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Chevy Tracker



  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    your tracker doesnt have spark plug wires. at i know my 1999 doesnt.
  • I am waiting till next monday and they will put the fuel pressure gauge on the hood so I can watch it will keep you posted
  • I went in to Firestone today to order tires to replace the originals on my '99. The service manager told me that he serviced two '02 Trackers this week, and both had smashed condenser fins identical to the damage to mine. Neither owner had a clue anything was wrong. He suggested they could either go to the dealer to try to get the condensers replaced under warranty, or bring the Trackers back when the A/C quit. He assured them he would know exactly where to start the A/C diagnostics. As far as I know, neither Suzuki or Chevy has acknowledged this design flaw. My replacement condenser still looks brand new. I have run the A/C constantly for the past four months, but I did no driving in blizzard conditions last winter.
  • mopar67mopar67 Posts: 728
    AC still works.
  • It wouldnt surge while the gauge was hooked up but was helpfulthey said operating pressure was 30 to 37 psi It was when idling but when I accelerated it went as high as 49 psi so I am convinced the fuel pressure regulator is malfunctioning I believe if it would have cut out or loss of power the the reading would have been below 30 psi I welcome your thoughts if I should replace the regulator or not I also updated my profile so if you wish to contact me on this matter personaly my e-mail adress is there
  • I was wondering if there is any write-up's on the transfer case for a new (600 miles) 2003 Tracker. Who makes it? Mine is a 2.0 with the 4 speed automatic trans. Also I read on here about spark plug questions, I have drove Jeep for a while and always ran Champion Truck Plugs in it and there is a noticeable difference on the first start up. Thanks for any help on the Transfer case question..
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    i would believe the transfer case is made by suzuki, just like the transmission and engine. they dont put, special transfer cases and axles like jeep does. (example) DANA 44 i also have a 4 speed auto with a 2.0 engine on my 1999 tracker. and it has been great so far. and i have done some hard core offroading and mudding. just do NOT use 4x4 on pavement.
  • It seems I have started something entirely new and got a lot of learning to do. I thank you again for you response.
  • mopar67mopar67 Posts: 728
    makes the trans and transfer case for these rigs.
  • Thanks for the site info, it looks like they are into a little of everything. I will admit that I was used to everything being aimed at the Jeep owner, and when I got the Tracker I went to the auto store just to get a idea about things I could do with it, 3 stores in town and no parts for it other than lights and floor mats. Not even a locking gas cap that they would say positively fit the 2003 model. After a week now, I am finding my way around with it and have found this forum very helpful as a source of good information.
  • Just got back from getting the 9 tintable windows tinted and with the Indigo Blue and the dark windows I really like the new look. The GM dealer gave me a good web address with lots of info on Trackers, it is There is plenty of reading on these rigs and they have a archive for older vehicles as well. I hope someone benefits from that site, I did.
  • Yes, I have a owners manual. But would anyone explain the shift on the fly method please. It says it is able to shift up to 60 MPH's but I heard grinding when I shifted at 40. The salesman at the dealer did it with ease, but is there a method to doing this like letting of the gas or staying on it. Any help would be great! Thank you in advance.
  • Ray, I see none of the owners with A/T's have responded to you yet. I have a '99 with a manual, and I just depress the clutch, let up on the gas, and shift into 4WD quickly. The effort was very high after Mr. Goodwrench put the wrong lubricant in the transfer case (and transmission) at 15,000 and again 30,000 miles. Luckily, I discovered the problem within a day after each lubricant change and convinced Mr. Goodwrench to follow the recommendations in the manual. Make sure you are steering straight ahead and shift into 4WD quickly. Since yours is brand new, the transfer case fluid should be correct.
  • Doug, Thanks for the time to shed some light on this subject. I am wondering if I need to take it out of drive or just shift, I also noticed you said quickly, so that may be me problem and I was just trying to ease it in there. I will keep you posted..Thanks again.
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    is the suzuki vitara softtop Gone!? i just looked at their website. and ther was NO listing for the softtop anymore nor a 4 cylinder model anymore either. only v-6 4door. it looks like the ground clearance is a little lower too. my 1999 tracker 2-door is 8.0 inches of ground clearance. where as 2wd is 7inches and the 4ed is 7.4inches. did chevy get rid of the 2-door softtop also?
  • mopar67mopar67 Posts: 728
    The Vitara v-6 is the most basic model, the 2 door his history. So is the tracker 2 door. Not sure about the 4 door tracker, I believe it will be replaced by the Equinox, whatever that is, at the CAMI assembly plant in 2005.

    That will make these rigs collectors items!
  • When I went looking for my 2003 last month they told us that it was the last year for the 4 banger. I have a 4 banger and although it is no speed racer it is so far very capable in all situations so far.
  • mopar67mopar67 Posts: 728
    From what I have read about these things on the net, they are pretty sturdy engines.
  • jenjajenja Posts: 2
    I took the advice some of you gave me and bought the 2002 Tracker (4 cyl) and I love it.
    Only problem is it goes through a lot of gas! Feels like I am filling it up twice was much as my old Dodge Neon. I do not have the exact gas mileage I am starting to keep track of that. Anyway, what could be causing the car to be eating gas? Anything I can check or do? Thanks all!
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