Would a bad ignition cause my 2003 Chevy Impala to need an occassional jumpstart

Asked by Apr 05, 2014 at 11:44 PM about the 2003 Chevrolet Impala LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

On a few ocassions lately, my vehicle has needed a jump start. Battery and altenator
have been checked and are fine. Mechanic says it may be a bad ignition. Is that true?

3 Answers

254,155

I would say it is low voltage on your battery. How old is it? Voltage with engine off, and running is what? Post back

475

Maybe try changing your spark plugs. They could be old or dirty and need a little more power to get a decent spark.

145

Do you need a jump because the battery has gone dead on its own or because you were cranking it too much. If it went dead on its own, it has nothing to do with your ignition. If you had to crank it to much its either lack of fuel or spark. I assume you don't have any check engine codes, if you had a misfire you'd have a code. I don't think it's a plug, but it could be related to your coil(s). Could be old plug wires. If your near or over 100k miles plugs and wires should be changed anyway. Try another mechanic, who will give you a better answer.

Your Answer

Impala

Looking for a Used Impala in your area?

CarGurus has 33,615 nationwide Impala listings starting at $777.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Impala Experts

  • #1
    Js08016
    Reputation
    1,860
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,780
  • #3
    Danny Wang
    Reputation
    1,680
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,070 Great Deals out of 72,016 listings starting at $1,896
Used Chevrolet Camaro
384 Great Deals out of 30,498 listings starting at $3,500
Used Honda Accord
1,032 Great Deals out of 60,523 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Maxima
284 Great Deals out of 23,060 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Camry
1,047 Great Deals out of 68,980 listings starting at $295
Used Nissan Altima
990 Great Deals out of 74,663 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang
712 Great Deals out of 38,398 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
662 Great Deals out of 39,224 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,101 Great Deals out of 167,324 listings starting at $1,888

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Impala LS For Sale
1,101 listings starting at $15,480
2017 Chevrolet Impala LS For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 1,788 listings starting at $16,990
2016 Chevrolet Impala LS For Sale
265 listings starting at $12,585
2015 Chevrolet Impala LS For Sale
261 listings starting at $11,886
2014 Chevrolet Impala LS For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 327 listings starting at $9,700

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.