Timing Tensioner Problems of Chevrolet Equinox
Chevrolet Equinox owners have reported 2 problems linked to timing tensioner (under the engine and engine cooling category).
#1 - Timing Tensioner problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox
The car involved was a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. 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. This problem occurred on Dec. 8, 2011.
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#2 - Timing Tensioner problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox
The car involved is a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 2CNFLEEW7A_. 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. . This timing tensioner issue occurred Friday, Jun. 17, 2011.