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2013 equinox engine stalls. Stalls at idle and starting to…

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2013 equinox engine stalls ...

2013 equinox engine stalls

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the check engine light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving?

Stalls at idle and starting to go a few ft

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Equinox yourself? What have you tried so far?

Added dry gas and high test gas. After starting 2 or 3 attempts it will start and go sometimes for 40 or 50 miles . Only stalls a few times but now more frequently. Have an appointment at dealers. The eng. lite goes out by itself and has only stayed on but once. No lites noticed when it would stall or any other indicator

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Engine only stalls when restarting a few times .after 2 to 3 or four attempts it has run for up to 20 or more miles

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