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I'll be purchasing my 2006 Equinox LT tomorrow and am new to this vehicle... and GM's in general. Its being purchased without an owners manual and I have a few questions that I hope not to get flamed for... being a n00b and all. Haha.

1) Spark plugs. What interval do they get changed at?
2) I would assume that this is a pushrod engine... so that assumption leads me to believe that theres no timing belt to worry about. Correct?
3) I read horror stories about cracked heads. Is that a common thing or just a rarity that seems larger than it really is due to a few disgruntled customers?
4) How much of a pain is it to reseal the headlights? My right light is retaining moisture.
5) What interval is the transmission fluid supposed to be changed? I dont even see a dipstick to check the condition.

Sorry for the questions, but I'm sure I'll have more to come.

Thanks all.
 

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I'll be purchasing my 2006 Equinox LT tomorrow and am new to this vehicle... and GM's in general. Its being purchased without an owners manual and I have a few questions that I hope not to get flamed for... being a n00b and all. Haha.

1) Spark plugs. What interval do they get changed at?
2) I would assume that this is a pushrod engine... so that assumption leads me to believe that theres no timing belt to worry about. Correct?
3) I read horror stories about cracked heads. Is that a common thing or just a rarity that seems larger than it really is due to a few disgruntled customers?
4) How much of a pain is it to reseal the headlights? My right light is retaining moisture.
5) What interval is the transmission fluid supposed to be changed? I dont even see a dipstick to check the condition.

Sorry for the questions, but I'm sure I'll have more to come.

Thanks all.
Probably best to try to get an owners manual before too long.

1. - I would guess 60K

2. - I would guess a timing chain. Therefore no change needed.

3. - Best to find a forum dedicated to to yuor vintage Equinox. This one is mainly for the Thete-based vehicles.

4. - They would probably have to be baked in an oven, and then split appart, and then re-sealed. A bit of a challenge, but no all that difficult. Much on the Web about these procedures - for all vehicles - not just your car.

5. - Again, refer to the Owners Manual when you get it, or ask a dealer - he may tell you to change it every other day - LOL.

Good Luck with it.
 
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