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Chevrolet Equinox Maintenance and Repair



  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    Why don't you go spread your garbage somewhere else. You bought a USED piece of junk that someone else abused and just because you don't know anything about buying a good used car we are all tired of listening to you cry over your own choosing. Go buy a Yugo and then you can go cry somewhere else. :P :cry:
  • cmhj2000cmhj2000 Posts: 148
    Your CAPS are becoming a major bore. Few, if any are interested in helping someone or feeling sorry for someone that shouts ALL THE TIME!
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110

    Considering that YOU bought one I'd think you would phrase that a little differently! ;)

    But seriously, typing in ALL CAPS tends to irritate people as you can see from some of the replies.

    With respect to the problem you reported, ANY vehicle is subject to head gasket problems. I don't own a Chevy but I did recently have to pay for damage caused by exactly the same problem (yes, it's damned expensive!) but I wouldn't crucify the manufacturer over it. These things happen and used cars are probably a little more prone to these kinds of problems.

    If your problem had occurred right after you bought the vehicle rather than four years after the fact, then you might have a case - but not against Chevrolet. The person who sold it to you would be the appropriate target. On the other hand, I have to ask, what exactly have you been doing with your NOX over that last four years? Surely, you had some clues that things weren't quite right?

    In any case, good luck!

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • packer3packer3 Posts: 277
    celebo is right no matter how you look at it. I posted my laundry list many times in this blog and I got the 05 Nox brand new thank God it was a lease.
    As far as the caps go you seem to miss the point in a way this person is venting and the problem with a blog is that you cant yell out loud.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    As far as the caps go you seem to miss the point...

    We get the point but CAPS are best used sparingly to have the greatest impact. Writing in ALL CAPS, as I said, tends to irritate people and makes them less likely to help out. But that's neither here nor there. I only recommend not typing in ALL CAPS for the reasons I've stated.

    In any case, I am totally sympathetic with people who are plagued with car problems. I've had enough experience with them myself to know it's not much fun.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • jnd1022jnd1022 Posts: 1
    Between 72 and 75 mph I hear a rattle or vibration. RPMs climb normally like in a passing gear. When I get to 76, RPM drop back to around 2000 and noise stops. When I slow down under 75 it starts again until the speed falls below 72. Anyone have any idea?

    I took it to the dealer today. They said they cannot test the car above speed limit. Of course that did not sit well with me.

  • cmhj2000cmhj2000 Posts: 148
    You expect the dealer to have one of his people speed? That's about as foolish as anything I've read for some time.

    We know how much you respect others.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,041
    The speed limit on the freeway out here is 75. Maybe you need to try one of our dealers.
  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    Take the technician with you for the test drive.
    You drive the Equinox then you can go over the speed limit as you wish and he will still be able to hear or fell the vibrations, rattles and noise sitting in the passenger seat just as well.
    What you want is that he detects the problem, so no matter who drives, you'll get the same result at the end.
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,693
    Sounds RPM related, as rpm drops when you hit 5th gear (overdrive) I'd say either exhaust rattle or CV joint vibration. Not wheels because the car stays at same speed even if RPM drops because you are in a higher gear.
  • Hello and thanks if you can help.
    I have a 2005 Eqnx and recently have seen my milage drop noticably though I have never gotten better than 22mpg out of its V6 I was wondering if a change of wires and plugs alone should fix this. From the rear of the car at an idle you can hear a slight miss I have had the car for a year and it has 99000miles on it.
  • rvothrvoth Posts: 147
    Yes you are in the major tune up range.

    Try replacing the spark plugs first and checking the plug wires with an ohm meter, you can check the resistance of the wires when you are replacing the spark plugs. If you have a bad plug wire you should get a large difference in ohms compared to the other wires.
  • staycee03staycee03 Posts: 8
    I have posted on this forum previously about the issues I have had with my '05 Equinox. I have had my Dexcool antifreeze flushed and all hoses completely replaced 4 times in the last year and a half due to it turning black and chunky. The antifreeze is disolving my rubber hoses, and anything else rubber it touches. In fact as of yesterday it is back in again for the same issue. It was flushed and all hoses replaced less than 1 month ago!!!!! The dealership called yesterday and told me that they also had my radiator out and may need to replace it since it was clogged with the chunky antifreeze. I am paranoid because I have read that the headgaskets on the 05 Equinox's are rubber, and I know that will be the next thing to go. I am TOTALLY bummed, because I love the room in my Nox and love the ride but feel like I am driving a ticking time bomb. In addition, my 6th radio has just broken in it. It was replace 7 months ago but since I commute so far to work, I am outside of my 12k parts warranty and they will not replace it again, even though I pointed out the ridiculous amount of times it had to be replaced. I just don't know what to do with it now. I want to trade it in for a 2010 Equinox, but am paranoid that the new one may give me the same issues, plus I can't really afford it right now. Is it just me or do alot of people have issues with this vehicle? :sick:
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    Why do you keep letting them put in the Dexcool antifreeze? Tell them just regular Prestone for your type of engine. So it needs changing every two years instead of 5 but less trouble.
  • staycee03staycee03 Posts: 8
    I have taken it to several different dealerships, thinking maybe one wasn't flushing it properly, and I have asked them to put the other in and they claim that they can not since it is "warranty" repair. At this point, I am not too concerned as I am just getting it repaired to trade in. My main concern is whether or not I should chance it with a 2010. I love my Nox aside from the 2 constant issues.
  • clebo1clebo1 Posts: 78
    Please note I heard about the Dexcool as there was a class action lawsuit against Gm that was somewhat secretive. Any damage which done to your vehicle if you produced the bill, you were to be reimbursed. the dealine I just round out was April 29,2009.This class action should be refiled.Dexcool I do not use as I found out this problem. My servicing dealer will not even consider it garbage antifreeze.
  • clebo1clebo1 Posts: 78
    Please don't even consider,Chevy and this Vehicle the equinox will leaving you handing.I have posted lemons on mine,until i get rid of it soon. GM does not care about building a quality vehicle at all. Let GM Stay bankrupt ct. i have written the Obama Administration and sent over 100 pages of documented evidence as to why American won't buy a Gm Product. It stays in the shop more than It does on the road.I am awaiting a response what used to be Government Motors!!!!
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    What do you mean used to be Government Motors? I hate to pop your bubble but it is NOW Government Motors. Maybe you spent as much time on figuring out who Government Motors was as you did buying your car. Next time you buy, find some little old lady off the street who has some sense and let her pick one out for you. She sure as heck could do a better job. So why don't you go somewhere else as we are tired of listening to you whine over something you did to yourself. :P :shades:
    P.S. Congrats, at least this time you got your spelling right. Weellll, almost, Ok, some of it is OK. :sick:
  • clebo1clebo1 Posts: 78
    Issues i not the word,get the word ,anyone out there who are having any type of
    problem with this vehicle,we need to join forces and have a vehicle recall on this 2005,2006,or 2007, or 2008 chevy equinox.I ALSO REITERATE THAT A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT WILL IMPROVE OUR CHANCES IF GM FAILS TO FIX THINK CHEVY EQUINOX KLUNK OF JUNK!!!
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    Go bother the KIA people for a while. :shades:
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