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#1687 of 1701 Re: Chevy Equinox 2013 issues [alisaman]
Oct 13, 2013 (1:54 pm)
Had our 2013 Equinox in for fuel in the oil. They replaced the high pressure fuel pump. We too thought that problem was solved in 2012.
This week it's going back for a fuel module replacement. On cold start-ups we here a popping sound from the fuel tank. It goes away in a about 15-20 seconds but it should not be doing it.
After that repair I'll be doing another oil analysis to confirm that the fuel is or is not still entering the crankcase and diluting the oil.
#1688 of 1701 Re: Chevy Equinox 2013 issues [skiziks]
Oct 14, 2013 (6:13 am)
This problem started in 2010 with the Equinox! ---- What is wrong with the engineers at GM? ------ Do and oil analysis ASAP! ---- Watch your oil consumption! ---- With fuel in the oil you may have already damaged your timing chain assembly, the piston rings and cylinder walls, and the main & camshaft bearings. ---- You may now have an engine that is an "oil pumper!" --- DO NOT let the engine run low on oil. Keep oil with you to "top off the oil level as necessary!" ----- Contact GM and open up a case number on this vehicle. ------- If you have additional problems with this vehicle activate the "Lemon Law" in your state ASAP! ------ Get some "legal advice" ASAP from a Lemon Law Attorney! ----- THIS IS SIMPLY UNBELIEVABLE! ----- All the best to everyone! ---- Dwayne
#1689 of 1701 Re: Chevy Equinox 2013 issues [skiziks]
Oct 14, 2013 (9:56 am)
GM is trying to squeeze as many MPG out of an engine. GM has made a corporate decision to fully embrace sophisticated overhead cam engines with direct injection in order to achieve this objective. Problem: GM engineers, at least until this point in time, have shown an inability to design a reliable direct injection engine to achieve this objective. There's no point in asking GM to step up to the plate and make it right when their engineers can not design the product to make it right. GM needs to change its objective and go back to multipoint fuel injection. In fact, I remember reading something a few months ago where a Ford engineer stated that Ford was not going to fully embrace direct injection because of the reliability issues associated with adopting direct injection. GM needs to get back to basics and produce reliable products.
#1690 of 1701 Re: Chevy Equinox 2013 issues [jpf]
Oct 14, 2013 (10:27 am)
Why doesn't GM install the 2.4 ---- four cylinder engine that is in the 2010 Chevrolet LTZ Malibu into the Chevrolet Equinox. ----- This engine IS NOT a "direct injection engine," and the best part, ------- IT THAT IT RUNS without a problem! ---- How come GM cannot come up with this solution? ----- Have they lost the ability to "problem solve" or "brain storm a problem?" ---- I am sure that the 2.4 Malibu Engine will fit into the Equinox as a replacement engine! --- The basic engine block is probably the same! ---------- Just sharing some ideas! ---------- Dwayne.
#1691 of 1701 Re: Chevy Equinox 2013 issues [skiziks]
Oct 15, 2013 (5:22 pm)
I did some research on the "net" today dealing with the "NEW & IMPROVED four cylinder GM engines in the Malibu line of vehicles. ------ It seems that the 2.0 / 4 cylinder Turbo engine, and the 2.5 / 4 cylinder engine are both "Direct Injection Engines." ---- Does this mean that now the "Malibu line of GM vehicles" are also going to have the "fuel in the oil problem," and the "engine issues" associated with the failure of the high pressure fuel pump? ----- Only time will tell! ---- Is this the same engine in the new Impala? ----- If this problem continues, it will destroy the product line! --- I will be following the postings on the 2013 Malibu site to see if engine problems exist! ------- All the best! ---- Dwayne
#1694 of 1701 08 Equinox grinding noise
Nov 18, 2013 (5:53 am)
My wife and I bought this thing used back in August. Since then, we've had a few issues out of it with the newest one being a strange grinding noise. It started late Saturday afternoon. I was driving it, when over the radio, I hear a strange noise as if I were dragging something. I pulled off the road, looked under the car, nothing. So I turn the wheels, in and out, seeing nothing. So I get back inside and drive on. The noise continues. And it seems to do it mostly when you let off the accelerator. I at first thought it was brake related but now, I feel that's not it. It feels like its coming from under the console between the driver and passenger seats. And it goes up and down with intensity too. Sometimes it sounds louder than others. I'm by no means mechanically inclined and no warnings or indicators are on either so I'm just stumped
#1695 of 1701 Re: 08 Equinox grinding noise [jkinsler]
Nov 18, 2013 (6:34 am)
It can be difficult to really pinpoint where a noise is coming from inside the cabin. A grinding sound would make me think about wheel bearing. If the noise changes when turning, maybe front bearing, if it changes with speed or perhaps when going over a hump/bump (where load is changed) perhaps a rear wheeel bearing. Is it an AWD version?
#1696 of 1701 Re: 08 Equinox grinding noise [jkinsler]
Nov 18, 2013 (7:00 am)
I had the same issue with my 08 Equinox. When it would happen, I would just slow down and I would here a "click" and it would be fine. It would happen once every few months.
I could never figure out what it was and of course it never happened when I took it into the dealer.
I had an 08 LT AWD