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2011 Impala LT, 2nd owner (bought from HERTZ rental). Might this be something that I can have GM look at under warranty? What is the powertrain warranty 3 / 36,000?
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2011 Impala LT, 2nd owner (bought from HERTZ rental). Might this be something that I can have GM look at under warranty? What is the powertrain warranty 3 / 36,000?
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Thanks Volume, I will make a phone call in the morning, let them know of my problem and scheduled service if it's covered under warranty, if not I will do it myself. Thanks for the help.
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Do you know were is the leak is coming from?
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Hard to tell without Jacking it Up ...here's a picture looking at towards the front passenger tire from the driver side. It doesn't look good though...FMLLLLL.


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The leak is to high to be the oil pan
perhaps it is the axle seal or the sensor let the dealer check it
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ZumnRX8, I just wanted to let you know I'm available via private message if you would like any further assistance along the way. (For instance, I'm happy to contact your dealer at any point to follow up on your Impala's status, etc.)

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Thank you much Katie!

I see Chevrolet Customer Service popping up often to help out members, I'm sure its greatly appreciated! Excellent customer service reaching out to owners through car forums!

Currently ATM my local dealer RALLY GMC is looking it over. Said something about putting dye to find the leak under UV.

I'm going to agree with Volume and guess it is in fact the axle seal. We shall see!
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Thanks for the kind words, Zumn! And thanks for keeping everyone in the loop; I hope you'll let us know Rally's official diagnosis when you get the chance.

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Update: They cleaned up the undercarriage, topped off with the dye and ran it for a bit, no leak. So they asked me to drive a couple hundred miles so the dye can leak out and they can pin point the leak. My drive to LAX tonight is about 120mi, I'll be returning to the service department in the morning.
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Maybe it need to get hot to leak
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^ Bingo! No Dye detected. Well it wasn't Transmission Fluid, it was coolant. Big Relief! Smh. Yes You are suppose to check Tranny fluid in park while idling, but you have to give it some time to warm up. I was told by the GM tech to check after the car has been run when the Tranny oil is hot, Note taken. That if I check while cold at idle, it will not mark correctly.

I explained to the tech that the only time I added coolant (half gallon) was one week ago when I saw the coolant half way. He asked if I remote start my car, I responded yes. He told me that most likely while it was idling in the garage the coolant built pressure and rose and spilled the excess I had added and leaked out the overflow tank. He asked if I have needed to add more coolant since and I replied No. He asked if while driving I smelled any oil burning, I replied no. He said I would have definitely smelled it if it was tranny fluid.

He pointed out to me at the overflow tank where it leaked out, same area where I found the fluid on the floor. Huge, huge relief! Although it took two days to figure it out, I'm glad everything is good!

RALLY GMC took good care of me and provided me with excellent, helpful customer service. Both Robin the Service Manager and the Tech did a superb job.

And Here I was crossing Christmas presents off the list lol. Sorry for the somewhat thread jack.
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I thought that was a funny spot for tranny fluid to be leaking, coolant makes much more sense. Glad its sorted out.

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My 2000 has around 240k on it and I am unaware of the maintenance history. Do you all think I should risk it and change the fluid/filter or leave it alone? The transmission hasn't given me any troubles, just wondering if I should do it as preventative maintenance. Thanks!
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