Ah the wonderful world of 4 bangers, especially in front wheel drive.
Now engine packaging has become asinine whether fwd or rwd, my cousin has to spend over 100 bucks to have new spark plugs put in his Equinox but his vunnerful, vunnerful , as Lawrence Welk used to say, 4 banger had to have new cylinders put in just a couple thou before warranty went out and NOW his tranny went ou, no warranty.
At the Chevy garage, they told him to rebuild it a little over 5 grand; a rebuilt would be 4,700, so he put in a rebuilt.
His gas mileage has now gone up by 8 mpg, although he had to put in a new sensor also, but let's see, 8 mpg, averaging 2 dollars a gallon, goes into 4,700 dollars....
He was going to trade it in for new Equinox but now with this and other items fixed not under warranty, it would be a major loss so he will probably drive it till it stops running.
I have stated this before but the 4 banger car he had before this, he had to put an entire rebuilt engine in.
At least the rebuilds come with a three year warranty, unlike the cylinders put in under warranty, not quite as bad as you warranty end at the drive-way , but not a lot better.