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2006 Chevrolet Impala repairs by problem area

Chart based on 86 repairs.

2006 Chevrolet Impala engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 24 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2006 Chevrolet Impala

Engine not specified

61000 mi

US $200
Water pump failed causing the drive belt to shred. 
82000 mi

US $500
Vehicle DIC (Driver Info Center) displayed "Engine Hot / A/C Off" and temp gauge dropped to zero. With no temp gauge, it was decided it was best to have it towed. Dealer replaced: Temp sensor Returned 2 week later for reflash of computer.  

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2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

242-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

35000 mi Head gasket was leaking not allowing hot air to blow and defrost the windshield. 
65700 mi

US $30
Cooling line fitting. 
70000 mi

US $375
Water pump replaced. Serpintine belt replaced. 
77000 mi

US $250
Thermostat replaced 
38000 mi

US $900
Check engine light on (then off, then back on) plus sporadic warnings to tighten gas-cap - which was tight! Needed new sensor(s) . 
17730 mi Emission canister vent solenoid-Replaced under Warranty 
28100 mi

C $1130
Water pump and coolant crossover gaskets developed bad leak aand were replaced with all cost paid by owner.  

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2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

59000 mi Car would not heat while in idle, we bled the hoses from the heater core and it fixed the problem. 
68000 mi

US $120
Had to replace water pump. 
100000 mi

US $180
water pump leaking coolant 
80000 mi

US $172
Check valve for fuel tank vent replaced. Onstar diagnosed 
114000 mi

US $450
Water pump leaking, serpentine belt and upper and lower radiator hoses also replaced preventively 
152000 mi

US $485
WATER PUMP SEIZED 
34000 mi Car experienced massive coolant loss. Noticed coolant covering engine and underside of hood. Saw Dex-cool running down the back of the fan/radiator. Dealer pressure tested cooling system and replaced water pump under warranty. Seems OK after repair. 
63000 mi

US $3200
overheated, blown headgasket 

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2006 Chevrolet Impala Engine Problems

94 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. 21 of these members (22.3%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 30 engine repairs to 2006 Chevrolet Impalas--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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