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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2013 Equinox with the 2.4L 4 cylinder and recently it started getting kind of loud. I found the resonator to be cracked at the weld seam. My question is can the dealership just replace the resonator or will they do the muffler too? I saw that the price of the whole muffler and resonator is $1000 and I obviously don’t want to pay that. Also does anyone think the warranty on the emissions system would cover it? When I called Chevrolet they just said the catalytic converter and any emissions diagnostic system but I would have to get it diagnosed to be sure it isn’t covered. I figure that’s just a grab for money but I would like to know before I spend $120 for diagnostics. Attached are some pictures.
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for $30 I had my seam welded . 15000 miles later still working no leaks
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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My concern is that if I just get it welded and not replaced it will just crack in a different area. I will definitely be getting it quoted out soon so we will see what they think can be done with it. I was mostly just trying to see if anybody has had any success with a warranty claim.

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Remove it, I had mine removed
You can BARELY tell a difference in sound
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Thanks for the advice, I’ll have to look up some videos to see what it sounds like.

Current Vehicle:<br />2013 Chevrolet Equinox 1LT 2.4L I4 AWD Silver Ice Metallic<br />Currently has 31,511 Miles 3/29/17<br />Previous Vehicles:<br />1999 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L V8 4WD Indigo Blue Metallic <br />Sold with 173,047 Miles
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mine did the same thing dealer wont cover it so i went to advance auto got the resonator middle pipe and muffler under 300.00 and muffler and resonator are now stainless steel
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...or, I just dropped the price of my OEM dual exhaust to $200! It includes resonator too!

https://www.equinoxforum.net/15-mark...450-miles.html

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Thanks for the advice, Iíll have to look up some videos to see what it sounds like.
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Thanks for the video and the offer. Unfortunately I don’t have the V6 I have the 4 cylinder, I think the resonator delete sounds good with the V6 but I don’t think it would with the 4 cylinder since it is already so loud and basey. I’m also not interested in editing it to accept a dual exhaust. I’m going to go tomorrow to a local muffler shop to see if they can just weld it and if not how much they quote for a replacement. Thanks for all your guys help!
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Current Vehicle:<br />2013 Chevrolet Equinox 1LT 2.4L I4 AWD Silver Ice Metallic<br />Currently has 31,511 Miles 3/29/17<br />Previous Vehicles:<br />1999 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L V8 4WD Indigo Blue Metallic <br />Sold with 173,047 Miles

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Update: I was quoted $250 to replace the resonator by cutting it out and replacing it with a new one and $60 to put a piece of pipe in. I was told they probably wouldn’t be able to weld it because of rust and the fact that it is thin metal. I guess it beats paying $650 for a whole new muffler assembly but dang it seems steep.

Current Vehicle:<br />2013 Chevrolet Equinox 1LT 2.4L I4 AWD Silver Ice Metallic<br />Currently has 31,511 Miles 3/29/17<br />Previous Vehicles:<br />1999 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L V8 4WD Indigo Blue Metallic <br />Sold with 173,047 Miles
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