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Chevrolet Tracker Maintenance and Repair

I just purchased the above mentioned vehicle and did a oil change. I added the correct amount of oil, 4 litres with filter and checked the dipstick and it only shows a little over half way to the full mark. I checked with Edmonston' Lemon-Aid book and it indicated this was a problem. Does anyone know if GM has a fix or will I just put a file mark on the dipstick where full should be??
Thanks in advance for your responces......Crosscutter


  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Let's talk about them here!
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    my air conditioner doesnt work. ive read where this is common with trackers. my tracker is a 1999. i tried to refill the r-134a and it just popps the 25A fuse. i was wondering what is the part thats failing andwhat costs have you members ran into in fixing this problem. If its too pricy i might not get it fixed as the retail on this car is pretty low as it is..

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  • cove314cove314 Posts: 1
    I got an error message of code 0400 egr flow
    I found this advise on another website
    does this sound like a good place to start?
    wondering if any one else had a similar problem.
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  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    i wanted to ask this question. is the V6 (2.5) engine known to make a ticking noise. i test drove a used 2003 ZR-2, and when it started it ticked real bad. the saleman said when it gets warm it stops. i said it needs to stop when i start the car not when it warms up. so the next day they call me and they claimed it was a lifter. and they wanted me to take it for another test ride. BUT before i started the tracker i popped the hood and felt the engine. it felt slightly warm. so who knows if it was fixed or just ran and not making that noise. then after i got back from the test ride i noticed the rear axle had a very slight leak at the bottom of the pumpkin. i touched the drip and it was rearend oil. i said BTW this needs resolved also. the tracker was a lease and has 36 or 38000 miles. I wanted you guys and gals to chime in with your thoughts on the noise and if you think it is worth having them fix the rearend to consider it as a replacement for my 1999 2door tracker.
  • cobcob Posts: 210
    I would probably walk away from this one. Based on the fact that the engine was warm when you came back they are trying to cover up the ticking sound. I have not had to do any work on my 2004 but with 26000 miles it does not tick. From what I know about OHC engines like this 2.5 there are no lifters because there are no push rods. According to the Grand Vitara posts pre 2006 and the XL-7 there were problems with the early years 2001 timing chain tensioners that without proper oil change intervals they would fail and the cost to repair ran up to $2500. This problem was resolved by 2003 so that may or may not be the ticking sound. The rear diff has two plugs one to drain and one to fill. Because you do not have to remove the cover and gasket it should not leak but maybe the drain plug is loose. It sounds like this leased vehicle was not maintained probably oil was not changed regularly so it sounds like a problem you don't want to buy.
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    thank you for the reply!! the tracker i was talking about was a 2003 zr-2 for $12894. right up the street there is another ZR-2 for sale! its a 2004 they also want $12900 for it, but it has higher mileage than the 2003 model. i think the 2004 has 43000 miles. The 03 was bright red the 04 was silver. Both very clean. I think i should take a test ride in that 2004....
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  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    someone posted about a heater core costing $700 for the dealer? i went to and found the part for $187.99 .
  • bbrenbbren Posts: 1
    I have a 2004 Tracker base model that I bought new and I never had a spare tire cover (for the outside carrier). My friend told me I got ripped off because all the trackers have a cover standard. Any thoughts?
  • cobcob Posts: 210
    My 2004 LT came with a vinal cover that has a zipper and velcro to hold it around the tire. I have seen some model years with a plastic cover also.
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    my 1999 2 door tracker came with a tire cover. but i have also seen a ton of trackers with NO cover at all. not sure if they took them off or they just didnt come with one. i bet though that tire cover costs more if you get it with the care vs if you buy one yourself. dealers usually love to charge bigtime for silly items like this..
  • I love this forum!!! I have a 93 Geo Tracker, It wouldn't pass a smog check, but a friend of mine helped it to eventualy. I was told by a mechanic that it needed a new computer systems ECM (I believe).....Is there a place besides the car itself that I can obtain the part number or serial number for the ECM? Dying to know.
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  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Radio knob missing? Can't set the clock? Glove compartment door stuck? Paint peeling? This is the place to discuss those problems and irritations that don't impact safety and operation of your Tracker.
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