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#1600 of 1838 Re: I Just broke the Timing Chain on My 2001 Tracker 2.0L 4 cyl. Engine... [trakronr]
Apr 20, 2007 (9:20 am)
Hi, SNichol here with an update...
My mechanic found a USED 2001 engine in Beaumont, Texas with low mileage on it. (They couldn't say what actual miles are. We took a chance...)
My mechanic installed the engine in two days. (That amazed me!) They sent the radiator out and had it cleaned/flushed, replaced the tensioner pulley on the belt drive(it was making a noise and dragging). Engine, labor, and other parts/fluids came to a total of $2350.00
I picked it up Tuesday (April 17) and have drove it to work every day. It purrs like a kitten, has the New Engine smell and so far haven't had any problems! (Knock on wood!)
For the guy with the noisy timing chain/100,000 miles... Change it out! It's cheaper and easier than finding another engine!!!
Another word of caution... Don't tow the car with the rear wheels on the ground if it's an automatic!
I did, but so far I seem to be lucky.
The owner's manual says don't do it! Without the engine running, the transmission gets no oil circulating and can burn it up.
(The fellow talking about towing it behind his RV, better tow it backwards on a two wheel dolly with the rear wheels up.)
On the Tracker with the different year engine installed (a 1999 into a 2000), it may be a problem with the computer (a mis match)or different sensors, etc.
I was told to only use the same year engine that came in my tracker, or there might be problems. They didn't say what problems...
... anyway I followed their advise and mine runs good without and glitches so far.
I still have an AC problem... Anyone know where to get a cheaper compressor, or knows of a substitute from another manufacturer??? The last time I paid Chevy around $800 and it's gone out again! (Heard that the bearings don't hold up under the tension put on by tensioner on the belt drive.??? ... a bad tensioner pulley on mine may have had something to do with it???)
I have 208,000 miles on this 2001 Tracker and now it's still a ticking ... :>)
I will drive it until the wheels fall off!
I still love it!
Have a good day!
Sam Nicholson (snichol)
#1601 of 1838 Re: I Just broke the Timing Chain on My 2001 Tracker 2.0L 4 cyl. Engine... [snichol]
Apr 21, 2007 (10:18 am)
Many thanks for the relayed advice on the engine and towing. Mine is a 2004 with 44,000 miles, so no need for an engine yet, though I'd be very happy to have mine last 208,000 miles. It is a good car to drive, and I manage to maintain 25 mpg or better.
#1602 of 1838 Re: I Just broke the Timing Chain on My 2001 Tracker 2.0L 4 cyl. Engine... [snichol]
Apr 24, 2007 (3:52 pm)
Is your Tracker a 2WD automatic? If you tow a 4WD automatic with the transfer case in neutral, does that not disconnect the axles from the transmission? It would cause some wear and tear on the rear axle alone, if towed with the front wheels off the ground.
#1603 of 1838 91 Geo tracker tranny parts
Apr 25, 2007 (11:47 am)
need syncro rings for my 5sp manual
where to get.
#1605 of 1838 Hot Weather Engine Starting Problem
May 03, 2007 (10:21 am)
This post is for harold3, redbuggyboy, okrafeet or anyone else who had this problem of the engine not starting after the engine gets hot, especially in Hot Weather. I now carry several water bottles to pour over my NEW camshaft positioning sensor and still the problem persists!!! I have spent close to $3000 over the past 9 months trying to find the problem. Then I read your post about pouring the water over the sensor and the engine starts... so at least I believe the answer is close at hand. But I still have the problem... did anyone have to replace something else. Thank you for taking the time in this matter.
#1606 of 1838 two problems and a fix, maybe
May 10, 2007 (7:34 am)
2000 four door 4x4 2l standard
First, the fix. My a/c was blowing cool air. I bought the redtek recharge kit and added almost 1 can of the 12r that comes with it. (trackers only hold a max of .99 lbs of coolant gas so be careful) The video on their web site was helpful. A/c now runs nice and cool. If it appears to leak down again I may try the stop leak that came in the kit.
Problem #1 - I'm trying to remove the license plate on the front of my tracker. Both nuts simply spin...and there doesn't seem to be a way to get at the back side, short of removing the bumper. Is (was) there a plate on the inside that has rusted out so now the nuts spin? It sounds like something larger then a nut is turning inside the bumper.
Problem #2 - the truck seems to be reverse challenged. I can't get it into reverse without grinding and swearing. Some times it pops right in, other times it grinds and won't go in. I use to notice this the very odd time, but it seems to be getting worse.
Have a coool summer.
#1607 of 1838 thy ROCKouto , google,.... lots of parts cheap.
May 10, 2007 (9:27 am)
thy ROCKouto , google,.... lots of parts cheap.
just ordered a bunch of parts for my 91 tracker.
if you need other engine parts , gee, try GM.
response, to Snickle
for spare engine try national networked autowreckers.
get email, call them on phone when contacts come in .
you will be surprised.
I am not affiliated with any.
jtgh 91traker 1.6l 4wd, 2d.
#1608 of 1838 Re: 200 Tracker Igition Key problem [sammiesdad]
May 10, 2007 (1:04 pm)
There is a repair kit for this that you can get at the dealer for $30. There is a GM tech bulletin that told the dealers how to repair when it was under warranty. My daler printed it for me. You don't have to replace the whole switch assembly. There is an internal cam that is modified in the kit to make it slide easier. Getting the switch out is a trick, be careful not to damage the wire connections on the side, but it sure beats $350-600.
#1609 of 1838 Re: trouble starting [an80smetalgirl]
May 11, 2007 (8:15 am)
Help, I am having the exact same problem and can't resolve it. Did you ever find a resolution?