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Chevrolet Equinox, Audio, Auto Repair, SUV
#98 of 119 Re: 2005 Equinox Overheats [glodato]
Mar 22, 2012 (6:40 am)
thanks for your response, I think the car is going to be a trade-in.
Mar 23, 2012 (1:42 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 119 Re: 2005 Equinox stalls at idle and on the road [jsaari]
Mar 23, 2012 (1:53 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 119 Re: My lemonox... [starsmyles]
Mar 23, 2012 (1:53 pm)
my equinox is now history, traded it in...
#102 of 119 Re: My lemonox... [mcdaniel1]
Mar 23, 2012 (2:00 pm)
Good for you.. Mine is going too, once it gets out of the shop. I'm buying a bicycle hahaha
#103 of 119 Re: My lemonox... [starsmyles]
Mar 24, 2012 (6:26 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 119 Re: 2005 Equinox...Junker at 70,000 [glodato]
Mar 24, 2012 (8:20 am)
For owners of the older Equinox, suggest you check your maintenance schedule for required frequency of coolant system flushing and dexcool replacement.
#105 of 119 2006 Chevy Equinox - Head Gasket Blown at 65k Miles
Apr 25, 2012 (8:12 am)
I realize this forum is for 2005 Equinox....I had an 06, they have to be pretty similar right? Thought I'd add to the Equinox saga... I bought mine slightly used in 07...well about a month ago my boyfriend was on the highway driving the dogs to the vet and the head gasket blew, car lost power, we were somehow able to make it to the nearest Chevy dealer about 2 miles away. After inspection, they told me it would be over $2000 to repair. No way was I going to drop $2k out of pocket with a chance they might find even more things wrong. At the time, I was not aware of the common head gasket issue with Equinoxes and of course the dealership made no mention of it. My Equinox only had 65,000 miles on it and I (along with everyone I know) kept saying, how does a vehcile with 65,000 miles blow a head gasket??? Also to add fuel on the fire here, I just dropped 600 bucks on new tires TWO days before the head gasket blew.
So since I already spent $600 2 days before, I didn't exactly have an extra $2k to spare so the only option we were left with was to trade it in. I contacted some other dealers since I wasn't exactly thrilled with the idea of buying another Chevy and no one would accept my car in the condition it was in since they don't have mechanics to repair it. Therefore, I was stuck buying another Chevy. And since we have large dogs and need an SUV, I was stuck buying another Equinox as a Traverse or Tahoe is way out of my price range. I'm pretty disappointed with all of this, I really liked my old Equinox and it had such low miles, I was planning to drive it for a long time.....plus I finally got the new tires dang it!!! I will be fuming about that for a while
Now I have a 2012 Equinox LS which is only a 4 cylinder FWD (the 2006 was V6 AWD LT) so from what I've read these newer models won't have the head gasket issues with the smaller engine. However, I'm still concerned that something else will go majorly wrong so I'll probably trade this sucker in before the warranty is up. Oh also, the 2006 had two wheel bearings go bad shortly after I bought it but those were thankfully covered under the extended warranty because they were around $1000 each to repair. I just wanted to share my story - and warn you all, the 2006 is a lemon too!!!
#106 of 119 Re: 2006 Chevy Equinox - Head Gasket Blown at 65k Miles [sunnyotis]
Apr 26, 2012 (7:27 am)
I'm sorry that everything turned out the way it did with your 2006. Hopefully your 2012 will take good care of you! If we can ever be of assistance, please don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing socialmediagm.com
GM Customer Service
#107 of 119 Re: 2005 Equinox stalls at idle and on the road [jsaari]
May 02, 2012 (6:05 pm)
I am having the same problem with my 2005 Equinox. It has been taken to the mechanic two times, they can't figure out what is wrong with it. What did you find out was wrong with yours?