i believe is causing me gas and it is also causing power lose... does anyone have any solutions or if you had the problem can tell me what to do?? thankyou it would be very much apperciated =)

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  • mikevUSCG May 22, 2008

    thank you kidyubyub lol ok i check just now and there is a leak. also i was driving today and this time the car did not level off at all i figured it was because there was no coolant so i added more. i am taking the car to a shop 2mm i'll let you know what happens thanks for the help! =)

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It is a head gasket. Dont waste your money on anything else. You will end up fixing the it anyway. I have a 2 2001 Impala's TRIUST ME

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

Change your waterpump. i had the same exact problem. u have a leak, trust me.

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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That last time I saw a heating problem with it getting hot very quickly and then leveling off it was a bad thermostat. Also, if you have to add coolant every week, there is obviously a leak somewhere. Have you checked that car after a run to see if there are any drips anywhere?

Posted on May 21, 2008

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    Eric Smale May 22, 2008

    No worries. Hopefully it is just a hose. Extremely common problem. I had to replace 3 hose last summer on my Lotus!

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