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The Chevrolet Uplander, manufactured from 2005 to 2009, was a minivan that provided practicality and family-friendly features. It featured a spacious interior with flexible seating arrangements, accommodating up to seven passengers in its three-row configuration. The Uplander also offered various family-friendly options, including a rear-seat DVD entertainment system and available power-sliding side doors, enhancing the overall convenience for occupants. Despite its family-oriented focus, the Uplander struggled to compete with more refined minivans, primarily due to its truck-based platform, which affected ride quality and handling. Nevertheless, it was a budget-friendly choice for families needing a reliable, roomy people-mover. In essence, the Chevrolet Uplander from 2005 to 2009 catered to those seeking a cost-effective minivan solution with essential family features.



Chevrolet Uplander specification, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.

Engine 3.9L 6-Cylinder

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-30
  • Oil certification: API
  • Drain plug torque: 18 ft-lbs
  • Oil capacity: 4.0 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 3.9L 6-Cylinder : 0.044”


  • Capacity: 
  • Regular 20.0 gal (75.7 L)
  • Extended 25.1 gal (95.0 L)

Automatic Transmission — Pan Removal and Replacement

  • Capacity: 7.4 qt (7.0 L)


  • Type: 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL® Coolant.
  • Capacity: 
  • 3.9L V6 Engine Front Climate Controls Only 10.8 qt (10.2 L)
  • 3.9L V6 Engine with Rear Climate Controls 12.2 qt (11.6 L)

Hydraulic Brake System

  • Type: Delco® Supreme 11 Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid

Windshield Washer

  • Type: Optikleen® Washer Solvent

Power Steering System

  • Type: GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. U.S. 89021184, in Canada 89021186)

Automatic Transmission

  • Type: DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid

Key Lock Cylinders

  • Type: Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474)

Chassis Lubrication

  • Type: Chassis Lubricant(GM Part No. U.S. 12377985, in Canada 88901242) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB

Hood Latch Assembly, Secondary  Latch, Pivots, Spring Anchor, and Release Pawl

  • Type: Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. U.S. 12346293, in Canada 992723) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.

Hood and Door Hinges, Rear Folding Seat, Fuel Door Hinge, Liftgate Hinges, and Power Sliding Door Cable

  • Type: Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474)

Sliding Door Track

  • Type: Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. U.S. 12346293, in Canada 992723) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.

Weatherstrip Conditioning

  • Type: Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. U.S. 3634770, in Canada 10953518) or Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. U.S. 12345579, in Canada 992887)



  • 3.5 L LX9 V6
  • 3.9 L LZ9 V6
  • 3.9 L LGD V6


  • 4-speed 4T65-E automatic

Fuel Consumption


Safety Ratings



Front Lights

  • Daytime Running Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    • 3157AK
  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: 194
  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    •  3157AK
  • High Beam Headlight Bulb: H11LL
  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb: H11LL

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    •  3157KX
  • Brake Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    •  3157KX
  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: LED
  • License Plate Light Bulb: 168
  • Parking Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    • 3157AK
  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    • 3157KX
  • Tail Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    •  3157KX

Interior Lights

  • Dome Light Bulb: 562
  • Luggage Compartment Light Bulb: 562
  • Map Light Bulb: 168