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#1047 of 1845 walking away from a Tracker fire tonight
Apr 19, 2005 (11:02 pm)
hello... i was doing a search on Google with this: "chevy tracker electrical fire" -- this forum was the first link. Some of the posts caught my attention because there was mention of a fire -- but not from the engine.
I just came from one. Driving along, no problems. Nice night, windows down (no power lock or window) no heat or air on. Smoke suddenly starts to flow from the vents (like the AC vents), so i pull over, shut the car off...wait until the smoke dies a little and popped the hood. Absolutely NO traces of smoke/burning from there. I get back in, start the car and wait...no smoke. I know the fire dept. is only a few blocks away -- I am a 20 min. drive from home by the interstate, so I make the decision to try the few blocks. I go about 1/8 mile and smoke starts again, i pull over...fire is literally dripping from under the console (not sure if that's the right word) onto the passenger side floorboard. i had 4 bottles of water, 2 i tried sloshing up INTO where the fire was coming from (like behind the glove box area i guess) and then poured the other two down into the vents on the windshield. when that didn't do it i grabbed my purse and got out, called 911 and about 5 seconds later the whole dashboard...about 5 seconds after that the whole thing just burst into flames. Interestingly enough, firewall prevented any engine, etc. damage.
The wheels and the back door will also likely be salvagable (so the fire dept. guys told me). The rest is totally gutted.
ANY IDEA AT ALL what could have caused this?
No recent work done, no new stereo, no new ANYTHING. 1998 Chevy Tracker 4wd basic no fireworks. Broken stereo. Nothing was turned "on", so to speak, while i was driving.
Thanks a lot!
Apr 22, 2005 (7:48 am)
well today i went to charge my a/c in my 1999 2-door 2.0 tracker. and i heard this loud clicking noise. then pulses of the R-134a were coming out around the compressor area. I'm almost afraid to ask what this might cost me. part wise i mean. It seems that a/c and tracker don't get along. I was just wonder if the people who had this same problem, had this problem at the compressor?
#1049 of 1845 Re: Towing [burgess]
Apr 23, 2005 (4:09 pm)
I have a 2000 Tracker an I purchased a T connector type wiring harness that plugged in, inside the spare tire jack compartment.It took about 5 min to install,very simple to do,I purchase the connector frm PePBoys.
#1050 of 1845 New owner of 1999 Tracker
Apr 30, 2005 (8:46 am)
I just purchased a 1999 Chevy Tracker. It didnt come with an owners manual. I was wondering how to open the "sun roof" area exclusively and drive with it open and how the rear folds down. I have played with it a little bit and havent completly figured it out.
Also I am looking for a hard top for it, are there any suggestions as to where I can find one inexpensivly? I live in northern NY, there arent many options up here. The ones that I can find here are usually really expensive. I havent looked in the local junkyards, but I think that I might rather have it new.
So far I am loving my tracker, It has 66k miles on it and I am glad to hear that people have put much more on them than that.
I am also looking for suggestions on catalogues or websites that I can find parts and accessories for it. I would like to do a resto-mod operation and turn it into a show piece.
Thanks in advance for your help.
#1051 of 1845 Re: 98 CHEVROLET TRACKER CD PLAYER/STEREO [kizmet3]
May 03, 2005 (11:05 am)
Bought a 2001 Chevy Tracker Base 4dr 4X4 with a lot of options and just 43,000 miles Feburary 10-05. It has a factory CD in it and drive some bad roads and it does fine. I read all the complaints about the car but compared to the Honda Kia and Toyota that I test drove it was Best.
#1052 of 1845 Re: Insta Trunk (cargo area cover) [joecuda]
May 08, 2005 (4:37 am)
Do you still want an insta-trunk........................I have one you can have I don't neeed anymore.
#1053 of 1845 Chevy Tracker trouble
May 14, 2005 (10:02 am)
I just had the engine totally rebuilt on my '99 Tracker last summer. My daughter was driving yesterday, and heard a sound like clattering pieces of plastice under the hood. Suddenly the engine died, and now will crank fine, but not start. If there wasn't a 1/2 tank of gas, I would think it was out of gas. I thought the sound could be the water pump going out, but to me that doesn't explain why the engine just quit. Any suggestions?
#1054 of 1845 2000 Tracker 4WD Shifting problem
May 15, 2005 (6:41 am)
My daughter was trying to shift from 2WD to 4WD; shifter knob is stuck in 2WD, feels it's in a bind, any suggestions? Thanks
#1055 of 1845 Re: Electric Windows [jls19]
May 15, 2005 (8:38 am)
i have a 02 tracker. i have the same problem with the window not rolling up. when i looked into it i found a bunch of gunk, almost like glue in the front track. i cleaned it out a little and it seemed to work a little better.
#1056 of 1845 lowering kits ??
May 15, 2005 (8:40 am)
has anybody found or tryed to find a lowering kit for a 2001 tracker ?? i cant seem to find one anywhere.