Engine Cooling problem
2008 Chevy Impala 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 38,000 miles
Background: Purchased used 2008 Chevy Impala in August 2009 w/ approx. 25k miles.
Currently at 38k miles.
Having a problem with leaking coolant. It appears to be a slow leak in that we replaced fluid 2-3 weeks ago and only just now had the warning come on the dashboard " Engine hot, turn off AC, idle engine".
We're just 2k miles over the " general" warranty.
Trying to figure out what might be causing the problem and how much we can expect to pay best/worst case scenario based on what the problem might be.
We took it to a family friend who is a mechanic for just a quick look over and he seemed to think more than likely it was a gasket issue and not the pump because he couldn't see anything leaking from the pump.
I want to go into the dealership with as much knowledge as possible so I'm not taken for a ride. Coolant leak seems odd under 40k miles but I'm definitely not a car expert.
So, to the point.
1) Whats the best/worst case scenario?
2) What can I expect to pay?
3) Are there any recalls or TSBs I should be aware of? Tried googling but to no avail.
Thanks so much!
Monday, July 12th, 2010 AT 12:33 PM