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My 2005 impala starts and...
My 2005 impala starts and runs fine the first time but when I make frequent stops to run errands etc, it will start easily enough but dies. I usually have to start it several times, and always end up keeping my foot on the brake a little and giving it gas at the same time as I take off.
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Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 1 year ago
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Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 1 year ago

Is the check engine light on? Thanks.

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Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 1 year ago

Do you know what codes you are getting? Does the light ever flash? Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Okay
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Where do I see the answer?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I don't know the codes. The light is steady
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 1 year ago

You will need to start by checking codes which can be done at your local parts store for free. Write them down and let me know what they are, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I can't do that until tomorrow. Will I be able to come back here then?
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 1 year ago

Yes, you can continue talking to me at any time same way you are now. Keep me updated, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Also I don't want to do a phone call. I just realized it's another $26 not $3 more.
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 1 year ago

That is fine, I didn't plan to call anyway as it isn't needed. Website automatically tries to push it on everyone, not me. We can continue talking on chat later when you get the codes. Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thanks, ***** *****'ll get the codes ASAP.
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 1 year ago

Sounds good, I'll talk to you then. Thanks.

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Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 1 year ago

Did you ever have codes checked? Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Po172
Po404
Po420
P1404
Po172
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 1 year ago

It sounds like your EGR valve is sticking open which is the main problem. This is about $150 for the part and a hour labor so around a $250 job at a shop. Let me know if you have more questions or if there is anything else I can do to help. Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Is that also called the idler arm?
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 1 year ago

No, the idler arm is what would help hold the drive belt in place. This could cause some noise but wouldn't cause any of the codes or stalling problem. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 1 year ago

No problem, I'm happy to help. Let me know how it turns out or if you run into questions, you can reply to this answer at any time without additional fees. Thanks.

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Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 1 year ago

Just letting you know I do not get compensated for information or time until you rate answer. Thanks.

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