2008 Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2008

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (7%)

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (88%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 8 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

264-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

20000 mi Blinker sound quit working. Shifting funny. They didn't do anything for the shifting yet. Service Engine light came on. Was the fuel pressure regulator or something similar. 
66000 mi Timing motor replaced 

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

103700 mi Vehicle warning Engine hot came on - towed to dealer where it was determined the thermostat needed to be replaced. 
161000 mi

US $250
Replaced serpentine belt 
78000 mi

US $85
EGR Valve and Traction Control Errors P0404 P0405. Replaced the EGR valve. 
126000 mi

US $450
New spark plugs and wires were put in. 
80000 mi

US $15
Cooling fans remained on after turning car off abnormal hi temperature gauge readings. Bad Thermostat cord connection at fan. 

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

42915 mi Ticking noise from engine. Replaced both cylinder heads and all exhaust valves. Problem described in TSB:08-06-01-022 Service performed under warranty. 
51460 mi Owner noticed increased coolant level in surge tank which remained high after engine cooled. Mechanic performed some tests and decided thermostat was sticking and replaced it under warranty. 
60720 mi

C $237
New EGR valve/gasket. Symptom showed as "Stabiltrack Disabled" and "Service Stabiltrack" with a pending or actual DTC code P0404(EGR circuit range/performance) Mechanic explained EGR fault causes the Stabiltrack problem also. 
76000 mi

US $1600
Major head gasket blown. New head gasket installed. 
75000 mi

US $150
Evaporative emissions vent was stuck closed, as a result I could not pump gas. Mechanic replaced and problem was solved. Spark plug wires needed replacing 
63000 mi

US $400
Misfire, when vehicle under a light load 
78000 mi

US $150
ECM Valve replaced 
93000 mi

US $150
Failure of the wire set, need removal and replacement 
93000 mi

US $359
Vehicle would misfire under load. All of the spark plugs and plug wires were changed. 
133000 mi

US $70
First Entry; replaced spark plugs at 110,000 miles for the first time. Still have to do the wires 
58000 mi Service Stabilitrak warning light. OnStar assistance found codes C0561, P0404, P1779. EGR Valve would not open beyond 60%. Replaced faulty EGR Valve. 
71920 mi

C $302
This is the second fuel pump they have installed since January 2011; Now my fuel comsumption is increased; last fall they replace the cateletic convertor; I think I bought a lemon. 

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