Timing Tensioner Problems of Chevrolet Equinox



Chevrolet Equinox owners have reported 4 problems related to timing tensioner (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Timing Tensioner problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 1
Failure Date: 06/06/2012

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that fuel was leaking into the oil pan. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the fuel pump and timing chain tensioner needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 65,000. The current mileage was 89,000.

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car image   Timing Tensioner problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 2
Failure Date: 12/08/2011

2010 chevy Equinox keeps knocking, dealer replaced timing chain twice and the timing chain tensioner twice and still has the problem. It now shuts off while driving and shakes and mis-fires when cold in the morning. Dealer cant seem to find anything wrong they said the 4-cyl engines are problematic and nothing can be done. I have called gm and they haven't offered me anything. I have videos of the car having problems, they said that's not good enough.

car image   Timing Tensioner problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 3
Failure Date: 06/17/2011

Brought vehicle into first dealer for loud engine noise at low speed (1 to 10 mph)06/17/2011. Dealer said it was the fuel injectors and said they will install an insulator to quiet the noise. Installed insulator problem not resolved 7/1/2011. Brought it to another dealer for the same noise. Dealer found noise from timing chain7/26/2012. They replaced timing chain and tensioner8/31/2011. Problem seemed to be resolved. 8 months later the noise is back. Gas mileage and power has decreased. Dealer suggested running a solution through the engine to clear out carbon from low octane gas. Dealer applied solution and told me to run two tanks of super unleded to resolve the problem 4/6/2012. Noise is still there after 2 tanks of super unleaded 4/13/2012. Going back to the dealer in a week 4/20/2012. Contacted gm in detroit to express my anger. 4/13/2012. .

car image   Timing Tensioner problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4
Failure Date: 06/10/2011

I started hearing a knocking noise at 28000 miles. Had serviced but after several miles noise started again. Noise continues so service is needed(10-2-13). I had several gaskets, seal, bolts,fuel pump(which was leaking raw fuel into inside of engine), balance chain, timing chain, guide for timing chain(which guide and debris fell in oil pan), and two tensioner replaced as well as oil life monitor recall update. Here I am nearly 3 months later and my 2010 Equinox is in shop(12-31-13) and can't be driven do to loud noises, lose of power fuel and oil, as well as stalling and check engine light being on continually. I did extensive research and found thousands of people with same year and model Equinox as mine to be having same problems as mine at same mileage. I found that the engine needs to be replaced because of damage done by leaking fuel pump. So no matter what work is done or what is replaced problems still keep happening because damage is all ready done to inside of engine and the entire engine should be replaced. Please help, this is a major problem that effects thousands and nothing is being done for us owners. Those who are lucky to get their engine replaced don't get an accurate warranty and after several miles the new engine starts having the same issues. Please help!!.