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Old 04-29-2011, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2005 Chevy Equinox. Just had the fuel pump replaced as the car started having starting problems. Now it is starting to have the same symptoms again after replacing the pump. The fuel mileage is also even worse than it was...getting about 100 miles on half a tank. The problems are not consistent. Sometimes I go to start the car and it turns over and starts but dies. Thereafter it just "clicks". Rolled it backwards in neutral and it started up again. Sometimes there is a strong gas smell. It is also having some shifting problems/transmission slipping--but also not consistent. Mainly in low gears and going uphill. It is not all the time.
No apparent oil or transmission leaks. Anyone have any ideas? Oxygen sensor possible? Thanks for your time.
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This may sound weird but I had a similar issue with a car I had in college. It ended up being the heater core leaked onto the computer and.shorted it out. I replaced many fuel pumps and sensors before changing the computer.
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Thanks for the message. Do you know the approx cost of such a thing? Did you have transmission problems from this as well?
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No tranny problems. And it was on a escort. I was able to get the computer cheap at a junk yard.
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fist of all i would change oil in Transmition. i changed it and its not that hard as it seems. my shifting is much better after that. i used Mobile JW3309 oil! as we have AISIN AF33 gear box that uses only that oil that meets JW3309 specification.
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I new some help guys- my no is almost at 150k and need the trans fluid changed. Took it to a firestone here and they said I don't have a dipstick for the fluid therefor they can't change it. Is this really happening? How do you guys get it changed?!
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Originally Posted by Chevynox2005 View Post
I new some help guys- my no is almost at 150k and need the trans fluid changed. Took it to a firestone here and they said I don't have a dipstick for the fluid therefor they can't change it. Is this really happening? How do you guys get it changed?!
I would take it to the dealer to have them change it... I think this also is the issue with the newer Acadia's and you simply have to replace the fluid with how much you drain out..
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This equinox and other stuff in which those are good
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Hey dude those fuel pumps are great and good enough
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just so it. hope it will help to some one! there is a dipstick on nox transmition! it is very small and is accesable only from under the car.
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Nice Sketch.
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i will change oil in gear box this weekend.

to all that wants to change oil remember USE ONLY JWS 3309 oil!
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check out the BG products for your chevy. they're solvent based which i know isnt supposed to be great for seals, but it does help i swear with the gas mileage, knocking, and general cleanliness of the engine.
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Originally Posted by Helene74 View Post
I have a 2005 Chevy Equinox. Just had the fuel pump replaced as the car started having starting problems. Now it is starting to have the same symptoms again after replacing the pump. The fuel mileage is also even worse than it was...getting about 100 miles on half a tank. The problems are not consistent. Sometimes I go to start the car and it turns over and starts but dies. Thereafter it just "clicks". Rolled it backwards in neutral and it started up again. Sometimes there is a strong gas smell. It is also having some shifting problems/transmission slipping--but also not consistent. Mainly in low gears and going uphill. It is not all the time.
No apparent oil or transmission leaks. Anyone have any ideas? Oxygen sensor possible? Thanks for your time.

Bit Odd. You're not getting a check engine light?
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