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Chevy Uplander/Pontiac Montana SV6/Saturn Relay/Buick Terraza

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  • lulu223lulu223 Posts: 1
    Does anyone know if you can make the automatic door on 06 terreza manual AND have NO chime. Will removing the motor slove the problem?
  • 3278132781 Posts: 1
    Uplander runs negative camber and no tow-in meaning that the wheels are wider apart on the bottom than on the top. This causes strange tire wear on the inside of the tires. Remove the tires from the rims and put them on the other side of the van so the outside of the tire becomes the inside. I suspect that GM did this to make the van tires wider to help prevent rollover.
  • spike99spike99 Posts: 239
    edited August 2011
    Actually.... the tires (famous Firestone brand) tires were replaced because their inner belts shifted. One could feel the tire's surface with one's hand and feel its inner shifted belts. It was like feeling a bold head - after it got a bad goose egg accident. re: Lump, lump. We replaced all 4 tires and our Safari van ran as smooth as silk. Expecially on the smooth higway.

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  • I have had recent problems with the door chimes going off on my van. It started on the passenger sliding door, the mechanic replaced the sensors on each inside door. Happened again the other day, he reset the computer and so far so good. He stated that the diagnostics that he runs does not pinpoint the exact problem so he is unsure how to proceed. Other than disabling the doors so that they will be totally manual, if this is a possibility, are there any other suggestions/solutions to this problem. I like the van and would perfer to have the electric doors but don't know what else to do about the chime issue. Thanks for the input
  • crzyldycrzyldy Posts: 1
    I have a 2005 Terraza and I have loved it - until the last year or so. The passenger sliding door never really worked that well and would sometimes not recognize the door was closed and locked and I would get the door chime problem. Then finally the cable for the sliding mechanism was hanging out of the door. When you pushed the button, you could hear the motor trying to work, but nothing really happened. So I took it in to the dealer and they replaced the whole motor (for about $700) - ouch.

    That was about 6 months ago. Then about 2 weeks ago the cable was hanging out again, but after hitting the door close button a few times it went back into the door. But this time when you push the button to open/close the door you just hear one small click sound and then nothing happens. So I have a manual door and I would actually be fine with that if it weren't for the infernal door chime. For a week or so after we saw the cable, I had the door closed and it was fine, we just used the driver side door. However this week, my daughter accidentally opened the bad door and now it is a constant ding, ding, ding....

    The door chime continues even after the engine is off and the key is removed from the ignition. It will stop if you open the bad door though. So at least I figured that out so it didn't drain my battery while I try to find a solution. Also of note, there is no message in the dash regarding the door being open, just the dinging of the chime.

    I took it to the dealer again and they charged me $100 just to tell me that it had a bad module that was going to cost another $500 to fix. I can't afford to keep throwing money at the car. I don't mind the manual door if I can just stop the door chime. I don't even mind losing the warning chimes for all the sensors if it will just SHUT UP. HELP!!!
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,057
    crzyldy,

    I would like to set up a case with GM Customer Assistance. In order to start the process I will need your complete contact information (including full name, mailing address and phone number), VIN, current mileage and the involved dealership sent to me in an email. Also, could you please provide a brief description of the problems you are experiencing as well as your screen name used on the forum?

    You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc.

    Thank you,
    Caron, GM Customer Service
  • I have a 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 and have had a similar problem. If we close the passenger side power sliding door with the manual option then it doesn't chime, but if we use the power door with the power option then it randomly chimes while I'm driving. We never know when it'll go off and so far with one exception we can park the van and manually open and close the door then the chimes stops. One occasion the chimes didn't stop even when I turned the van off and removed the key from the ignition. I took immediately to the dealer and they fixed for a little while but then it did it again bit turned off when we parked and manually opened and closed the door.

    I read somewhere that the pins may not be hitting the sensor in the middle and that could be causing the problem so you need to just move the pins down or the sensor up to fix it i look into that on Monday.

    Let me know if you've found any way to fix this issue, please. I have little kids and it's hard for them to shut the manual door so we really need the power door minus the infernal chiming.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,057
    amishka77,

    Were you planning on taking the vehicle back to the dealership? Please keep me posted when the issue has been taken care of.

