Won't start no power at all. Only thing is the check engine light it on.


Asked by Mar 01, 2017 at 07:43 PM about the 2004 Chevrolet Impala SS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Thought the battery was dead tried to jump the car,
got nothing. No dash light radio etc.. No power at
all. Only thing that comes on is the check engine

6 Answers


if battery is bad you wont be able to jump it. take battery to a auto store they can test it for free


Thank you. But If the battery is completely dead how is the check engine light coming on?


its a light not a starter. a starter draws a lot more amps. prob only need 3-4 volts for a dim light in dash


might be a good battery. that's why a auto store can charge and test it to see if its good... then you need a voltmeter. if you have a voltmeter put it on battery now and if it's less that 11 volts it wont start. if the alternator wont charge it then eventually it will die. headlights turn signals and engine all require voltage and eventually will use it all up if alternator isn't recharging battery


Are you still having issues or found anything out? I have an 03 that does the same thing. Ran the codes and bcm has popped up several times. This problem is very aggravating. Ignition switch could also be a problem. That's a recall on mine.

Check the ground cable it has a small wire that is plugged into the wire harness that was why my car didn't have any power at all

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Impala in your area?

CarGurus has 1,111 nationwide Impala listings starting at $2,700.

Postal Code:

Chevrolet Impala Experts

  • #1
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
74 Great Deals out of 1,817 listings starting at $2,995
Used Honda Accord
58 Great Deals out of 1,229 listings starting at $1,350
Used Nissan Maxima
18 Great Deals out of 401 listings starting at $3,795
Used Chrysler 300
71 Great Deals out of 826 listings starting at $3,295
Used Toyota Camry
38 Great Deals out of 1,916 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Altima
77 Great Deals out of 1,245 listings starting at $1,900
Used Buick LaCrosse
12 Great Deals out of 341 listings starting at $7,977
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
4 Great Deals out of 916 listings starting at $9,871
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
149 Great Deals out of 12,311 listings starting at $3,800
Used Ford Mustang
1,021 listings starting at $3,900
Used Ford Taurus
35 Great Deals out of 329 listings starting at $5,555

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 313 listings starting at $31,500
2017 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
100 Great Deals out of 329 listings starting at $18,750
2016 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 38 listings starting at $16,995
2015 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
54 listings starting at $13,995
2014 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 65 listings starting at $11,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.