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Chevrolet Equinox repairs by problem area

Engine (0%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (48%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

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

Other (6%)

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Chevrolet Equinox transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (11%)

$1000 - $2499 (29%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 28 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

158-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

30000 mi Fluid seeping between transmission and transfer case. Replaced seal between transmission and transfer case, degreased engine and test drove - no leaks found. 

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

158-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic RWD

10000 mi Backup light defective 
33000 mi Replaced the torque converter seal. 

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

158-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

10500 mi Oil was contaminated with fuel. High pressure fuel pump was replaced. The dealer also changed the oil and filter. Popping noise from rear at cold start. Bulletin #PIP5122A - Replaced auxillary fuel pump module with PPA label 
17000 mi Replaced rack and pinion steering assembly. Resistance in turning steering wheel from dead center on straight highway. Not noticeable until after driving for half hour or more. 
19000 mi Shift lever not traveling smoothly. Would be stopped by something solid and would need to be moved back for another try to get it into Park. 
20000 mi There was a small pin hole in the exhaust pipe just before the pipe entered the muffler. The muffler is welded to the pipe so everything was replaced up to a point under the front seat. 
28000 mi Carrier bearing holding up the drive shaft was hanging on by threads. 
31000 mi Torque converter leak. Repaired under warranty.  One week later the left axle shaft was leaking. Repaired under warranty. 
32000 mi There had always been fuel, about 5%, in the engine oil, dealer said GM had no fix for this. 

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

158-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic RWD

59000 mi

US $745
Fuel injector service 
62000 mi Erratic shifting at slow speeds Transmission overhauled but problem has not been fixed. Problem is worse. 
71300 mi Eratic shifting, slipping. Replaced transmission with GM remanufactured unit. 
84000 mi engine has started to consume excessive amount of oil between changes. was 2 qts low when I brought in for regular oil change. Aproximitly 3400 miles since last oil chenge. Doing an oil consumption test. 
53000 mi

US $1163
Transmission would not engage forward or reverse. Transmission rebuilt 1 month out of powertrain warranty. GM picked up 2/3 of the cost. 
61000 mi Solenoid not functioning properly. Replace solenoid. 

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

158-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

6700 mi When iPhone 4S plugged into the radio vis a USB cable, the music suffers from intermittent skipping. Dealer was unable to replicate problem. Transmission was suffering from an intermittent harsh shift between gears 1-2. Technician cleaned up a valve in the transmission valve body. The problem was lessened, but it still does it less frequently. The dealer will be apprised. 
17000 mi Car will accelerate sometimes when I take my foot off of the gas pedal. Dealer adjusted the sensor, but it still does it. I see other people with this problem, but dealership says there is no problem. 
49700 mi It jerks forward while driving. They adjusted a sensor again! 
61000 mi Gear shifts from drive to neutral while driving. Lounges forward when it shifts. 
68000 mi

US $156
The gear shifter was slipping out of gear. Whole gearshift was replaced. 

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

-horsepower 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

16120 mi Had to change a gasket on the rear axle, covered under warranty 
28280 mi Error code reported issue with fuel pump. Both were replaced under warranty 

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2011 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

158-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic RWD

2000 mi Replaced IP Cluster. The outside temperature gauge would work intermittently so replaced the IP Cluster to correct the problem *dup Replaced Torque Converter Hug Seal because it was leaking transmission fluid 
8700 mi Replace Torque Converter Hub Seal because it was leaking transmission fluid. 
29000 mi Replaced Center Dash Console. It would open but would not rise up so had to replace it 
78700 mi

US $251
Replaced Mode Actuator 
96500 mi

US $139
It would not idle, quit running. Had to replace the Intake Sol 
43000 mi Torque converter seal was leaking. They removed and replaced the seal, after removing the whole transmission. They also did an alignment. I wonder if it's connected to having had a rebuilt transmission when the new car was 3 months old. 
43000 mi Transmission fluid still leaking after the repair in October. Evidently, they didn't complete the job. They removed the side axle from transmission and replaced the seal. Still not sure if the transmission is working 100% 

