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Chevy Tracker



  • We have a 2002 Tracker, 4cyl. 5 speed. When climbing hills or under heavy exceleration, a hot metal smell almost over whelms us. The thing runs great and we have had no problems in the year we have had it. Any thoughts ?
  • also have a keyless remote feature. i bought a 2001 recently and it did not have a keyless remote clicker with the key. just wondering.
  • i have a dome light problem too. it works in the middle position, but won't shut off with all the doors closed. just sort of blinks. i will have to find which switch is not working properly.
  • my 2001 4 cyl automatic hates gas. you will get 25 no sweat with a 5 speed.
  • Can anyone tell me, maybe the poster called jackmarks, if this spindle socket will be able to get the spindle nut off of a 2000 chevy tracker??

    Part#: 09951-16050

    I basically need to replace my CV joint but I need to remove the spindle nut to do so. This site is for suzuki parts but a chevy tracker is pretty much the same thing.

  • Two of my wheel caps are ruined and the Chevy dealer wants $60+ each for new ones. I've seen some on Ebay for earlier model Geos and Suzukis for MUCH less. Does anyone know if the caps from pre-1999 Geos and Suzukis will fit my 2000 Tracker? (My plan would be to paint them solid black rather than having the Geo/Suzuki emblem showing). Thanks in advance for your help
  • I finally found a set at a halfway reasonable price, so no need to respond. But I have another question that I'll be posting shortly.
  • I'd like to replace the rear section of my Tracker soft top with a hard top but want to keep the soft sunroof. Any recommendations for a good brand of hard top? Thanks.
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    do a search for chevy tracker hardtop and you will find results. i just recently replaced my soft with a new soft top . i thought about getting a hard top but i couldnt justify the costs for what my tracker is worth. I bought a complete new top front and rear for under $400. i think the hard top was over $1000. If my a/c worked on my 1999 tracker i might have gotten the hard top but i dont wanna sink too much money in this thing as i dont plan on keeping it much longer. age is starting to show on it.
  • Thanks for your reply, arkainzeye. I've conducted searches and found hardtop sources. What I'm needing now is for someone to hopefully give me some information about quality. For example, two of the brands I've found are Protop and Bestop, but I don't know if one is better than the other or not. If anyone has any firsthand experience I'd appreciate your input.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    You may want to nose around some of the Wrangler boards - I see Bestop posts now and then over there.
  • Thank you for your suggestion, Steve. I'll take a look.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    A better suggestion is to use the Advanced Search tool on the left (doing a text search) - you should get ~200 hits that way. I didn't try looking for the other brand.
  • erics6erics6 Posts: 684
    What do you think it the best engine tranny combination for the Tracker or Suzuki? My personal preference would be the 5 speed 2.0 4cyl 99+. How does it compare to the 1.6, 1.8 or 2.5 6cyl?
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    from what i remember the 5 speeds were bad news for the 99 models! something about grinding gears. when i bought my 99 i made sure not to get a 5 speed and i remembered reading on here about manual transmission issues. my tracker has the 2.0 engine with the optional 4 Speed automatic. you can turn the overdrive on and off. the overdrive makes a real difference in Rpm;s at highway speeds. ive driven a 4 door tracker with the 4 speed auto & 2.5l V-6. once you got the v-6 up in rpm's it had a nice little kick to it as far as power. now the 1999 1.6 litre, there is a 30 Hp difference between the 1.6 and 2.0litre. 1.6-97HP 2.0-127hp 2.5-155Hp
  • I had the complete Clutch replaced in my 1999 Tracker. And still have the same noise. Push the Clutch in, the noise stops. Minus the noise, the car drives and shifts great. Does anyone know what this problem is?
  • I have a 2002 Tracker with about 160,000 km on it and have no heat. I've had the thermostat replaced and the system cleaned and flushed. At this point the mechanic says that the next step is to replace the heater core but that's a $500 Cnd part and 7 hours labour!! Unfortunately it's no longer on warranty but as it's not even 5 years old I don't understand why this is happening. Any hints/ideas/suggestions? Anyone else have a similar problem? :confuse:
  • hey guys, Ive got a 99 tracker 1.6l and it started jerking a bit in low rpms like its not getting gas. Ive got a new oil and air filter in there and i put some injector cleaner in today. Does anybody have any ideas what might be going on here

  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    automatic or 5 speed? how does it idle when at a stop light? i wonder when was the last time the fuel filter was replace (if ever).

  • I am experiencing the same problem with my 2001 Chevy Tracker. Did you get a final answer to that problem? Please, if so help me. Thanks
  • bex1bex1 Posts: 6
    Hey emgeebee! I joined this website just to talk to you. I saw your thread about the wheel caps for a Geo, which is what I'm looking for. I've been on the internet all day, and I'm buggin' cos I can't find them, and then I come across your thread. Where did you get them? I'm looking for 2 front caps with the front opened so you can get to the manual locking hubs. HELP!!!
  • bex1bex1 Posts: 6
    After my thread for emgeebee (above), I suppose I should introduce myself. I have a 1991 Tracker, owned since 1995, with 148,000 miles on it. I'm originally from New York, but moved to Ireland 9 years ago, and took the Tracker with me. Fortunately, they have the Suzuki Vitara over here - the parts are interchangeable, so I've had no trouble maintaining it since I got here. I've had a couple of 'inconveniences' with it, like the computer went last year (saw the thread about this being common); I couldn't get a replacement over here but was lucky to find someone in England who rebuilds them, so that wasn't too bad. I don't mind the left hand drive (even though I'm driving on the opposite side of the road now). Mine's a soft top, but I haven't taken the top off in ages, as it's a pain to get on and off, and besides, the weather here is terrible. But I think this car is great, and am happy to have found this webiste so I can get all sorts of info on the car, and maybe contribute a bit too.
  • bex1bex1 Posts: 6
    Ah, just found two on e-bay, so problem solved. Still glad to be on this forum anyway!
  • Did you get a response on how to change those license plate bulbs? I sure do need to know. Thanks.

  • Can anyone tell me how to change the license plate bulbs on a 1999 model?
  • junefjunef Posts: 1
    I'm looking at buying a 2003 Tracker w/ only 28,000 miles but when I remove the oil cap when the engine running I get quite a bit of oil blowing out. This would usually indicate ring troubles, but the check engine light is not on and the mileage is so low. Could this be normal?
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    i just traded in my 1999 2-door tracker for a 2004 v-6 4door tracker. can anyone PLEASE share with me the fluid capacities? how much oil, trany etc.. i have the owners booklet but i cant seen the findout how Much fluid each part of the tracker takes.. i want to replace all fluids with synth just like i did with my last tracker..
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    found it!!

    v-6 2.5 engine 5.8 qts
  • cobcob Posts: 210
    I just traded my 2004 v-6 Tracker in December. Maybe you bought it but highly unlkely since I am in Michigan. It was silver with LT package and no ABS. It had just over 30,000 miles on it.
  • bex1bex1 Posts: 6
    E-bay is selling what they are calling a speed chip, apparently some kind of plug in resistor that modifies your air/fuel ratio and can give you between 20%-30% more horsepower and increase torque as well. I have a 1991 Geo Tracker, which although I think it's great, I have to admit it's not very peppy. Anyone ever hear of these chips or put one in their Tracker? Would be interested to hear any comments on whether or not I should get it. Thanks!
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