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2005 Chevy Equinox Engine starting trouble

When the engine is cold, sometimes it takes 2-3 start-attempt cycles to get the engine to start as opposed to it starting right up when it is warm. Why is this?

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  • Anonymous Jul 02, 2008

    experiencing extended cranking time before engine starts. not all the time but usually two to three attempts before it starts.

  • jennie314 Oct 20, 2008

    I have the same problem! My car takes a couple times to start. Like the other emailer, its not a constant. How much is a new fuel pump?

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    Same problem and have had it looked at and of course they can not get it to do the same thing. Explained it is very random, hot or cold.

  • smithson08 Oct 22, 2008

    I too have this same problem .. only it makes a cacacaca..sound until it finally decides to start and the light that looks like a check engine light comes on with the fan on it, but when it starts it is ok.

  • jacobd984 Nov 14, 2008

    i have the same problem. dealer said they had to clean the throttle body.

    Regret buying this vehicle.

  • NickiC83 Nov 22, 2008

    I'm thinking my battery is at the end of it's life- it typically happens when I make short trips & the battery doesn't have time to recharge. But, the battery on this vehicle isn't easy to get at!!

  • NIKKIINCONTR Dec 14, 2008

    I HAVE A REMOTE START ON MY 2008 CHEVY EQINOX. WE AHAVE A REMOE START IN IT AND NOW IT IS ACTING LIKE THERE ARE KEYS IN THE IGNITION BUT WONT START NOW. WHATS WRONG?

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    2005 chevy equinox takes atleast 3 times to start, was wondering if it is the throttle body for injectors

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    I have the same problem. Usually when I don't drive the car the day before. It does not turn over or makes a clicking noise . I have to retry a 2nd or 3rd time.

  • BMANGOLD Mar 31, 2009

    05 EQUINOX - SEAMS LIKE I HAVE A FUEL PUMP ISSUE- BUT THE TRUCK WILL START SOMETIMES AND B FINE. OTHER TIMES IT SEAM LIKE ITS RUNNING OUT OF GAS -ANY HELP PLEASE

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    Equinox taken back to dealer at least 8 times for same issue. Intermittent issue at first because hard for dealer to duplicate problem. Dealer stated they changed the filter, the pump, checked the lines and connections, canister replaced, ball inside of tank replaced. Still having proplem today.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    My 2005 rquinox does the same thing. At times it will try to start but not start all the way, but will keep trying even after I turn off the key, It sometimes takes about 3 times to get it to start.

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Clean your throttle body. Very very common.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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You may have a low fuel pressure problem or it may just need new plugs IE. a tune up

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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FUEL PUMP about to got out! Mine in the shop for the same reason, cranks several times before it starts finally pump gave out.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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