Learning to drive a car is not all the time unproblematic, and occasionally it may seem like a good solution to select an automatic Chevrolet Impala, whether it’s for very easy comfort or ease of use, this type of transmission is becoming more and more common. Nevertheless, although they might seem like a perfect solution, there may possibly as well be problems with the automatic gearboxes of your Chevrolet Impala . This is exactly the topic of our content page. First, we’ll briefly describe the different types of automatic gearboxes, then, in a second step, which problems you may possibly come across with the gearbox of your Chevrolet Impala , and, at last, how to fix them.
The different kind of automatic gearbox of a Chevrolet Impala
Gearboxes have the advantage of being reputed to be reliable, as you don’t need to use your clutch pedal and every thing is electronically and mechanically controlled there will be no early wear of your clutch or other parts that could be put to the test by misuse on your component.
Nevertheless, based on the type of automatic transmission your Chevrolet Impala is equipped with you will have more or less reliability, we will expose them to you now:
- Classic automatic gearbox: It will use a torque converter, which will manage the gear changes, it’s the oldest technology, it has evolved a lot in the last decades (more gears and a better management of the gear changes).
- Robotized automatic gearbox: This is a manual gearbox with a robotized mechanism that will replace the driver’s action. This type of gearbox is less and less basic because they are thought to be very slow. We as well often feel a coupling during deceleration.
- Dual-clutch automatic transmission: This is the ultimate automatic transmission, it works on similar concept as the robotic transmission, but thanks to its dual clutch, you won’t have any more problems with slow speeds or increased fuel consumption. They are often equipped on luxury models.
- Continuously variable automatic box: It is similar concept as on a scooter, a variator will come to control the differences between acceleration and motor speed, they are especially slow and often be unresponsive during the acceleration phases of your Chevrolet Impala.
I’m having problems with the automatic transmission on my Chevrolet Impala
We now begin the component that absolutely attracts you the most in this article, what are the problems you may come across with the automatic transmission of your Chevrolet Impala? As mentioned above, in general they are more reliable than manual transmissions, nevertheless, here are the main problems you may come across:
- As mentioned above, no matter what type of automatic gearbox, they are often known to be slow and have inertia when accelerating. Nevertheless, this phenomenon is supposed to occur only when the vehicle is started, not when it is launched. If it feels like it comes about constantly, the clutch or converter is most certainly dead.
- I have the feeling that a gear in the automatic transmission of my Chevrolet Impala no longer shifts or jumps: If you have the feeling that your gears no longer shift or often jump on your Chevrolet Impala, there is a component that is undoubtedly responsible for this failure. In truth, the solenoid that acts as a “switch” to engage the gears must not be working effectively, second option, a speed or engine speed sensor may be defective and send the wrong information to your gearbox.
- If you experience drops coming from the automatic gearbox of your Chevrolet Impala: If you experience a clutch when you go up or when you slow down, it is either your oil which is too old and which does not lubricate any more adequately all the mechanisms of your gearbox, or else a sensor which gives bad information
- My Chevrolet Impala’s automatic transmission is leaking: Finally, if your Chevrolet Impala’s automatic transmission is leaking, it’s most likely one of your spy seals is too worn.
How do I fix automatic transmission problems on a Chevrolet Impala?
And finally, we’re going to try to give you the strategies to fix the automatic transmission problems on your Chevrolet Impala . Find them just below:
- Oil leak on the automatic gearbox of a Chevrolet Impala: Locate the source of the leak, and replace the concerned gasket, get it achieved by a professional, opening a gearbox is not easy. It will cost you a few hundred euros, especially for the labour. Do not hesitate to read our content page on gearbox oil leaks on Chevrolet Impala.
- Sensor problem: No matter which sensor is involved, a replacement is the only solution, sensors do not repair themselves, you should count from 100 to a few hundred euros dependent on the difficulty of access to the one that concerns you.
- Couplings: If you have problems with the couplings on your Chevrolet Impala, you will only need to do a complete gearbox change to gain comfort and preserve your gears.
- The automatic gearbox of my Chevrolet Impala slips: In this case, you clearly have a dead clutch disc, you will have to change the clutch, and on some models you won’t be able to change it without doing a standard exchange of the gearbox, be prepared to spend more than a thousand euros.
There are other automatic transmission problems on Chevrolet Impala, such as electronic problems or pressure problems, but this list lists the main ones, no matter the reason, for such complex mechanisms. As soon as you feel a problem on this level, we suggest you to go fairly quickly to your mechanic.
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