2005 Chevy Uplander Vibration on breaking

Tiny
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET UPLANDER
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 53,000 MILES
I'm having a problem with my front rotors, when breaking, my car shakes so bad it has knocked my steering column loose. I've read that this is a common problem with the Uplander, that the rotors put on this car are too small to handle the weight of the vehicle. I asked the dealership but they said all they could do was resurface the rotors at my cost (even though I have the extended warranty). I've also read that you can order larger rotors without changing the calipers. Can you give me a part # or where to purchase these rotors please?
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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 AT 11:07 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

you can't fit larger rotors with standard calipers as the rotor clearance is not sufficient, and I doubt that there are any over size rotors anyway, I have not heard of this, you will be better off having them machined.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Friday, June 4th, 2010 AT 8:05 AM
Tiny
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I've heard of people having their rotors machined up to 4 times on these Uplanders. I'm hoping someone see's this that has replaced the rotors with better one's than the stock rotors and replies. Thank you for your response though.
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Friday, June 4th, 2010 AT 10:48 AM
Tiny
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Hi there,

Ring your local work shop and ask about aftermarket standard rotors, I am not sure what brands you may have there, but here in Aust we have similar problems with local Ford passenger cars and often after market rotors are preferred as a more permanent fix, worth a few phone calls.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Friday, June 4th, 2010 AT 6:13 PM

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