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2011 Chevy Equinox Problems Start Piling Up
Loved my car until 2016. It seems like everything started going wrong. I've been at the mechanic once a month since March (the person at the desk noted this). First it was a solenoid that needed to be replaced- luckily I was in a parking lot when the car decided it would stop driving. Then some type of misfire that caused the engine light to come on. Then the catalytic converter code; I chose to get that fixed. Throughout all this, the car was making a jerking motion when it came to a stop. This seemed to be caused by excessive oil consumption- adding oil resolved the problem for a while- until yesterday when the oil was full and the jerking came back after a two-hour trip. Soon after we lost acceleration and decided it was not safe to keep driving. The mechanic (not in our city as we were out of town) says oil is all over the place (I'm paraphrasing) and we need to replace the engine or have it rebuilt. It was a chain place- anyone else been through this with an Equinox? Did you have to replace the engine or did you find a root cause of all this? I really want to keep it and I plan to keep driving Chevy. How do you know when to give up on a car?