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Equinox Throttle Position Sensor/Stability Track / Reduce Engine

Old August 20th, 2016, 10:35 AM
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It was an 06 and you pull off the lower part of the central consel, then slowly pry off the central bezel and just below the radio is the BCM. It takes 5 minutes tops. You do have to put the key in and move the shifter , to pull the bezel away, oh and there is a plug behind the lower piece that unplugs, it is the windows cable.
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Old August 21st, 2016, 4:47 PM
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Thank-you. I'll give it a shot after it cools down here.
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Old December 15th, 2016, 11:01 AM
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Hi, I had the same issue with my 2011 Equinox this cold morning. I was driving my son to daycare and all of a sudden the various logos lit up on my dashboard and the engine power was suddenly reduced; I was quite scared not being able to drive over 20 mph! As with others, I was told I have to have my throttle body replaced. I was just wondering for those that have had it replaced, if this has "solved" the problem - and how long it has lasted. I guess I am just fearful that I am going to spend the $650 (as I was told) to have this replaced, and then have this situation suddenly arise again in a winter or two. Very scary indeed since there were NO warning indicators leading up to this!
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Old December 18th, 2016, 4:30 PM
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if this is a repeat problem for the chevy equinox< which it is. why is this problem not addressed by gm. i have read time and time again of this problem, and people have to pay out of pocket, maybe time to switch brands if that is how they treat there customers?
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Old December 19th, 2016, 4:57 AM
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Default So Many Problems With Equinox Throttle Body/Stability Traction!!!!

Is there a way for all of us Equinox owners, no matter what year, to start a class action suit again Chevrolet for the Throttle Body incidents? I know
I had the vehicle at under 50,000 miles when it occurred and it was not under warranty but it's obviously a flaw!!

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I put my vehicle on a scanner to find out what the problem was. It came back with a code saying "Throttle Position Sensor" so what I did was look up the code to find out more information about the TPS. I then went to other mechanics and asked them about the TPS and I had them put it on a scanner as well.

I took my vehicle to Chevrolet to check it out and to get the part, they told me that TPS is not a separate part but a butterfly mechanism assembly an that I would have to replace the entire Throttle Body. I was floored because it is a 2007 Equinox that I have. I was shocked that it would even have this problem this early on. Well anyway, I went home and came back because they could not help me out at that time because they were really busy and could not take time out.

I called and talked to someone in service and got the cost for the part for the Throttle Body and of course I went ahead and paid for it. So that I could bring the vehicle in to be serviced by the time the part got to the dealership. Well I get there and a service person tells me that it is not the Throttle Body but the Acceleration Pedal and that I should only replace it because I would be wasting money replacing something else that may not need to be replaced.

Well I got a refund for the Throttle Body since it was not in yet and paid for the Acc. Pedal and got the vehicle repaired that next morning. My vehicle is still acting up and doing the same thing that it was doing before. The Stability Traction Light and Reduce Engine Problem still comes on.

I am really angry now because I should not have let the so called service mechanic talk to me out of replacing what I felt was wrong with my vehicle. I put my vehicle once again on the scanner and I got the same thing TPS - P0121. I called the Chevrolet again and told them of the situation (I am waiting on an answer still) how did they come up with the Acceleration Pedal when myself and others came up with TPS for the Throttle Body to be replaced. I was told that it was what they got as a code and not what I or other people had as a code.

Has anyone else had this problem and if so what was actually replaced or repaired? Need answers ASAP Please!!!!!!
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