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#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...
#1334 of 1845 Re: 2000 Tracker: EGR flow malfunction P0400?? [mhall1]
Mar 13, 2006 (9:41 pm)
Is the odor inside the vehicle or outside exhaust?
#1335 of 1845 Re: '99 chevy tracker time chain area noise [stuckinmytruck]
Mar 14, 2006 (7:51 am)
see post #1322.
#1336 of 1845 Re: timing chain problems [arkanizer]
Mar 15, 2006 (5:50 am)
I too have a 2000 tracker with the 4 cylinder 2.0 overhead cam engine. The timing chain is broken and the tensioner seems to be missing from the picture. The dealer is having a hard time getting the tension and I can't get a good answer to what the part number is because of all the updates to it. Can anybody point me in the right direction?
Mar 15, 2006 (3:04 pm)
Had to take my 2000 Tracker to the dealer yesterday. It's going to cost $500 just to change the transmission TV cable!!
What the hell! They claim that the throttle body has to be removed to get the cable changed...This sucks. Anyone had this cable changed before?
#1338 of 1845 Re: timing chain problems [bumpasstracker]
Mar 18, 2006 (8:32 pm)
When my tensioner went last summer at only 53K miles I ordered everthing thru Jet Chevrolet. Look up the parts first at https://www.1stchevyparts.com/catalog/oe_parts_catalog.html for the internet prices then call and talk to Steve Haase to order at 800.257.6655. Have your VIN ready when you call. He treated me right, even saved me money on one of the parts he didn't have in stock by sending me to the other dealership that did have it so I wouldn't pay shipping twice; to him then to me.
When you order the tensioner, don't forget the little spring steel gasket behind it. Also order the sealant for the front cover and oil pan. I used the Chevy stuff and it hasn't leaked yet since I put it back together. I ended up replacing the cam chain, sprockets and the guide, too.
Since mine is a 4x4, the oil pan is a pain in the butt, but I think pulling it is the only way to do the job right.