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Bill Henry

Minneapolis, MN

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#21
May 25, 2013
 
2005 Chevy Equinox. Drivers outside mirror fails to work with switch. When on the drivers side and I move the switch the passenger side mirror works and when I go to the passenger side of the switch then the passenger side again works. I've lost the drivers door chime and radio all at once. Fuse is still good.
OMEGA

Nassau, Bahamas

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#22
Jun 20, 2013
 
MY 2005 equinox yesterday June 19 2013, I came to a stop sign waited for my turn to go and then the jeep will not take drive or reverse. I had to wait and restart my jeep. that did not work for some reason the jeep will not take gear. I had to press the gas petal until the jeep move. has this happen to anyone.
mike s nj

Rockaway, NJ

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#23
Oct 7, 2013
 
have a 2005 equinox, car has 182,000 mile with a new motor we just installed. the car will shut off and all power shuts down. it will not start again (no power) then it just starts? problem was pre new motor. also the key pulls right out with the car running?
Jesus

Arlington, TX

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#24
Nov 26, 2013
 
Water leaks for no reason
Cary

Coral Gables, FL

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#25
Dec 10, 2013
 
cristal wrote:
HELP! I have an 05 Equinox and when I. Turn the key nothing happens doesn't click or even try to turn over...all the lights work, raido turns on, door chime works had it towed dealer said it was fixed. Next day went to start it in the morning and samething happens had it towed AGAIN! Now they replaced the camshaft sensor ran great over the weekend Monday after work same thing won't crank or turn over at all but everything else works.
I too have a 2005 Equinox and am having the same problems! I have already replaced the computer and it still does not start and all the lights are fine. HELP!!!!
Bob

Austin, TX

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#26
Dec 23, 2013
 
Re: starting problems.

Are those of you with starting problems getting any kind of turnover? The first turnover on my car is slow, almost doesn't happen. Then (if I'm lucky) it 'builds' a bit and is able to kick over. Pretty sure this is a degenerative problem and am scared shitless to drive the car for fear that when it finally dies I'm going to be stuck in the middle of nowhere. But I have no idea what it is. Been through every forum looking for something similar. Haven't had to fix anything yet, but I'm worried that I'm about to head down YET ANOTHER repair rabbit hole that ends up costing around $1000.

The 2005 Equinox is the worst car. If you came to this forum researching the car because you might buy a used one, run screaming. Do not buy the car. And I would advise against buying any Chevy as their willingness to address chronic problems with this car is almost non-existent. Save your money for a company that might treat their customers better. Maybe if they flirt with bankruptcy again there will be no second bailout and they might actually have to learn from their mistakes.
Beto

Las Cruces, NM

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#27
Jan 16, 2014
 
The headlights on my 2005 Equinox stay on even after removing the key from the ignition, therefore draining my battery. What could be the cause?
T Valdez

Williamston, SC

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#28
Jan 17, 2014
 
jesse wrote:
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my 06 equinox is suffering from the same electrical problems. Does anyone know what may cause this?
Mine was doing the same thing on the passenger side window stopped working and all just a wire was broke my husband fixed it and I have had no problem with it since. However my windshield washer hose leaks water all in my drivers side floor so I haven't used it for 2 years now. But other than that it's been great!!
T Valdez

Williamston, SC

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#29
Jan 17, 2014
 
MommaBear wrote:
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I had the same thing on my 2005 Equinox.$1000 dollar later at the dealership, this no longer happens. They could not tell me the cause but mysteriously it is fixed for $1000.
Mine was also doing this you had to give it gas to crank it up well my husband cleaned something it was simple and haven't had the problem since its was from using gas with ethanol it had a build up I remember him saying that hope this helps someone out.
Melissa

United States

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#30
Jan 21, 2014
 
Beto wrote:
The headlights on my 2005 Equinox stay on even after removing the key from the ignition, therefore draining my battery. What could be the cause?
MINE IS DOING THE EXACT SAND THING!!! It has been doing this every day for a year! Every morning it has become part of my routine! 6 am I'm out there jumping off my stupid car!! Everyone thinks I'm crazy when I tell them and nobody can figure out what the problem is!
Maladoo800