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2011 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

158-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

57000 mi Replaced timing chain, fuel pump, something with water pump. After this trip, the transmission started to miss and jerk. Could almost not get vehicle out of steep driveway. Transfer case replaced. 
58000 mi Vehicle would not back up on a grade then the engine would rev and a loud clunking sound was heard. It slowly progressed even in forward gears. I took it to a Honda dealer and traded it for an Accord after I left the Chevy dealer. 
32000 mi I suspect transmission was going out as car jerked when shifting gears--had 36,366 Miles. Warranty ran out at 36,000. 
34000 mi ABS, Traction Control, & AWD lights on and stated system(s) were not functioning correctly. The hub & sensor was cleaned on the left front wheel, which appeared to correct the problem. Same problem with dirty ABS sensor, right side. 
91300 mi Engine using oil, replaced Pistons & rings. 
95700 mi Complete Transmission Failure 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox

Engine not specified

31620 mi Power train unit has to be completely replaced as well as water pump and alternator was suggested to be replaced. 
36560 mi Air conditioning was not working properly. Valve replaced and air conditioner recharged. However did not fix problem. Three weeks later air conditioner pump was also replaced. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

194-horsepower 2.9L I6 4-speed automatic FWD

5000 mi Very small transmission fluid leak found at first oil change/tire rotation 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

158-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic RWD

35340 mi A/C condenser perforated and non-functional, repaired under warranty Right side window did not go up properly, Insulation lubed and now working 
59520 mi

C $100
Electric switch in gear selector Wiper link broken 
60140 mi Gas tank cannot fill up . I was told that there was a service bulletin and repair, but these parts are not available n Canasa, nothing to be done here. Amazingly, the problem is now not as noticable since I got it back 
70060 mi

C $110
The air deflector system was broken. would not aim the blower in the right direction 
71920 mi

C $500
Leak in transmission line Problem with bearing Lumbar support broke Fuel line blocked, tank did not fill, stopped with 10 ltrsto go. Mechanic blew out the line. Did not help 2 major oil leaks found by mechanic 
72820 mi All of the repairs covered by my about to be expired warranty were carried out. I decided to wait and do the transmission oil leak and the rear brakes elsewhere. I have never had such long use of my tires and brakes in any of my cars 
9300 mi Catastrophic failure of transmission. No forward drive. Replacement needed. Under warranty but confidence in vehicle severely damaged. 
63000 mi Fuel tank sensor for emission control and low gas indicator replaced. 
72000 mi A/C condensor leak. Discovered by finding greenish fluid on driveway under front of car 
86000 mi Trans leaking. Suspect tech((?) didn't do proper procedure when unit was serviced weeks ago. Dealer identified it does have a leak, topped off system with a dye to pin point the leak after driving 1K miles. Suggested it's the front pump. 
90700 mi Oil consumption test concluded and solution was to replace engine with 2013 engine 3000 miles on engine no loss of oil! 
94300 mi Transmission leaking fluid trans pulled all seals replaced. 300 miles on repair. No leaks at this time 
130000 mi

US $1300
Car was stalling after start up. Smelled gas. Leaking seal on the high pressure fuel pump resulted in gas in the oil and a rich fuel mixture. Replaced fuel pump and a small, very expensive, one time use fuel line. Replaced leaking front right inner axle seal. This is the third time this has been replaced. About every 40,000 miles or so. 
138300 mi

US $686
Loud noise hear from left front area. Increased with speed. Noise level did not change when transmission placed in netural while car was moving on highway. Front left hub bearing failed and was replaced. 
153000 mi

US $490
Exhaust manifold was cracked 
169300 mi

US $525
Abs and stability lights on dash. Right front speed sensor broken magnets misding. Replaced right front hub. No other way to repsir 
191000 mi

