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My 2014 has an exhaust smell in the cabin which is more noticeable when idling. I read online that the exhaust manifolds crack. Well today I’m getting into this and it’s a bitch. The secondary air injection is in the way on this model to access the exhaust manifold heat shield.
Finally got the heat shield of and can see a crack...
Now trying to remove and replace it. Got the O2 sensor out and it’s in bad shape!
So I had some problems with slippage during some of the hot days. Bought this 2014 chevy equinox AWD used with about 90k on it and I guess the tranny was never serviced. Drained and refilled the fluid in the transmission, which was only about 4 quarts or so (need to flush to get it all) and it was black. Did it again in a week or so to mix in some good fluid. Car ran alright but instead of a slippage, it started to develop a hard shift. Next day, started to drive it and it would all of a sudden rev out like its in neutral. Coasted the car to the side of the road and moved the shifter, but would not engage into drive or reverse. i shut the car off and restarted and then it would go into drive (electronic control) but after a few feet it would pop back into a neutral state with the shift indicator in drive.
No codes, no lights.
My other 2014 chevy equinox stared to make noise and after about a week or so it good enough of a hum to be able to identify what wheel was making the noise. I looked around online for a replacement but ended up going with the AC Delco OE from rock auto because the price was less than some of the aftermarket moog and second like versions at the major retailers. Replaced and working good. If you do one of these, you need a slide hammer to get it out, even though it's bolted in.
The main purpose of the vehicle floor mat is to protect your vehicle floors and reduce slips and falls. There are various types of floor mats in the market. That is, rubber, plastic, cotton and all weather floor mats. Proper selection and usage of floor mats has reduced the track in the dirt by 82% hence it helps the owner to save hundreds of dollars that would be used for maintenance and repairing the vehicle.
Aspects to consider before selecting and using floor mats
Such as at the car’s front, trunk, etc.
This requires an understanding of where the mat will be used. Such as: Will the mat track oil, dirt, water, rocks, dust etc.
This requires an understanding of whether the surface will be flat or will have contours.
This article will help you understand the common mistakes that people make when selecting and using floor mats and the best ways to avoid them.
The majority of people believe that covering your entire vehicle floor with mats is an effective way of protecting your vehicle from dust, dirt, and fluids from the shoes of the users. The truth is too many floor mats can lead to hazards such as slipping. Therefore it is important for the vehicle owners to do a need analysis to determine where specifically the mat will be used and the number of mats required.
Buying cheap floor mats
Buying floor mats simply because they are cheap will lead to one purchasing low-quality mats. Such mats will not offer good protection to your vehicle as required. Low-quality mats are very hard to clean and wash since they may require special fabric cleaners to clean. Also, the fluid absorption of these mats is quite poor and will lead to fluids getting all over your vehicle. So when you’re selecting mats for the car, you should not be deceived by the low cost of the item. Consider mats that are effective in catching dust, absorbing fluids and dirt.
Using OEM floor mats and not purchasing custom floor mats
OEM or original equipment from the manufacturer is used to designate the producer of automobile parts that will then be purchased by for final placement by the destination user company. In most cases, the OEM floor mats are limited to the most current model of the vehicle which means that you cannot use the OEM mats on older versions of vehicles hence economical. They are also very expensive to buy. Buyers should consider buying custom floor mats because they are customized to your needs and there is no vehicle that can’t be protected by floor mats that take a customized approach.
Using the wrong floor mat for the wrong application
people commonly misuse mats when it comes to application. While a walk mat work well in office, it does not work well or provide sufficient protection in your car. Hence vehicle users should stop misusing mats by using mats that are used in other places such in the office or houses as car mats. That’s why most manufacturers recommend a walk mat in a shop environment and a car mat in a car environment because the walk mat will not work in a car environment and vice versa.
Skimping on floor mat coverage to save cost
Skimping of floor mat coverage means using less floor mat in your car in an attempt to economize. Floor mats should perfectly fit your car, but should not block important features such as brake and clutch pedal. Floor mats should be designed in a way that allows them to fit the space in your car more securely. However, most car owners buy mats that do not fit perfectly in the car in order to save cost. Some even leave important areas that require a mat without one in order to save cost. Mats that do not fit well in your car do not have the capacity to protect your car properly and will allow the dust, dirt, and fluids from the muddy shoes to ruin the floor of your vehicle. This means that the cost of floor replacement or potential deterioration of the car outweighs the cost of an extra floor mat.
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