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Chevrolet Tracker, Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
#1324 of 1845 Re: '99 chevy tracker time chain area noise [cos2482]
Mar 05, 2006 (6:11 pm)
Sweet Jes*s what a thing to attempt. I am sure glad I bought the G.M service manual if I ever have to do that operation. He didn't mention in his site as to how many miles were on the rig before this noise took place. With the tensioners on the chain gone, what was stopping the chain from skipping teeth? If this happened, I wonder if the valves would begin to interfere with the pistons? Or would you have time to stop the motor before this took place? I hope Suzuki has beefed up the tracks before 2003.
#1325 of 1845 Re: 2000 tracker rpm [stratosonic]
Mar 06, 2006 (4:18 am)
I have a 2004 with the v6 and 4 speed auto. At 72 mph the tach reads 3000 rpms.
#1326 of 1845 timing chain problems
Mar 07, 2006 (4:06 am)
from what i read about some of these timing chain problems, they all seem to be on v-6 engines. am I right? is any of the inline 4's having these problems?
#1327 of 1845 Re: 2000 tracker rpm [stratosonic]
Mar 08, 2006 (8:02 pm)
That does seem like alot of RPM's for 60 in 5th. My 2001 with the 2.0 4spd auto turns approximately 2500 in overdrive at 60 MPH. But the axle ratio is listed as 5.12:1 (wow that's low gears) so depending on the overdrive reduction that could be about right.
#1328 of 1845 Re: 2000 tracker rpm [stratosonic]
Mar 08, 2006 (8:41 pm)
My 2.0 5-speed cruises at 3,000 rpm in 5th at 65 mph. The 2.0 reaches max torque at 3,000 rpm, so the gearing gives it good drivability at 60-75 mph. The 1.6 reaches max torque at 4,000 rpm. I had the 1.6 in my '95 Sidekick, and I had to do a lot more downshifting on long hills because the engine would lug at 3,000 rpm. The 1.6 is at peak performance between 4,000 and 5,200 rpm. You'll find that you will need 4th gear to climb some hills at 70 mph. Don't worry: The engine is designed for it.
#1329 of 1845 2000 Tracker: EGR flow malfunction P0400??
Mar 11, 2006 (10:28 pm)
I have a 2000 Chevy Tracker, 2.0L Engine. It has 96,000 miles on it. My check engine light came on the day before yesterday. I hooked up my Code Reader and got a P0400 code / EGR flow malfunction. I ohmed out the EGR valve and that checked good and all the vacumn lines are tight as well. The Tracker's been running alittle sluggish lately too (don't know if its related), no other symtoms though. Anybody have any ideas ??
#1330 of 1845 Re: 2000 Tracker: EGR flow malfunction P0400?? [ruralalt]
Mar 11, 2006 (10:54 pm)
I ran across this article that may be of some help.
The culprit seems to be carbon buildup. I use seafoam every few months in the fuel and have never had a carbon problem. You might give that a try before you get into tearing the intake apart.
#1331 of 1845 Re: 2000 Tracker: EGR flow malfunction P0400?? [inuvik]
Mar 12, 2006 (12:35 am)
Thanks for the VERY informative article! Much appreciated. Will run out tomorrow and pick up a can of Seafoam as well.
#1332 of 1845 Re: 2000 Tracker: EGR flow malfunction P0400?? [inuvik]
Mar 12, 2006 (7:03 pm)
I've had idle/stalling problems with my 97 Tracker. I've replaced the o2 sensor (the code came up) and cleaned the throttle body and now it has come back. There is a strange bad odor sometimes when starting. I think I'll clean the IAC next. What do you think? Thanks, Mike
#1333 of 1845 Re: '99 chevy tracker time chain area noise [poorcruzer]
Mar 13, 2006 (4:06 pm)
how you doing, i have a tracker 99. and it has some timing chain noise. i9s there something that is common that goes out? (tensioner/guides ect....) i looked it up on motors and it says like 9 hours to repair. is that a good estimate or what.... i`m trying to do this the least intrusive... any help will be most appreciated...