US $967
Replace air blend motor which failed. Repair was $900.00. Mostly labor. Replacement part was $75.00 the rest was labor which included removing parts of the dashboard to get to the partrnRemainder of cost was wiper replacement (3) plus taxes 
51000 mi Timing chain making noise 
53300 mi Recall on this years timing chain 
86000 mi

US $100
Rebuilt torque converter and rebuilt transmission. 
90000 mi

US $1100
35R clutch wave plate snapped and needed to be replaced. Spark plug failed - check engine light, stabilitrak issue, rough idle 
92000 mi

US $200
Broken sway bar links. Needed replacement.  Also needed to replace both outer tie rod ends. 
93500 mi

US $80
Rear lift gate latch was not working. It was replaced. 
96000 mi GM recall to reprogram the computer 
105000 mi Stabilitrak warning message came on. Determined that the problem was the magnet inside the bearing had detached causing the Stabilitrak (and ABS) system to malfunction. Replaced the bearing and speed sensor on that wheel. 
112000 mi

US $200
Sway bar linkage rattling badly. Had to replace both of them. 
112000 mi

US $4000
Transmission shifting erratically and sometimes not shifting into certain gears. Determined the 3-5-R wave plate was bad and caused problems so the transmission had to be replaced. 
49000 mi Timing chain issue causing excessive oil use. 
49000 mi

US $1300
Transmission failure. Required rebuild. GM paid 2/3 of cost. 
50000 mi

US $160
Wipers would not work correctly. 
87000 mi Transmission failed and required rebuild. Repair covered under manufacturer drive train warranty. *d Transmission replaced at 93K miles under dealer 100K drive train warranty. 
53700 mi Transmission had to be rebuilt. 
57900 mi

C $450
There was noise on small bumps on the road 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

158-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

31300 mi The timing chain and water pump were replaced. There was a letter sent around July 2013 stating that this could be an issue for my Equinox and to be on the look out for it. I brought it in at the earliest symptom, before any check engine light appeared. 
34000 mi Engine running rough, if never stalling. Probably excessive oil consumption. They top the oil off and want me to drive 1k miles before they check again. CEL comes on as I leave the dealership. They scan and shut it off. Engine light comes on a few days later. I scan it with my code reader, P0014, exhaust camshaft position sensor. Bring the car back. Now the end of the month, need inspection. Drop the car off, they replace the sensor. The next morning, the light comes on again, same issue. Now I am stuck, have to get the "R" inspection sticker until fixed. 
34000 mi Check engine at 1k miles. Running rough again and excessive oil used. They determine they can get away with replacing piston and rings. You can't replace the cylinder sleeve or service the block in this engine so you know this fix isn't going to last. 
34000 mi Less than 300 miles, CEL comes on. In 7 miles to dealer, everything goes to hell. Very rough, stalling, barely limp to dealer. They tear down engine, a balance shaft bearing had been destroyed and most likely pieces all inside the engine. Replaced engine. Drives ok after engine install. Still rough shifts at higher RPMs. Decide to pull ahead schedule and trade it in a few months before I was planning to. 
93000 mi Water pump and balance shaft chain Air conditioner whining when compressor comes on. Likely bad compressor Runs very rough at startup, no codes yet. Didn't used to do that 
100000 mi Transfer case input shaft seal leaking gear oil. This is the second time the seal has been replaced Has been smelling like exhaust for a while and they could never find the problem. While doing another repair, they found the exhaust manifold was cracked. Replaced exhaust manifold and it is finally fixed. 
130000 mi Got a check engine light; Computer scan said it was failed intake and exhaust solenoid actuator. Replaced both and codes cleared. Unfortunately the electrical connector broke on removal so I had to order replacement pigtail Replacement Engine is using more and more oil (was replaced at 40K). 1qt per 1000 miles. I will have to live with it. Engine likely needs to be replaced due to cylinder wall scoring (known issue on these LAF engines) 
130000 mi

