Power Steering problem with my 2006 Chevy Equinox.
Many dash lights on dash
GM Computer codes = many. Repair work done prior jump started because dead battery
Work done to repair this problem = nothing
Question = My Equinox has no power steering. It is very stiff. The service stability light is on. Check engine warning on dash. Many other indicators on as well. This all started after we had to jump start the battery because my son left the key on for a long time. Did a computer blow up? What can i do to fix it. It does start and run.
This is a common problem we have been seeing with these vehicles, as well as the Pontiac Torrent, Chevy HHR, and Cobalt. Improper jump starting causes the main 80 or 100 amp fuse to blow. This causes the powers steering, ABS, and other computer to not have power - and therefore do not function. See pics below for the main fuse location.
Check this fuse with a test light just like any other fuse Click Here For More Info on Checking Fuses.
Improper jump starting will also cause codes to be stored in many of the other on board computer, and may cause 1 or more to fail and need replacement. A scanner with LAN capabilities is need to scan the computer for codes and further diagnosis to determine if any of the modules are damaged.
1. Fuse block 2. Maxi Fuse
2007 Chevrolet Equinox.
Dash lights = security light flashing
Question = The front driver side door won't lock or unlock with the key pad. The security light flashes all the time. What is wrong and how can I fix it.
Sounds Like Possibly a Body Control Module (BCM) problem. The BCM controls many electrical functions of the Equinox, including the theft, and door locks. Be sure to check all fuses. Other than that, a scan of modules data would be needed to diagnose the problem.
Chevrolet Equinox Electric Power Steering Fuse Location