Does a motor from an 2006 Chevy Equinox needs to be removed to change a spark plug?

Asked by Oct 10, 2013 at 08:53 AM about the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Equinox is making like a motorcycle noise once I get to 30mph.  If I speed up the
noise gets louder and worse.  I diagnosed my car and, it read #1 is malfunctioning.  A
friend of mine suggested me to a mechanic ( I not to sure if he's licensed).  He went to
my home and took a quick look at it.  I suggested that he would have to removed the
motor so, he can see where the wire leads to the spark plug ( I took a step back when
he said that.)  Is that true that I have remove the motor?  Can you look under the
Equinox to see, if you can undo it like that?  I was think of taking it to a "real"
mechanic.  I purchased the spark plug and wire.  How much (estimate) would they
charge me for just one spark plug?

3 Answers

275,865

You don't need to remove the motor. You can change the rear plugs from under the vehicle coming up from the bottom. It is a tight fit but this is the best way to change the rear plugs on your vehicle.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
24,715

Always a good idea to have a "real" mechanic

1,475

A real mechanic would be a good idea. Our 07 makes a "motorcycle" noise when the StabiliTrak system activates. The only times we have had that activate is when we hit a large puddle at decent speed. I would wonder if maybe your system is kicking in when you hit 30 mph maybe there is a bad sensor or something

Your Answer

Equinox

Looking for a Used Equinox in your area?

CarGurus has 78,297 nationwide Equinox listings starting at $1,843.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Equinox Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,080
  • #2
    David Scott
    Reputation
    1,070
  • #3
    TransAm77
    Reputation
    780
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Escape
1,128 Great Deals out of 107,758 listings starting at $1,000
Used GMC Acadia
761 Great Deals out of 42,769 listings starting at $2,800
Used Ford Edge
844 Great Deals out of 54,462 listings starting at $3,000
Used Honda CR-V
719 Great Deals out of 64,357 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Explorer
1,019 Great Deals out of 67,538 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota RAV4
624 Great Deals out of 62,865 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
859 Great Deals out of 72,064 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Malibu
943 Great Deals out of 52,789 listings starting at $1,599
Used Kia Sorento
432 Great Deals out of 34,857 listings starting at $2,480
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
784 Great Deals out of 40,137 listings starting at $1,799
Used Nissan Murano
419 Great Deals out of 24,595 listings starting at $400
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
240 Great Deals out of 17,385 listings starting at $1,950

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD For Sale
53 listings starting at $16,830
2016 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 175 listings starting at $10,988
2015 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 498 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 222 listings starting at $7,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.