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Chevrolet Tracker Maintenance and Repair



  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,910
    One of the links in the Online Repair Manuals guide may work for you.
  • Thanks,
    I have tried that link but could not find the manuals for a Exploded Transmission.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,910
    Too bad. The only other search that occurs to me is to look for Suzuki Sidekick manuals for that era.
  • wojowwojow Posts: 12
    2000 Tracker, 2wheel drive, 2 door. I am going trough 3 set of belts in less then a year. At first they are nice and quiet, and then belts will start squeeking a little when starting the motor, and after 2-3 months: high pitch squeek for long time to the point of smelling burned belt rubber - when starting the motor...................
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    if the belts are burning up it sounds like one of two things. 1) improper alignment of the pulleys, or 2) a pulley that is not turning freely and creating drag on the belts. Either way it comes back to a pulley.
  • I have a 99 Tracker 4 dr LOOOVE my baby..But each time I check here for the last couple of years I always get that the timing chain needs to be changed after 100k
    miles or it can create much damage when it does break.
    I make sure that all maintenance is done on my vehicle. I have had conversation a few times with my mechanic and he says it is in good condition. I am at 130k miles.
    I am thinking that I need to change it now whether any current problems or not. Is there anyone out there that would know what the price would be?
    Thanks :) :shades: :blush: :lemon:
  • I have a 2001 Tracker with the 1.6 4cyl. It has a new radiator, new water pump, new thermostat, and hoses. If I sit in the driveway with the car running it will heat up properly and keep a safe temperature. If I rev it to 2500-3000 rpms for about a minute it will over heat once I let off the accelerator. If I drive it I get the same results when I come to a stop, it over heats. Please help because I am about to just junk it.
  • Have a 2003 Chevy Tracker. The Oil light is coming on ONLY
    when the vehicle has warmed up (live in MN) and when coming to a stop. Not on otherwise.

    Had a recent oil change and check it frequently - plenty of oil.

    2 diagnositcs by Tires Plus found nothing.

    Any ideas?

  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    restrictive/defective oil filter. In the past 5 years i have had 4 defective oil filters between my cars and motorcycles. Its not completely unheard of. that or what is your idle like when your at a stop light. can you see where the tach is? as long as your oil level is correct, i would replace the oil filter. its a cheap check. Then i would check your idle. when that light comes on give it a tiny bit of gas and see if it goes out...
  • I have a 2000 Chevy Tracker (2.0 liter/Manual) 126,000 miles. I love this car but have questions about the timing chain. It doesnt mention any replacement intervals in the manual. Has anyone replaced the timing chain anyway? Is it neccesary? or is it something that should last the life of the vehicle. I know timing belts need to be changed but what about chains?? I want to keep this vehicle until 200,000 miles.
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    when i had my 1999 2.0 litre tracker in the owners manual it said i had a maintance free timing chain. I really cant give you more than that.
  • For over a year now, on my 2001, the driver's side power window goes up crooked half way up then stops until I guide it with my hand the rest of the way. Is this window easy and cheap to fix or is it something that's going to cost over $200-$300 dollars to fix? Thanks for any comments.
  • I also have a 2001 tracker and all it is is the window track is wornout. It cost about $50 to fix if you change it out yourself.

    Mine did the same thing and when I changed that the window stopped sticking and going up crooked, and jumping off track.
  • Hi, Sam Nicholson here...
    I suggest you go to the category "Chevrolet Tracker/
    Maintenance and Repair" and do a search (SNICHOL), for articles by me. I had my timing chain break, it wasn't pretty!
    Read the articles associated with my name and you will learn some good info.
    (I had about 120,000 miles on it when the chain broke and screwed the engine!)
    With a low miles, junk yard replacement engine, I now have about 228,000 miles on my 2001 tracker and it keeps on a tickin'...
  • The brackets that hold the rear window support on my 98 softop Tracker are broken...again. Epoxy didn't hold up long. The dealer says none are available part numbers are 96059991 and 96059992, left and right. Local junkyards are hardtops only.
    Anybody have any idea how to fix this problem? Car only has 88K miles and is sound...needed paint job and top the paint, ordered a top but need new brackets!!!
  • 98 brackets are plastic. Older ones are metal....same year Sidekick may work but I'm not sure.
    But you can get metal ones...and many other parts from Fritz at Super good guy with great prices...wish I had found hime weeks ago.
  • olblue1olblue1 Posts: 2
    No they were an option
  • hello,

    i have 4 door, v6, 2001 chevy tracker, automatic. 4x4.

    how do i get to and remove the spark plugs ? internal ?

    where would ifind info, diagram or how to ?

    poor guy who needs some help.


  • jtwelshjtwelsh Posts: 1
    Please help! in my 2001 chevy Tracker when i turn ( at slow speeds ) there is loud "clunk" coming from the front end. Has anyone else had this. if so how is it fixed? or what is it?
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    Sounds like you might have a bad cv joint or ball joint. either way it needs looked at ASAP. is there anyway you can get the front end jacked up and wiggle each wheel to see if anything feel loose.
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