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Chevrolet Tracker Maintenance and Repair



  • No one has any ideas of what may be wrong with this vehicle? Other than it needs to be brought a field and be shot? the driverside window is completely off track..its trying to come out of the door frame..I think its trying to escape!! :cry:
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    As a wild guess it sounds like you have a bad electrical connection somewhere. Perhaps the weight of the reservoir bearing down on its support allows contact while a near empty reservoir does not. Try jiggling it up and down and see whether it has any effect on your lights.

    I will also add that some people get turned off by requests to email solutions to problems. (Why should they take the time to do that if you have no intention of coming back?)

    But, since you are back, maybe someone who has had similar experiences will chime in and lend a hand. Anyone?

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • I have a '99 Tracker 4X4 w/2.0 L & 123,000 miles. I didn't drive it for a week and today I tried to start it & when the engine turned over It sounded like 2 or more cylinders had no compression. Can the valves stick on these? Finally after cranking for a bit it started and now sounds normal with a smooth quiet idle. Don't know if this is related or not, but the week before I put a can of Sea Foam in the gas tank thinking it would remove carbon deposits. Anybody know if this can cause the valves to stick or not seat or cause any other damage?
  • I have a 1995 Geo Tracker 1.6 engine light comes on and goes out once in a while but it stays on 90% of the time it runs perfectly 150,000 miles on it do you think this pigtail will solve my problem ?? and where is it exactly--Chuck
  • Hi! I have a 2000 chevy tracker and today my exterior driver door handle got broke off. Its been a nightmare trying to find one. Does anyone know any where online I could purchase this? Thanks in advance!
  • did you ever get this fixed? I 'm on my third alternator in a year same symptoms
  • Yes, I did get the problem fixed. After going through four NAPA alternators I brought the fourth alternator back to NAPA and talked to the manager. I received a full refund. I then purchased an alternator that was rebuilt in my local area with heavy duty diodes. This alternator seems to be holding up to the Trackers needs. I have installed an amp meter to monitor the current draw and the max is less then 60 amps at night with all the lights on, the radio and the AC running. I would suggest trying to locate a service shop that rebuilds alternators and requesting one to be rebuilt for heavy duty operation. Good luck.
  • Where is this 18.00pigtailvalve at on the exaust????
  • I have the same vehicle but not the same problem. However, I had a 2001 that did this. I was really worried about it so I traded it in for the one I have now. I was afraid the transmission was going out. I really noticed it on the winding road up the hill on the way home.
  • I still need help?????
  • anyone know where i can pick up a remanufactured 2000 chevy tracker ecm? My check engine light is on saying that the backup ecm unit is damaged and i am having the hardest time finding a matching ecm for my tracker. it's a 2000 2.0 liter, automatic with a/c...please help!!!
  • hey guys maybe you can help... my check engine light is on and the pcm code says its the backup ecm unit...any easy fixes besides buying a remanned ecm? know anywhere i can get an ecm for a 2000 2.o liter with a/c and an auto tranny? help!
  • I have a 2001 tracker that used to sound horrible when stopped. It started when I had only 3,000 miles. Two different GM dealers tried to locate it. They re did suspension etc. My son found that it was the hood of the car. A few rubber stick on washers really helped. Now has 135,000K on it. I had to replace the washers once. No more horrible rattling sound. I don't know if this is your problem or not, but it is a cheap fix. Worth a try.
  • sv9779sv9779 Posts: 4
    I have a 2000 Tracker. Lately the steering seems harder to turn and it won't return to center after a turn. I have to turn it back manually. The pump is full of fluid, I don't see any leaks and the belt appears ok. Any ideas?
  • sv9779sv9779 Posts: 4
    Have you ckecked the harmonic balancer??? My battery was going dead on my 2000 Tracker. I checked the alternator output and found it low ( I don't remember exacly what it was). As I was testing I remember thinking that the belt looked like it was running a liitle slow. Long story short...After a new alternator and another dead battery I found the balancer had broken. It has the pulley mounted on it with a rubber between the balancer and the pulley. The rubber had broken so the pully was spinning on the balancer and wouldn't come up to full speed. You can check it easily by marking the balancer and pulley. Then run the engine to see if the marks come out of alignment. The new balancer was $200.00. but problem sloved.
  • 45MPH going up small hills
    2000 Chevrolet Tracker 1.6 stick shift* replaced fuel filter/air filter/gas cap. Removed EGR/ no carbon/all coils ohm 23/ terminals #2 & #5 12.37vdc to ground. I pulled codes 420,400,440 and 455. I know there are emission control issues but can not solve the loss of power problem.
  • I have 2002 Mailibu it is good car in general but I notice many times that sometime power windows lock/unlock sometime works and sometime not, and also dash board lights some time on sometime not.. before I have startin problem becuase of theft system.. then i took advice and i solve start problem my just keeping key inside for 10 minutes. any one can have same problem like me..
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    when was the last time you had the transmission fluid and filter replaced?
  • The power switch is not so much for shifting as it is for providing more power when climbing hills or quicker acceleration is needed. I suspect you very much need your transmission fluid replaced.
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    i know there probably is not a way for you to test this. but after i read your question a clogged cat converter popped into my mind. I had a car years ago that had that issue and it had NO power and when i would try to climb a hill it was even worse. It would let enough exhaust out quick enough,. Im not saying this is your issue but its a option
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    btw what GEAR are you in when your going up a small hill @ 45mph?
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    is the tire properly inflated?
  • *Thank you for your valued input.* I am not sure how to test, unless I
    remove the cat .converter. I will proceed tomorrow.
  • I had forgotten to state I was in third gear. Strange , on a flat road it will do 65mph.

