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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Impala AUTOMOBILES

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Impala & Monte Carlo -> Evaporator Core, Replace -> 2003 -> 2004
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8 V6 GAS

2003

  • Remove HVAC module as outlined in "Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Module, Replace."
  • Remove HVAC module outer seals and recirculation housing.
  • Disconnect retaining clip and remove defroster actuator.
  • Remove HVAC module case upper screws and separate case.
  • Remove HVAC module seal from lower module case.
  • Remove evaporator core and water core filter from evaporator.
  • Reverse procedure to install. Torque case mounting screws to 13 inch lbs.

2004

  • Remove HVAC module as outlined in "Heating, Ventila... "

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Impala AUTOMOBILES

Disc Brakes -> AC-Delco Single Piston Rear Disc Brake -> Adjustments -> Parking Brake
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8 V6 GAS

Parking Brake

  • Apply service brake with pedal force of 175 lbs., and release.
  • Fully apply parking brake using approximately 125 lbs., of force on final stroke and release.
  • Apply and release parking brake two additional times.
  • Inspect parking brake pedal assembly for full release by turning ignition On and observing brake warning lamp. Lamp should be off.
  • If brake warning lamp is on and parking brake appears to be fully released, operate manual pedal release lever and pull downward on front park brake cable to remove slack from pedal assembly.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Inspect parking brake...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Impala AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Passenger Cars -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Except Aveo, Chevette 1.8L Diesel, Corvette, GTO, LaCrosse, Malibu (2004-06) & Malibu Maxx, Vibe, XLR, 2004-05 Corvette & 1998-2002 Metro & Prizm
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8 V6 GAS

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven while the v...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Impala AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8 V6 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle on a hoist.
  • Remove tire and wheel assembly.
  • Disconnect tie rod from knuckle.
  • Insert a drift into rotor and against caliper in order to prevent rotor from turning.
  • Remove wheel drive shaft nut.
  • Remove stabilizer link.
  • Be sure that wheel speed sensor wiring harness is repositioned away from ball joint after disconnecting electrical connector from sensor. Disconnect ele...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Impala AUTOMOBILES

Diagnosis & Testing -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Tests -> Intermittent & Poor Connections -> Intermittents -> Poor Connections
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8 V6 GAS

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Connect a suitably programmed scan tool to DLC (Data Link Connector) and follow manufacturer's instructions.

Diagnostic Tests

Refer to Figs. through for diagnostic test procedures.

Intermittent & Poor Connections

Intermittents

Most intermittents are caused by faulty electrical connections or wiring. Inspect for the following:

  • Wiring broken inside insulation.
  • Poor connection between male and female terminal at connector.
  • Poor terminal to wire connection. Some conditions which fall under this are:
    • Poor crimps.
    • Poor solder joints.
    • Crimping over wire ins...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Impala AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove front lower air deflector panel.
  • Remove torque converter covers.
  • Remove mounting nuts and disconnec...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Impala AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> General Motors Corp./Saturn -> 1997-2005 Century, Regal, 1998-2002 Intrigue & 2000-05 Impala & Monte Carlo
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8 V6 GAS

Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Place the windshield wipers in the up position by turning the ignition switch Off when the wipers reach the desired position.
  • Open the hood.
  • Lift the righthand side of the rear hood seal from the flange in the area of the rig...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Impala AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Cars -> Change Oil, Change Oil Now Or Change Oil Soon Lamp & Messages -> 2000-05 Impala -> Using Accelerator Pedal -> Using Radio
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8 V6 GAS

Using Accelerator Pedal

The Engine Oil Life monitor indicates when an oil and filter change are needed, usually from 3000-10,000 miles since the last change. The CHANGE OIL SOON indicator may light even before 3000 miles if the vehicle has been operated under severe service.

The monitor will not detect dust in the oil. If operating in dusty conditions be sure to change the oil and filter every 3000 miles or sooner if the CHANGE OIL SOON lamp lights.

To reset the Engine Oil Life monitor proceed as follows:

  • Turn ignition on, but do not start engine.
  • Fully depress and release accelerator...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Impala AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8 V6 GAS

Inlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Remove the fuel injector sight shield.
  • Release clamp on heater inlet hose using hose clamp pliers J 38185 or equivalent.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Impala AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4 V6 GAS

  • Rotate tensioner clockwise using a b...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2004 Chevrolet Impala AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2004 Chevrolet Impala cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Right Front of I/P Diagram for 2004 Chevrolet Impala  3.4 V6 GASRight Front of I/P Diagram for 2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • I/P Compartment Lamp
  • I/P Compartment Lamp Connector
  • I/P Compartment Door
  • Front of Right Rear Door Trim Diagram for 2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8 V6 GASFront of Right Rear Door Trim Diagram for 2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Window Switch
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2004 Chevrolet Impala AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2004 Chevrolet Impala cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2004 Chevrolet Impala SS 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 Chevrolet Impala SS 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Headlamp Switch
  • Body Control Module
  • Headlamp Left
  • Headlamp Right
  • Tail Lamp Left
  • 2004 Chevrolet Impala  3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Instrument Panel Cluster
  • Radio
  • Traction Control Switch
  • Body Control Module
  • Hazard Switch
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2004 Chevrolet Impala AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2004 Chevrolet Impala cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Revised General Motors New Vehicle Tire Warranty Program
    Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
  • Document: New Website for AFIT, TPM, and VDR Updates
    Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2004 Chevrolet Impala AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2004 Chevrolet Impala cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 2004 Chevrolet Impala cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 2004 Chevrolet Impala cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 2004 Chevrolet Impala cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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