US $3000
Transmission failed with a big crunching sound while driving. Likely failed faceplate. Traded it in 
20000 mi Audio would periodically not work when the car first started.  
45000 mi Had problem where radio didn't "remember" settings (clock, station tuned before car shut off, etc.) Check engine light came on while dealer testing radio replacement. Diagnosed as fuel pump problem. 
61300 mi Bearing failed in transfer case. Was told that it was not a serviceable part. They replaced the transfer case under warranty. 
64000 mi Vehicle stalled while turning into driveway. Took to dealer, was told the engine had no oil and metal shavings in crankcase, but no sign of leak. Engine replaced under warranty. 
101000 mi

US $500
Exhaust manifold cracked and needed to be replaced. 
103000 mi

US $300
Heater would periodically stop working correctly. Reflashed the software. Also, found warm air door missing tooth so it was not functioning correctly. Replaced door. 
114000 mi

US $600
ABS light came on and Service Stabilitrak message displayed. Required replacement of front wheel bearing. 
135000 mi

US $2300
Resonator box rusted out and rest of exhaust replaced. 
147000 mi

US $5000
Driving to work, engine started making loud knocking sound. Pulled to side and shut off, but wouldn't restart. Rear oil seal blown, engine had to be replaced. 
32000 mi Transfer case to transmission seal leaking. Replaced two seals. Previous repair didn't stop the leak so dealer had to replace a second seal between transfer case and transmission. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

-horsepower 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

35960 mi

C $112
No power to rear windows. Splice J313 was open. Qty 2 Splice N 089650 replaced. (Parts cost $6.50 ea) Labour $100.00 
36580 mi

C $1281
Rear differential clutch control module - internal fault. Module replaced (Part cost $500). Access to module required exhaust removal, and lowering of rear differential. Power mirrors not working. Mirror switch and left door module on the door were replaced. 
37200 mi

C $627
Loss of power (near stalling) with warning "Service Stabilitrac". Technicians had difficulty identifying the cause. Replaced wiring under the drivers seat. Vehicle ran fine for 19 days before reoccurring. Return to dealer today. 
38440 mi Same intermittent problem as reported on 1 Nov. After a number of further repair attempts and consultation with GM Engineering the problem seems to be fixed - failed On-Star module affecting computer system. 
38440 mi Same intermittent electrical/drivetrain problem as reported on 1 Nov 14 and Jan 15 - obviously not fixed and techs were unable to identify cause on this occasion. Also Manual Shift toggle switch on shifter no longer works. 
56800 mi Hesitating and running rough, strong fuel smell in oil. Had tech alert for bad fuel pump and gasket done. 
70680 mi Changed fuel pump. Pulled transmission to replace seals. 
88040 mi

C $423
Hub required replacing for speed sensor 
89900 mi Stabilizor ends need Emissions system Door hem recall 
98200 mi

C $2500
Pcv valve failed causing pressure build up in the crank case causing the rear main seal to fail. Left over oil from a previous repair was trapped in the exhaust flex pipe causing a burning smell 
99200 mi Car stalled while driving and required multiple attempts to restart. but after 2 days they said they were too busy to look at it so we took it home. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

29760 mi Ticking sound coming from engine compartment. Installed sound insulator on fuel pump pipe connection. 
31660 mi Fixed ticking sound by replacing the timing chain tensioner. 

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

158-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic RWD

162000 mi New transmission. 
172000 mi

US $80
Broken air valve on front passenger tire. Was slowly leaking air. 
184300 mi

US $500
Rear wheel bearings and shocks were showing signs of wear, shaky while braking vehicle. Overheat warning would come on and door chime continue to beep (as if keys were left in the ignition) but engine was not overheating. IPC needed to be rebuilt. Turn signal stick was not operating properly, would not stay in position or on. This problem had existed for a while. 
40000 mi

US $174
Replaced alternator with a rebuilt alternator. Factory alternator developed a bearing whine. 
48000 mi

US $753
Replaced passenger presence airbag sensor. 
50000 mi

US $420
Replaced left front and right front wheel bearing and hub assemblies. 
98000 mi

US $34
The right rear ABS wheel speed sensor had an erratic electrical output causing an error code. The defective sensor was removed from the wheel bearing and replaced with ACDELCO p/n 96626080 ABS wheel speed sensor. 
108000 mi

