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Would A 2006 Chevy Equinox with just 40,000 miles

Would A 2006 Chevy Equinox with just 40000 miles need new spark plug wires new plugs and fuel injectors cleaned? It idles a little rough when you first start up but after that runs just fine.

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Possibly. It depends on what the climate is like where you live. For instance, if you live in an area where the summer climate hits 110 (i.e. Phoenix), then your vehicle will need to be serviced more regularly. Best recommendation, take your vehicle to AutoZone, Checkers, O'Reillys, etc. for a free diagnostic check.

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2006 Chevy Equinox starts up then idle drops and almost dies for a couple seconds then back up to 800rpm. What would cause this ? How can I fix it? Any suggestions? Thanks!


First check the fuel filter. And for best results check or tune up your system.
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  2. Test the performance of spark plugs. What color is the spark? Is the spark properly igniting the fuel?
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  4. Check the fuel filter to make sure it isn't clogged or dirty.
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Hi. My 2007 Chevy Equinox has had four spark plug replacements since I purchased it in 2007. The fuel injector has been replaced once. Any ideas?


WOW! either you drive a lot of miles or you've been getting ripped-off. The orignal spark plugs are good for at least 100,000 miles. It's possible that you did have a faulty injector all-along and they didn't idenifiy the problem right away. If they have been installing the wrong [ cheap ] plugs then the plugs won't last long. Hope this isn't a Dealer, if it is, I'd call the GM 800 number and complain.

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