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#23 of 62 Uplander Rotors
Jul 17, 2008 (10:14 am)
The next time your breaks start to vibrate, and they will. Insist that the heavier duty rotors get installed. If your under warantee your dealer will probably try to tell you there isnt any available. This will be a lie. I went thru this and , the 4th time i needed the rotors replaced was after the warrantee expired. And of course when I took it to a local shop and asked about heavier duty rotors of course they said they were available, and only 15.00 each more than the junk ones the dealer kept giving me and the original calipers were able to handle them. So my cost for the 2 rotors and new pads installed was 259.00 and no more break headaches. So when you take you Uplander in for break vibration INSIST on heavy duty rotors or you will be going back for service over and over again.
#24 of 62 2008 UPLANDER BRAKE PROBLEMS SOLVED
Aug 05, 2008 (12:14 pm)
There are good news. I own a 2008 long base Uplander. I always heard of brake problems with GM vans. In the marketing sales literature, Chevrolet stated that the brakes on the 08 Uplander are ventilated and oversized. I doubted that. Well it is true. I just had my brakes checked after one year of use, and 30,000 km, and the brakes are not 50% used. The independant mechanic says the 6 bolts wheels have oversized disc plates that are also heavy gauge. He added these brakes can go over 80,000km.
Thats about the same distance i did with my Sienna. However, the ABS system is quiet on the Uplander, where it was noisy on the Sienna.
We need some good news at times, voila.
#25 of 62 Re: 2008 UPLANDER BRAKE PROBLEMS SOLVED [stanyh]
Aug 08, 2008 (8:37 am)
You may not believe this, but we have 55,000 MILES on the original pads. Granted, my wife is easy on brakes, but I told her that I was going to change them soon just for the fun of it. I have had the rotors rusurfaced twice, however. My van is an early 2005 model.
#26 of 62 Re: Uplander Rotors [mjt1959]
Nov 04, 2008 (5:02 pm)
Can you tell me where you bought those heavy duty rotors and perhaps part number?
#27 of 62 Re: Uplander Rotors
Aug 18, 2009 (12:56 pm)
Hi, we have a 2007 Uplander and we first had work done on them at 18000 km and now at 40000km we have to have them looked at again. we have had 2 other problems, a leak in the roof at 12000km and the rear main oil seal at 14000 km, i am probably going to get rid of this ................
#28 of 62 2005 chev uplander
Jul 31, 2010 (6:20 am)
Front Rotors crap!!!!!!!!!!
I have put three sets on now in 95,000Kms
the gm rotors are crap and I am sick of changing them. Dont bother turning them they might last ten days.
I am in Germany and having problems getting a good heavyduty rotor.
Any help with a part number store that ships to Germany would be greatly welcome :
Aug 03, 2010 (10:15 am)
Heavy Duty Rotor part #
#30 of 62 Re: 2005 Uplander [mjt1959]
Aug 05, 2010 (3:14 am)
Can you forward the details on the heavy duty rotors for us to get as I cannot find them anywhere! I desperately need rotors and I am tired of buying the stock cheap ones from GM.
#31 of 62 Re: 2006 Chevy Uplander Quality Control [mjt1959]
Aug 05, 2010 (3:19 am)
I need these 2005 uplander rotors
Please help !!!!!!!!!! :
#32 of 62 Re: 2006 Chevy Uplander Quality Control [fixit12]
Aug 07, 2010 (10:14 am)
I don't have a part# but here's what I did: go to your local parts store and buy their premium rotors - look for a brand name like raybestos or wagner...also replace your brake pads.
Here's the important part: Once you've installed them and put the wheels back on, you need to "burnish" the rotors...The procedure is listed in the GM repair manual. If you don't have the manual here's what you do: Go for a drive around your neighborhood. Accelerate to 30 MPH and then firmly come to a complete stop without "stomping" on the brake pedal. Drive a little bit (about 30 seconds or so) and then do it again. repeat this about 25 times. What is happening is that you are building up a layer of brake pad material on the rotors which will protect them once you go back to your normal driving routine. I did this 40,000 miles ago and still stop as smooth as the day I replaced the rotors. Problem solved.