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Trouble starting equinox

Experiencing extended cranking time before engine starts. not all the time but usually two to three attempts before it starts.at times i drive a mile or two, park about 10 minutes it wont start..have to wait a few minutes and try again. sometimes starts on 2 or 3rd time. other times i drive 20 miles, park and return to vehicle try starting it won't turn on ..it struggles to turn on. told dealer about it could not find anything. returned again. they cleaned the throttle body?is this correct??Normal???

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  • jacks427 Nov 22, 2008

    whenever i get in to go it takes 5-6 times before the engine finally catches and starts, just got it and dealer says they cant or dont know whats wrong because when they try it it always starts. I know thats bull, cause it happens almost every time, unless its only a minuit between startings. They tell me they have it hooked up and it never does it. I have only had my car 10 days, can you feel my pain.

  • raven879 Dec 04, 2008

    I have near the same problem it will turn ocer like it wants to start than goes dead doesn't do it all the time but oftent enough eventually it will start after trying several times Been to the dealers several times they don't know and now to several other mechanics right now it's in a garage being checked out once again

    it's not the battery ( been replaced) the starter or altenator

  • centermonkey Dec 27, 2008

    my equinox05 does'nt always start, asked my dealership to check battery but they did not because my baby seat was in back? now it won't start turn over etc. battery is dead but i can't get to it. under back seat? called dealers, no one home for holidays...i've owned the car for 6 months how do get to the battery?

  • equinoxdrive Jan 10, 2009

    my '05 does the same thing as you mentioned. it doesn't always catch to start on the first attempt and often i have to try 2 and 3 times or let it wait a minute and then try again. Any solutions?

  • bigdsgirl728 Feb 19, 2009

    I have the same problem with the car not wanting to start everytime. It is annoying to me and they always tell me there's nothing wrong with it. No one seems to take the issues seriously. Does anyone know what the problem might be?

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I have had the same problem and have traced it down to the fuel pump relay. This vehicle belonged to a friend of mine and he got tired of taking it to the shop so I went to look at it. I have found out that the contact on the relays are corroded and sometimes cause the relay not to work. a simple check is to swap the ac relay with the fuel pump relay if the vehicle starts it is recommended to replace the relay and coat the contacts with dielectric grease to prevent the contacts from corroding.

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I had a similar problem on an 02 Silverado. Replacing the fuel pressure regulator fixed the problem.

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