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#1099 of 1701 Re: 2007 Equinox LT remote start [grosloup]
Dec 16, 2007 (5:33 pm)
Hey, I'm sorry. The heater does come on if left on previously when I remote start the car. The rear window defroster won't come however, but that probably is correct operation, because when you turn the car off, you have to restart the rear window defroster again. This my daughter's Equinox, and she told me the heater didn't come on with remote start. The car wasn't at my place to check out, so I believed her! Bad idea!! After I checked it out myself, it worked as you said. Thanks so much for your help, now I don't have to go harass my nice Chevy dealer! As "Fonzi" could not say, "I was wrong" - or "I was wronnng"
#1100 of 1701 Re: 2007 Equinox LT remote start [jackswammi]
Dec 17, 2007 (6:47 am)
You're right! For the rear window defroster you have to put it on manually every time. Well, everything seems to be normal with the Nox.
Heyyyyyy! (thumb up) I'm a "Fonzy" fan myself.
#1101 of 1701 Re: 2007 Equinox Still Has Stink Problem [grosloup]
Dec 17, 2007 (8:56 am)
I have not checked the spare tire well yet. Never thought of it. The smell is through the entire car though, and as a matter of fact I have noticed it when I have opened the back hatch. This makes sense. I will check it out today. Do you know what they are doing to remedy the problem? I am ready to trade the smelly thing in today. Maybe I have a problem with the AC also, or maybe the dealer just doesn't know what it is.
Dec 19, 2007 (11:12 am)
For the first time since May 2005 (except for maintenance) I had to go to the dealer for a repair today. I noticed some oil on the pavement underneath my 05 Nox. They told me that the seal of my transmission was leaking. What transmission? It's a FWD. And how do you check the oil level? there's no dipstick for that so called "transmission". Engine oil yes, but transmission? No dipstick. And I've been told it was a sealed transmission? How can it be sealed if they changed the seal and added some oil? I'm confused here.....
#1103 of 1701 Re: Help [grosloup]
Dec 20, 2007 (5:34 am)
Rotating parts that extend through the transmission case have to have a seal around them to keep oil inside the transmission and not onto the ground. Like the name implies, they seal the oil into the transmission.
All vehicles have a transmission of some kind, either automatic, which may be of a normal torque converter and gear type of a constant velocity transmission that is of more recent design, and is usually found on smaller vehicles. The other type is a manual transmission, where you have to shift the gears yourself, or as of very recently a computer and control mechanism do the shifting.
Anyway a FWD vehicles has a transmission that is connected to the front wheel instead of the rear wheels.
Regarding a sealed transmission, it is not uncommon for auto transmissions to no longer have a dipstick to check oil levels. Transmissions do not "use" up their oil by burning a little every time you run them, like an internal combustion engine does. Hence, unless you develop a leak (like you did) the oil level is not going to go any place. So why bother to check it. I have owned many cars with auto transmissions and have never ever had to add oil to them.
By "sealing" the transmission the danger of overfill is reduced/eliminated.
Dec 20, 2007 (11:30 am)
My Equinox is a 2005 LT FWD. My original tire size is 235/65/16. I'm looking forward to buy winter tires this year but I'm having a hard time finding that size. Any suggestions for good dependable snow / ice tires? Is the size of winter tires the same as the original 4 seasons?
#1105 of 1701 Re: Help [noxrox]
Dec 20, 2007 (11:46 am)
Thank you for replying and for your nice explanation. My Equinox was ready the same day. Three hours work and they replaced the O ring of the automatic input sensor on the transmission (transaxle). That's were the leaking was coming from.
I guess only God and you know what that O ring is all about.
Well, at least, it's fixed and didn't have to dig in my pockets cause it's still on warranty.
Dec 21, 2007 (4:43 pm)
What brand and size of winter tires does your Nox have?
My original 4 seasons are 235/65/16 and I can't seem to be able to find that size in winter tires (even on tirerack). Is it the same size in winter tires or different than the 4 seasons ones?
#1107 of 1701 Re: winter tires [grosloup]
Dec 22, 2007 (12:14 pm)
My Nox is a 2007 AWD 3LT. Comes w/chrome wheels & 235-60/17 Bridgestone all season Dueler HT I think. So far nobodoy else supposedly makes a tire this size, but Michelin might have one, or coming soon. I dont know about 235-65-16, but you could probably go to 225-65/16. Check Michelin.com or Bridgestone/Firestone.com or Discounttire.com. Bridgestone Blizzaks are really good & Michelin Arctic Ice good too. I've used both on some other cars I have. These are all studless tires. I wouldn't use studs on anything anymore. Studless are just as good or better than studs and much quieter. I think the Gov. should ban studs in every state. Studs do too much road damage, and now we have studless alternatives.
#1108 of 1701 Re: winter tires [grosloup]
Dec 22, 2007 (12:52 pm)
The only place I could find winter tires in size 235-65/16 is Bridgestone-Firestone. They make this size in Blizzak WS50 & WS60. You could probably use a 225-70/16 too if you want. A little narrower might have better traction on snow too. Hope this helps.