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

PastorDave1001
0

Asked by PastorDave1001 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
59,255

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.

David Scott
395

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
395

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

Andrew Olsen
7,335

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.

David Scott
395

Andrew that could also damage the awd if he has it

Andrew Olsen
7,335

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
0

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 60,825 nationwide Equinox listings starting at $2,800.
ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Equinox Questions

Chevrolet Equinox Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 640
#2 geezz
geezz
Reputation 500
#3 Richard Power
Richard Power
Reputation 220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Kia Sorento"
379 Great Deals out of 26,307 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Highlander"
326 Great Deals out of 14,449 listings starting at $3,800
Used Ford Escape"
771 Great Deals out of 57,569 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Chevrolet Equinox For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 43,239 listings starting at $19,888
2014 Chevrolet Equinox For Sale
95 Great Deals out of 3,069 listings starting at $16,995
2013 Chevrolet Equinox For Sale
141 Great Deals out of 3,724 listings starting at $11,968
2012 Chevrolet Equinox For Sale
108 Great Deals out of 2,796 listings starting at $9,995
2011 Chevrolet Equinox For Sale
112 Great Deals out of 2,750 listings starting at $8,900