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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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