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.
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Equinox Transmission Fault and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723
Chevrolet Equinox Problem
Drive Trains Affected: AWD, FWD
Average Mileage: 81,851 mi (70,000 mi - 102,000 mi)
Visitor, 2008 Chevrolet Equinox, AWD, 82,000 mi
Check engine light came on at stop light. Went to pull off and it would not go out of low gear. Reverse was gone.
Visitor, 2008 Chevrolet Equinox, FWD, 70,000 mi
Transmission froze up in low gear. Keep it two weeks at shop to fix. Now out of warranty due to 5 yrs old. Will they cover it now if it happens again? I wonder, NOT!
Visitor, 2008 Chevrolet Equinox, AWD, 102,000 mi
Taking my daughter to the doctor for a fever my car had trouble going into 3rd gear. It went into 4th gear but would never go into 5th. At the Chevy dealer shop I am being treated as if I did something to cause the wave plate to break. They say it will cost $1100 to take the transmission apart to see if what the codes revealed are true and that I will probably need a new transmission. Then that the warranty company for my extended warranty will decide if they are going to cover it. Do they think I am an idiot because I am a woman. The technician acts as though he can't tell me anything further so I am on the internet looking it up and find out that it is a common issue because the waveplate for this year and transmission is weak. Not my problem. Look out! Intelligent woman with internet access!
Visitor, 2007 Chevrolet Equinox, FWD, 73,404 mi
transmission sliping 4th and 5th gear, dealer stated bad torque converter