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2006 Equinox fan blower quit

2006 Equinox fan blower quit working.

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I have had the same problem happen, but here's likely what it is:

Either the resistor has blown, the wiriing harness has fried, or both, - or - it is the blower motor that needs to be replaced.

In any case, here's how to do it:

Check the resistor, its the easiest thing to do first. On the passenger side, under the dash -- WAY UNDER, by almost to the back, there is a wire that goes into the resistor.

The resistor controls the speed of the fan that blows.

There are 2 small screws holding the resistor in, unscrew them and remove the resistor - it is about 3 inches long and 2 inches wide and has ceramic covering. Remove the wiring harness and check both - if resistor is black anywhere, its probably bad. If the wiring harness is melted, and it probably will be, then it needs to be replaced.

Search online for a "Blower Motor Wiring Harness", you'll have instructions on how to cut the wires, splice the new harness and reconnect it. Also you'll need to replace the resistor.

One from the dealer will run you about $150.00, but I got one on parts.com for $26.00 + $10.00 shipping.

If you find that the wiring is fine, then its probably the blower motor.

Underneath the passengers side dash is a panel that covers the blower motor. Remove it, and youll see the blower motor. It looks like a hamstercage, circular with groves throughout its perimiter.

There are four screws holding it in, unscrew them, remove the wiring harness and take out the motor. Theres ways to test to see if it is the motor thats bad, but it requires a multimeter and some familiarity of where you're poking around. A new one will cost you some cash, but I picked up a used on on eBay for about $20.

Replace that, and it should come back on.

The problem though, is most likely the wiring, since GM has already put out a TSB with this wiring problem, and has since replaced the harness with a new model.

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Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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where is the fuel filter located on my 2006

where is the fuel filter located on my 2006 chevrolet equinox?

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For 2006 Equinox 2WD 3.4L SFI OHV
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?pageId=0996b43f8075dedf

For 2006 Equinox AWD 3.4L SFI OHV:
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?pageId=0996b43f8075dedf

Its the same for both types of Equinox.
The short story: the fuel filter is an integral part of the fuel pump, and 06 Equinox has 2 fuel pumps (each presumably with its own filter), due to the odd shape of its fuel tank.
Note: the last time I thought I had a car whose owner thought it was a fuel pump/fuel strainer/fuel filter promplem turned out to have a bad spark plug wire - it caused identical symptoms (engine missing alot, especially going uphill).

Posted on Oct 23, 2010

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replacing a brake light bulb for a 2006 chevrolet equionx

having trouble getting tail lamp assembly off in order to install a bulb for my brake light on 2006 chevrolet equinox

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I just replaced the p/s brake light:
1. Pop off the tabs that cover the screws. (flat screwdriver)
2. Unscrew both screws. (philips-head)
3. There is a metal post attached to the light assembly located towards the front of the assembly pointing in towards the center of the car. This post fits into a rubber grommet that is attached to the car. I had to wiggle and rock the assembly to get the post free from the grommet and the assembly off the car, by pulling to the right.
4. Re-assembly requires lining up and inserting the post back into the grommet (use your best Beavis and ******** sound effect now). Put the screws back in and don't forget the covers.

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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2006 Chevy Equinox won't start,

2006 Chevy Equinox won't start, battery is fine...clicks like starter problem but lots of internal lights come on. Had been behaving oddly when turning key to start, "delayed" starting, prior to this nonstarting issue.

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sounds like you have a starter solenoid problem. Or maybe loose connections on solenoid.

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

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2006 Chevy Equinox a/c works great but no heat what so ever ?????

no matter where the climate controls are set You still get cool air , the car runs fine and is not running hot just no HEAT !

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If the blower is blowing air just fine, but you cannot control the temperature, you need to listen to air coming from the vents while turning the temperature from hot to cold. If you do n ot hear any change in airflow, then you may a temperature door in the dash broken. this is becoming a common problem on the Equinox
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Posted on Oct 15, 2009

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I cant seem to find the radiator cap on my 2006 equinox

I cant seem to find the radiator cap on my 2006 equinox

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how do you flush the system

Posted on Mar 01, 2013

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Remove the wheel bearing/hub assembly from the

2006 equinox removal the front wheel bearing/hub assembly from the suspension knuckle. The bearing will not come out even after spraying PB blaster on over night and using a axle hammer remover. Is there a trick to this is heat the last resort?

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need detailed pictures of how to change rear wheel bearings on a chevy equinox

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

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battery goes dead overnight

I have a 2006 chevy equinox with 6000 miles.  my problem is that the car battery dies overnight.  It runs the battery down so much we get no lights at all.  so I changed the battery and it still does the same thing.  I pulled the fuse for the radio and the car has no problems starting at all.  We have had no problems for several months with the fuse taken out.  the day after we put the fuse back in the battery goes dead.  

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its a short in the radio most likely you still have a factory warrenty so i would take it there and explain your problem to them they should be able to fix it..

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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My Chevy Equinox 2005 is

My Chevy Equinox 2005 is making a noise when I turn left or right. the noise comes from the front wheels. I was trying to find where to put power steering fluid, which I could not find. What should I do?

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depends on the noise , I know that sounds silly, but it works,, is the noise your hearing a clicking sound as you turn? if so, its the CV axles going out ,, From your info I don't know if you have the all wheel drive or just the front wheel drive, but if you hear clicking, its CV joints going bad, Now if what your hearing is a squealing noise, that would be the power steering pump, look at where your fan belt is and what all it drives,, one of those will be your power steering pump, some models have the fill tube for them right on the unit itself, and others have a off pump location for filling, however your year happens to be the a first generation and they used electronic power steering, and naturally you need to have it dealer checked

Posted on Sep 09, 2011

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replacing chevy equinox brake light fuse

need to locate and replace the brake light fuse

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brake light fuse 15 A near the DRL relay (underhood fuse block)

hope it helps

Posted on Apr 14, 2014

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