2008 Chevrolet Equinox Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Chevrolet Equinox

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Problems

AC Not Cold Due to Failed Compressor

The AC system may not blow cold at times. In many cases, replacement of the AC compressor has corrected this issue.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

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

Transmission Fault and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723

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 is also extremely important that all debris from the failed part be cleaned from the transmission while it is disassembled in order to try and prevent future problems.

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Questions

I changed the EGR valve last week, a week later new diagnosis says EGR is bad? (1 answer)

I had a hard hesitation and no power before the EGR was changed and it went away and ran great for 1 week, now the new diagnosis says the EGR Valve is bad again? How can this happen? Is there something else making my EGR Valve bad?

How do you drain the gas tank? (2 answers)

The last time I filled up with gas, the car started missing. I put in a can of Sea Foam, now I have only a 1/4 of a tank left and it is still missing. When it misses, I press the gas and it will stop. Should I put in another can of Sea Foam?

How much would a starter be (1 answer)

My car doesn't want to start

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews

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At around 40,000 miles everything started falling apart. Moisture accumulated in the headlamp area, causing me to have to replace the bulbs every year. Have to replace at dealer because entire grill has to come off to replace. Cost of approx. $75.00 per bulb. Mirror covers on both visors broke off within the first couple of years (I do not have any small children, broke just by opening them...
Had the traction control issue for over a year. Many trips to the mechanics to find the problem. The problem was a connection on left side of the motor mounted on the frame. It had come loose. Now we have an oil pressure coming on and off.
Bought new LTZ started having problems within 2 weeks after purchase, had wheel hub replaced. Within a month started having problems with the electrical system. Passenger seat broke, dealer would not fix. Both covers fell off mirrors on visors, cup holders broke,"leather" seats cracked and ripped. Air conditioner and heater went out cost $1500.00 to repair. After 3 months of driving this vehicl...

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