The low oil level may be an indication that the engine consumes oil. Took me a long time to figure this one out too. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Chevrolet Equinox oil filter wrench. I recommend buying the oil filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon. The steps to reset the engine oil life system are as follows: 1. Watch out for oil leaks from the engine or transmission. Make sure your engine is cold when you check the oil in your Equinox.
If it is extremely low again, have your mechanic take a look before driving it much more. If you need to tow on a regular basis, get an astrovan with a tow package or small pickup at the very minimum. Most Chevrolets have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. Be sure to check the oil level on level ground to ensure you have the correct amount of oil in the engine. If necessary, slowly add more oil until the level on the dipstick reaches at or just below the upper hole in the dipstick. Changing the oil is a pretty straight forward procedure. So pulling the 4000 lbs is fine.
Double check that the rubber o-ring from the old oil filter is not still attached to the engine. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Equinox. I found it easier to twist off the old oil filter by reaching in from above through the engine bay. Side note: Y … our tow rating from the manufacturer is related to the vehicles braking capacity. Rough idle, stalling and the Check Engine light are other indications of engine problems.
Pull out the yellow handled dipstick and check the oil level. Since an exhaust pipe was in the way, I had trouble getting my 15mm socket on the oil drain bolt. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. Donations are not tax deductible. Here is your best source for car and truck fluid capacity and oil specifications. It doesn't matter if you can tow it, it matters if you can stop it.
It is a sticker with many 3 digit codes. Motor oil lubricates and cools the internal parts of your engine. The driver enjoys a bucket seat with height and lumbar adjustability, as well as a tilt and telescoping steering wheel and a center console. We carry the types and weights of oil recommended for your vehicle. Lubricating the o-ring will allow it to form a better seal and make it easier to remove the filter at the next oil change.
My 96 will tow 8000 with no real trouble ------ I looked it up in the the manual for by 1998 Chevy Express 3500. The oil monitor reset procedure is turn the ignition on engine off pump the accelerator pedal three times. While you might be able to get by towing a small, light trailer, that particular vehicle is not designed to tow anything substantial. Slide the used oil catch catch container forward to underneath the old oil filter. We found several Equinox owners mentioned timing chain replacement in both, the 4-cylinder and V6 engines.
The V6 models have the conventional hydraulic power rack-and-pinion steering. Temporarily replace the oil filler cap, run the engine for a minute, shut it off, and allow the oil to drain back to the oil pan for at least 5 minutes. Pop open the hood, twist off the oil filler cap in the counter clockwise direction and lift up the yellow handled oil level dipstick. Extra Guard is engineered for extended performance that meets all manufacturers' recommended change intervals. An optional direct-injected V6 is also available: The 2010-2012 Equinox and Terrain came with the 264-hp 3.
A low oil level will trigger your oil pressure warning light and can cause damage to your engine. The only transmission choice is a 6-speed automatic. In addition to checking the oil level, you also want to look at the condition of the oil when you have the dipstick out. It all rolls on 17-inch alloy wheels and comes with six standard airbags, daytime running lights, and automatic headlights. There are numerous power and convenience features included, like mirrors, windows, and door locks with remote keyless entry, air conditioning and cruise control, a tachometer, and trip computer.