It could be something as simple as the glovebox light staying on, or a bad rear wiper motor common or a module staying alive. Have a mechanic check for a parasitic draw. Contributing posters are people who regularly post worthwhile advice. We allow links, pictures, video, or audio file to help diagnose your problem. When the battery is fully charged, unplug the charger, turn it off and unhook the clips. You should also turn off as many electrical items such as the radio and air conditioning as possible, as these can drain your charging system.
Or sometimes you can even feel the heat of the unit on the outside of the rear gate, next to the arm. Assuming that you have a pair of jumper cables, a pair of safety glasses and a friend to give you a jumpstart, the video above will show you where to connect the cables and in what order! Will see if the check engine light returns in the next 48 hours. When the problem is 'solved' please click the button under your post marked 'Is this solved? Connect the positive clip of your battery charger to the remote positive terminal on your Equinox. I also had a 2004 Buick lesabre that gave me the same problem as my Equinox. Please read the on the subject for details. It took three tries to jump start the car. Second, you could spend the rest of your life trying to change the spark plug wires on that vehicle and never accomplish it.
Today no power in the 2012 Traverse! Walking to the Equinox, used the unlock button. I left the key in the ignition for 2 hours. We are more than happy to help you figure out why a shop wants to charge you for a repair, and we will tell you if it is unusually high. To access it you need to remove a single 10mm bolt on the passenger side of the computer, then slide the computer to the driver side to slpip it off two tongues that hold it in place. Check to see if you left your headlights or an interior light on and turn the switch off. Gate Chevrolet of south bend came and got the vehicle started with a booster, but said they had no idea what would have caused it or what the problem was. I this a common problem or recall on the Equinox? Oh and I feel they are ripping me since they said yesterday I didn't need an alternator and now the next day I do??? Looks like the days of replacing your own battery are over! The alternator may need repair or a parasitic drain may exist.
I'm having difficulty… The battery is located under the cover immediately behind the Head lamp assembly remove the three screws that secure the cover and push the 4 tabs on the heat sink looking with the cords running from it. If you own an older Equinox, the remote terminal is located beneath the fuse box, which is found at the front, right side of the vehicle. This is important if the passenger seat is a powered seat. The top of the box lid has s the computer fastened to it. Engine cuts off while driving. They sent me home with the car. The one dealer I called did not seem interested in doing this as he stated he had no openings except the following week.
This is a zero tolerance policy. Answer: A draw on the system can be caused by any number of things. I have a 2006 silverado and have had no problems with it. The contact stated that while stopped the battery light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. There were no lights that had come on in the vehicle to indicate a low battery or any other warning condition prior. The stored energy can also be used when the car isn't running to power electrical accessories.
The failure recurred several times after the repair. We've worked hard over 11 years designing a website experience that makes it easy for anyone to idenify whether parts fit their car. Posted on Apr 08, 2012 Get the correct replacement battery and be sure to clean the battery cables before replacing them on the new battery. If you almost stand on your head you can see it under this module. We're not super strict here, but for most of our posts we follow a question-response format. Not an auto repair expert? Otherwise, severe engine damage can occur. If anyone has had this or similar situation please let me know.
This video shows you how to jump start a dead battery in your 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. . With all that said, you must remove the ignition coils to get to the spark plugs. There or bolts that hold the lid. Did that drain the battery? Also the Equinox seems to hesitate before it shifts into another gear. Use the 'All Posts' button to return to the default view. Whatever the cause, if you own a battery charger, you can rejuvenate your drained battery.
If that isn't available, provide all you know and explain why. Then, if the spark plugs were somehow in need of replacement at this time, I highly recommend that you do not try this at home unless you have access to compressed air to clean the debris out of the spark plug tubes. Running at 55 mph and a semi-tractor trailer behind you with your three small grand children in the back and the truck just lost it speed with no warning is a frightening thing to happening. Connect the negative clip of the battery charger to the remote negative terminal, which is a bare piece of metal near the oil dipstick. However, please observe rule 1 when asking for a second opinion. I don't really have any tools to check it and the wife is demanding it be taken care of right now.
If it's got wheels, treads, floats, flies, or has an engine you're good to go. Read these comments and suggested a new battery. Dealership recharged battery and doesn't seem to want to investigate this further, sales person does not return calls. If there is an alarm system be sure to leave a door ajar and do not leave the keys in the ignition. Very unhappy with General Motors!!!!! But, a common problem on the Equinox is a rear wiper motor causing the battery to go dead. Even if the car isn't running and you have already been shocked, if you move around slightly in the seat you will get another shock the next time you touch something metal. They only have to be changed every 100,000 miles.
What can I do to fix this? Once you are finished reviving a dead car battery in your Equinox, make sure you drive it for at least 5 minutes before turning it off so your battery isn't dead the next time. Replaced battery and all seems ok now. System just keep breaking down back to back and I hardly even drive it only to doctor appointments and to do my shopping. With all that said, you must remove the ignition coils to get to the spark plugs. Charging system and checked at local mechanic shop and tested good.