    thanks for asking :D :D
  • Can someone help me locate a few relays. My def fuse keeps blowing. I found this fuse to supply the following relays: Rear defrost,A/C condenser fan , A/C compressor, Blower motor ,ambient light sensor,abs.
    The prints in my Haynes manual show these connections but not there location. I know the blower motor relay is behind the glove box. I need to know where the rest are so I can start disconnecting to find the problem .

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  • I too own a 2000 Chevy Tracker. I haven't yet looked to see if anyone has replied to your post on changing the time, but if not I can help. While looking at your stock stereo, in the bottom right hand corner of the face of the unit, (directly below the clock) you will notice that you have a "Seek" button that you can push to the left or to the right. In very small letters below this button engraved in the plastic are the letters "Hr" and "Min". Which is your hour and minute selector. To change the hour that is displayed, push and hold the left button for approx. 3 or so seconds until you hear a "beep" noise through your speakers. You can then push the left button as many times as needed to set the hour you desire on the stereo. To change the minutes, it is exactly the same, however, you will push and hold and select with the right button. Once you have selected the time you want, just leave the stereo alone and it will set itself after about 5 seconds and return to regular function mode. Hope I was helpful! ;)
  • Ok, here is the deal...I have a 2000 Chevy Tracker 2.0 4WD A/T. So far it's been a decent little vehicle. However, last winter, I kinda screwed myself over after getting hung-up in a small culvert ditch that was drifted over with snow. What essentially happened is I was unprepared for the hang-up and bottomed out on the snow drift causing all four tires to lift up off of the ground. I tried and tried to dig myself out, and after reaching the point of near freezing and where I thought I could get decent traction, I returned to the Tracker and tried to move it.

    I made a very cold, very impatient, rookie mistake and tried to "rock" my vehicle back and forth. After a little while I began to make some headway and got impatient and began shifting from drive straight to reverse w/o letting the tranny come to rest. Being it is an automatic, this was not a good idea! It finally caught up to me and about the time i was freeing myself up, I heard a loud "clunk" that shook the vehicle, and as I shifted to reverse and was able to back out, the front differential made a horrible grinding noise that shook the vehicle.

    I have not yet taken too many steps into checking out the problem. My 4WD engages fine, but when in reverse or turning left or right while engaged, it makes the grinding noise and shakes the vehicle.

    With a good ole' Indiana winter rapidly approaching, I need to resolve this problem so I can have my 4WD back!! If anyone has any ideas as too my possible problem and steps to fix it, I would be ever so thankful for your response! I am a Volunteer Firefighter who lives out in the county and needs a response vehicle!! And I cant afford a truck right now! Haha!

    Thank you to all who read this and attempt to help!! :blush:
  • sv9779sv9779 Posts: 4
    Well that was way too easy! I never even thought of tire pressure. They were down to 20 psi. I inflated all the tires and it drives much better.
    Thanks very much for the help
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