Chevy Equinox 2007 power steering

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Chevy Equinox temp gauge rising

Unread post by needa23 » Mon May 24, 2010 6:43 pm

I have a 2006 Equinox. Lately when i'm at a red light or drive thru my temp gauge rises to the red margin and the temperature light flashes ( this is only when the vehicle is sitting still ) as soon as i take off the gauge returns to normal. I'm not sure if i need to go to a dealer or if this is something minor, but for the mean time i have stopped driving the truck. if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate them. Also the truck is not smoking or has any visible signs that its running hot, other than the temperature rising.

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Re: temp gage rising

Unread post by butchkaz » Mon May 24, 2010 10:35 pm

If the temperature gauge goes up to the red and the Temp light comes on, then it IS overheating.
First, check the coolant level.
It may be low caused by a leaking water pump or hose. Would need a pressure test to find a leak. Many leaks do not show up on the ground, as the coolant burns off before it reaches the ground.
Another possibility- which is common on this 3.4L V6 engine is a leaking intake manifold gasket, or a head gasket. The rear cylinder head gasket is prone to leaking. It may be leaking externally, or internally- and you would not see it. Removing the spark plugs and looking for signs of burning coolant may be needed.
Also, bubbles in the radiator when it is idling is a sign of a bad headgasket. A bad head gasket causes combustion pressure to be pumped into the cooling system. This causes bubbles, air pockets, and overheating. You may also notice you do not have any heat from the heater when it is running hot. Then when you accelerate, the gauge goes down, and heat blow from the heater.
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Chevy Equinox 2007 power steering

Unread post by rickey » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:51 am

where is the fuse location for power steeling and the #of the fuse?

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Re: Chevy Equinox 2007 power steering

Unread post by ProTech » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:36 pm

The fuse for the power steering is located in the underhood fuse block and is the large black mega fuse. I believe it is an 80 amp fuse and is held down by two 13mm nuts.

Very easy to replace and if you have no power steering, this is usually the cause.
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I need information on electric power steering

Unread post by ayyad » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:49 am

I have a problem with my Chevrolet Equinox (2007) Electric Power Steering, please I want more details about the part of controlling this system, the location in the dash, the types of it and how can I repair it or replace the new one in dash? Please I want the answer in pictures. Thanks.

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Re: I need information on electric power steering

Unread post by carriedi » Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:52 pm

what kind of problems are you having with your power steering? What information do you want? like, what do you want to fix on it?

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2005 Chevy Equinox started lost power, stalled while driving

Unread post by Sinixt » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:04 pm

So my rig stalled while I was driving down the road. It would turn over, but wouldn't start. Then the battery went dead. I should mention that once I had it towed home, I tried to jump it because the battery went dead from the hazard lights. The idiot on the other end of the charger hooked it up backwards on his end. I do not know if this caused damage or not. Anyway, it would turn over - crank just fine, but wouldn't actually start. So I hooked up a diagnostic machine - which said to replaced the electric control module. I did this. Now, when I turn the key over there's lights, noise, everything indicative of a fully charged battery, but it wont even crank. No, i think its worth mentioning that a year ago I lost my remote and original keys. I replaced the key, but not the remote. Never any problems, which leads me to believe it might not be the security??? IDK. Anyway, I wanted to avoid a mechanic shop at all costs. I live in the boondocks and the local repair shop charges $90.00 - $120.00 per hour. Highway robbery. Any ideas?

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Re: 2005 Chevy Equinox started lost power, stalled while dri

Unread post by Sinixt » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:01 pm

I dont know what just happened to my comment but it disappeared on me. I was saying that i hooked it up to a diagnostic machine - hence the ECM replacement. What I didn't mention, is that when i had it towed home, and before hooking it up to the diagnostic machine, I tried to jump the battery. Turns out the idiot on the other side of the cables had them backwards - and i dont know what kind of damage this may have caused. It was after this that i hooked the diagnostic machine up to it; wherein the code read i needed to replace the ECM.

Now, when i put the key in and turn it, i have lights, sounds, everything but it wont turn over. it at least used to crank (before replacing ECM), not it doesn't even do that.

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Re: 2005 Chevy Equinox started lost power, stalled while dri

Unread post by carriedi » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:43 am

hooking up the jumper cables wrong can do damage to almost anything with all the electronics on cars now days. It will blow diodes that are only supposed to go one way. burn up circuit boards. all sorts of things. If you scanned it and the scanner gave you a code to replace the ecm, now that you have replaced it what does it say? did you have it flashed to your vehicle? (programmed through the DLC)

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