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Forum: Equinox
June 22nd, 2019, 2:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By ruley73

Please answer the following questions: Does...

Please answer the following questions:

Does your Equinox have Onstar or any aftermarket add-ons/accessories?
How often is the vehicle driven?
How old is the battery?
Was the battery load tested...
Forum: Equinox
June 21st, 2019, 6:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By ruley73

I need some clarification because what you said...

I need some clarification because what you said in your first post really doesn't make sense: "Driving down the road in my 2007 Equinox , I noticed the clock display not working. Also, the radio...
Forum: Equinox
June 20th, 2019, 4:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By ruley73

Have you had the battery & alternator load...

Have you had the battery & alternator load tested? Your symptoms are all pointing to a dead battery. It's normal for the average fuel economy display to reset when power is disconnected. Low system...
Forum: Equinox
June 9th, 2019, 2:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By ruley73

I installed a pair of TYC (NSF certified)...

I installed a pair of TYC (NSF certified) replacements in our Equinox a couple years ago. They seem to be pretty good quality, and have fared well so far. No problems with leaks/condensation...
Forum: Equinox
June 5th, 2019, 5:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By ruley73

I would install KYB or Gabriel. I would not use...

I would install KYB or Gabriel. I would not use Monroe. They don't seem to last very long and I've had bad luck with them in the past. I would also highly recommend getting the pre-assembled...
Forum: Equinox
June 4th, 2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By ruley73

The engine covers almost always pull right off...

The engine covers almost always pull right off after removing the oil cap. You didn't say what the wire harness they replaced goes to, but the shop probably had to rule other things out to confirm a...
Forum: Equinox
June 1st, 2019, 9:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By ruley73

Replace BOTH front brake hoses. They commonly...

Replace BOTH front brake hoses. They commonly rust around the mounting bracket. The rust builds up, crimps the hoses, and makes them work like a check valve. This causes the calipers to not release...
Forum: Equinox
May 31st, 2019, 8:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By ruley73

Is it noticeable in a straight line or only when...

Is it noticeable in a straight line or only when turning?

I ask because ours has had a slight shudder for quite a while - probably the last 30K miles or so. In my case it's most noticeable when...
Forum: Equinox
May 31st, 2019, 7:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By ruley73

Which engine does your Equinox have - 3.4L or...

Which engine does your Equinox have - 3.4L or 3.6L?
Forum: Equinox
May 29th, 2019, 4:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,904
Posted By ruley73

See my previous post from 8 years ago. :) Why are...

See my previous post from 8 years ago. :) Why are you replacing the fuel pump - is the pump (one of them) bad or is the gauge not reading right?



Yep, the 1997+ W-bodies had access panels and I...
Forum: Equinox
May 18th, 2019, 7:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By ruley73

Low power and digital communication always cause...

Low power and digital communication always cause a lot of head scratching. Computers do weird things when they don't have enough electricity to function as designed. That's the easiest way to explain...
Forum: Equinox
May 18th, 2019, 4:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By ruley73

The owners manual states: "The TPMS malfunction...

The owners manual states: "The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for approximately one minute...
Forum: Equinox
May 1st, 2019, 2:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,001
Posted By ruley73

Was the problem preexisting when your son bought...

Was the problem preexisting when your son bought it? If so, do you know if the water pump was replaced?

I ask because the 3.4L in the Equinox uses a different impeller design than the older 3.4L...
Forum: Equinox
May 1st, 2019, 4:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,001
Posted By ruley73

Is the Check Engine light on? If so, what codes...

Is the Check Engine light on? If so, what codes are stored?

Have you verified the radiator cooling fans are working?

Lastly, I'm curious to hear how one tests the water pump.
Forum: Equinox
April 29th, 2019, 6:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By ruley73

If you're stll getting P0204 after replacing the...

If you're stll getting P0204 after replacing the fuel injector, either the injector that was installed is bad or you have a wiring problem.
Forum: Equinox
April 25th, 2019, 9:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By ruley73

Moonroof power also goes through the RAP relay. ...

Moonroof power also goes through the RAP relay.

Does your Equinox have the base audio system or the premium system with the subwoofer in the cargo area?

Did you check the 2A IGN fuse?

Yellow...
Forum: Equinox
April 25th, 2019, 7:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By ruley73

Check your 2A IGN fuse in the interior fuse...

Check your 2A IGN fuse in the interior fuse panel. The RSE circuit goes through the RAP relay, which would be disabled if that fuse is bad. Also, you should only have the switched/accessory +12V lead...
Forum: Equinox
April 25th, 2019, 5:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By ruley73

Metra 70-2003 is the wrong harness. It can't work...

Metra 70-2003 is the wrong harness. It can't work because one of the alignment slots is in the wrong location. The correct harness is Metra 70-2103. Because you said it worked/fit, I'll just assume...
Forum: Equinox
April 2nd, 2019, 4:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By ruley73

No, not at all. The studs have a torx/star head...

No, not at all. The studs have a torx/star head (guessing E5 or E6), but a regular 4mm hex socket will work.

After reinstalling the throttlebody, you should perform the Throttle Position Relearn...
Forum: Equinox
March 31st, 2019, 8:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By ruley73

There is no need to replace the throttle body...

There is no need to replace the throttle body unless you are getting some trouble codes. I would remove the throttle body and thoroughly clean it. Just make sure you don't turn on the ignition key...
Forum: Equinox
March 24th, 2019, 9:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By ruley73

If this is the case, you probably have some...

If this is the case, you probably have some damaged wires inside that rubber conduit that need to be repaired. I'm glad it's working again, but don't expect it to keep working very long. At least you...
Forum: Equinox
March 22nd, 2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By ruley73

I'm not 100% sure, but I'm betting that it's...

I'm not 100% sure, but I'm betting that it's probably the electronic part of the latch; not a separate item.
Forum: Equinox
March 21st, 2019, 6:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By ruley73

You'll need a better code reader. Most cheap ones...

You'll need a better code reader. Most cheap ones only retrieve powertrain (Pxxxx) codes. Even then, it's possible that a bad latch won't throw any troublecodes.

Unless you have a wiring fault...
Forum: Equinox
March 20th, 2019, 9:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By ruley73

Be more specific. That's a vague description to...

Be more specific. That's a vague description to provide any suggestions for.

When does it happen?

How many miles are on the vehicle?
Have you done anything to attempt to correct the problem,...
Forum: Equinox
March 19th, 2019, 4:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By ruley73

It looks to me like the lower intake gasket is...

It looks to me like the lower intake gasket is leaking. I don't think the white smoke is anything to be worried about. The lower intake gaskets don't fail very often on the 3.4L/3400 in the...
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