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.
Transmission Fault and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723 on Chevrolet Equinox
Average mileage: 94,400 (47,000–170,000)
Drive Trains affected: AWD, FWD
32 people reported this problem
20 people shared problem details
2008 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD52,000Visitor
Wave plate went and destroyed the transmission cost of repair $4000. General motors did nothing, there is no such thing as good faith with this company. There are so many problems with this transmission it should be on a recall list.Band together brothers and lets make this happen.
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!
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- AWD120,000Visitor
I can't reverse or get outcomes of 2nd gear. I'm afraid of how much this is going to cost me .
2008 Chevrolet Equinox- AWD82,000Visitor
Check engine light came on at stop light. Went to pull off and it would not go out of low gear. Reverse was gone.
2007 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD73,404Visitor
transmission sliping 4th and 5th gear, dealer stated bad torque converter
2008 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD91,000Visitor
When you put into reverse cars jumps and tranmission hits hard. Parked it after having code reading of po716&po717 speed control sesnors bad could be reverse broken 35r plate. If plate breaks, need to check trans. Filter for metal flakes or metal savings, if you find any of these in trans. Need to pull trans. Out of car take it apart clean and replace broke plate. Sometimes you can clean speed sesnors and save money.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD135,000Visitor
Trans started slipping, high rpm slow speed. Stalled on driveway incline. p0776, p0700. Sitting in driveway contemplating explosives.
2006 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD75,000Visitor
As soon as my vehicle hit 75000 miles lost power to Trans unable to accelerate. Check engine light came on as well as ABS light. Pulled over to side of road shut vehicle off then back on, Trans worked got me home. Hooked it up to obd2 code reader code P0717 came up. Did my research is a small input sensor behind the torque converter. Known as input turbine speed sensor circuit. I have priced the sensor at $120 to $150. . But recommend buying a rebuilt transmission because that same code could mean you have a broken fin inside the Trans as well. I have looked in many places for a rebuilt transmission prices go from $300 to $500.
2012 Chevrolet Equinox- AWD49,000Visitor
driving down highway at 55 mph a big loud clunk, check engine light comes on pull over and now no drive or reverse gear. towed to shop still waiting to hear from them. they are saying 3-4 weeks only 49000 miles on vehicle ,so lucky still under warranty. not happy .
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- AWD52,000Visitor
Vehicle slips out of gear, especially when going to reverse at the end of a drive. Also, has issues shifting when going up a hill.
2011 Chevrolet Equinox- FWDVisitor
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- AWD80,000Visitor
car "clunked" and went into limp mode (10 mph) on freeway. Managed to get to side of road. Towed to station. Tech described transmission as metallic "shower" when he pulled off plate. Installed rebuilt transmission; took over a week to get parts. $4,300 with labor! GM junk.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD47,000Visitor
No reverse gear or 3rd gear. $3800 rebuild.
2008 Chevrolet Equinox- AWDVisitor
Transmission started slipping going into 2nd and 5th gear. Finally it got so bad that it would not go into any gears. Even if I shifted the gear shifter, it would not get out of neutral. I had to have it towed and the transmission replaced. Less than a year later, the new transmission is slipping. The new transmission is under Chevy Warranty and is in the shop right now.
2007 Chevrolet Equinox- AWD170,000Visitor
Transmission was slipping when shifting into 3rd. $3800 to rebuild the transmission and replace the case. Ouch!
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD113,000Visitor
Transmission has been shifting hard for a few months in the higher gears. took it to the Chevy dealer and paid them to change the fluid. That was 3 weeks ago...today it REALLY shifted hard and would not go above 25mph and no reverse.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- AWD63,000Visitor
Coming back from a vacation trip, the gears just would not shift correctly. Took to Cheverlot dealership next day and was told the wave plate broke and it was not suppose to. Still under powertrain warranty and had flushed out, but still doen't feel just right when he shifts gears.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD52,000Visitor
Wave plate failed, fortunately while car was parked, damaging rest of tranny. No forward or reverse function. Towed to dealer, which replaced with new transmission under warranty. Dealer rep says this malfunction probably wouldn't have occurred while vehicle was in motion. Don't want to find out.
just found out yesterday, Chevrolet dealer repair shop said I needed a new computer. I have had to be towed twice and the third time the 15th of June, I was 100 miles on north 127 about 104 miles from home and leaving a rest area then the car engine refused to start. Waited about 30 minutes and it finally started and we were able to get home. It was the third time it has happend. The engine hss stopped complety, once on the hwy. I am a 82 years old, never had a ticket or an accident. I am a good driver an cannot afford expensits like This. Right after the first incident, I felt this shoud be a recall. I am now afraid to drive the car. Thank you,
2008 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD70,000Visitor
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!
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