my heat doesnt go on til i have been driving car for 5 minutes then when idiling or at stop cold air comes on 08 impala, is that my thermostat?

Asked by Dec 15, 2012 at 04:21 AM about the 2008 Chevrolet Impala

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

4,115

hello, After checking my resources, I did not find an answer to what you are experiencing with your ac and heat. I would suggest taking your Impala into your Chevy dealership to see what's going on. I could also check your VIN, to see if there are any open recalls or special coverages that may be related to this issue you're having. If so , please email me at socialmedia@gm.com Attn: Vanessa with your last 8-digits of you're VIN, name, current mileage, and contact number. Regards, Vanessa GM Customer Service

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
35,245

If the engine is getting up to temp then its not the thermostat. Its most likely either, low coolant caused an air pocket in the heater core or something is plugged blocking the flow. Some of the early 2000s had a small orifice in the heater core line inlet that got clogged very easily. They did that to prevent large debris from entering the heater core.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
45

try bleeding you cooling system making sure there is no air in the system

150

I have had several problems with the cooling system and the heater not working in mine. New water pump, flush and fill cooling system, etc. All to no avail. Sometimes the heater works, sometimes it doesn't. Many other issues with my '08 Impala, which I purchased in '08 from a dealer with 30,000 miles on it.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Impala

Looking for a Used Impala in your area?

CarGurus has 35,105 nationwide Impala listings starting at $900.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Impala Experts

  • #1
    Js08016
    Reputation
    1,890
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,810
  • #3
    Danny Wang
    Reputation
    1,680
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
967 Great Deals out of 66,096 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Charger
427 Great Deals out of 27,992 listings starting at $2,490
Used Honda Accord
1,040 Great Deals out of 56,909 listings starting at $1,099
Used Chrysler 300
307 Great Deals out of 17,912 listings starting at $990
Used Nissan Maxima
276 Great Deals out of 22,814 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Challenger
219 Great Deals out of 22,119 listings starting at $7,488
Used Toyota Camry
929 Great Deals out of 79,643 listings starting at $750
Used Buick LaCrosse
292 Great Deals out of 18,189 listings starting at $1,450
Used Ford Mustang
592 Great Deals out of 36,129 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,243 Great Deals out of 167,963 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Fusion
928 Great Deals out of 67,723 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
707 Great Deals out of 41,339 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Altima
978 Great Deals out of 77,112 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Taurus
183 Great Deals out of 15,810 listings starting at $1,850

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
8,472 listings starting at $21,060
2017 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
86 Great Deals out of 8,243 listings starting at $16,568
2016 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 1,441 listings starting at $11,285
2015 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 1,395 listings starting at $10,900
2014 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
67 Great Deals out of 2,487 listings starting at $8,990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.