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#1588 of 1845 Re: I Just broke the Timing Chain on My 2001 Tracker 2.0L 4 cyl. Engine... [snichol]
Mar 16, 2007 (8:50 am)
So far, I only can get parts from Chevy and Auto Zone. Any part store I called to me it was a dealer item. The chain was only $46.99 from AutoZone. You can get it online (I believe and get it delivered). A source for rebuilt motors is: www.marshallengines.com When I asked my chevy dealer about rebuilt motors, he told me everyone is using them. They have dealerships across the country. I don't know if any are close to you or not. I emailed them last night requesting a price quote, but haven't gotten an answer yet. It appears that they offer a 36 month, 100K mile warranty. I used a site someone else referred at www.car-part.com. I did find a motor within 50 miles of my home for $850. You might try them.
#1589 of 1845 Re: I Just broke the Timing Chain on My 2001 Tracker 2.0L 4 cyl. Engine... [snichol]
Mar 16, 2007 (4:29 pm)
why does it have to be a rebuilt motor? get a salvage yard motor. i used to have a 1981 dodge colt with a mistubshi engine. It was fried by a lack of oil. i got a salvage colt engine for $115 and it lasted over 100,000 additional miles! This time i made sure maintance was kept up. My opinion, you dont need a rebuilt engine for $2000. Hell i just traded my 1999 tracker 4x4 in and its total worth was $2000! See about a salvage engine. you could get a engine from a tracker that was hit in the rear or side and totalled. we know it doesnt take much to total these things. at least it gives you another road to look down.
#1590 of 1845 a/c problem 2000 2.0L 4 door 4wd tracker
Mar 27, 2007 (2:41 pm)
Hi Guys, I just tried my a/c for the first time this year. It doesn't seem to be blowing cold air....maybe slightly cooler then fan air. A/c light comes on when you push the button and I believe the compressor is starting....I can feel the revs change a bit. Possible related issue...I had the vehicle krown rust proofed a month ago...I noticed an excessive amount of light oil in the engine compartment. I thought it was the rust proofing....now I wonder...could it be a/c related? Is there any oil in that system?
Anyhow...checked fuse under hood...25 amp, looks good...where do I start with this? Thanks.
#1591 of 1845 Re: a/c problem 2000 2.0L 4 door 4wd tracker [steven_s]
Mar 27, 2007 (2:52 pm)
Funny you should post this...I had the same problem today. Although..I didn't have any rust proofing done.
It worked okay a few weeks ago, but all of a sudden...no air conditioning.
Any ideas...like leakage, pump gone bad, etc.?
#1592 of 1845 Re: a/c problem 2000 2.0L 4 door 4wd tracker [steven_s]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 27, 2007 (2:59 pm)
There's refrigerant oil in the AC system, so that could be what you saw in the engine compartment. Pf_flyer's AC got fixed today on his new Versa - a pinched O ring let all the refrigerant escape and he had no cooling.
Check out the Climate Control Problems (Air Conditioning, Heat) - All Cars discussion too.
#1593 of 1845 Re: a/c problem 2000 2.0L 4 door 4wd tracker [molly090406]
Mar 27, 2007 (3:36 pm)
if you do a search on this subject you will find alot of older tracker 1999,2000 and im not sure what year this stopped, then they all lost their A/C and had to have a very expensive fix to get it up and running again. My 1999 tracker lost its a/c about 2 years ago and the fix was more than what the car was worth so i never fixed it. Now i have a 2004 tracker V-6 Zr-2.
#1594 of 1845 Re: a/c problem 2000 2.0L 4 door 4wd tracker [steven_s]
Mar 27, 2007 (5:35 pm)
I have a 2002 2.0L Vitara that I bought used. About 2 years ago I was getting some refrigerant oil on my air vents and the air was not putting out good cold air. I put in a can of freon with stop leak and part of another can of straight freon before the air was fully charged. It still works fine after 2 years.
#1595 of 1845 Re: a/c problem 2000 2.0L 4 door 4wd tracker [siberia]
Mar 28, 2007 (3:15 am)
Is the "freon" that you mention R134a? I noticed when I tried to put in a can of R134a, the seal around the intake hose didn't seal well.
I'm about 2 minutes from getting rid of the 2002 Chevy Tracker and getting something more reliable.
#1596 of 1845 Re: a/c problem 2000 2.0L 4 door 4wd tracker [molly090406]
Mar 29, 2007 (2:19 am)
Is the "freon" that you mention R134a?
#1597 of 1845 Re: trouble starting [an80smetalgirl]
Mar 30, 2007 (3:50 pm)
I am having the exact same problem with my 2000 tracker. It started two weeks ago. Have you been able to determine the problem? I found out that if I have someone try to start it and I open the throttle, it will start. I am gonna start by cleaning the mass air flow sensor and the throttle body. Then I am replacing the spark plugs. Seems like a hard problem to troubleshoot since it doesn't leave a code on the computer. I know that if I take it to a repair shop they will start replacing parts without really knowing what the root cause is. Any help will be greatly appreciated.