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About Chevrolet Uplander

Producing alongside with its rebadged variants, the Saturn Relay, Buick Terraza, and Pontiac Montana SV6, Chevrolet Uplander was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's automobile Chevrolet Division between 2004 and 2008 as a 4-door minivan. Originally introduced to replace the Chevrolet Venture, Opel Sintra and Chevrolet Astro, Uplander has been one of the Chevrolet's efforts to fight for minivan market. But unfortunately, not finding much success, the production of Chevrolet Uplander was ended in 2008 in favor of the Traverse large crossover SUV and GM exited the minivan market.
Chevrolet Uplander was sold from 2005 to 2008 model years as a minivan. It came in two trim levels: LS and LT and the LT was offered in three different equipment subsets: 1LT, 2LT and 3LT. Featured standard equipment including 17-inch wheels, rear braking assist, power-sliding doors, a power driver seat, heated front seats, leather seating, dual-zone automatic climate control, an innovative multimedia overhead console, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, satellite radio and a "PhatNoise" digital media system. During its lifetime, Chevrolet Uplander was powered by a 3.5 L V6 generating 200 hp and 220 lb-ft of torque and a 3.9 L V6 rated at 240 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. Both engines sent power through a 4-speed automatic transmission to either front wheels or four wheels.

Chevrolet Uplander Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Succeeding in providing the expected features and creature comforts, Chevrolet Uplander lacked the refinement and ingenuity that other top minivans from other manufacturers. Therefore, you need to pay more attention to these common problems on Uplander:
First, engine failure unsurprisingly again becomes Chevrolet Uplander drivers' biggest trouble. As the soul of the vehicle, any trouble on the engine may result in devastating consequences. The only solution is to diagnose and solve it as early as possible. According to some experienced Uplander drivers, this issue often manifests as strange sounds from the engine such as rattling, squealing or loud knocking, you could also smell burnt oil odor in the car; then it may evolve in the engine running roughly, misfiring, stalling or suffering from starting issues. Finally, you will notice a suffered-performed engine that loses power while acceleration and has bad gas mileage. If apart from the Check Engine Light, the Low Coolant Light also comes on, please inspect the Uplander spark plug, body control module, EGR valve, EGR filter, radiator cap, radiator hose and intake manifold gasket as well.
Second, for Chevrolet Uplander drivers, suspension in the vehicle is also a very tricky problem to deal with. In fact, apart from the well-known uncomfortable and unsteady driving experience could be attributed to the suspension failure, you need to know this problem could also pose dangers during your ride. Some Uplander owners said that though it firstly causes grinding or roaring noises from the tire area or vibrations while driving and swerving or nose diving when braking. But gradually, you may feel hard to handle the vehicle due to intense car vibration, tilting vehicle and unintentionally steering. Therefore, please make sure the Uplander wheel bearing, shock absorber, sway bar bushing, coil spring insulator, sway bar link and ball joint are in the right order all the time.
A best-shaped Chevrolet Uplander depends on every auto part in it playing their roles perfectly, but some auto parts of it could not last as long as the vehicle could. It means that you need to perform routine maintenance on some vulnerable auto parts of it. For example, windshield wiper and wiper blade are often made of soft rubber, but they undertake the responsibility of offering excellent driving visibility under adverse weather conditions. Thus, please add them and seat belt, hood latch, antenna, headlight, fog light, cabin air filter and electrical parts including knock sensor, spark plug wires, mirror switch, and door lock cylinder to your routine maintenance list for a safe and comfortable driving experience.
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