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#1606 of 1675 Re: 2006 Equinox Problems Solved and Unsolved [colt_hero]
May 27, 2011 (10:26 am)
It has been a while since I have responded to my post. AfterI put on my second set of Wagner rotors with ceramic brake pads since the semi-metallic ones were not doing the trick, I drove around and realised the front driver side rotor was twice as hot as the left side rotor. Took it to the shop, Firestone, the next day and had the calipers replaced because of a ceased piston. So now I have new Wagner rotors, ceramic pads and new calipers on there thinking everything would be good now. No, brake squeal at 30mph and lower when stopping came back within the first month and the rotors have warp to them now at 76k miles. I took it in three days ago for a tire repair and rotation but had them check the brakes because of the squealing. I had them clean out the drum brakes and adjust the if need be so I could eliminate that as a cause for the squealing. after their first test drive they noticed the sqealing and put the anti-vibration goop on the back of the pads but said that may only be temporary. It was, within a day the brakes were squealing but not as bad. I checked Chevy's service bulletins and they have on for that exact problem for their cars and said it is just normal. I showed the guy at Firestone and he agreed that was the same problem I was having. I have tried brake pads with the goop and without the goop and in either case the brakes eventually start to squeal. So, my next step will be to replace the clips that hold the pads into the calipers since they have been messed with so much and they are cheap to replace. I re-torque my lug nuts after getting it back from Firestone just to make sure but they always air-gun them on there then torque them to the proper amount so I don't have to do much. after these rotors wear out i may try some EBC rotors and pads or just their pads with Wagner rotors. Don't know yet and don't really want to think about spending any more money on this problem even though I enjoy problem solving it.
#1607 of 1675 Re: Liftgate lock not working [wdirvin]
May 28, 2011 (9:46 am)
I have the same problem. What is the solution?
#1608 of 1675 2008 Equinox - trouble removing key from ignition
Jun 09, 2011 (10:40 pm)
I too am having the key problem after putting car in park, turning key to off and try to remove. Probably 4 times out of 5 it locks up anywhere from a few seconds to 30 seconds. I notice when it does lock up I am able to push the button on the shifter and take it out of park even with the engine off. Seems like something is up with the shifter. Any ideas?
#1609 of 1675 Re: 2008 Equinox - trouble removing key from ignition [pamt523]
Jun 10, 2011 (9:38 am)
Were you planning on having the vehicle looked at by your dealership? Please keep me posted.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#1610 of 1675 Re: 2008 Equinox - trouble removing key from ignition [gmcustsvc]
Jun 10, 2011 (4:12 pm)
Yes, I will probably have it looked at next week. Thank you for checking on me.
#1611 of 1675 Re: 2008 Equinox - trouble removing key from ignition [pamt523]
Jun 14, 2011 (10:49 am)
You're welcome! Please keep me posted when you do have a chance to have the vehicle looked at.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#1613 of 1675 08 Chevy Equinox Engine Light
Jun 14, 2011 (2:39 pm)
My engine light JUST came on yesterday. I read the book, looked at my gas cap it was loose, tightened it. Added gas this morning, closed gas cap tight and engine light STILL on. I've had my car serviced regularly so I am wondering if this is a "ploy" to get you in the dealership because I just hit 37,111 miles (past my 36,000 warranty miles of course - go figure).
Are there any reset buttons that perhaps my Oil Change place missed for this just before the 36,000 change?
Is this a way for them to get you in and get a diagnose becasue it will cost me money?? My sposue is not mechanically inclined and I dont' need this astronomic car repair bill right now! My car is NOT making any noices, no smells etc...runs fine the way it always has.
#1614 of 1675 Re: 08 Chevy Equinox Engine Light [equinox8]
Jun 14, 2011 (6:40 pm)
The computer may have to run through a certain number of ignition cycles with the fault fixed before it will turn off the light.
#1615 of 1675 Re: 08 Chevy Equinox Engine Light [meandmymaxx]
Jun 15, 2011 (4:55 am)
You are correct on that. It takes so many cycles over a few days.