2001 Chevy Impala 6 cyl Automatic 148k miles
My 2001 Impala w/ 148k miles started (4 days ago) having trouble starting (not starter or alternator). Crank Crank Crank give lots of gas - feels like car cannot breath. No engine codes at this time.
Go to parts store replace valve idle air control motor and add a can of Sea Foam to gas tank.
NO CHANGES - but check engine light does come on
1- ERG code and 1- 2 Random/Multiple Cylinder.
took car to shop today had all 6 spark plugs and wires replaced, fuel system 3-part service,
NO CHANGE (ok for one minute better - check engine light went out BUT it came back on with same issues). Stalling out, turn corner - car quits HOWEVER when driving straight no issues
THEN replaces PVC valve and coil blocks or whatever the coil things are.
NO CHANGE - now they think it needs a very expensive VALVE JOB (to be honest they do not do this work so it is not benefiting them)
I've heard a valve job is $2500
How will I know this will fix the problem?
Have you heard of this before on Impala?
Would you do it or trade?
just had different $1,000.00 work done to car (tie rods, brakes, etc.)
have the same problem?
Sunday, December 7th, 2008 AT 6:45 PM