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#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.
#33 of 62 Re: 2006 Chevy Uplander Quality Control [442dude]
Aug 12, 2010 (4:19 am)
tkx dude i will give it a try.
i need to find a store that will ship to a PO BOX I have in Belleville ON.
I'm military in Germany. From Belleville they can be shipped to me free.
do you know of a good parts store in Canada.
#34 of 62 Re: 2006 Chevy Uplander Quality Control [fixit12]
Aug 12, 2010 (1:38 pm)
I've had good luck with them and their prices are very competitive with your local store...
#35 of 62 2005 chev uplander brake rotors
Aug 12, 2010 (10:33 pm)
They want to much money to ship them to Canada.
They want the same amount to ship as they want for product.
I guess I will have to find a store in Ontario Canada or have a friend ship them personal for me.
#36 of 62 Re: 2005 chev uplander brake rotors [fixit12]
Oct 03, 2010 (4:09 pm)
I have an '05 Uplander and need to replace front rotors...Can anyone tell me the name of the tool required to remove star shaped screw ( that what I think holds it to the hub) on the front rotors? Guess I got lucky compared to others as this is the first replacement since I bought it new, But I got them upgraded too. My new heavy duty rotors from NAPA have the hole this screw inserts to so it needs to be removed.
#37 of 62 Re: 2005 chev uplander brake rotors [kilrbats]
Oct 04, 2010 (5:20 pm)
You need a "Torx head screwdriver" or a "Torx head socket" for your ratchet.
I believe its a size "T20" but I'm not 100% positive - I did mine a few months ago.
I have a set of torx screwdrivers that I use for removing taillights & such...its pretty tight so I used a wrench on the screwdriver to get it off. If you don't have a set of torx head screwdrivers, now is a good time to buy them as you'll use them more than you think...
Make sure you put a little never-seez on the screw threads before you put it back in so its not too hard to replace next time you have to take the rotor off.
Oct 13, 2010 (11:16 pm)
the torx does not have to be tight when you re-install as all it does is hold your rotor in place until you put rim back on! So dont tighten the crap out of it.
I have new rotors for mine and so far so good.
Anyone else with 95 Uplander rotor problems do not replace with OEM parts.
GM or AC Delco rotors are a waste of time and effort on this van. My forth set is now installed with only 102kms. This time i went with after market rotors and it did the trick.
#39 of 62 bleeding breaks after replacing back break pads
Nov 13, 2010 (2:11 pm)
I have replaced the rear break pads in my 2008 uplander. I have bled them out until the fluid is clear. The breaks are not working and the traction control light has come on. I am clueless. Does anyone have any advise for me
#40 of 62 Re: bleeding breaks after replacing back break pads [ilmrebel]
Nov 14, 2010 (7:16 am)
Step 1 - You do not need to bleed the brakes unless you opened the brake line which you did not need to do to replace the rotors & pads.
Step 2 -The Uplander ABS system likely needs to be bled using a scan tool if air made its way to the brake modulator.
#41 of 62 Re: Replacement brake rotors [uplanderguy]
Jul 27, 2011 (8:00 am)
I had the front and rear brakes and rotors replaced after only 10,102 km. there was large grooves and lots of rust on them. The service guy said he has never seen this before. Now i need another replacement at 30,000km. So now i am thinking that this minivan was not a good purchase.