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#127 of 1845 Vibration in Chevy Tracker 1999
May 03, 2000 (1:21 pm)
In July of 1999 I purchased a Scuba Blue 4dr 4wd tracker with cd-player, a/c. No power anything except for the power button on my transmission.
I find that the power button on the transmission does increase the pick-up of the tracker and is pretty neat overall. I am wondering if that is the connection with the engine vibration.
Also, I have put Yokihama tires on my Tracker, yes they are a bit expensive, however, I must say it handles soo much better, it is un-believeable! I was introduced to the Yokihamas by an autobody shop owner who has them on his porsche! Whatta difference in the ride alone!
#128 of 1845 Vibes Strike Again
May 04, 2000 (11:10 pm)
Thought of buying a 2001 Montero as soon as I got
rid of Tracker. Guess what? Test drove two different vehicles, top of the line, Stickered at
36,000. Same vibrations at almost identical speeds
as Tracker. One worse than the other. ???? Makes
me wonder if same vendor might be manufacturing
drive line components for both manufacturers.
#129 of 1845 Hello all
May 10, 2000 (12:47 pm)
I have a 1999 silver tracker 4dr. 4wd with auto, air, pwr.windows, locks, keyless entry, cd player, skid plates, and a dealer installed sunroof for sale with 6500 miles, its like new and we are looking for someone to take over the remaining 24 months of the lease of $251.00 through GMAC. All that is involved is to get a credit approval through them and then pay a $400.00 transfer fee and thats it! If interested please email at (jenishcraol.com)
#130 of 1845 Looking at Tracker
May 10, 2000 (1:30 pm)
I've been looking for a new mini SUV. Right now I have a lease on a Chevy Cavelier. I've test drove the Tracker. I liked it overall. The pick up was alittle slow but what can you expect from a four cyl. I'm not sure why people like the Honda CR-V better. I thought they drove the same but I felt the interior was alot less then the Tracker. I'd like to hear any interesting comments about the Tracker. So far they've been mixed. Does anybody have a good story? Or a nightmare? Please email me any comments at penkalaol.com. Thanks alot.
#131 of 1845 STEERING WHEEL SHAKES
May 11, 2000 (8:24 pm)
I purchased my Tracker brand new in 6/99 in CA. When I first bought the car, I never test drove it on the freeway. Well, after driving home that day on the freeway, the steering wheel was shaking at 55 and higher. Took it back to the dealer just before closing and they balanced the tires. Drove home and was still shaking. Balanced tires over again several times over first 3 days. Finally, one technician noticed that all 4 rims were bent (I had the "cheapie" rims; not alloy). They said I must have hit pothole. Finally, I had them check the spare (full size). That was bent too. I guess that hit pot hole also. Ordered new rims for me and those were bent too. I made them upgrade me to the Alloys. Car did perfect for about 2 months. Shaking came back. I also noticed "cupping" in the front tires. Was told this was causing the shaking. Rotated tires. Shaking left for about 2 months. "Cupping" came back again. Had car completely checked for suspension. Nothing wrong. It is 5/00 and I've put new tires, balanced constantly and still shakes now at 55-65. No dealer can help me. Has anyone had similar problems? Hate driving on freeway now because always shaking. The wheels are not out of balance nor are they bent. No one seems to help and I gave up. Any feedback? Thanks. JTWEAVER3AOL.COM
May 11, 2000 (8:27 pm)
I moved from Los Angeles to Dallas with my 1999, 2wd, 4 door, automatic tracker. I towed one of those 5x8 Uhaul trailers (bought hitch thru uhaul). Car drove fine. Doesn't have the normal power it would and ate a lot of gas, but car drove smooth and stabile the whole trip here. My hitch is 3500 lb rated, but did not tow that much weight. But my car was loaded down, as was the trailer. It was a low-rider, but drove great.
#133 of 1845 FYI-Manual Transmission Fluid
May 13, 2000 (3:29 pm)
Experienced my first significant problem with my '99 Tracker this month. Took it in to the dealer for its 15,000 mile servicing. Afterwards could not down shift into 3rd at speeds over 25 mph. After two weeks of thinking I was loosing my neuromuscular functioning, I asked my wife to check out the shifting. She affirmed I'm not losing it, yet. Called the dealer. They got my Tracker in very the next day, changed the new transmission fluid, and poured on the apologies. They had put in the wrong type. Seems the specifications for the '99 Trackers changed during that model year. Now my Tracker shifts like new.
#134 of 1845 Towing a Tracker
May 24, 2000 (12:42 am)
Towing a Tracker behind MH
For a 99 Tracker, 4X4, 4 door, auto trans. Owners manual says can pull behind motor home. Trans put in park, transfer case in neutral. Ignition key in "acc". Tow and stop every 200 miles and restart engine put trans in drive for one minute. Then continue trip. I have noticed that putting the ignition in "lock" but not removing key the stearing wheel can be moved and will not lock. Once key is removed stearing wheel will lock. Can I put the key in "lock", leave the key in the ignition and tow the tracker without any danger of the stearing wheel locking up? Chev. says no! ignition must be in "acc".
Any ideas on this subject? Need a answer since will be leaving on a trip in 10 days towing the tracker.
Jun 01, 2000 (12:18 am)
Considering buying 1994 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 4 door with 100,000 for about $4800. Insurance company cannot give us a straight answer for Liability insurance vs what our 1989 Ford Ranger 4 cyl pickup currently cost. Say they need a VIN to know for sure. They say it will be higher because of the Suzuki's tipover accident rating. Live in WORST insurance state: New York State (Western part).
Does anyone have any comments?
#136 of 1845 Musings on 2000 Tracker 4 door
Jun 11, 2000 (12:41 pm)
I have owned my 2000 Tracker 4 door for a little over 3 months. I have put nearly 9,000 miles on it without a problem. I often drive at 70-75 MPH on the highway and the vehicle does fine unless there is a real stiff wind. The visibility is excellent and rear visibility is greatly improved if you remove the rear headrests. I sometimes tow a small cargo trailer (approx. 1,000 lbs.) without a problem. I have not had the opportunity to test the 4WD capabilities of the vehicle, but I expect to get an oversand permit for the beach this summer and will put it through the paces.
I previously owned a Jeep Grand Cherokee and I considered this a trade down for a vehicle that wouldn't give me the sticker shock that the new Jeeps offer. I also considered the improved mileage that I would get, especially with the gas prices hiking upwards. I have been pleasantly surprised at the roominess of the passenger compartment.
The only complaint that I have is the cruise-control is too quick to downshift on small grades uphill.
Overall I am quite pleased with the vehicle and I don't miss my Jeep very much at all.