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How to permanently disable engine auto stop?


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Old 04-20-23, 07:37 AM
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How to permanently disable engine auto stop?

I looked up several YouTube videos on how to disable the auto-top feature in the 2018 Chevy Equinox (put it in L, + sign up to sixth gear, then back to drive). Which does work, but only for a time. It reverts back after you return to your vehicle. Is there a way to disable this permanently?
 
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Old 04-20-23, 08:05 AM
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Is there a way to disable this permanently?
Nope. I don't even notice it on mine any more. Doesn't affect anything as far as I can tell. Why does it bother you? Just curious.
 
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Old 04-20-23, 08:48 AM
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Only by the temp method you identified!
 
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Curious if there are any statistics on how long a starter lasts on these auto shut off cars. And, how much they cost to replace. Do the batteries also need replacing sooner?
 
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It's my understanding that they take a more expensive battery. don't know about the starter.
A friend of mine has a Ford Escape and he had that feature turned off by the dealer.
 
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It should be optional - not mandatory. Too much government control ... save on fuel ?
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Old 04-21-23, 06:36 AM
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It should be optional - not mandatory
You can turn it off and on in new models, I believe.
Let's not turn this into a political thing or I'll have to close the thread.

Regarding starters, from what I've read, doesn't affect them any because it's a different kind of engine.
 
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I too find that feature somewhat irritating!lol While I do manually turn it off, I get frustrated with myself when I forget to turn it off again once I've shut the vehicle off. Doesn't bother the hubby so much (but this is more my vehicle than his--'21 Ford Bronco Sport). But then with so many things now-a-days that are becoming supposedly newer and more modernized, guess I'll just have to roll with the times! :-)
 
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dealer may be able to turn it off with a reprogram of the computer not sure its really offered but guess you could find out with a phone call to the service department.
would imagine the starter motor will need replaced sooner since it is being used a lot more frequently.
 
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check with a company called Autostopeliminator.com. they offer something for several GM and GMC vehicles but did not see your vehicle listed. not to say what they have won't work for you so call and ask.

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It doesn't bother me, but I've had it over 20 years now on various hybrids. On conventional cars, the starter is beefed so it should last just as long. What's not to like about it? Or are you one of those folks I see at a stop light that move up one foot every 20 seconds even when the other cars are standing still?
 
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Old 05-09-23, 11:34 AM
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Update:

I ended up buying the start/stop disable cable and installing it. Was very easy (just zip tied it down). But I had to remove it, after my wife said she lost power when trying to drive it over a bumpy rail road tracks. Was almost like it wasn't getting gas/power when hitting the pedal. Removed it again, and everything is fine now. Any thoughts on that? Otherwise I guess I'll just have to live with it.
 
 

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