. I have a 2012 Equinox, the engine light keeps comming on or off. Get to dealership and it's a blown rear seal. Rear wiper motor bad, ignition gets stuck on with key in, have to put gear shifter in and out of gear multiple times to get key out. Next day check engine light came out, readings indicated it was the throttle sensor body and the solenoids.
I took the vehicle to the dealership who indicated that pistons had to be replaced and the exhaust manifold was cracked. The car had to be taken back to the dealership after the service engine light came on which indicated that the cam shaft actuator solenoids and catalytic converter needed to be replaced. Does someone have to die before gm will deal with this issue?? This is due to a small fracture of the porcelain on the where it will start to arc out the side of it and end up burning the spark plug and wire. The code could be solved with a simple computer learn procedure or cleaning the actuator solenoid and an oil system flush. Due to emissions and performance standards, manufacturers have installed systems to increase the engine valve lift under certain conditions based upon load and performance.
I have done research and see that many people have had the same issues with the same vehicles. Very dangerous because it happened on the freeway. When I took it in for an oil change, they noted it was a quart low. The check engine light came on after a few days. As soon as I talked to the mechanic he told me it was most likely a cracked exhaust manifold and that it is happening frequently in the Equinox models.
Or, if the check engine light is on and the truck hesitates when driving, this could be the sign of a bad head gasket. If the fault is intermittent, then a visual inspection of the solenoid or the wiring may produce more results. Gm needs to take responsibility for the issue that no one seems to know how to fix. This same issue has been reported numerous times. I lost engine power and went from 65 mph to 15 mph. My car has 55k miles. Justin- Year, Make, Model, Engine? It reads exact to what I'm experiencing.
The code could also be set as the result of a performance failure in the system. The car was doing fine up until about the 2nd month mark I had it. Each actuator is constructed with precision machined parts and includes new Viton oil seals for a leak free installation. The vehicle has less than 30,000 miles and had regular oil changes. If the fault returns immediately, the scan tool and information from professional resources should be able to narrow down the problem. This repair takes about an hour, but once it is fixed you will no longer have that sputtering or hesitation when you go to accelerate.
I contacted gm customer service tonight and was told there's nothing gm can do. During these issues, no service engine light ever came on. They told me it isnt covered under the pt warranty. Finally it would stall while I was driving at low speeds. I very much believe this is gm's responsibility and gm should cover the repair at no cost because it's a result of their faulty engineering. It started with a rough idle.
Also, a couple times last winter on cold days the engine ran really rough for the first few seconds after starting. The function of variable valve timing is to enable engines to develop more torque under different operating conditions. Once you know what you are doing or have adequate help , there is a vast inventory of camshaft position actuator solenoid products on eBay. This complete kit includes both the intake and exhaust actuator solenoids. In these cases, it is advisable to replace both the oil flow control solenoid, and the entire harness that controls it. This happened after driving a few minutes.
How serious is the P0010 code? Electronic stability control off lights comes on after just a few seconds of vehicle being started. These solenoids are located in the valve cover and go down the intake and exhaust camshafts. Leaving for work on Jan 19th and noticed oil leak no low oil light. But the machines say it lose or short circuit. My 2011 Equinox is getting this valve replaced as we speak! I feel I should be compensated with a new car!!!! Shop the extensive inventory of including! Fits the Following Vehicles: 2. Sounds like water rushing through dash board when car is started. Please reply before t5-16-2016 if possible.
There is now a specail policy to replace these under. Working with these parts requires a good deal of expertise in dealing with automotive engines, so if this short introduction has you confused, it may be a good idea to brush up before you actually start working on your engine. Code P0013 relates to the B, or exhaust camshaft on Bank 1, which is the set of cylinders on one side of an engine that contains cylinder 1. If you happen to be engine savvy, you already know how important this small part is in the proper functioning of an internal combustion engine. A qualified technician can read the data from the scan tool to determine when and where the problem occurred or if it is still occurring. I have to put the truck in neutral at every light for it to not rock back and fourth.