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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Chevrolet Equinox

2008 Chevrolet Equinox

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Engine -- Verified

Vehicles with certain V6 engines may illuminate the Check Engine Light one or more of the following codes: P0011, P0014, P0021, P0024, P0341, P0346, P0336, or P0391. Our technicians tell us that some vehicles may require a powertrain control module (PCM) software update to correct this issue. Other vehicles may have excess camshaft end play on one or both cylinder heads which will need to be corrected using special procedures outlined by GM.

Drive Train -- Verified

Vehicles with a 6speed automatic transmission may develop one or more of the following faults related to a broken 35R clutch wave plate inside the transmission: Illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723, loss of reverse gear, slipping or harsh 3rd or 5th gear shift. Removal and dis-assembly of the transmission will be required to replace the broken 35R wave plate. It ...

Maintenance -- Verified

Contaminated brake fluid can cause problems in the brake system and it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Our technicians recommend replacing the engine coolant every 30,000 miles in order to help prolong the life of the various cooling system components.

2008 Chevrolet Equinox Questions and Answers

jockopa, 2008 Chevrolet Equinox, Beaver Falls, PA

I can't find out how to remove the rear window wiper arm. it has a nut under the plastic cap which I removed but the arm won't pull off. I even tried with a small gear puller but it just ...

JerryB, 2008 Chevrolet Equinox, Spalding, NE

Sometimes after the car is placed in Park, the transmission selector cannot be released from Park regardless of whether or not the vehicle is on level ground or on an incline. Pressing in the brak...

David116, 2008 Chevrolet Equinox, Longview, TX

I notice my coolant looks muddy, I went to NJ and back. Should I get the coolant change?

adrussell, 2008 Chevrolet Equinox, Anderson, AL

Filled up with gas yesterday and today my engine started missing especially when under heavy acceleration.Could it be bad gas or is it something more serious?

zlucky_13z, 2008 Chevrolet Equinox, Phelan, CA

How do I get to the 1,3, and 5 Spark plugs in order to replace them? 2008 Equinox

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews

This SUV is a joy to drive; however, I've had several problems with it. For 3 weeks now it's been in the shop constantly. But hey! You'll have car trouble with any car.

We have over 11800, miles on our equinox. Service traction
control lights keep coming on. What does this mean? We have had no problems with our car, we keep it serviced, oil change regulurly, etc.

Connectors at wires to fans have lost connection. This makes the AC not work. You have to jiggle the connectors at the fan and they will come on and this makes the fans work. Both fans on the engine side have same problem. Other problem was door handle on drivers door broke internally. $32 for a new door handle and $55 to paint it to match the car color. Door handle is all plastic. Poorly made product.


I purchased a new Equinox Sport in 2008. Lots of performance, very torqy and fun to drive. The turning radius on this car is HORRIBLE! You cannot park it without jockeying the car several times to get into a normal parking spot. Forget about parrallel parking. At about 60k the problems started. Drivers side window and pwr. door locks quit working. A bit of investigation found 3 broken wires in the flexible housing between the door and A-pillar. $300 for a new door harnness and back to work. At 66k, the cam position sensor and crank timing sensors failed. Replaced but did not fix the issue. Turned out to be a blocked oil passage near a cam bearing. (None of these were covered by the 100k mile warranty) P.S. I have always purchased GM and have never owned anything but GM. Next time might be a different story.

Had this truck for almost a year, and LOVE EVERY MINUTE I SPEND BEHIND THE WHEEL!!! It drives very well. Handles like a mid-level sedan (some body lean at times), has AWESOME gas mileage, and is VERY dependable! The interior is practically CAVERNOUS. I could probably fit my former PT Cruiser in there with the rear seats folded down, and still have room for a passenger up front. The Traction Control is a dream to have, even on the FWD drivetrain. I have seen better than average gas mileage on both city and highway. I'd recommend that synthetic oil be used in the motor, since the oil has a longer useful life than conventional oil. The Equniox is an absolute joy to drive and own! If I had the money, I would most definitely purchase another one!!!!

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