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I had Throttle body replaced 2007 chevy uplander. Car reving highvand then alot of oily clear fluud started flowing from front mor
Hi there. It sounds like a lot going on, but we're here to help. If the throttle is still revving the engine very high at idle, then there may be something either stuck or a vacuum hose is loose. Listen,...
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Started out try to take off the wheel hub assembly even with a puller.
Hi. Sometimes the hub assembly is very hard to get out and the puller does not have enough force to get it out. The best way to get the hub assembly out is to use a hammer that at least...
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Charging system failure.
This may suggest a failing voltage regulator. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much...
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My van wont shift when I get to 30pmh.
This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors such...
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Vibration or humming felt while driving my Uplander.
Hi there. If there is a vibration or humming noise on the front end of your van and the wheel bearings were already replaced, then either the CV shaft inner bearing is worn or the transmission final drive is worn....
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Radio instrument cluster and running lights not working
Hello, thank you for writing in. The headlight dimmer switch is another component is which all of your troublesome components are ran through. You use it to control the brightness of the radio, instrument cluster, and lights. Check this for...
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Hello,My steering wheel is hard to turn,Not sure what's the problem I added fluid think I have a leak.
Hi there: Typically when the steering wheel is hard to turn, it is caused by low power steering fluid. The fact you continue to fill it and it remains low, indicates that there is a leak somewhere within the system...
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Oil light goes off and on.
This light will usually come on when one of two things are happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly and may be producing a faulty reading. I...
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Reduced engine power, possible vent valve solenoid malfunction.
Hi there. Typically the issue you're describing could be related to the EVAP vent solenoid, but I wouldn't rule out the EVAP canister purge solenoid. When this component is damaged, it can cause similar symptoms you're experiencing with your 2005...
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Does the CV boot need to be replaced or do i need to replace the whole axle? 2008 Chevrolet Uplander
Hello - the CV joint or axle boot is available separately from a variety of sources. What your mechanic may be saying however, is that given your mileage, it would be best to replace the whole axle assembly for reliability...
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diagnose codes
Hi there. From the codes you are getting it sounds like you do have an EGR issue. It can be caused by a faulty EGR valve or an issue with the EGR system being clogged. This will also give you...
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Front end bearing or trans-axle noise. Hear a grinding noise noticeable above 15 mph. exists going straight, turning right/left.
Hello. To answer your question, the best way to remove the axles it by disconnecting the ball joints. The noise you are hearing can be coming from a bearing, an axle or from the transmission. I usually check the bearings...
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My car turns off when turning or braking - 2011 Chevrolet Uplander
Hi there - the P0011 and P0016 problem codes reflect worn camshaft timing chain components (stretched timing chain, worn camshaft actuators and tensioner, timing guides, etc). This is not unusual in an engine with your mileage. The camshaft timing actuators...
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Both R&L low beam headlights quit working simultaneously.
Hi there. Check the switch to the headlights and see if there is a break in the wiring. Check the fuses and see if there is any fuse that are blown. If the fuses are good and there is no...
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Clumping or bottoming out noise on hard bumps
Hi there. It definitely sounds like the bushings you mentioned could be the cause of the noise. However, worn shocks/struts can create a similar feeling or noise if they are worn out and not providing the dampening force necessary to...
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Turn off auto unlock on Chevy Uplander 08
Hi there. Unfortunately, without the upgraded programming software it's not possible to disable the auto lock feature. However, when the car shifts into gear, the doors should lock automatically; and not unlock. This is the safety feature's intent, so it...
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A battery saver active message came on this morning on my 2009 Chevy UPlander. Do I need to have the battery checked?
A logical first step is to have the battery load tested and, at the same time, measure the output of the charging system to determine if the charging system is functioning. If the battery fails the load test (OR only...
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heater doesnt blow hot until over 2500 rpm, and in cold weather temp gauge goes all the way to hot indicating overheating.
Hi there. In most cases when this issue occurs, it is due to an obstruction inside the heater core. The coolant system flows through the heater core to supply heat. Over time, the heater core will develop sludge and debris...
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Once the wheel bearing needs replaced do more issues seem to arise?
Hello. A wheel bearing replacement is a common maintenance service for any vehicle. Generally a wheel bearing will last about 50K to 80K. Replacing a wheel bearing is a sign that a vehicle has reached the mileage or age where...
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Overheating
It sounds like you may have a blown head gasket. I would suggest performing a leak down test to see how each cylinder responds to a loss of pressure (if any). This should help to eliminate the guess work involved...

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