20 Most Recent 2005 Chevrolet Equinox Questions & Answers


Looking at the engine compartment from the front of the car, the negative terminal from the battery box runs to a body ground stud behind and to the right of the box.
A branch of that negative cable also runs down and attaches to a ground stud on the transaxle, under the exhaust pipe that serves the right cylinder head.

2005 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 11, 2019


From the GM 2005 Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual:

Remove Spoiler:
1. Open the liftgate
2. Remove the liftgate upper interior trim panel to expose the center bolt
3. Remove the spoiler to liftgate bolts (3)
4. Disconnect the stop lamp harness
5. Disconnect the rear washer hose
6. Lift the spoiler to disengage the locating retainers and remove the spoiler from the liftgate

Remove the high mounted stop lamp assembly:
1. Remove the spoiler to high mounted stop lamp screws
2. Disconnect the electrical connector
3. Disconnect the washer hose
4. Remove the stop lamp from the spoiler

Install the high mounted stop lamp assembly:
1. Position the stop lamp assembly to the spoiler
2. Connect the washer hose
3. Connect the electrical connector
4. Install the spoiler to high mounted stop lamp screws, tighten to 2 N-m (18 lb in)

Install Spoiler:
1. Position spoiler loosely over the liftgate
2. Connect the rear washer hose
3. Connect the stop lamp harness
4.Push down the spoiler to the liftgate to secure the locking tab retainers
5. Install the spoiler to liftgate bolts; tighten to 2 N-m (18 lb in)
6. Install the liftgate upper interior trim panel
7. Close liftgate

2005 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 11, 2019


First, without a picture to guide, orientation of the bolt torque pattern. Looking back toward the engine from the front; Forward refers to the bolt position toward the front of the car / aft is toward the cars rear:

1st bolt is forward, 3rd from the left
2nd is aft, 3rd from left
3rd is forward, 2nd from left
4th is aft, 2nd from left
5th is forward, 1st on the right
6th is aft, 1st on right
7th is forward, 1st on left
8th is aft, 1st on the left

The following is from the GM 2005 Chevy Equinox service manual;

Notice
Maximum gasket performance is achieved when using new fasteners, which contain a thread locking patch. If the fasteners are not replaced, a thread locking chemical must be applied to the fastener threads. Failure to replace the fasteners or use thread locking chemical MAY reduce gasket sealing capability.

Notice
Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners to avoid damage to fasteners and systems.

IMPORTANT: All lower intake manifold bolts need to be cleaned, free of any foreign material, and reused - only if new bolts are unavailable. Use GM P/N 12345382 (Canadian P/N 10953489) or equivalent and apply to the old intake manifold bolt threads.

IMPORTANT: Manufacturer recommends the center bolts be fully torqued before the diagonal bolts to assure proper seal ability.

IMPORTANT: Lower intake manifold bolts in positions 6 and 7 should be torqued to specification using a crows foot type tool.

Install the lower intake manifold bolts.
a. Tighten the lower intake manifold bolts (1, 2, 3, 4) in sequence to 7 N-m (62 lb in) on the first pass.
b. Tighten the lower intake manifold bolts (5, 6, 7, 8) in sequence to 13 N-m (115 lb in) on the first pass.
c. Tighten the lower intake manifold bolts (1, 2, 3, 4) in sequence to 13 N-m (115 lb in) on the final pass.
d. Tighten the lower intake manifold bolts (5, 6, 7, 8) in sequence to 25 N-m (18 lb ft) on the final pass.

2005 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 11, 2019


The first answer from another fixya suggestion;
The U0107 code means the cars computer (ECU) has lost contact with the Throttle Actuator control Module. One possible condition is a loose wire or connection to the control unit on top of the engine.

Key stuck in ignition can sometimes be resolved with liberal use of graphite lock lube.If your key is worn out of specs, you may need a new key from dealer. Before they will cut a new one from scratch, prepare to show ownership of the car with registration papers and proper ID showing same address as Registration.

ECU is designed to deny power to sensitive electronics when battery falls to a certain level. This protects those components from nasty over current effects in the later dying stages of batteries and is something we really want to happen regardless the hassle of the moment.

2005 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 18, 2019


Be absolutely certain that you understand the actual use of each and every wire leading to the stock radio before mating them [in a bridged fashion] to the new harness for the replacement radio. The actual use must be the same for each wire to be adapted from old to new. If different descriptions are given between OEM and replacement for given wire usage, consult someone more knowledgeable before connecting them together.

2005 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 18, 2019


The linkage may be blocked by something in its path of travel, unlock direction only. To be sure it isn't just tumbler travel, spray liberal amount of graphite lock lube into key socket and 'play' the key back and forth without force to work it loose.

2005 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 18, 2019


May have bumped the RDS button which may have shut the messages off.

2005 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 18, 2019


In the surge tank on the drivers side of the engine compartment aft of the windshield washer fluid reservoir.
The line that separates the top and bottom halves of the tank, inside the tank is the cold fill line and should be just covered when the engine is cold. Never open this tank while hot, scalding fluid will shoot out and burn you severely!

2005 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 18, 2019


There is no hack. Only a GM dealer can program the security features of their OEM radios. Just one of the many things that manufacturers have to go through to dissuade auto theft and black market parting.

2005 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 18, 2019


Remove a/c lines from accumulator r&r old one - install new o-rings on a/c lines - pull vacuum on system for 30 min. recharge with refrigerant. https://www.6ya.com/callphilipforhelp

2005 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 11, 2019


This is for cylinder head, sequence. 1st step--44 ft lbs, 2nd step--turn 95 degrees.
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2005 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 17, 2019


I just bought my car and front seat floor boards were getting full of water took it back and the cause is Ac water line under dash was not connected and dumping water in dash and on floor

2005 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 08, 2019


To adjust the toe, most all lock nuts are 7/8". Then the tie rod size is usually a 9/16" or 14mm.

2005 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 01, 2019


It means you need to take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop.

2005 Chevrolet... | Answered on Apr 23, 2019


Remove the inner trim panel and manually trip the latch and then test the release mechanism.

2005 Chevrolet... | Answered on Apr 03, 2019

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