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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Chevy
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air Conditioning systems
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Key will not come out of the switch the car shuts off but it

Customer Question

key will not come out of the switch the car shuts off but it kills the battery
JA: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?
Customer: brand new battery 2 weeks old
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 2007 impala LT
JA: Are you fixing your Impala yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Had the car repaired in Newfoundland said it was a bare wire touching on the shifter rod causing the car to lock up this was in June 2016
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: The GM garage in Woodstock said that the car required a complete new shifter assembly account it was not making contact with the switch to unlock the key, other professionals said this was a load of crap ????
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 18 days ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 18 days ago.

hey how are you

1- the shifter assembly is a common failure, but the spring that breaks , usually they sell a a repair kit for it ,if the springs are not broke then you will have to replace the shifter assembly

this is one on ebay for sale $129

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Floor-Shifter-Assembly-2006-2011-Chevrolet-Impala-2006-2007-Monte-Carlo-19259863-/360656979648?fits=Year%3A2007%7CMake%3AChevrolet%7CModel%3AImpala&hash=item53f8d4c6c0:g:F00AAOSwezVW1azI&vxp=mtr

I m sorry maybe not what you want to hear ,but the shifter wil be needed ,if springs are good

Please let me know if you need anything else on it

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 18 days ago.

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