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    Jr. Apprentice jay2dc's Avatar
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    New to the site, looks good so far. I have a 2005 Equinox AWD LT and i love it.
    Everythings stock on it (with the exception of Sylvania SilverStar Ultra headlights),
    im new to the car upgrade scene so im learning stuff slowly.
    Im thinking about possibly installing a new muffler or exhaust with a deeper tone (not too loud), possibly get a new air intake system, then try and find some chrome handles, side mirrors, remote starter slightly dark tint on the front windows. i wanna make it look good, but practical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHSilverado View Post
    I have heard/read about beefs with the MPG in the Equinox. Usually it is 05 and 06 models( there are PCM flashes available via TSB's that deal with city MPG and transmission shift points to try and help overall MPG on the early models ). Less so with 07 and haven't heard any issues with the 08's. Frankly I have been very happy with the MPG I have received so far in my 08.
    I have the old 05 equinox, and ive had minor probs like the degrading fuel economy and off-starts and such, not so much transmission shifts though. im going to have it tuned up and such in 2k miles (thatly take it to over 60k) or so to see if it helps much. I read that also having a new pcm installed and programmed can fix these problems... but i was wondering what you mean by "flashes" for the pcm off the service bulletins?

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    I own a 2005 Equinox AWD 6 cylinder - bought it brand new (3-1/2 years ago) - ever since brand new I have gotten 29.5 MPG - still check it now and am still getting 29.5 MPG -- I live in the country so it is country road driving and small town driving.

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    SHOUT OUT if you have an Equinox!
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    Who's sporting a NOX? Come on now!
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    I am a "newbie" to this site. We have an 06 Equinox and an 03 Avalanche.

    I've been searching for any post that relates to water problems in the 06 NOX ... specifically we found a bunch of water (now ice ) in the spare tire compartment. Figure we'll to take the NOX into a GM dealer, and would be curious as to anyone else who may have had the same problem, and how it was fixed.

    My Google search found several possible causes: 1) grommets inside rear body panel, 2) leaks under rear "spoiler", and 3) leaks from the tiny hoses at the bottom of the tailgate.

    Any thoughts / guidance would be appreciated ... as we'd like to have the problem repaired in a single visit (versus trial-and-error )

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    Hi,
    The "optional "hot tub" is a KNOWN problem with Equinox up to '07, The water comes in through a bad seal at trailer wiring harness in taillight lens. If your dealer says hes never heard of it, go elsewhere. You can comb other forums and find it discussed at Lent. (Try Equinox Central)
    Remove the tire cover and spare, set aside. Then very carefully pull up the padding and let it air dry/sun dry a couple days. have the dealer make the fix. Reinstall cover/padding Then continue with many happy motoring days ahead in your very good vehicle.We've enjoyed our "ultimate grocery getter" since we bought it new.

    Respectfully,
    BINGO53
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    Quote Originally Posted by Equinox_Grandma View Post
    I am a "newbie" to this site. We have an 06 Equinox and an 03 Avalanche.

    I've been searching for any post that relates to water problems in the 06 NOX ... specifically we found a bunch of water (now ice ) in the spare tire compartment. Figure we'll to take the NOX into a GM dealer, and would be curious as to anyone else who may have had the same problem, and how it was fixed.

    My Google search found several possible causes: 1) grommets inside rear body panel, 2) leaks under rear "spoiler", and 3) leaks from the tiny hoses at the bottom of the tailgate.

    Any thoughts / guidance would be appreciated ... as we'd like to have the problem repaired in a single visit (versus trial-and-error )
    Thanks for joining up to the site. Hopefully you got your questions answered and we can provide information on repair and how to get the dealer to do this. Not sure if it's a recall or just a TSB.

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    Thanks for the guidance. It's gonna be real tough to get to the padding under the spare tire, as I have 2-3 inches of ice there. I'm debating just calling the local dealer and seeing if they can thaw out the ice (my NOX is parked outside), as it'll be months before this ice will melt on its own.

    Interesting about a possible TSB. Maybe I can at least have the dealer not charge me shop rates while my NOX thaws out

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    my wife has an 05 equinox. if i didn't have a real suv (04 tahoe), i would like it better. it just was not built with the same amount of convenience in mind(window operator location, seat stiffness, cup holders)

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    We have an 05 Equinox, because my wife liked the one her sister had. Unfortunately, she did not consider the wear and tear was much greater since she drives 25K a year and her sister drives 3K a year (if that). All the painted plastic pieces are scratched an horrible looking from her rings - it is the cheapest interior I have ever seen.

    It currently has 112K on it and it has failed emission testing two years in a row. Last year, cleaning the EGR valve worked. This year it did not and I spent a lot of time finding a new one only to notice the tube fromt he exhaust to the EGR valve is now broken. At $400+ for the EGR valve and almost $200 for the tube, I had to go through some junk yards before I found them. Even then, the car barely passed before the code was thrown again, but luckily it did pass. CEL been on ever since.

    Also, the heat stopped working and it would cost at least $800 to change the blend door ($45 part), so we have just not driven it this winter when the temperatures have been cold.

    Other than the issues above, the car has been very reliable and drives pretty well.

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