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2008 Chevy uplander problems

milo4444milo4444 Posts: 7
edited July 2016 in Chevrolet
Does anyone know if I am the only one with a 2008 Chev uplander lemon? Replaced the transmission and now the heat gauge indicates hot hot hot. Any one knows why?

Answers

  • willietcwillietc Posts: 3
    ive worked on a bunch of these! check the thermostat! its notorious in these cars
  • milo4444milo4444 Posts: 7
    will check it outon Monday, just seems strange that it happened when he put the different transmission in. thanks
  • milo4444milo4444 Posts: 7
    Hi, mechanic put in a new thermostat, and still overheating!!!!!!!!help
  • milo4444milo4444 Posts: 7
    Does anyone know what the problem on my 2008 chevy uplander could be. after putting in a new transmission because the other failed, it now overheats even after putting in a new thermostat...help......
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 63,027
    Are you quite sure it's going through ALL the shifts?

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  • milo4444milo4444 Posts: 7
    He says yes, even the scanner says all is good but it is still on the scanner saying it is running hot. Doesnt go over the half way mark on the gauge, but before putting the different transmission in, never went over just past 1/4 mark on the heat gauge.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 63,027
    Overheats when? At idle only? At speed only? Or all the time no matter what? Are we sure the cooling fans are operating properly?

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  • milo4444milo4444 Posts: 7
    The gauge goes up as soon as you start the engine,
    like within a minute or so.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 63,027
    Well can the scanner give the exact temperature reading? If it's in the normal range, I'd just leave it be. You want an actual number, not a point on the car's instruments.

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  • milo4444milo4444 Posts: 7
    Overheats within minutes. Not the normal range.
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