2001 chevy impala wont go over 35 mph

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2001 chevy impala wont go over 35 mph

Unread post by Guest » Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:19 am

Okay so about 6 months ago we purchased a 2001 chevy impala that had been sitting for a couple years. They did not know what was wrong with it so we got it cheap but the problem is we have never been able to get it to go above 35-40 mph. The security light is on, on the dash we have tried a couple different things that we have found online to reset it but cannot seem to get it out of what ever funk it is in. It starts and runs but it wont shift out of 1st and 2nd gear. Is this a transmission problem or is there something we can do to fix it? That Is cheap and easy? It does have a recall on a part of the car and needs to be serviced would this have anything to do with that? Please HELP any information you can give us is much appreciated as we are on a fixed income at this time and have two babies.

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Re: 2001 chevy impala wont go over 35 mph

Unread post by carriedi » Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:59 pm

the security light may be on but if the car starts up and runs I would put that on the back burner for now.

is the check engine light on?

a plugged catalytic converter can cause a problem like this too. Check for excessive back pressure in the exhaust system.

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