Last post on Dec 14, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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Chevrolet Uplander, Suspension, Van
#34 of 43 Re: Chevrolet Uplander Suspension [justanrn]
Jun 24, 2011 (8:16 pm)
If it helps...here's a link to Phatnoise - they're owned by Harmon now...
#35 of 43 Re: Chevrolet Uplander Suspension [justanrn]
Jan 12, 2012 (7:02 pm)
You may not know this but some Uplander that developed this problem, there is a recall on 979, 2006 Uplanders concerning the steering knuckle breaking in the hub area. I have a 2006 Uplander with 66,000+ miles and had it checked at my local Chevy dealer. Mine was fine, but yours might be one of the 979 with the problem and needs to be recalled. Any local Chevy dealer will make this right for free.
#36 of 43 2005 Uplander
Jan 14, 2012 (7:12 pm)
I'm having the same problems with the noise in the front when going over bumps. Does anyone have any answers???? Mechanics don't!!!!!!!!!!!!
#37 of 43 Re: Clunking Noice-A Safety Issue?? [gmcustsvc]
Feb 06, 2012 (9:41 pm)
I have a 2006 Uplander and they replaced a linkage inthe column area ($480) and recently replaced the steering guide ($860). Guess what? Noise is still there and its very obvious.
Can you check for recalls / issues with this vehicle?
#38 of 43 Re: 06 uplander front end noise [emmydog1]
Apr 23, 2012 (10:32 am)
Did you ever get your noise issue resolved? I have a '06 Uplander which is making the groaning noise on the right front when making left turns after being driven for a while.
#39 of 43 Re: Clunking Noice-A Safety Issue?? [gmcustsvc]
Apr 28, 2012 (5:52 am)
Just bought a used '06 Uplander with only 77k miles. Major steering knocks and clunks when driving. At first (when test driving), only felt like an occasional knuckle-rub feeling when turning left. Now on every turn and even going over normal bumps, you feel the knocking coming up through the steering wheel. Any ideas? After reading others' issues, makes me wonder if I need to just go trade it off before putting any more money into it.
#40 of 43 Re: Clunking Noice-A Safety Issue?? [ramzoni]
Apr 28, 2012 (6:33 pm)
I suggest you get the vehicle thoroughly checked out by a good mechanic to see what other work needs to be done. The big selling feature for buying an Uplander is that they're cheap to buy. You'll be hard pressed to get comparative value with another used minivan for the price of the used Uplander. Good luck.
#41 of 43 2005 Chevrolet Uplander
Oct 08, 2012 (11:00 am)
I have read all of the post for the Chevrolet Uplander and would like to know if anyone has gotten an answer on exactly what the front end noise is all about. The last post here was on April 28, 2012. The problems are all the same as mine, however, there are no post with resolutions. I can live with the fact that the side molding is discolored and coming off again, the rear wiper recently stopped working, the rubber weather piece on the bottom of the sliding doors has come off, the accessory plug on the dash has a broken wire and doesn't always work, the right front turn signal burns out every bulb put in, the interior lights flicker, the key fobs(had 3 or 4) do not work, the air went out around 40,000 mi, coolant lines were leaking and had to be replace, chair rails to front seats are rusting, as well as the hinges, the bolt to the windshield wipers kept falling out and the clips to the windshield wipers had to be replaced. My vehicle is paid off, has 61,000 mi (24,000 when bought in May 2006), seats 7, great for road trips and entertainment for my grandkids. I just want it to work! I've had it to two different places and it's brakes and rotors for the forth time and another set of tires. I don't want to keep replacing things that shouldn't wear out as quickly as they do, with reasonable usage. I shouldn't have to look for aftermarket parts to fix engineering defects! I've already sent the 8 digits of my two GM vehicles to socialmediagm as requested
#42 of 43 Re: 2005 Chevrolet Uplander [gigi1957]
Oct 09, 2012 (10:49 am)
chair rails to front seats are rusting
Since you purchased your vehicle used and you're having many electrical problems, you may have a flood vehicle. Have you checked the vehicle's background?
#43 of 43 Re: 06 uplander front end noise [maddog0324]
Dec 14, 2012 (9:40 am)
Update: I replaced the rear brake pads two weeks ago and have not heard the groaning sound during turns since.