How can I tell if I have AWD? Short of climbing under car I'm a senior.

PastorDave1001
0

Asked by Jan 10, 2013 at 12:10 AM about the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT

Question type: General

Just purchased a 2005 Equinox LT hey said it was AWD but I don't trust their word.

7 Answers

tenspeed
77,515

If it's AWD, there should be a rear axle. Front wheel drive is standard, AWD is a option. You could use a mirror to sneak a peek under there.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
David Scott
625

http://service.gm.com/dealerworld/vincards/pdf/vincard05.pd f 2nd page of this pdf file shows the vin breakdown for the 2005 light duty truck / multi-purpose passenger vehicles including the Equinox. Looks like if your 5th and 6th digits on your vin are L2 or L7 you have AWD. the L2 is for the LS AWD version and the L7 is for the LT AWD version.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
David Scott
625

http://service.gm.com/dealerworld/vincards/pdf/vincard05.pdf the link didn't show properly on the first post

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Andrew Olsen
12,435

Lol, i like this one. Pull or push parking brake as far as you can, put it in drive and slam the gas. If your front wheels just spin, congratulations its fwd. If it goes with little to no slip its awd.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
David Scott
625

Andrew that could also damage the awd if he has it

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Andrew Olsen
12,435

The back wheels will just overpower the parking brake if it's awd. The man said he doesnt want to crawl under the truck and has just bought it so I'm assuming has mounds of paperwork already stating it's AWD so idk if he'll be happy with seeing a VIN number. Another way to prove it is to just floor it on a dirt road from a stop and see what wheels spin. If it breaks doing what I said for just a few seconds it shouldnt be on the road.

TransconaDude
10

just take the vin and call the local chevy dealership to confirm if it says awd on the papers and it turns out not to be then he is selling under false pretences

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Equinox
Looking for a Used Equinox in your area?
CarGurus has 53,295 nationwide Equinox listings starting at $1,500.
ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Equinox Questions

Chevrolet Equinox Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,180
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 640
#3 geezz
geezz
Reputation 570
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Escape"
960 Great Deals out of 98,295 listings starting at $1,985
Used Honda CR-V"
578 Great Deals out of 61,297 listings starting at $1,495
Used Kia Sorento"
328 Great Deals out of 31,895 listings starting at $1,700
Used Nissan Murano"
286 Great Deals out of 20,880 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Explorer"
584 Great Deals out of 50,823 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
725 Great Deals out of 57,459 listings starting at $1,950
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
780 Great Deals out of 67,087 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
555 Great Deals out of 31,352 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota RAV4"
445 Great Deals out of 38,859 listings starting at $1,850
Used Hyundai Santa Fe"
322 Great Deals out of 22,792 listings starting at $1,450

Used Cars For Sale