Hi Ian. My 01 impala continues to creak when accelerating from a stop and
when I took it to the chev/olds dealer they performed the bulletin
#02-08-61-001A. This involved applying welds with threadlocker to the
The sound is still there. I might have to live with these creaking sounds
since I am not very confident the foreman at the dealership knows how to fix
it. Have you heard of such a problem before? I would be very grateful if
you could share some info that you might know about this problem. I can't
be the only impala owner that has a creaky front end.
By the way my vehicle was manufactured on 04/01 which could mean it has the
revised welds that plagued 2000 models.
Thanks in Advance.
I talked to the front end guys and they haven't even seen/used that
bulletin yet, that you are referring to. After reading the bulletin, it
like GM's usual "apply a patch" to the problem approach. I like what
Harry said about that other dealer having new subframes re-enforced
by a welding shop. If I were you, I would press them for a new
subframe assembly. You shouldn't have to just "live" with it. The only
reason they shouldn't want to put a subframe in is if their warranty
costs are too high and they are trying to keep a cap on costs.
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