The 2006-2011 Chevy Impala, 2006-2007 Monte Carlo DIY repair manual from Haynes, covers all models indicated in both 4-door sedan and 2-door coupe body styles.
These cars are powered by transversely-mounted 3.5L abd 3.9L V6 engines, or 5.3L V8 engines on the SS models. All models are equipped with electronically controlled Sequential Fuel Injection (SFI) system.
Book Excerpt: 2006-2011 Chevy Impala, 2006-2007 Monte Carlo Repair Manual
REAR MAIN OIL SEAL | REPLACEMENT
- Remove the transaxle (see Chapter 7).
- Remove the driveplate (see Section 15).
- Inspect the oil seal, as well as the oil pan and engine block surface for signs of wear. Sometimes an oil pan gasket leak can appear to be a rear oil seal leak.
- Pry the oil seal from the block with a screwdriver. Be careful not to nick or scratch the crankshaft or the seal bore. Thoroughly clean the seal bore in the block with a shop towel. Remove all traces of oil and dirt.
- Lubricate the lips of the new seal with engine oil or multi[purpose grease. Install the seal over the end of the crankshaft (make sure the lips of the seal point toward the engine) and carefully tap it into place.
A special aftermarket tool may be available at your auto parts store. The tool just fits the diameter of the seal and, used with a hammer, drives the seal in.
NOTE: Do not drive it in any farther than the original seal was installed.
- Install the drive plate.
- Install the transaxle.
POWERTRAIN MOUNTS | CHECK AND REPLACEMENT
- Engine mounts seldom require attention, but broken or deteriorated mounts should be replaced immediately or the added strain placed on the driveline components may cause damage or wear.
- During the check, the engine must be raised slightly to remove the weight from the mounts.
- Raise the vehicle and support it securely on jackstands. Place a large block of wood between the jack head and the oil pan, then carefully raise the engine just enough to take the weight off the mounts.
- Check the mounts to see if the rubber is cracked, hardened or separated from the bushing in the center of the mount.
- Check for relative movement between the mounts and the engine or frame (use a large screwdriver or pry bar to attempt to move the mounts).
- If movement is noted, lower the engine and tighten the mount fasteners.
- Disconnect the cable from the negative terminal of the battery (see Chapter 5), then raise the vehicle and support it securely on jackstands.
- Remove the right front wheel and the inner fender splash shield (see Chapter 11).
- Place a large block of wood between the jack head and the oil pan, then carefully raise the engine just enough to take the weight off the mounts.
NOTE: Do not disconnect more than one mount at a time unless the engine will be removed from the vehicle.
- Remove the engine nuts and detach the mount from the chassis bracket.
- Remove the nuts holding the mount to the engine bracket.
- Installation is the reverse of removal. Use thread-locking compound on the mount bolts and be sure to tighten them securely.
- Reconnect the battery.
Subject: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Chevy Impala, Monte Carlo service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 1563929678 | ISBN-13: 9781563929670 | Haynes 24047