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

257,635

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.
23,485

Always a good idea to have a "real" mechanic

1,285

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 60,961 nationwide Equinox listings starting at $999.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Equinox Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,910
  • #2
    David Scott
    Reputation
    920
  • #3
    KenF
    Reputation
    740
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Escape
1,059 Great Deals out of 93,902 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Edge
883 Great Deals out of 52,093 listings starting at $1,745
Used Honda CR-V
761 Great Deals out of 56,073 listings starting at $1,750
Used GMC Acadia
956 Great Deals out of 51,090 listings starting at $3,284
Used Toyota RAV4
709 Great Deals out of 45,655 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford Explorer
906 Great Deals out of 67,921 listings starting at $1,495
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
828 Great Deals out of 70,138 listings starting at $700
Used Kia Sorento
491 Great Deals out of 28,972 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Malibu
978 Great Deals out of 65,934 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Murano
345 Great Deals out of 25,060 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
721 Great Deals out of 41,409 listings starting at $1,995
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
248 Great Deals out of 15,705 listings starting at $1,523

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD For Sale
2,659 listings starting at $18,872
2017 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD For Sale
90 listings starting at $17,984
2016 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD For Sale
150 listings starting at $13,900
2015 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 405 listings starting at $10,855
2014 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 386 listings starting at $9,500

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.