Why does my 04 Impala (Automatic) feel like its on 3rd shift when I have it on D

Asked by Dec 19, 2012 at 03:56 PM about the 2004 Chevrolet Impala Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

About 2 months ago, I drove my Chevy impala up a mild steep road and I changed it from D to 3rd gear to get more power. I immediately noticed the change in the sound of the engine. However, when I changed it back to Drive, I still heard the same engine noise. Now my car wastes more gas and it feels like my engine is being over-worked or something. Why does the car sound and feel like its on 3rd shift when its only on D? Any answers would be appreciate it

1 Answer

34,275

Could be the torque converter clutch.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet Impala Questions

Chevrolet Impala Experts

#1 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 1,820
#2 Danny Wang
Danny Wang
Reputation 1,680
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,660
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,161 Great Deals out of 79,219 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Accord
1,051 Great Deals out of 68,868 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Maxima
330 Great Deals out of 24,436 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chrysler 300
402 Great Deals out of 18,351 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
712 Great Deals out of 44,995 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
1,294 Great Deals out of 75,735 listings starting at $1,695
Used Buick LaCrosse
276 Great Deals out of 19,410 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry
1,219 Great Deals out of 84,969 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,919 Great Deals out of 183,083 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
597 Great Deals out of 32,881 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Taurus
265 Great Deals out of 19,092 listings starting at $1,499

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
3,899 listings starting at $23,206
2017 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
91 Great Deals out of 12,206 listings starting at $13,800
2016 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
37 Great Deals out of 1,864 listings starting at $12,970
2015 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 1,453 listings starting at $10,780
2014 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 2,547 listings starting at $9,995

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.