Need Help?

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD 4dr

2012 Chevrolet Equinox
Trim Info:
All Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
20 (2011) mpg city / 29 (2011) mpg hwy
Other Trims
Do you own this car?
Estimated Mileage
 Miles
Enter current mileage for most
accurate info about this vehicle


Track Your Service Records
Get Recall Alerts
Get Updated Value Estimates on Your Car.

back to question list

Ask Our Mechanics

Ask The Community


January 21, 2009, 6:47 am

Thomas P
 

Question: Does timing chain on 2005 Chevy equinox need to be replaced?

Does timing chain on 2005 Chevy Equinox need to be replaced and if so when?


January 22, 2009, 7:27 am

Crystal M
 

Timing chains do not have a replacment interval. They only need replaced when they break.


1/1 users found this helpful.

January 25, 2009, 10:57 am

Thomas P
 

I guess I am confusing timing "chains" with timing "belts?" I recall several years ago a timing "belt" broke on my Nissan Maxima resulting in damage to engine.
This begs three additional questions:
1] Clarification: Does my '05 Equinox have a "chain" instead of a "belt?"
2] What is difference between the two ("belts" and "chains"); and
3] If a "chain" breaks, am I facing potential damage to engine?
Thanks for your patience! I am a novice!
Tom Platt


0/0 users found this helpful.

January 30, 2009, 2:12 pm

Jim H
 

chevy equinox uses a timming chain. like a bicycle chain but doubled (side by side) belts are used in some vehicles and are made of rubber, aprox 1.5 inch to 2.5 inch wide. with teeth running on the inside. these timming belts last 60-70k. timming chains usually last 150k or more. usually it starts as a noise issue and developes into a poorly running motor long before it breaks. hope this helps........, chevy equinox is known to have bad water pump bearing which makes noises close to a faulty timming chain. good luck


0/0 users found this helpful.

 
 



My Auto Score

See the free AutoCheck score

Ask a Certified Mechanic
Need car repair help? Ask a question to an auto mechanic for free.

Tips on Servicing

Car Brakes: How Do You Know When to Change Them?

By Zach Bowman For those who suffer a daily commute through heavy traffic, your vehicle's braking system can bring thousands of pounds of metal, plastic and empty Starbucks cups to a stop hundreds of times before you get to work. It goes without saying that these pieces wear out, but they do so slowly, meaning you may not notice they need attention until ...

Read more…