i hav 2000 impala

Asked by Dec 08, 2011 at 11:54 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet Impala Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 2000 impala and one day it just died on me just driven down the highway and i poped the hood lots of smoke came out and i waited lik 20 min and put water in it and then it started up ran for about 10 milles then it died made it to the gas station put gas in it then i got in it then it wouldnt start it got hot shut down be for i made it to the gastation then i got in the car at the gastation after i put gas in it it would start its acating like it wants to but dont have enough to start the next day i try to get it to start after trying to start it for about an hour it started but idle like crap like it wass going to died but didnt when i shut it off it would start again and hasnt start sence then i dont know what the problem is but over last winter i had to put water in it all the time but never saw any leak of water cumin out of the water pump or ratdeador so if any one could tell me what it could be that will be grate thank you for ur help

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ist thing:the brass water sensor that tells the cooling fans is probably toasted.There is mercury sealed inside.When you overheat real bad the sensor is ruined.You might have been lucky not to blow the headgaskets.Put a new or rebuilt W/P on put coolant in, and test it.Check the dipstick make sure there is no water in the oil.If the oil is okay,you may have really been lucky this time.


Check the oil dipstick. If it is milky in color, you have water leaking intothe motor perhaps through a blown head gasket. Check under the car, is there water and or oil leaking out? If so, front or back of the block. Your first thing to do is find the reason for the water leak, then see if it is going into the heads. Pull and clean the plugs, if they are getting wet, they may be shorting out and covered in carbon and stuff/not firing. Check to see if you have any leaks in the fuel system, cracked or melted hose, or vacuum leak. Sounds like the water leak is causing a lot of problems.

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