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#1109 of 2371 Re: Engine Timing Chain [dahahnii]
Oct 08, 2011 (4:46 am)
I have a 2010 Equinox with only 13,500 mi. and I just had the timing chains replaced. They had the car for a week. Apparently the service manual says to replace the old oil pan gasket, but it began to leak, so they ordered a new one. It wasnt why I brought it in though. The first time it in was for engine knocking during acceleration, but service told me it was the fuel pump making the noise (NOT) but now its all the time. It resembles the old pre-ignition problems/sounds from long ago. Now Im supposed to take the Service Manager for a ride on monday to prove my point. Ive tried different gas, higher grade gas, but nothing changes the problem. I also read about an ECM software upgrade for the problem, but they tell me I have the most current. Im also in contact with GM. Its not only an embarrassing sound but it has to be doing damage to the engine.
#1110 of 2371 Re: Engine Timing Chain [robert145]
Oct 11, 2011 (3:19 am)
Well, I took the car back forth 4th time. This time I took the mechanic for a ride. He wanted to drive, but I knew he drove it last time and found nothing. This time he got to hear the engine knocking & pinging for 10 or 15 min. We drove through a residential area 30-45 mph on a winding upgrade. They told me the last time the car was in, the software was up to date. Weather or not they actually hooked it up to the laptop I have no idea. He said he would reconnect the laptop to see if in fact the car would accept any updates. There was an update. After the install, this apparently fixed the problem. Since last night, I have not heard any engine rattling/knocking or pinging. I hope this addresses the problem.
#1111 of 2371 Re: 50,000 miles and ready for a new 2012 NOX [luminalady97]
Oct 16, 2011 (5:47 pm)
Well I am another well satisfied 2010 Equinox owner with only that computer problem a year ago. I got mine in aug 2009, and Love it, but I'm sorry to say but happy about my problem is I have gotten as much as 33.9 mpg on a trip to Georgia from Indiana and all my trips still get 31-32 mpg. Around city and short hwy combo's 24-25. No fast starts and I do the speed limits. Mountain driving was better than expected for the 4 cylinder. No big decrease in speed. I'm like the positive group, very happy.
#1112 of 2371 Re: 50,000 miles and ready for a new 2012 NOX [mrnib]
Oct 17, 2011 (4:21 am)
Hey Rick...I'm glad to hear some positive feedback; I also purchased my 2010 in October 2009 and have not had any real issues to speak of. However, last week I had my 36000 mile check up, oil change, ail cleaner changed and transaxle fluid flushed and changed. The service department also up-dated several codes related to fuel / engine. Being said, my fuel mileage INCREASED BY about 2.5 MPG and the engine never ran so smooth; a very impressive service improvment to the vehical. I'm getting 24 MPG around town; have not been on any trips in a while to check hwy MPG however before the up-grades I was getteing 28 MPG driving at 70 mph +...Not bad for a mid size SUV!
#1113 of 2371 Re: 50,000 miles and ready for a new 2012 NOX [roykulp]
Oct 17, 2011 (5:46 am)
I basically had the same service on my vehicle a few weeks ago. They did and oil change, replaced a few filters, did a throttle body clean, and updated the computer. Ever since then my nox (built july 2009 - bought july 2009), has felt like a totally different car. It shifts a lot smoother, and the car does not shudder and shake any more. Not sure if the computer upgrade had anythig to do with it, but it's amuch better vehicle now.
#1114 of 2371 Re: 50,000 miles and ready for a new 2012 NOX [ronwel]
Oct 17, 2011 (5:59 am)
DITO..I was really suprised how smooth the drive line performed after that service; the shudder was common when sitting in traffic; its GONE and shifts great since the service and up-grade! Cant' wait for my next road trip to crunch the average MPG I will be getting.
#1115 of 2371 Re: 50,000 miles and ready for a new 2012 NOX [roykulp]
Oct 17, 2011 (6:27 am)
Interesting. I just had an oil change 3 weeks ago. No one mentioned upgrading the computer system. Worth looing into. THanks
#1116 of 2371 Re: 50,000 miles and ready for a new 2012 NOX [ronwel]
Oct 18, 2011 (9:45 am)
I to have a 2010 Equinox but with 26k miles with simular shifting problems and some shudder. Also the down shifting seems to too late to maintain speed up hills. Can you tell me what computer update code was installed on your vehicle. I need to have my oil changed in a couple of weeks and plan to have my dealer address these issues along with a "ticking" noise at idle.
#1117 of 2371 Re: 50,000 miles and ready for a new 2012 NOX [huxtubul]
Oct 18, 2011 (10:10 am)
My W/O says:
Cause; Document ID 2551605 Update PCM 1164E
#1118 of 2371 Re: Stalling Equinox [cameeva]
Oct 20, 2011 (8:25 am)
I also have a problem with my 2010 Equinox, that the dealership has repaired or replaced 7 parts in the engine. I as well am frustrated and just want out of the car. Are you still driving your equinox or were you able to get out of it? I have been "working" with the dealership and Chevy customer support trying to get this car replaced. I told them I'd be willing to take a 2011 or 2012 equinox as long as I don't have to drive this piece of junk. I can't get any answers yet, only that it will cost me to have my vehicle replaced even though it is completely their fault it has these problems. Please let me know if you were able to get anything done with your equinox.