ok that is a very common problem for these suv's.to correct that replace BOTH right and left lower control arm bushings.they had issues with them making horrible noises
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The tranny is OK. I need to get come Versatrak Fluid before I check the transfer case and differential. Or is there a acceptable substittue for Versatrak Fluid?
On the bushing - The TSB calls for part # XXXXX
Part # XXXXX comes up as a replacement part for 25823014
Part # XXXXX is the part number in the dealer's catalog
Prices range from $131 to $49. Which one is the right part?
That's odd - I have been to two dealers and they tried to sell me two different part numbers. I gave them the number off of the TSB, and they said that TSB numbers don't show up in their catalog. They did put the TSB number in and it crossed to a different number which they did have in stock, but he said that part did not look like it fit an Equinox.
The one dealer wanted to sell me the one in their catalog. My fear is that the one in the catalog is the old one that made noise. I think I should trust the TSB even though that is the more expensive part.
By the way, I can't find any aftermarket parts. It looks like GM parts are it. All of the numbers I listed earlier are GM part numbers.
OK - changed rear bushings and the knocking noise over bumps is gone. Fluid levels in the front transaxle and rear differential are OK. I changed the fluid in the front transaxle. In addition to the whiring sound that gets higher in pitch with increase in speed there is also a whining sound when you let off of accelerator and allow the transmission to slow the car down instead of braking. I realize this happens in all cars, but it seeems louder in this vehicle.
I plan on accepting your answer but wanted to see if you could help further with drivetrain issues and wasn't sure we could continue talking if I accept answer now.