Trying out a 2010 Impala and I have a couple minor questions - ABS related

Asked by Feb 10, 2015 at 07:26 PM about the 2010 Chevrolet Impala LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'm using a 2010 Impala as a loaner. I had bought a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe on 12/31
and drove it 5 days until a rod went through the front of the oil pan. The dealer has
bought a junkyard motor for it but they don't seem to be in a huge hurry. Both the old
and new engines are on the garage floor an the Hyundai is in the storage building next
door. It spooked me to the point where the dealer has offered to buy it back if I see
something else on the lot. This Impala was a rental for the first 2 years, then one
owner after that. It has 108,000 miles. I commute 55 miles one way every day and
about 1/3 of that is on some pretty crappy roads. I really love this Impala. It's smooth
as silk, takes the crappy roads really well and will freakin' fly. One (probably) minor
issue though, and I'd like opinions. The ABS/Service Traction Control light comes on
sometimes, usually  when I'm turning in my driveway or turning onto a side road...
maybe randomly going down the road but not usually. I thought it might be a wire
chafing but a mechanic claims it could be a wheel bearing. Concur? No? The other
issue is what I can only describe as a noisy ABS pump. On a snow packed road if I
punch the gas pedal I can hear the t/c working and it sounds almost like a windshield
washer pump whirring. Once the car gets moving and the t/c lets go the noise
disappears. It does exactly the same noise if I attempt hard braking on a snow packed
road. Everything seems to work as it should, I'm just concerned about the noise. Other
than that, I'm sold on the car and I can get it just under 6K. Opinions?

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Check the wiring going to the ABS sensors at the front wheels. Since the front wheels turn the wiring is always moving and flexing. This makes it prone to wear. This is especially true since the light comes on while turning into your driveway. I agree with you about the Santa Fe. Ditch it. Sounds like the Impala is the better buy. HTH. -Jim

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