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#112 of 123 Re: 05 Equinox [dylansmum]
Aug 20, 2012 (4:55 am)
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Sep 17, 2012 (12:51 pm)
Could not sell the Lemmonx in good faith and the transmission is gone again at 77,440 miles. Wrote complaint to State Investigators with the BMV. Junk.
#115 of 123 2005 Equinox Sluggish Acceleration and Bucking Transmission
Dec 06, 2012 (5:09 pm)
At about 50K miles I noticed some problems with acceleration and the transmission seemed to be acting up.
The actual problem was the spark plug wires. The cheap OEM's were electrically breaking down and not providing proper spark to the plugs.
Due to computer being confused by this, the transmission will start bucking with acceleration.
The solution was to replaced the plug wires and plugs with a quality set. All these problems cleared up, and it felt like I put in a new engine and transmission!
Low transmission fluid can also cause shifting problems. A small dipstick is located at the bottom front of trans. It's tricky to check level, but it can be done. Details in shop manual or at dealer.
If you have any drive-ability problems like I mention, be sure to do these fixes first.
Watch out for that unknowing or shady mechanic that may convince you that your transmission or something else needs to be replaced.
Wife and I bought the 2005 Equinox new and so far it has been a good vehicle for our family. (It's actually her vehicle) So far she has 85,000 miles on it and it still looks like new and runs great!
So far, no major problems, with electrical, cooling system, engine or drivetrain, just regular maintenance.
My wife loves her Equinox LT and so far this one is a Keeper!
#116 of 123 100k with misfire and overheating!
Jan 27, 2013 (10:27 pm)
I have taken such good care of my equinox and now it has overheated twice. Thermostat changed twice and now it shakes when I start it until it warms up! It has now started to jerk a bit when driving on freeway. Engine light came on and pep boys said it was a leaky valve, which we replaced! Engine light came on again they said it is misfiring on cylinder 2, is it only going to get worst from here? 80% of the work aha been done by pep boys as the dealer is way to expensive. Already changed the timer gasket on it and flushed the radiator, which still smells as if something is burning or leaking fluid, but no leaks! Haven't fixed the misfire yet as pep boys just re-did the leaky hose and the check engine light turned off, but it still shakes, any advice? I need help! The truck has 108k miles and was serviced at 97k!
#117 of 123 Re: 100k with misfire and overheating! [babyrock]
Jan 28, 2013 (5:59 pm)
How often did you change the Dexcool? Also, check the coolant reservoir; is the coolant a pinkish color or is there sludge in the reservoir? Good luck.
#119 of 123 under 100k and a spun bearing.
Apr 11, 2013 (5:47 am)
And another issue with my Equinox, after horrible noises when turning and the dealership telling me they do not hear anything and i show it to them during a ride along and they tell me it is normal. TO now less than 100k miles and i have a spun bearing which I have to replace.
I will never buy another Equinox and I am not sure i will even look at another chevy after the amount of problems I have read about with the equinox and nothing was ever done.
#120 of 123 Re: 2005 Equinox stalls at idle and on the road [wendy_w]
Jun 11, 2013 (12:52 pm)
Mine does the same thing. It stalls while driving, sometimes even on the freeway. The check engine light will come on and then go off by itself.
At first I thought it was problems with my fuel injection because it would only do this when I had 1/2 tank of gas or less. But yesterday, it did it on a full tank of gas. Like the others, every time I bring it to the shop, the check engine light goes out and they can't find anything wrong.
#121 of 123 Re: My lemonox... [mcdaniel1]
Aug 04, 2013 (10:06 am)
We bought our 2005 Equinox new. It now has 107,000 miles on it.
I can honestly say Ive never been more satisfied with a new car purchase.
We have multiple classic cars and use the E for all our running around. The "worst" mechanical issue Ive had was a worn out key that made turning the ignition difficult.
Other than tires and brakes this car has been an absolute jewel of a functional vehicle. Absolutely love it. I would highly recommend someone buy a used E of similar model.