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Chevy Tracker



  • Trackers are good snow trucks they are light enough that if you put it in low and low gear they will just creep on the snow. My tracker will go in snow about 2 1/2 feet deep before I get in trouble. If you know how to drive in the snow than you will have no problems
  • After I posted my message I read through some of the pages and found other people have had the same problem but thank goodness all I had to fix my trouble was re-connect a line but I would have never found the problem had I not read messages from other people, so I would like to say thank you to everyone who has troubles and cares enough to share with people they do not know.

  • I have had several tanks of more than 15, even 16 gallons with my 2004 Chevrolet Tracker. I hit vapors once (it sputtered) and was still a half gallon below the 16.9 gallon stated capacity.

  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    Like to live dangerously eh? :D

    Thanks for the feedback.
  • quick question, I'm driving around a lot with 4 wheel drive on here in a snowy ontario winter. I know that you should only use 4 wheel on roads that allow for some wheel slippage. My Question is about how noticable the wheel binding is, especially in reverse. Just backing in to a parking spot, with a medium slight turn will result in noticable resistance/binding. Is this normal?
  • I would like to put 15x6 white spoke wheels on my 2 dr 4x4 with 5spd tranny. What wheel size backspace would I need????? Can I also use a 1" spacer for a wider stance???? I am running 215x75-15's now.
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    if you used a spacer would what hold the wheel to the 5 lug splines? they would be too short at that point.
  • What better way to know how big the tank really is. It was interesting, as the road (in Highlands Ranch, Colorado) was constantly up and down, so I would sputter going up, and coast going down. The gas station was only two to three miles from where the sputtering started.

  • Hi All,
    Just purchased my first tracker I am in the process of going over it to make sure it is sound. I am removing the rear diff gearing however the assembly does not seem to want to come out easily is there something I need to do other than remove all the bolts from the front of the diff????
  • I just bought a 2002 Tracker 2 door and am planning to change the soft top to a sport hard top. I have to remove the seat belt anchor posts and the anchors to install the flat sport hard top. The rear seat is folded down and will not be useable, so the seat belts will be redundant. Can anyone addvise me how to remove the anchor posts and the anchors without damaging the parts, so that they can be reinstalled if necessary ? Thank you.

  • hennhenn Posts: 1
  • poorcruzerpoorcruzer Posts: 141
    My wife had noticed a pool of water collecting on the drivers side floor mat after going through a high powered tough less car wash. I had gone through the same wash a number of times before with no problem. The amount of water was quite significant which concerned me as the airbag module is on the floor and shouldn't get wet. I ended up removing the wipers and pulling the air intake shield off the truck, thinking that a drain pipe from the air intake system was blocked. I found on the drivers side intake that a wiring bundle was run through the intake. On the fire wall side the wiring bundle had a rubber grommet but where it went from the air intake to the interior of the truck there was no grommet and a rough hole. I ended up taking some silicone III on the end of a long flat screw driver and smeared it over the ragged hole, trying to completely surround the wire. It seamed to me a pretty crazy place to run a wire. I haven't tried the car wash again but I am pretty sure I have rectified the problem. Getting the air intake shield off is a a pain and you will break the retaining clips holding it in place. The clips are pretty cheap to replace compared to paying a shop rate to fix the problem. :shades:
  • dave215dave215 Posts: 1
    thinking of buying a 2001 tracker for my son who is getting his license this month. have looked at a bunch of sites about safety. tracker seems to score good,but i couldnt find anything on rollovers. i know that suv's are more likely to roll but can anyone enlighten me on the tracker.
  • wwelderwwelder Posts: 4
    Has anyone tried a different camshaft, in the 1.6 engine with automatic, to improve power and fuel economy?
  • coffeecatcoffeecat Posts: 7
    Did you ever pin down the cause of your problem at 2300 rpm? I think I'm having the same. It hard to tell what the final solution was.
  • grumpy_007grumpy_007 Posts: 1
    The drivers side door handle to my 2000 tracker just broke. It has snapped off completely. Does anyone know how difficult this is to repair and can anyone advise the procedure for removing and replacing the inside door panel(electric windows) and the door handle?

    Thank you.
  • eblrobertseblroberts Posts: 1
    Hey everyone,

    The original factory battery just went in my 2003 tracker, and when I went to the auto parts store their computer said the only battery they could give me was an Optima Yellow Top Deep Start $215 battery. The only explanation they could give me is that "It's a Tracker!" To me, that just doesn't ring true, but could anyone shed some light onto it for me? Is it true that you can't put a normal battery into a 2003 tracker, or did I just get taken for a top of the line battery I didn't need? Thanks a bunch.

