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#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.
#42 of 62 Re: Replacement brake rotors [ken1217]
Jul 28, 2011 (2:19 pm)
Replace the rotors and brake pads with an aftermarket brand like Raybestos (not the OEM AC Delco ones) and your problem will go away long term...Did that to ours 1-1/2 years and 20,000 miles ago and never had a problem since.
#43 of 62 Brake Caliper Bolts
Mar 26, 2012 (10:20 am)
Do the brake caliper bolts have left handed threads? I would not think so but I can not get them broke loose on my 07 uplander. I have done about a dozen or more brake jobs in my lifetime but I'm not a mechanic, just a parts changer with basic hand tools. This should be a very simple job but using a brakeover bar with a 15mm socket and all my might I ended up splitting a brand new 15mm Craftsman socket down the side. Any suggestions out there on getting them loose?
Thank You for your help,
#44 of 62 Re: Brake Caliper Bolts [tommie_d]
Mar 28, 2012 (5:41 am)
No - all are standard thread, did all 4 not so long ago on our 08 - they are REALLY tight and they use threadlocker to hold them in when they build them. I broke a 3/8" drive socket too. I used a 1/2" drive socket and a bar and a hammer and I was finally able to get them to move. Also - use a 6 point socket so you can put more force on it with less worry about stripping it. They tend to have thicker walls too...
I'm just a parts changer too so I understand exactly what you're going through.
#45 of 62 Re: Brake Caliper Bolts
Apr 01, 2012 (7:48 pm)
Well I went out and bought a 18" brakeover bar and a 15mm 1/2" drive socket and presto! they came loose but boy were they tight. The threads of the bolts were rusted when they came out, Not real sure if that was the problem or not but the fronts are done and next weekend I will change out the rear pads. So far I'm very happy with our uplander, 96,000 miles and this was the first time anything has been done to it besides regular fluid changes and the first set of tires at 79,000 miles.