US $900
Replace and calibrate airbag passenger presence sensor. 
110500 mi

US $91
Replaced EGR Valve Replaced right rear wheel bearing/hub assembly 

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

158-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

57000 mi

US $170
While on a long distance road trip, the A/C stopped blowing cold air. The A/C hose under the hood was completely frosted up on the outside. After thawing, the A/C worked normally. Dealer couldn't find problem, but refilled freon. Random warning lights displayed on dash, or randomly components will not work. Traction control off light came on 2 hours into trip. After stop and restart it went off. Sometimes turn signals, radio, wipers won't work on start up. Random warning lights continued. When starting engine would surge or sputter for a few seconds. Battery wasn’t holding a consistent charge, arched over and shorted out a computer board. $170 for battery. Computer board under extended warrantee for $1200. 
58000 mi AC would freeze up when in use. Cause - restricted expansion valve. Airbag status light reads off with adult passenger in seat. Replaced worn passenger presence sensor module. AC Compressor operating inconsistently and at times emitted a loud whine. Replace compressor, recover and recharge. Service Stabilitrak warning light. OnStar assistance found codes C0561, P0404, P1779. EGR Valve would not open beyond 60%. Replaced faulty EGR Valve. 
73000 mi The transfer case was leaking between the case sections. The transfer case was resealed and repaired. 

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

163-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

160000 mi

US $3700
Transmission slipping - computer failure. 

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic RWD

32000 mi Check engine light - PCV connection issue. Driver side door seal had excessive wear - Parts ordered. Daytime running lights inoperative - Canadian TSB - optional in USA - Replaced corroded resistor. 
92700 mi

US $60
Diagnosis codes on OBDII showed Miss #4 cylinder and Knock sensor. Car due emmisions testing so replaced all 4 spark plugs and Knock Sensor. Resolved issue. 
116000 mi

US $690
Replaced Left front Hub Assembly due to rough bearings and ABS failure Replaced Left front CV Shaft due to crunching sound while turning Replaced Both front struts and upper mount assemblies due to severe wear of left front strut and leakage on right front strut. 
117700 mi

US $82
Left front CV Shaft failed at outer joint - this part was replaced 6 days prior with a remanufactured shaft acquired from a name brand auto store 
122000 mi

US $186
Heat Blend air door and actuator failure - No heat issue when trying to adjust temperature. Troubleshot and found actuator out of normal position and door drive broken. Dealer wanted $1500+ to repair issue. DIY repair took 24 Hours. Original Battery failed, replaced with new. 6+ years on original. 

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

52000 mi

US $250
Rearend ran dry on grease causing the gears to lock up and crack the housing, damaging the driveshaft and both rear axles.  *dupe Rearend ran dry on grease causing the gears to lock up and crack the housing, damaging the driveshaft and both rear axles. The dealership finally fixed the problems after 2 months 
72000 mi

US $100
Weather stripping at top of rear hatch had disintegrated and torn loose. Water leaked if through car wash and wind noise had increased significantly. Pre-ordered part and took it into shop for installation. 
76000 mi Automatic running light indicator off in dash - didn't realize the low beam was out. Shop replaced no charge. Found a cracked headlight housing that was a comprehensive claim but they felt it was not related - just happenstance. 
82000 mi

US $100
Starter failed without warning in shopping center parking lot. Towed to dealership. Part ordered and replaced next day. Upon pick-up, still had hard start. Technician took back into shop & re-programmed for successful completion of job 
84000 mi

US $74
Check engine light on intermittently. Found CO171 set due to damaged PCV hose. Replaced PCV hose. Roaring/humming/dragging sound from front end. Found left front hub bearing internally faulted and pitted. Coolant Reservoir Low. Pressurized cooling system and found leaking lower intake gaskets. Replaced lower intake gaskets to correct. 
98000 mi

