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Chevrolet Tracker, Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
#1458 of 1845 I use mine a lot. 150K and not a lick of engine trouble but......
Aug 06, 2006 (8:19 pm)
my 2002 Chevy Tracker (Suzuki Vitera) had a transmission problem (5 speed Manual) at about 65K, it was getting noisy and whining. I had purchased the extended waranty and the dealer put in a new trany, Now about a year 1/2 later I am having the same trouble again at about the same miles. It is also jumping out of 4th after the clutch is released. Is there a known problem with these transmissions? And if so what recourse do I have? Or would I be better off having it rebuilt with heaver/better gears? What would be a fair price for a rebuild?
#1460 of 1845 my Dome light dosen't work with the doors
Aug 13, 2006 (3:04 pm)
don't know if any one has had this problem but my Dome light should work on the midle position of the switch but dosen't seem to any one know how to slove this problem Pretty dark in there when I get home at midnight thanks for all the help in advance togogirl
#1461 of 1845 Re: my Dome light dosen't work with the doors [togogirl]
Aug 13, 2006 (6:56 pm)
Please mention your year and model, as it helps us respond to your request more accurately. I have had this problem with my Tercel and it turned out to be the switch on which the door closes on. The switch ( rubber coated and easily depressed, usually around the lock latch on the body of the truck ) was stuck in the closed position, interupting the electrical circuit. Your rig will have such a switch somewhere, it should be easy to replace.
#1462 of 1845 Automatics with overdrive
Aug 13, 2006 (9:05 pm)
Did the automatics in the tracker 2dr 4WD convertibles for the years 2002-2003 have overdrive as a standard feature?
I am searching to buy a tracker. I see many with 4-spd automatics listed but few of them mention overdrive.
#1463 of 1845 re-Automatics with overdrive
Aug 16, 2006 (4:27 am)
the 4 speed automatic is overdrive.other than that they came with 3 speeds. the 4th speed is a button on the shifter knob. I keep mine pressed in all the time for the best MPG.
#1464 of 1845 Re: Hello Trackies [inuvik]
Aug 17, 2006 (11:33 am)
Does it matter how much gas you have in the Tracker before you put the Seafoam in? Thanks...and I hear it's fantastic.
#1465 of 1845 Re: Hello Trackies [okrafeet]
Aug 17, 2006 (6:10 pm)
If you are not going to direct inject it then the less gas you have in the tank, the more concentrated it will be. I usually add the entire can into about a half tank and don't fill up until you get really low. You could put a whole can with a 1/4 tank. It might smoke a little but nothing like directly sucking it out of the can. Warning, if you are going to directly inject it by a vacuum line, both the fuel line and the return line must be blocked and the vacuum line that you use must be a small one, otherwise if you suck it in too quickly vapor lock will occur and cause engine damage.
#1466 of 1845 Re: re-Automatics with overdrive [arkainzeye]
Aug 18, 2006 (7:30 am)
Today I bought a 2003 ZR2 4x4 3dr with 6500 miles. Except for the undercarriage, the rest of it looks showroom new.
The undercarriage indicates the vehicle has been driven in either crusty salty snow and/or wet muddy brackish meadows (since it comes from a coastal area). So,I guess I will be paying yearly attention to rust prevention/control since I live in a heavily road-salted area in Vermont with cars frequently painted almost completely white with salt on many winter days.
However, the $11,800 I paid is about half of what a roughly equivalent new vehicle would start at - base price -
so the undercarriage deterioration I can live with.
Other than the potential rust problem this vehicle looks new and drives perfectly.
Question: does anyone know what the little switch on the driver side of the gear shift which says A/T is for?
#1467 of 1845 Re: re-Automatics with overdrive [rvgonda]
Aug 18, 2006 (8:25 pm)
Sweet buy! Up in Canada we have KROWN rustproofing which is a creeping wax based spray. It is the bees knees when it comes to rustproofing. If you have an equivalent product down there, get it done, and protect your wise investment.
The switch in the center console beside the shifter labeled A/T with a P and N on it, is the transmission progamming switch. In the N or normal position, the tranny shifts at lower RPM. In the P for power position the tranny will shift at higher RPM. I will let you decide which uses less gas.