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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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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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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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My car has all fluids and not leaking anything I see. The temp gauge goes from normal to hot then back even when driving not stop
Hi Melissa. Thanks for contacting us today. There are a few things that can be causing your car to run a bit hotter than normal. Some of the most common sources include a thermostat that is not opening as it...
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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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I fixed what was wrong but check engine light wont turn off
It sounds like you may have an evaporative emissions system leak. Your car has a small purge valve with a purge solenoid in the Evaporative Emissions system that controls the venting of fumes from the fuel tank as these fumes...
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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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after oil change the oil pressure light comes on and off
You used the correct viscosity rating. If the oil level is above the full line, reduce it to the full line or below on the dipstick. If the oil level is too high or too low that could cause the...
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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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Van don't turn over
Hi B.B. There are several reasons why a car won't turn over, however, if you are able to bypass that by manually activating the starter, then it's quite possible that the dealership is correct in this case. The ignition system...
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How much for parts and labor to put a new radiator for a chevy uplander 07
Hi there. We'd be happy to send you an estimate for parts and labor with the replacement of the radiator in your Chevrolet Uplander. Simply click this link and select the Get a Quote button. Once we receive your data,...
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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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