US $100
Compressor leaking - replaced. Temperature regulator - stuck - replaced. Temperature diverter - stuck - replaced. All under extended warranty, hence the $100 out of pocket cost. New noise upon exiting from previous repair. Took back to shop on next work day. Unrelated according to them. Oxygen sensor failed. It was replaced with no labor charge. 
100500 mi

US $66
Rear lift struts were losing compression and the lift gate dropped onto my son's head twice. Took car to parts store, they ordered the parts and replaced them for me with no labor cost. 
116000 mi

US $339
Transmission cooling lines were leaking and it was reported by the company that did my oil change. Took to repair shop and both lines (in and out) had to be replaced. Mechanic checking as to why check engine light was on and found an air intake hose was partially loose. 
147000 mi Windshield sprayers not pumping fluid. Unable to repair; requires expensive replacement. Airbag warning light and check engine light appear on sporadically. No problem identified by shop. They still come on from time to time. No charge to customer. Noted water in both headlamps - required total replacement of casing - no separate seals available - very expensive - opted to not repair. Poorly designed lift gate top seal has torn off for the 4th time since purchase. Nothing they can do beyond replacing. Requested shop order part. They failed to do so. 
150000 mi

US $498
Car would not start - towed to repair - started right up. Diagnostics run - replaced starter. Also replaced battery. *d Car would not start - roadside assistance could not jump - towed to repair shop for diagnostics. Replaced battery and starter (see previous report) Car would not start one day after previous battery and starter replacement. Called shop and owner came to my home. Slammed hood and car started. Determined to be faulty starter and replaced under warranty for this portion of the trip. Repair person noted wear on alternator drive belt (serpentine belt) and advised replacing 
158000 mi

US $1000
Car overheated requiring thermostat replacement, radiator fan replacement, and fee for pressure testing radiator ands diagnosis of issue While attempting previous repair they had to remove front headlamp area to reach radiator. They said the fog lamp was "glued in" and they could not replace it after removing it. 
158300 mi

US $900
As in June, AC fails to run at low speeds. Same problems reported in June and repaired in July occurred 2 weeks later. Required upgrade to OEM parts at my expense. Two days later same problem occurred while 350 miles away. Unable to return for repair. A/c fails to run under 30mph. 
169000 mi

US $750
A/C cycling on and off rapidly Plastic piece on radistortion hosee to radiator broken causing fluid leakage and overheating Large radiator cooling fan not running, for the 4th time in 15 months. Part not under warranty, but labor was. 
169000 mi

US $200
ERG valve was clogged - check engine light on - could not pass inspection. Mechanic removed, cleaned valve and replaced. Door Handle on driver's side broke internally. Required replacement handle and door panel removal and replace part and replace door panel 
123380 mi

C $1400
Major drivetrain problem, my AWD is now FWD. Cost for parts to repair was $1600 plus, unable to rebuild the driveshaft due to it being a very non-standard design. My repair shop says he knows 3 other former AWD driving around as FWD... 
125860 mi

C $300
wheel bearing 
128960 mi

C $1100
Many parts replaced in braking and suspension systems. 
154220 mi

C $75
bulb replaced, housing fixed 
173600 mi Wheel bearing Fuel pump 
91000 mi

US $65
Brake pedal moan and crunching sound. Replaced wheel speed sensor. 
94000 mi

US $75
Vehicle was making a grinding, rubbing noise. Replaced two u joints and the carrier bearing. 
96000 mi

US $300
Load humming coming from the front of the car. Brake pedal pulsating and a groaning noise coming from the ABS pump. 