    Thank you,
    Caron, GM Customer Service
  • The power doors can be repaired if you have someone that has electrical abilities. The springs in the door plungers will rust out and not make connection, the springs can be replaced with springs from a h,ware store. to completely fix the problem the plungers need to have small flexible wire wires soldered to the back end of them and to where they make the slide connection this is a lot easier than it sounds, an Elec-Tech should have no problem with it. I did the plungers on my 06 SV6 and have had no problems since 2008. There is a switch in the door at the rear door latch, it can be removed cleaned repacked with silicon grease and replaced this is not an easy job but can be done.
  • elibomelibom Posts: 9
    edited September 2011
    The power doors can be repaired and the CHIME will stop, if you have someone that has electrical abilities. The springs in the door plungers will rust out and not make connection, the springs can be replaced with springs from a h,ware store. to completely fix the problem the plungers need to have small flexible wire wires soldered to the back end of them and to where they make the slide connection on the back of the plunger box, this is a lot easier than it sounds, an Elec-Tech should have no problem with it. I did the plungers on my 06 SV6 and have had no problems since 2008. There is a switch in the door at the rear door latch, it can be removed cleaned repacked with silicon grease and replaced this is not an easy job but can be done. I had to remove the door panel to get to this switch.
  • The power doors can be repaired if you have someone that has electrical abilities. The springs in the door plungers will rust out and not make connection, the springs can be replaced with springs from a h,ware store. to completely fix the problem the plungers need to have small flexible wire wires soldered to the back end of them and to where they make the slide connection this is a lot easier than it sounds, an Elec-Tech should have no problem with it. I did the plungers on my 06 SV6 and have had no problems since 2008. There is a switch in the door at the rear door latch, it can be removed cleaned repacked with silicon grease and replaced this is not an easy job but can be done.
  • The power doors can be repaired and the Chime will go away, if you have someone that has electrical abilities. The springs in the door plungers will rust out and not make connection, the springs can be replaced with springs from a h-ware store. to completely fix the problem the plungers need to have small flexible wires soldered to the back end of them and to where they make the slide connection this will bypass the bad connections in the plunger box, this is a lot easier than it sounds, an Elec-Tech should have no problem with it. I did the plungers on my 06 SV6 and have had no problems since 2008. There is also a switch in the door that can get crud in it and not work. it is in the door in the rear latch. It can be removed cleaned repacked with silicon grease and replaced this is not an easy job but can be done. I had to remove the door panel to get to this switch.
  • Has anyone had experience with this message, every time I start my 2005 SV6 the digital display shows the AWD drive disabled. I am afraid of the cost to take it to the dealer. Any ideas, experiance. This has been going on for about a month.
  • I had the same problem it was the differential pump.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,057
    neuman5,
    I would recommend at least speaking with a dealer about your concerns. Let them know you are worried about costs and see what information you can get up front. If you email me your VIN I can look into recall information. I look forward to speaking with you.
    Christina
    GM Customer Service
  • philg7philg7 Posts: 1
    I have a 2005 Buick Terraza and the passenger side door also chimes all the time. I tried to adjustthe door which did not work. How can I tell if the plunger is the issue?
  • We have an 07 Uplander with the power sliding door on the passenger side. I'm going to lose my mind driving this van. The alarm will not stop going off. We've had it in 3x in the past month...to a CHEVY DEALERSHIP! And it's still not working. We have turned the automatic door off and used it manually but still have the alarm problems. Yesterday I had to get out and slam the door 8 times and still ended up driving to work with the alarm going off. Has anyone had success in getting this repaired?? They've installed a new actuator...didn't help. Now they claim it's a door handle issue - it's broke inside because we have to slam the door all the time! I love the space this van offers for kids, hockey gear and dogs, but I will not drive another!
  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 7,494
    On my old '05 Uplander, whenever the door would bounce back open or the chime would start, I'd shut the car down, wait a couple seconds, and start it back up. Also, something that seems so minor it shouldn't work, but it always did on mine, was that the six or eight brass-looking squares on the body sill would get yucked-up and rubbing some dry Brillo or the like on them, then wiping away the dust, would make the door shut right. Sounds crazy, but the door got a good connection that way. Good luck.
  • maddog0324maddog0324 Posts: 54
    I just replaced the original equipment spark plugs and wires on our '06 Uplander with 105,300 miles. The engine rolls forward quite easily, but holding it forward is the key to this procedure. I did not have a ratcheting strap available to roll the engine forward & hold it in position. I was, however, able to use a long pry-bar to move the engine forward and held it there with some heavy duty bailing wire. In order to have better access to the rear plugs, I removed the coil pack and mounting plate. Once those were out of the way, I could stand on a short step ladder and lean over the engine and get to the rear plugs. After new AC Delco Iridium plugs and Duralast wire set were in place, everything went back without any glitches, for less than $80.00. :)
  • Did you ever find the cause of this problem? Having the same AWD disabled message at start.
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