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Is the good transmission on Chevy up lander LT 2006 ?
Hi there. This is a good van and the transmission does not tend to have a lot of issues. It all depends on if it is well maintained, or if it was abused by the previous owner. If you...
Aluminum struts
Hey there. As long as the damage is not causing the alignment to be off or leaking it should not be a problem. If the dents are causing binding of the strut, then it should be replaced. If you need...
Why is our vehicle acting like it has a clogged fuel filter but only when it gets hot
Hi there. Unfortunately, mechanical diagnostics and repair is not always an exact science - especially when a mechanic isn't there to physically test drive, inspect, and diagnose a problem. Hot weather typically brings out the worst in cars, trucks, and...
The van stalls, jerks and hesitates
GM has a TSB out concerning clogged injectors that may cause all of the rough running/no start symptoms that you are experiencing. A professional fuel injector cleaning may help correct these various engine running issues. The procedure does require special...
Loud noise at the front end
Without being able to hear the noise, it will be hard to make an accurate recommendation. If the noise is a rotational noise that changes intensity based on road speed then looking at tire wear patterns such as a cupping...
Fuses keep blowing
This sounds like a direct short to ground. The fuses are blowing to protect the battery and vehicle electronics. This needs to be looked at immediately to prevent damage of any other vehicle electronics and damage to the new battery....
Wheel bearing stuck on spindle
Hey there, thank you for asking about your 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. I just happened to have a vehicle with the same issue. The outer bearing went bad and seized to the spindle shaft. The reason it seized was the bearing...
Check engine light
Wow... 329,000 miles on your Chevrolet Uplander. Assuming you are still on your original engine, that is a long lived vehicle. If your Check Engine Light is on, YourMechanic will use an electronic code retrieval tool to download the DTC's...
how do you change a crankshaft position sensor
Hello there. It is located on the right (passenger) side of the engine under the ignition module in the engine block. You can see it from the underside. The easiest way to see and get to it is to jack...
Charging System Failure on van
It definitely sounds like you are experiencing a charging issue. The alternator is the component responsible for charging the battery in a vehicle. System voltage needs to be a minimum of 12 volts. Anything less than this could potentially create...
Car feels like it's spinning tires when I accelerate from a stop
This is caused by the 1 to 2 clutch sealing rings inside the transmission. The transmission should be checked to verify - but this is the most common problem. The transmission will need to be removed and overhauled to be...
Igniting acuator?
Thanks for writing in about your Chevrolet Uplander. From what you've described the issue may be with your ignition switch that connects to the key cylinder. You should have the ignition switch checked and replaced if it is not holding...
Which make-model is best with least known problems
Hi there. I understand your needs and how cold it can get up there. However, trying to pick which used make/model is the best without a pre-purchase inspection is a bit like predicting the weather. One of the things I...
Changing spark plugs on a 2007 Chevy Uplander
Yes, I take out the pack and go by feel. Do it when it's cold. Sometimes if they are really hard to get, I get them from the bottom. Jack it up and move the bottom to get to them....
Power issues like battery or computer
The symptoms you are describing are those of an alternator failure. The alternator is supposed to charge the battery at just above 14 volts consistently. If the voltage drops down to 12 volts, the alternator is not charging the battery....

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