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#41 of 69 2005 Chevrolet Uplander
Oct 08, 2012 (10:00 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 69 Re: 2005 Chevrolet Uplander [gigi1957]
Oct 09, 2012 (9:49 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 69 Re: 06 uplander front end noise [maddog0324]
Dec 14, 2012 (8:40 am)
Update: I replaced the rear brake pads two weeks ago and have not heard the groaning sound during turns since.
#45 of 69 2006 uplander roaring noise from front left
Apr 22, 2009 (4:05 pm)
When driving straight I get a roaring noise from front left. It sounds as its running dry ( grinding ). The noise goes away when turning left but comes back when driving straight.
It has about 115K km's on it. I bought it used.
#46 of 69 Re: 2006 uplander roaring noise from front left [uplander1]
May 01, 2009 (11:54 am)
Sounds like a bad wheel bearing to me. Its likely on the left side since the sound goes away when you turn left.
About $ 400.00 at the dealer- likely less by a private shop.
#47 of 69 Re: 2006 uplander roaring noise from front left [442dude]
May 03, 2009 (10:44 pm)
Yes, the front left bearing was gone. Paid $300 at private shop to replace it. There was a wobble in front left tire that caused it. The front left tire was also worn out at the inside edge. Replaced front tires (with General Evertrek $125/tire) at Canadian Tire, also did wheel alignment ($80) there. I couldn't find good quality used tires for it at local shops.
#48 of 69 Re: 2006 uplander roaring noise from front left [uplander1]
May 04, 2009 (12:45 pm)
I've always been afraid of used tires so it sounds like you did well. How many miles do you have? I'm surprised that you needed a wheel alignment already.
I'm new to the Uplander, just bought a 2008, just trying to gather as much info as I can. We had a Chevy Venture for the last 5 years - it was a great van. I really didn't do hardly anything to it other than the usual (brakes, tires, etc) I'm hoping the Uplander treats us as well.
#49 of 69 Re: 2006 uplander roaring noise from front left [442dude]
May 07, 2009 (3:12 pm)
I bought mine used and found out about the wobble in wheel. Because the wobble damaged the bearing so I suspected that it might have affected wheel alignment too. Hence I asked Canadian Tire to do wheel alignment.
It has about 115000kms on it.
#50 of 69 Re: 2006 uplander roaring noise from front left [uplander1]
May 07, 2009 (3:39 pm)
It was probably a good idea - now you don't have to worry about it.