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Chevrolet Uplander, Van
#49 of 62 Re: Brake Caliper Bolts [442dude]
Apr 21, 2012 (9:26 am)
any idea what happens if you don't get the brake tool, and manage to compress the piston anyways? does my dad need a new caliper?
#50 of 62 Re: Brake Caliper Bolts [647hotord]
Apr 22, 2012 (9:59 am)
Yikes!..How did you get it to compress?
I can't say for sure but if it took an extreme measure to compress it I would say it should be checked out by a professional at the very least. Most times people can't get it to budge without the tool...
#51 of 62 Re: Brake Caliper Bolts [442dude]
Apr 23, 2012 (1:44 am)
I made the tool out of the old pad, by cutting off one side of the pad. and taking off the remaining pad material.
I had a 2006 and just got tired of the brake issues. The van was the family vehicle and I hate to say it but it is the worst GM vehicle I have ever owned.
I have worked on cars since I was 7 years old and have done all my own work. This vehicle has the worst designed brakes that I have ever seen. I changed the front and back brakes at the same time and within about 6 months the rear brakes were gone but the fronts were fine. I also had multiple issues with the sliding doors and the brake dust the covered the wheels was bad. Wash the car and within the week the wheels were black with dust again.
I traded it off and got an import.
Apr 23, 2012 (3:16 am)
I had a 1985 and a 1999 Astro and they were great, but I wanted a van that got better gas milage, so I got the Upland. The tag said it was estimated at 28 MPG highway, 3.5L. What a joke, it got about the same as the Astro's had less room and could not pull as heavy a load. The Uplander I had was fully loaded and and had 100 times the issues in the 57K miles and 5 years of owning it.
Example: my 85 Astro needed a new starter when it had 157K and new brushes ($3.15) for the altinator at 175K. It started smoking when I started it up after it sat for 3 years while I was stationed overseas. It never gave me any real trouble, except for the paint. The breaks on the van worked well and lasted for about 2 years front/ 4 years rear. I loved my Astro and wish I had never traded it in. The 1999 Astro was starting to have transmittion trouble so I decided to get the Uplander.
I have always bought Chevy, currently I have a 1967 3/4 ton pickup, 1979 El-Camino, 1984 S10 Blazer, (work in progress 1940 PU) and my first car was a 1968 Chevelle, 327. Then I bought the POS 2006 Uplander, this van has changed my mind on the way I buy cars.
1. THE WIFE HAS TO LIKE IT.
2. Safety: the car must have a good safety rating.
3. Warranty: a long warranty indicates to me that the company believes in their product.
4. Fuel economy: Gas prices are high and Chevy does not have the best MPG ratings
Electric cars do not have the range I need, but KIA has plans for one that
not only has the range but does not take forever to recharge, 8 -vs- 24
hours without special equipment.
These two are the first four categories I am looking for besides styling and comfort. I don't know why MPG is still so low, I had a 1983 Pontiac J2000 station wagon that got 39MPG and would drop to 36 when the plugs needed to be changed. My 68 Chevelle would get 16City and 21 highway. I also had a 91 GEO Metro that averaged 48 and the best I got was 53.9MPG.
Now I have an import and feel good about my purchase because I am not worried about making it safely to my destination.
#53 of 62 Braking Noise when warmed up
Apr 04, 2013 (9:30 pm)
#54 of 62 Braking Noise when warmed up
Apr 04, 2013 (9:30 pm)
2005 Uplander. After driving van for 5 or 6 miles when applying brakes I get a loud (really loud) noise. Not brake pad worn type noise but a grinding type noise. If I let up on the brake quickly and apply the brake again the noise will get much softer and or sometimes go away. Noise never happens on a short trip to the store or around the area.
I have replaced the brake pads, rotors and hub assembly on the front. Replaced the pads on the back. 65,000 miles on the Uplander. Have owned it since 15,000 miles in 2006.
Don't know much about vehicles except how to change a few parts like the above.
#56 of 62 FOUND C0111 AND C0115,
Apr 18, 2013 (2:22 pm)
Can somebody tell me how much it would cost for the following to be repaired. I am not happy with my dealer and I dont know how to find out if something is done correctly on my Van.( uplander 2009)
BRAKE PRESSURE MODULATOR VALVE INTERNAL FAULT 110
SCAN TEST FOR ABS DTC'S, FOUND C0111 AND C0115, RELATING TO
THE BPMV. FOLLOWED THE DIAGNOSTIC ROUTINE AND THE BPMV IS AT
FAULT, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT BOTH THE BPMV AND EBCM ARE
FAULTY. THE BPMV NEEDS TO BE REPLACED FIRST. TECHNICIAN ALSO
NOTICED THAT THE FRONT BRAKE PADS ARE METAL TO METAL. AND
HAS BEEN ADVISED THAT THIS IS A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE AND
SHOULD BE FIXED IMMEDIATELY.
#57 of 62 Re: FOUND C0111 AND C0115, [dodlar]
Apr 18, 2013 (3:05 pm)
I can't answer the cost question, as that may vary from dealer to dealer.
However, if you are interested I can locate another dealer in your area for you to get your vehicle repairs done. Just let me know.
Chevrolet Customer Care
#58 of 62 Re: FOUND C0111 AND C0115, [gmcustsvc]
Apr 18, 2013 (4:10 pm)
Please send me the other dealers reference numbers?
I am in GTA; Toronto Canada.
who owns this forums? Is this forum associated with Chevy dealers?