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Why does my 2006 Chevy Equinox have no heat when all repairs for the heat has been made?

It sounds like the approach to solving your problem so far hasn't been very systematic or "evidence based" – at least the list of parts replaces suggests that the people working on it have been using ...
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How to change the oil life **interval** in a 2012 Chevy Equinox

No, it is set where it's at. It doesn't base it on mileage alone. They put an algorithm in there to estimate when the oil is through. This is based off of mileage, how the vehicle is used, and other ...
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Why does my 2006 Chevy Equinox have no heat when all repairs for the heat has been made?

Any chance the coolant wasn't filled completely and burped? The heater core is the last thing in the system getting coolant as it sits the highest. Also make sure there isn't any air trapped in the ...
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Is it possible to install 3rd party Carplay into Chevrolet Equinox 2013?

It looks as though you could add a third party CarPlay-compatible receiver to your vehicle. A quick search on the Crutchfield site shows me at least 50 options. Even if you do not choose to purchase ...
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Rough start with sputtering and strong exhaust odor

There's a few things going on here: What's a tune-up? Most cars built in the past 25 or 30 years don't need a tune-up anymore, as most of the engine management is now taken over by computers and ...
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Does it matter what kind of coolant you use in your SUV?

They got over on you. You can utilize the red, orange, blue, green, purple, whatever color of coolant. The deal is, if you do use green instead of orange (Dexcool), you need to follow the change ...
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2012 chevy equinox blows hot air even shut off

This feels like a broken blend door. A blend door controls how much air is allowed to flow past the heater core, or past the a/c evaporator. A broken door means that air physically stuck going past ...
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my 2011 Chevy Equinox check engine light on, reads code P0420

There is actually a letter that was sent out (I also have a 2011 Chevy Equinox with this issue and just had my cat. conv. replaced because of it) saying there may be thermal damage or melting on it ...
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my 2011 Chevy Equinox check engine light on, reads code P0420

P0420 is probably the most common code seen. It refers to "Catalytic Converter Efficiency" Basically, it Engine Control Module (ECU) monitors the chemical constituents of the exhaust, both before ...
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Raditator fluid leaking

You need to confirm where the leak is coming from. Make sure it's not coming from the water pump gasket. If it is there are products available to help with water pump gasket sealing. Make sure the ...
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SUV's = we live on gravel

You're not going to be able to buy an airtight vehicle. That would be dangerous for multiple reasons. There are a few possible explanations for dust "pouring in" to your Equinox, such as loose door ...
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Do I need a new rim?

It looks as though there's just a bad scuff on the rim. As Spinovious said in the comments, if it will hold air, it's probably good. Since this appears to be a cast aluminum rim, I'd suspect it would ...
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A/C stops blowing cold when it's raining

High humidity can condense then freeze on the evaporator coils more readily than dry air. This blocks the air flow . To avoid this keep fan on high with all vents open. Possibly, from the accident, ...
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How do I check the correct oil level in 2016 Equinox 3.6L V6?

The typical practice for checking oil level is to remove the dipstick, wipe it clear of oil, then fully replace it. Removing it a second time will provide a clearer indication. Obviously, you won't ...
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Cant reprogram my immobillizer cause my security light shuts off after five seconds chevy equinox 2012

The equinox of this year are a bit odd, is it a used ECM or new one? For the most part you are not be able to reprogram used ecms of this type unfortunately because the way the VIN and security data ...
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Which is the inlet and which is the outlet?

I'm going to assume these are heater hoses attached to the heater core through the firewall. According to the internet, the output from the heater core would be the return line to the water pump. And ...
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Blower motor not blowing

Have you checked your fuses for a loose connection? On and off performance suggests it's something loose somewhere. Try following the wiring as best you can to see if you can find any shaky parts. If ...
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2007 Chevy Eqinox

Welcome to the site @Gina. This sounds like it could be transmission related, it's not switching gears when it needs to until it has warmed up. That could be due to the fluid being low (more likely ...
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Does it matter what kind of coolant you use in your SUV?

There are differences in the coolants, see the link (not the only one and there may be better) : http://www.elf.com/en/advice-corner/coolant-and-antifreeze-faqs/antifreeze-types.html The choice is ...
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Why is my 2012 Chevy Equinox heater only blowing cold air?

You need to raise the front end of your car and open the coolant reservoir cap (not the overflow), make sure engine is cold or the coolant will blow out and scold you, but what you're looking for is ...
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My 2011 Equinox LT

It could be connected, but without knowing what the code is behind the check engine light (CEL), there's no way to tell. That said, I'm doubting the two are connected. If the dash readout told you ...
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2011 Equinox Heat only on high RPM

Kind of sounds like the impeller of the water pump is going and needs to be turning at a pretty high speed to get enough coolant circulation.
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Why does my 2006 Chevy Equinox have no heat when all repairs for the heat has been made?

The upper heater hose has a T and there is a restrictor in it. Its plastic. Drill it out to 1/4" and that should help get rid of the air lock in the heater core.
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my 2011 Chevy Equinox check engine light on, reads code P0420

It can be many things I mean, way many things, as SteveRacer has already cited. The most common (but not unique) is a failing catalytic converter. Please note that often a bad catalytic converter ...
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2012 chevy equinox blows hot air even shut off

This sounds like a stuck or faulty heater circuit valve. There's a pipeline from the engine coolant system that goes up to a heat exchanger in the air conditioning duct. There's a valve that regulates ...
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