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The other very cold morning I went to start my 2008 Chevy

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The other very cold morning I went to start my 2008 Chevy Uplander and started right up. I went inside to let it warm up for about 10-15 minutes. I came out to a dead van. The hazards lights were blinking on and off, the wipers had been going, the locks were going up and down, etc. Like the van was possessed. So my husband checked it out and put in a new alternator. It started up. He drove it around. Next morning (again another below zero morning) same thing. Started right up. Left to let it warm. Came out to a dead/possessed van. Help!
JA: Have you checked the fuses? Do you know if there is power to the wiper motor?
Customer: Not sure. I don't know if my husband checked them
JA: Are you fixing your Uplander yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: So far, just replacing the alternator.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I don't think so.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 6 months ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 6 months ago.

I will try my best to answer all of your questions.

However, before we get started, please let me mention a few things.

1. If at any point you would like to speak on the phone, please feel free to request a phone call on your end and I can call you right away.

2. If you dont understand any technical terms or anything that I mention (component tests or theory or operation), please let me know and I will provide you with a more in debt explanation or answer.

3. Please understand that I am here to help you anyway I can.

Have you checked for codes in the computer?

Would you be willing to speak on the phone?

Can I start by getting your VIN?

Thank you!