  • george114george114 Posts: 10
    The battery on my 1999 Tracker is a standard 12 volt, top post, battery. I am on my third battery. The battery should sell around $60.00 at Advance Discount Auto.
    Who ever sold you that battery for $215 did not do you right. They sold you the top of the line battery that you really don't need.
  • Okay I own a 97 Chevy Tracker two door with a soft top. Now, I have no clue how to take the top off and there was no manual with car. Any one know where i might be able to find a diagram online to show me how to take this off and put back on without drama?
  • mqh123mqh123 Posts: 1
    Should I repair my 1999 Chevy/Geo Tracker? It has 113,000 miles on it. A few months ago the engine seized and I'm being quoted about $1500 for a rebuilt engine. The rest of the car seems to be in OK condition - minor rust. Is it worth it to get a rebuilt engine or should I just scrap the car and find another used car?
  • I have a 1991 geo tracker after driving for a small distance the gears will not shift until the car cools off. Whats happening?
  • lou54lou54 Posts: 1
    Thinking of buying a 2000 used chevy tracker with 111,000 miles on it...?? I only drive about 6-7,000 miles a year. Priced at $3900.... 4WD - 4Door.... What should I offer and am I only buying trouble..??
  • jjjonesjjjones Posts: 1
    has anybody put 235 70 15 tires on the stock 15x6 tracker wheels? how about 225 70 15 on the same wheels, any problems?
  • blacktracblacktrac Posts: 14
    A few months ago I put on Michelin Weatherwise 215/70/15 on the rims and I like them. Their a little wider than the original tires that were on my 2001 tracker(Tiger paws) which lasted me to 81,000 miles! These new tires are rated for 80,000 miles.
  • poorcruzerpoorcruzer Posts: 141
    The stock size of 215/70R15 which are on my Tracker LT with 15x6 rims have to be on of the most common tire out there except perhaps 225/60R16. Practically every mini van and medium car uses these tires, so they're cheap, cheap, cheap. The other two sizes especially the 235 size are not so prevalent and would cost significantly more to buy. I bought a XL-7 that has a 235/60/16 tire, which only two manufacturers make that size, cha-ching! I recently purchase a set of base steel 16x5.5" Vitara rims that will fit the XL-7 for winter with 225/60R16 tires on them, saving me big coin. If money is no object, go with what ever you want. If you want to save money, try to buy a common tire.
  • eod1060eod1060 Posts: 1
    My mother owns a 2004 Tracker 6500 miles,they bought it just before my dad passed.At about 4000 miles check engine light went on.I checked it with my machine,a Cat code came up and I brought it to the dealer.Six weeks later we got it back,they replaced one of the Cats.30 to 50 miles later,the Light came back on,same code back to dealer.Two weeks later we got it back with a new O2 sensor,
    30 to 50 miles later,Lights on,same code.MOM insisted on driving the car from Brooklyn to Pa.,Car died,a dealer in Pennsylvania claimed he cleaned the Catylitic Convertor(??).30 to 50 miles later,Light is back on,same code.The car runs fine for a coupla hundred miles after the light goes on,then it starts to lose power.The Bumper to Bumper(engine) Warrantee has expired.Original Dealer wont work on it anymore,claims I abused him,I didnt.I just used the BS word inna polite but very terse question.My Mechanic,who knows these platforms,spent a day onnit.He tells me these 3 Cats are just too small for this engine.Any views on this would be appreciated.Its got me nutz.Im about to weld up some flanges and pipe and replace all the Cats. Thank You
  • Anyone who has had trouble driving a Tracker is simply a bad driver. I'm from the North (read: snow is normal, not evil) and enjoyed all my Tracker time. I drove through "Cat3 snow emergency" in the hills of West Virginia as easily as driving through normal snow. When snow would be so deep in Ohio, people were getting stuck in the middle of streets, I would drive around town towing larger cars anywhere they needed (free, of course - because we need to be neighbors). Learn to drive in bad conditions and you will have a great time while being the safest car out there. *** DON'T get the cheap tires. Stick with the bigger, factory size. ***
  • The 4WD is engaged but the 4WD light blinks about every 10 seconds. I noticed this after finding a small leak at the transfer case drain plug. Is this because of low fluid level?
  • billp5billp5 Posts: 12
    Stay away from that seller. Auto Zone has good batteries mfg by Johnson Controls. I am on my second Tracker (1999) now. Basically if it will fit the battery tray and has conventional post, it will work. Most RELIABLE STORES will sell you the correct battery for somewhere between $60 and $90, depending on the warranty and amp power you want.

    PS: I have never worked for Auto Zone and have no connection other than as a customer
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