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My uplander won't start but all the lights come on, The dash

Customer Question

My uplander won't start but all the lights come on
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: The dash lights, all lights as well as the radio and air conditioning
JA: What year is your Uplander?
Customer: 2005
JA: Are you fixing your Uplander yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Not much were trying to see if we can fix it ourselves or if we need to take it in
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: If we tap on the alternator it will make the cranking over sound bUT still doesn't start
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
What should I check?
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

You need to check for power down at the starter with the key in the CRANK position.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

It sounds to me like you just have a bad starter motor.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
How do I checj if the starter is getting power?
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

You can use a test light or a voltmeter.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok thank you we will try that
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

Sounds good. If there is power down at the starter and it is not activating, the starter motor is bad and will need to be replaced.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
What would we need to do to change the starter ourselves
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

Here is the procedure..

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Raise the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
Remove the flywheel inspection cover bolts.
Remove the flywheel inspection cover.
Remove the electrical connections from the starter motor.

Remove the starter motor mounting bolts.
Remove the starter motor.
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

Install the starter motor to the engine.
NOTE:
Before installing the starter motor to the engine, tighten the nut next to the cap on the solenoid BAT terminal. If this terminal is not tight in the solenoid cap, the cap may be damaged during installation of electrical connections and cause the starter motor to fail later.
Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
Install the starter motor mounting bolts.
Tighten the bolts to 40 N.m (30 lb ft) .

Install the electrical connection to the battery terminal on the solenoid.
Tighten the battery terminal nut to 17 N.m (13 lb ft) .

Install the electrical connections to the S terminal on the solenoid.
Tighten solenoid S terminal nut to 3 N.m (27 lb in) .

Install the flywheel inspection cover.
Install the flywheel inspection cover bolts.
Tighten the flywheel inspection cover bolts to 10 N.m (89 lb in) .

Lower vehicle.
Connect the negative battery cable.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok I replaced the starter and the alternator and my car will not start still? It stopped working in the middle of driving it?
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

Hello! Does the starter activate and turn the engine over when trying to start the engine?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I hear clicking
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

Ok, the next step is to check for battery voltage down at the starter with the key in the CRANK position. You will need an assistant to help with this.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok how do I do it?
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

You would use a voltmeter or a test light.

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