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#95 of 123 2005 Equinox Overheats
Mar 19, 2012 (12:50 pm)
My mechanic is at his wits end. We put car in garage to fix problem with temperature spiking, when traveling temperature gauge goes to normal and at stop lights - it begins to spike. We have replaced the thermostat, water pump and radiator. He says head gaskets are still in good shape. Does anyone have any other suggestions? It continues to do the same and he has placed a call to Chevy dealer service manager.
#96 of 123 Re: 2005 Equinox Overheats [mcdaniel1]
Mar 19, 2012 (1:54 pm)
Sounds exactly like what ours was doing, to a T. I think we replaced the thermostat like 4 times. You can go back and read my drama on here, but what our mechanic ended up finding was that there is or was a problem with the engine block from the get go. Every other GM dealer we brought it to failed to figure this out. They were initially going to replace the gaskets, but then realized in doing so, we'd end up right where we started since the gaskets weren't the problem, it was the engine. They ended up putting in a brand new engine.
Honestly, we were having identical problems (over a 3-4 year span). I'm not sure what the actual diagnosis was or how they figured it out, but I do know it was a faulty engine block from the get go.
#97 of 123 Re: 2005 Equinox Overheats [mcdaniel1]
Mar 22, 2012 (5:34 am)
hi, sorry to hear about the car, but i had the same problem, that is why i sold it, the dex cool they use, causes the head to crack all over, i had one checked with dye, and it was loaded with cracks, gm don;t have to recall any of these, becuase it was during the time the government had gm, under the buy out, it will cost you around a few thousand to if, and thats not saying something else won;t be wrong too, good luck,
#98 of 123 Re: 2005 Equinox Overheats [glodato]
Mar 22, 2012 (5:40 am)
thanks for your response, I think the car is going to be a trade-in.
Mar 23, 2012 (12:42 pm)
I have lost hope for my equinox... My story is above in a couple of segments , but with diagnostic time, money for repairs and continued break down of parts the short story is I have paid for a car for the last year and have not driven it enough to even warrant an oil change.. 72000 miles when I bought it and now sitting at a shop waiting for a drive train at 74000 miles.... Makes me sick!!!! New transmission, transmission modulator, shocks.... Head gasket.. Chipped stero and heating issues that have not been resolved. I feel like I need to drive the dang thing on a pillow with "fragile, easily broken." it makes me cry.
#100 of 123 Re: 2005 Equinox stalls at idle and on the road [jsaari]
Mar 23, 2012 (12:53 pm)
My equinox did something similar and it ended up being the transmission. It did not always do it, but seemed to be affected more in the rain. Heard it happened to someone else after a car wash ... My car had a little over 72000 miles. It is sickening huh? My thoughts are with you...
#101 of 123 Re: My lemonox... [starsmyles]
Mar 23, 2012 (12:53 pm)
my equinox is now history, traded it in...
#102 of 123 Re: My lemonox... [mcdaniel1]
Mar 23, 2012 (1:00 pm)
Good for you.. Mine is going too, once it gets out of the shop. I'm buying a bicycle hahaha
#103 of 123 Re: My lemonox... [starsmyles]
Mar 24, 2012 (5:26 am)
hi, sorry for all the problems you sre having, i know how you feel i was in the same boat two yrs ago. i did alot of checking and had some friends who build engines for race cars check, and it all came back to the dexcool they use as a coolant. it turns to something thick like mud, it cracks the heads, and i seen one that had a dye check, and there were alot of cracks, and from there anyplace the coolant run through could have a problem, like the heater etc, you can also check on comsumer afffair.com type in car and year, and see more info from people, as for me was was alway and gm guy, i now own a toyota.. good luck
#104 of 123 Re: 2005 Equinox...Junker at 70,000 [glodato]
Mar 24, 2012 (7:20 am)
For owners of the older Equinox, suggest you check your maintenance schedule for required frequency of coolant system flushing and dexcool replacement.