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

165-horsepower 2.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

61380 mi Passenger side strut frozen solid. Left it at garage overnight to thaw. Front struts will need replacing. 
66960 mi

C $170
Replaced Set/Resume cruise control switch in steering wheel (pressing resume would cause cruise to turn off).  Replaced driver side stabilizer link (creaking noise on right turns). 
68820 mi

C $600
Paint peeling on lift gate. Sand blasting and touch up required. New struts. 
72540 mi

C $131
Replace left outer CV boot(torn). 
73160 mi

C $41
Replace passenger side front stabilizer link. (Noisy) Replace caliper pin bushings. (Rattle) 
82000 mi

US $3
car stalled in parking lot. Would not start after stall. towed to home. Investigation revealed blown fuse for electric fuel pump. replaced fuse. fully functional. 
90000 mi

US $200
Tried to isolate bearing noise in drive train. Appears to be in passenger side of transmission. 35mph or more showed bearing noise. Not CV joints, wheel bearing or intermediate shaft, the shaft was replaced and problem noise still there.  
120000 mi

US $30
lower cooling hose on radiator ruptured 

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

165-horsepower 2.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

39680 mi

C $772
Ordered hanger bearing for next service. Replaced both front sway bar links.  
39980 mi

C $603
Hangar bearing k SP 056000 Factory Part # 25775162 was replaced. 2 hours replacement time. 
75640 mi

C $300
ignition cylinder had to be replaced. 
36000 mi Sway Bar End Links replaced due to rattle when going over bumps. Engine is occasionally hard to start - will turn over for a few seconds before firing. Typically happens when switching between keys. Dealer was unable to replicate the problem. R0760 - RADIO, REMOVE AND REPLACE - Replaced Radio due to finish coming off of buttons. 
40000 mi Replaced Radio due to finish coming off of buttons. 
56000 mi

US $30
Replaced Lift Supports for Rear Hatch 
78000 mi

US $50
EGR Valve malfunctioning, causing "chugging" at idle. Installed AC Delco 214-2020 EGR Kit to update Delphi EGR Valve to Siemens EGR Valve per TSB #06-06-04-008B. Did not reprogram PCM (no SES light or codes). 
82000 mi

US $30
ABS engaging at 7MPH every time when slowing to a stop. Diagnosed as RR Wheel Speed Sensor Replaced RR WSS and cleaned rust from sensor mounting surface. 
83000 mi

US $210
Strut and Shock Replacement and Alignment. 
86000 mi

US $200
Driveshaft Center Support Bearing separated from rubber isolator. Replaced Bearing and U-Joints. 
52080 mi

C $105
Steering shaft needed to be replaced. AWD system grinding when it engages. Dealer says let's change the diff fluid and see if that cures it. That problem came back in 2 weeks. 105.00 I will take it back for the rear diff and the steering shaft in 2 wks. 
61380 mi drive shaft hanger bearing replaced 
62000 mi Front end link kits, lower control arm bushing. Centre support bearing and yoke for the driveshaft. 
114700 mi

C $500
Replaced both front strut assemblies. A noticeable rattle and noise prior to the replace. Replaced EGR tube and valve assembly. The tube had developed a leak but because GM altered the original design, the complete kit was replaced. Hint-PURCHASED THE KIT FOR 75% LESS THAN GM PRICING. Google is your friend. 
115300 mi

C $400
Replaced the center drive shaft hanger/bearing c/w u joint. I had been warned a few months back that it would soon need replacing. After a slight shake was noticed at highway speeds I went in for the repairs. 
134540 mi

C $60
Replace both rear hatch struts. Both originals ceased working a few months back and would not hold up the rear hatch unattended. 
141540 mi

C $125
Front left wheel bearing hub replaced due to grinding noises. Purchased part online and had JM friend replace. Cheap Cheap 
107000 mi Center drive shaft bearing and rear diff were bad. 
119500 mi

US $700
Had to replace two rear tires because the rear trailing arms were bad and went out of alignment. Trailing arms cost $500. 
109000 mi

US $1200
Drive shaft joint 
81220 mi transmission coolant lines cracked at the 90 bend on the frame...had to be replaced. 
84500 mi

C $30
Headlight bulb replacement. 
94860 mi

C $150
Clamp on cooling system failed. Lost my coolant into the parking lot. Required a replacement clamp and flush and fill. 
99200 mi

C $2000
Coolant blew as a result of rad failure. Also discovered head gasket blown. Both required replacement. 

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Chevrolet Equinox Transmission Problems

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