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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox
The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox stands out in the small SUV class for its affordable price, its high-powered engine, and its plethora of features. While the Honda CR-V has led this class for years,...
2012 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2012 GMC Terrain: Which One Should I Buy?
The mid-size crossover SUV category offers the comfort and size of an SUV, but on the platform of a car, giving it the look and feel of a large hatchback. The unibody construction typical of passenger vehicles is...

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Rebuilt engine, oil light on, stalling, traction control
Hi there. One of the biggest issues that car owners experience after having an engine replaced are symptoms like you describe. In most cases, the issue is that the ECU was not correctly reprogrammed by a dealership and thus, is...
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Check engine light
Hi There, Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad...
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Car shuts off after shakea when idling and also when reversing. What could be the problem?
If the check engine light is on indicating that the O2 senor needs to be replaced, this could explain the shaking and stalling depending on the functionality of the O2 sensor. As you may know the oxygen sensors which are...
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leak on passenger side when it rains 2008 chevy equinox. cleaned out sunroof tracks. still leaks
A possibility is the front ventilation system, at the windshield cowl area. There are quite a few passageways there and there is a rainwater diverter. So, that area should be checked. If you request a vehicle leak diagnostic the responding...
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I over charged my ac and i tied to bleed it and nothing is coming out
Hi there. This could be a very delicate process, and trying to remove refrigerant without the correct tools and safety equipment. I would highly recommend having a professional mobile mechanic come to your location to complete an AC inspection to...
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on my 2012 Equinox my door locks inside the car will not unlock the doors anymore but they will unlock with the keyfob
The contacts in the unlock button(s) may be worn to the point where there are not working. The reason the doors unlock with the key FOB is the FOB activates the circuit without relying on those contacts. To obtain a...
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When I drive a long distance my car gets hot
If your vehicle is overheating, it is likely that you have an issue with your cooling system. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional to determine what part of the cooling system is causing this issue....
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New battery now car won't start but with old battery it did start.
The anti-theft system has been activated and if you turn on the ignition and see the theft light on or blinking then it is active and may need to be scanned using a dealer level or equal scanner that is...
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How do I turn on the passenger air bag in a 2008 Chevy equinox?
Hi There, The airbag system is designed to come on as it senses the proper amount of weight in the seat. If there is nothing sitting in the seat heavy enough to trigger the sensor, it will no turn on....
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Transmission shakes in reverse a little bit and you have to roll the engine for the go backwards
This kind of issue could be due to a fault in the valve body, the manual valve, a transmission band or clutch, or other hydraulic transmission component. Initially, you should check the fluid level and condition. If you want a...
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P0010 I changed the selenoids but p0011 pops up now and says camshaft position actuator and theat the timing is to advancedforecm
Hi there. When you receive multiple error codes as you've indicated in your question, it's best to have a professional mechanic come to your location and complete a check engine light inspection. In many cases, the solenoids or sensors that...
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I have a 2006 chevy equinox and battery and starter have been replaced but I have a battery light on what does that mean?
The battery light on is an indication that the charging system is not producing enough power. You will need further system testing but most likely have a bad alternator.
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Possible vvt problems after piston change
Hi there. What you are describing is an incredibly odd way to diagnose a rough engine idle problem. First off, it's highly unlikely that a piston has been damaged in less than four years and less than 100,000 miles -...
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Smog check failed due to Oxygen sensor
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first person to tell you this was correct to a certain extent. If the system is not warmed up, the readings cannot be taken accurately. However, if the engine is warmed up and...
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Security light and engine light on car not start on 1st attempt
Broadly, you are describing at least three issues, which may all have discrete (separate) causes: 1) an electrical or ECM issue that is causing Code P062f to set; 2) difficulty starting, which may be an intermittent occurrence if I understand...
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timing shaft causing power reduce in engine
Hi there. Since the Reduced Power light can trigger for a number of different reasons, tracking down the exact cause is extremely important, if the vehicle is not properly diagnosed and repaired, the Reduced Power light will trigger again, putting...
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2012 Chevy Equinox brakes pedal goes to floor then works tightly
The master cylinder not holding or getting pressure the first time is a bad residual valve built into the master cylinder. You will need to replace the master cylinder and bleed the system air out.
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We have a 2006 chevy equinox. The ac doesnt always blow cold. When driving down the road it blows cold. When stop it doesnt
Hi there. When you're driving, air from the outside blows on the AC condenser, cooling it down and helping to produce cooler air. During idle, this doesn't occur, so it's likely that either there is excessive debris clogging the AC...
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Shaking with AC on
This is normal when the AC is on. The air conditioning compressor requires torque from the belt system on the engine to power it. When the AC is off, the compressor clutch does not activate, meaning the AC is not...

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