Canada

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#31
Jan 29, 2014
 
I had problems with my Equinox starting sometimes, sometimes not. Took it to a mechanic, he didn't have a clue and was just jacking around. While I was waiting for him to write up my bill, I lifted the wire harness under the battery box and moved it around. The damn thing started, so I checked under the wires running over the transaxle and found a bolt head that had worn a hole in one of the wire covers. Taped that up padded the bolt head and no more mysterious stalling problems.
mike

Lawton, OK

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#32
Jan 30, 2014
 
i have 2005 chevy equinox i was in park the car shook and then died know it wont start wat could be the problem
egan

Tampa, FL

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#33
Feb 4, 2014
 
cristal wrote:
HELP! I have an 05 Equinox and when I. Turn the key nothing happens doesn't click or even try to turn over...all the lights work, raido turns on, door chime works had it towed dealer said it was fixed. Next day went to start it in the morning and samething happens had it towed AGAIN! Now they replaced the camshaft sensor ran great over the weekend Monday after work same thing won't crank or turn over at all but everything else works.
Sounds like its your starter silanoid
egan

Tampa, FL

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#34
Feb 4, 2014
 
mike s nj wrote:
have a 2005 equinox, car has 182,000 mile with a new motor we just installed. the car will shut off and all power shuts down. it will not start again (no power) then it just starts? problem was pre new motor. also the key pulls right out with the car running?
I had same thing with my key falling out while driving then it started to start Some times and some times it would not shut off I fixed the problem by replacing my ignition switch and key
egan

Tampa, FL

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#35
Feb 4, 2014
 
mike wrote:
i have 2005 chevy equinox i was in park the car shook and then died know it wont start wat could be the problem
if not turning over check starter and battery if turning over check fuel level check gas cap make sure it is all the way on turn key to on listen for fuel pump to hear if it comes on
Check plug wires , timing belt my have broke
Daniel

Wilkes Barre, PA

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#36
Feb 6, 2014
 
All of the light and the notification light wont turn off they turned on
without anything out of nowhere what happened
Glenda

Los Angeles, CA

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#37
Feb 11, 2014
 
Eliz Jacks,
i bought my chevy equinox 05 used and it was having the same problem with the condensation in the headlights, its been a while, but i contacted Chevrolet and they assisted me with getting to a dealership and had the headlights replaced at a considerable discounted rate, so i was pleased and it was well worth the less than $200 that i had to come out of pocket.

I have a general question...when you purchased your Chevy did it come with a key for the door? I have a keyless entry remote and 2 keys for the ignition, but no key for the door and it has been 2 yrs since i've had the truck, never realized there was no key for the door until i started having problems with the keyless remote, i cant enter the vehicle when the remote is dead. This seems weird, that there is no standard key for the vehicle.
05 equinox

United States

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#38
Mar 21, 2014
 
I went through a car wash today and about 15 min after my equinox didn't want to drive. I had the gas to the floor and it slowly picked speed up. The check engine,servce engine and TC light stays on. I took it to Sears ans they said maybe a sensor got wet bc it showed 20 things wrong and pointing at the transmission. They told me to let the sensor dry out before I take it to a transmission shop. Whats your thoughts? Its been 3hrs as of 5:25pm and still same way. Never had prob before this
OnceLovedMyEquin ox

Virginia Beach, VA

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#39
Mar 31, 2014
 
Beto wrote:
The headlights on my 2005 Equinox stay on even after removing the key from the ignition, therefore draining my battery. What could be the cause?
I've had the same issue with my 2005. Found that it's actually an issue with the ignition, which has solved the car not turning over, and being able to pull my key out while running (which i see in other posts as well). As crazy as it sounds, i found a fix, and it cost me $.10.

I've found the external part of the ignition doesn't rotate all the way to the left when you turn the key off, although you turn the key as far as you can. If you remove the key, use a dime and rotate the external iginition plate to the left, you return the iginition to the true off position.

Replacing the entire ignition should remedy the problem, I believe it costs close to $300. Or if you don't mind using the dime fix I found, it's a lot cheaper. Hope this helps!
timothy mchargue

Delanson, NY

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#40
Apr 29, 2014
 
I got a 2005 chevy equinox that is hesitating when idiling and sometimes stalls @ stop signs any ideas???

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