Question about 2005 Chevrolet Equinox
This isn't specific to any vehicle, it's generic to all A/C systems. You always add refrigerant to the "low" or "suction" side. There are two tubes connected to the A/C compressor, one will always be larger in diameter than the other. The larger of the two is the suction side, so locate the compressor, then follow the suction line until you find a charging port -- it's often near and sometimes actually on the compressor.
If you had to disconnect an A/C line to replace the heater core you may need to evacuate the system before charging with refrigerant. Sometimes you can get away with just purging the system, but the price of refrigerant raises the stakes of that gamble (plus it's not a very eco-friendly thing to do.)
Always connect fill/gauge hoses to ports while the system is OFF, but NEVER add Freon unless the system is running (unless you know EXACTLY what you're doing.) Don't over-fill. Keep the refrigerant can upright while adding to avoid introducing liquid refrigerant into the suction side.
It's quite possible, not even especially difficult, to destroy a compressor by improperly charging, so a bit of extra care is due.
Posted on May 09, 2014
This should help. Its all basically the same on all vehicles.
Posted on May 08, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
from the service manual:
There is no onboard programming procedure for this vehicle. This vehicle requires special equipment be connected to the vehicle to program the keyless remote. Please go to the nearest GM dealer for assistance
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
Hiya...the cabin air filter is located below the front passenger/windshield area.
It's only accessible by standing outside the Equinox with the hood open.
Here's how to do it...(before you pop open the hood)
1) Stand outside at the front-right door area.
2) Just below the front windshield area, pull up a few small black plastic clips that's on the black windshield wiper cowl area- a small flat screwdriver or a special clip-remover tool is handy.
3) Raise the hood up.
4) There may be a triangular-shaped hard foam sound damper at the left side nearby the hood hinge...pull it off if it allow you to work around it with ease.
5) Continue to find a few black plastic clips around the black windshield wiper cowl area.
6) Gently pull up the black windshield wiper cowl cover with care not to bend it too hard during removal.
7) You should see the cabin air filter inside that's held in place by a black rectangular box inside.
8) There's 2 black tabs that holds the cabin air filter in place.
9) Insert your finger or tool to pry the cabin air filter away from the tabs.
10) Remove old cabin air filter.
Remember to reinstall the clip parts back into place when you're finished.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
The link below helped with mine and has pictures as well. Good luck!
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
Not a whole lot different. Just need to keep removing plastic down at the heater until you get to the heater core. Then disconnect it on the firewall side.
Posted on Dec 22, 2009
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