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    '02 Impala 3.4L, 209.4k : P0102 Won't Go Away!

    What? Motorhead? What happened to Harley Pedaaaal-SON!
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    '02 Impala 3.4L, 209.4k : P0102 Won't Go Away!

    Just checked in here to see what was going on, read some funny stuff from NickD on the 2003 Impala thread about the "Chevy Impala, check engine light on" ... NickD (on Impala 3.8L plastic Intake Manifold): "Never was a problem when the entire engine was cast iron, claim they are saving weight...
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    2011 Impala LT 3.5L 83,088 miles: Guest Oil Change

    Here's a video that *does* work ... that NickB2 posted in one of my old threads here (post #37). I remember showing it to a co-worker here (since retired), and the cringed look on his face was priceless...
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    2011 Impala LT 3.5L 83,088 miles: Guest Oil Change

    That’s what I was using, but just too tight in there ... or I gave up too soon. Once I got my (partial) hand on it and realized I got it to budge, that was the method I was going with. Might have to buy one of those metal cap-style removers, I guess. There goes my 30-year run using a single...
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    2011 Impala LT 3.5L 83,088 miles: Guest Oil Change

    Was home visiting parent recently (hard not to be able to type "parents" anymore), and my Mom's Impala needed some work done: two sets of accident damage repaired (driver's door and rear passenger bumper cover) ... and after that was done, I decided to change the oil - (the very first time for...
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    '02 Impala 3.4L, 211.6k : Annoying Window Motor Assembly Problem

    nickb2, So you're saying replace the internal "fixed" tracks inside the door. And by "depth" of the tracks you're referring to the (perpendicular) gap depth of the channel the glass slides within, not the parallel, or in-line depth of the track, right?
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    '02 Impala 3.4L, 211.6k : Annoying Window Motor Assembly Problem

    Installed the ACDelco part from RockAuto. Looks the same, maybe the plastic pulleys were bigger (?), but *felt* and *sounded* like a better unit (although it was made in Taiwan). I used some high temp bearing grease from a tub I had sitting around to grease the two fixed tracks inside the door...
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    '02 Impala 3.4L, 211.6k : Annoying Window Motor Assembly Problem

    Wish I could just create a metal anchor point to hold the metal ball at the end of the stranded cable - instead of the stupid embedded plastic socket. But the original lasted 184k, so it's the tracks now...
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    '02 Impala 3.4L, 211.6k : Annoying Window Motor Assembly Problem

    I really don't think it's the part - although from the day I put the Ebay unit in 3 years ago I noticed the motor seemed to be a tad more sluggish than the OEM one. If there's any difference between the two, that's it - inside the motor. I doubt the plastic pieces are any different. I really...
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    '02 Impala 3.4L, 211.6k : Annoying Window Motor Assembly Problem

    '02 Impala 3.4L, 211.6k : Annoying Window Motor Assembly Problem The vehicle was bought brand new in June 2002. Original driver's side window motor assembly lasted to 184k miles. Three years ago (but only 26,000 miles ago), that part failed when the plastic pulley(s) cracked and the metal...
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    '02 Impala 3.4L, 209.4k : P0102 Won't Go Away!

    Good deal! Looks like a 75% off discount! But someone on Amazon mentioned that there are Chinese 'knockoffs' of the USA Autel version that won't update after one year? Could that be why you're getting that big discount? Is it a Chinese 'knockoff', and how do you know? Amazon write-up says...
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    '02 Impala 3.4L, 209.4k : P0102 Won't Go Away!

    Here's the process I went through when searching for a new OBD-2 Code reader: I still have an old Actron handheld I bought in 2000. It's this one (#9035) Just reads codes...
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    '02 Impala 3.4L, 209.4k : P0102 Won't Go Away!

    So I took it to a LONG interstate onramp that is almost never used, stopped, then floored it. OBD2 reader recorded over 1000 points, but I had to let off the Gas well before that. Numbers started at 49 g/s and steadily rose to 128.8 before I let off the pedal, but I don’t think that happened...
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    '02 Impala 3.4L, 209.4k : P0102 Won't Go Away!

    Hey nickb2! Good to hear from you again! I haven't been here in a while. I see they re-did the website. Looks really nice! Very colorful, and not like all the rest. Funny you mention the g/s units. I *had* it that way because the numbers are larger, but then my temps were in Celcius, so I...
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    '02 Impala 3.4L, 209.4k : P0102 Won't Go Away!

    Bought this car brand new in June 2002. No accident history; service history: just oil changes, brake pads, rotors, and of course intake gaskets where I replaced everything in the path down to injector o-rings back at 104k miles (2007?) So I've had this code for quite a long time (over a...
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