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I have been getting Charging System Failure messages on my instrument panel and when this happens the steering freezes up (no power steering). I have had it into the dealer and they changed the alternator but this is still happening randomly. Any suggestions

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Replace your battery terminals. It completly worked for me on my 2005 uplander. I was at the point of jumping the battery daily because it would'nt hold a charge. As soon as I changed the terminals (I'll add that they were the strangest terminals I've ever seen) and got a new battery, it starts and holds a charge like a champ! Hope this helps.

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Charging system fail lights up in my dash kill the battery if you drive around for half hour i just bought a new battery

Posted on Apr 25, 2011

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    i have a uplander charging system fail bought a new battery still the battery light on kills the battery when i drive around for half hour

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UPLANDER 2006 its P/S have Clunk and making Noice like
Air Sucks from Out, when you rotate steering wheel.
I change the power pump but the problem is still on. then i change the electrical switch p/s, even its same problem, please give me a suggection to clear the problem.

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Check battery cables for tightness.check drive belt on alternator make sure its not slipping. check alternator wires fuse+ fuse link. if all looks good problem in the pcm and bcm.they are the vital parts of charging system.they are tied in with alternator field terminal.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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    Jonah, you referred to two terms that I would like clarification on. What are the pcm and bcm you are talking about.

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Your idle air controller valve on the throttle body may be no good.if the idle speed drops too low,the alternator will have no output,and the steering rack which on the uplander i believe is electric like the cobalt,will not put out enough drive.if you shut off the vehicle,but leave the ignition on,and it has an electric rack,the steering should still work.if it doesnt it is hydraulic assist.if the idle speed goes to say 400 rpm,the power steering will not work .when this happens,check the tachometer what the rpm is...

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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