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Chevrolet Tracker, Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
#1136 of 1845 Re: 1999 Tracker air conditioner problems [tatchison]
Aug 30, 2005 (4:40 pm)
I also have A/C problems. I bought my 2000 tracker used at the end of August 2003. The next year when I turned on the A/C it didn't work. So, I took it back to the dealer where I had bought it to get it fixed seeing I got the used car warranty and even upgraded it the day I picked up my Tracker.
Before they hooked it up to the computer they checked the fuses and sure enough, a fuse was blown. They changed the fuse and the A/C ran for about 5 minutes and the fuse blew again. Then they said it was probably electrical, but wouldn't be able to tell what was causing the fuse to blow unless they went through all the wiring and traced it to whatever, and wouldn't know if it was covered until they figured out what was causing this problem. Dilema, dilema, dilema.
I decided I would let them have it for no more than an hour and a half. Well come to find out, the cooling fan motor was blowing the fuse and I would need it replaced. It wasn't covered under warranty and for a mere 6 hundred some dollars they could fix it. $300 just for the part. Needless to say, I wasn't pleased and did not get it fixed Now after having our warmest summer on record I'm really not happy! Get home from work feeling like a wet dishrag! The Tracker was only 3 years old and already a part this expensive went bad? Give me a break! I'm going to send Chevy an email to let them know how upset and unhappy this has all made me. Just thought I would share my experience.
Aug 31, 2005 (4:54 pm)
The cooling fan motor is easy to replace, about 1/2 hr work. As for the cost of the part try suzuki and see what they can do for you.
#1138 of 1845 Repairs for Tracker
Sep 01, 2005 (12:07 pm)
I have a Tracker 4-door 4x4 bought new in 2000. Worked fine until I had two problems in the last two months. The first one was replacement of the left rear bearing - the symptom was a slight repetitive noise when running at low speeds, the frequency directly dependent on the speed. The second problem was the clutch. For a car driven only 80,000km, without abuse, this is a premature failure. Considering I still have about 20% left in the original brakes and tires are still in good condition for at least another year, I feel that the clutch should have lasted longer.
At present I was considering if it is worth keeping the car or replacing it with another small SUV. My intentions were to keep the car for another 100,000km, but not if it will require expensive repairs every year.
Am I owning a car with more problems than average? What do other owners of Trackers manufactured in 2000 experience?
#1139 of 1845 re-Repairs for Tracker
Sep 01, 2005 (5:25 pm)
on my 1999 tracker the front left bearing went out. then about 6-9 months later the right rear bearing went. when the right rear went, axle grease was leaking out BAD. i was afraid to drive it home. i took it to a little garage it cost me about $300,. because in order to change the rear beaing they had to pull the inner axle Out! i have been nervous ever since. i have replaced 2 bearings. when are the other two going to go. i will say this. since then i stopped off roading and have not needed a bearing since then....
Sep 01, 2005 (6:53 pm)
I made a mistake. The Amsoil synthetic oil I bought for my transfer case is compatible GL-2 to GL-5 (75W-90) it isn't just GL-5. The trackers transfer case takes GL-4. Sorry
#1141 of 1845 Re: 1999 Tracker air conditioner problems [jailmama]
Sep 02, 2005 (5:35 am)
It looks like Rock Auto has the fan/motor assembly listed as an A/C Condenser Fan for a Suzuki Vitara for about $84 plus S/H. Not inexpensive, but not $300, thank goodness. It looks like changing out this assembly is not too complicated as noted by another respondent. Our '99 2-door/2.0/5-speed has been totally reliable with only routine preventive maintenance. Best of luck with yours.
#1142 of 1845 Windows on a 2002 Tracker
Sep 04, 2005 (11:28 am)
My problem is the front crank window. Tilts forward a little and binds when putting it up. I have tried lubricating the tracks and that helps for a day or two. Then it does it again. All I have to do to make it go up is to push back on the glass it moves about 1/4 in and rolls right up. What should I do.
Also wikk useing a K & N filter improve my gass milage...
#1144 of 1845 Re: 1999 Tracker air conditioner problems [captj]
Sep 05, 2005 (5:44 pm)
Thanks for this info! I will look into it. I just found out tonight that my brother, who also owns a 2000 Tracker, had his fuse blow for his A/C. He hasn't tried to replace the fuse yet to see if it blows again though. Wish he would so I could see if he's having the same issue as me. I'll pass this info on to him if he does.
As for any other problems, I haven't had any yet.
#1145 of 1845 Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder [englishem]
Sep 10, 2005 (9:53 am)
I have a 2000 tracker with exactly the same problem. Were you able to resolve this without spending $600.00 at your local repair shop ??