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Chevrolet Tracker, Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
#1631 of 1838 Re: 2001... and the check engine light is on again [shelbytracker]
Sep 06, 2007 (10:15 pm)
ive had the same engine light problem,autozone did tell me is the same code u mentioned.. it comes and goes, ive got used to it. i used a can of sea foam and it went away instantly, i think it was coincidental..but who knows. my gas cap isnt stock,but its been checked and it fits fine.. we think. anyways, my question... i have 99 chevy tracker 4dr with a 2.0. it has 105xxx miles and the plugs had never been changed. last year i got 24 mpg, but ive used some fuel injector cleaners and like i said, sea foam is the last thing ive used for months, and ive changed the spark plugs for the first time just recently. before i changed the plugs i started to get around 26-27 mpg.. should i expect better gas mileage now with new plugs? i figured the 4cyl would do better than the 24mpg i got last year, but still, is what im getting now the best that it will ever get? thanks-
#1632 of 1838 Re: 2001... and the check engine light is on again [jsahyouni]
Sep 08, 2007 (6:55 pm)
When i had a 99 tracker 2-door with the 2.0 engine and 4 speed auto i was getting 25-26 in the summer and around 21-23 in the winter. These are all country roads. My most recent tracker which is a 2004 Zr-2 with the 2.5litre V-6 engine gets 23-24 so far. Changing your plugs wont make a very big difference. Unless they were shot and not giving you a complete burn. I would go with NGK plugs, or something else in that high grade range. Im going to change my v-6 trackers plugs at 60k miles and i plan on using ngk plugs. Im glad to see you use seafoam. Its about the best stuff you can get!! I use it in my cycles. I used it when i got my used 04 tracker. I used it AFTER i changed my fuel filter and it made a big difference. I recently installed a k&n stock replacement air filter and i then disconnected the battery for 20 mins and reconnected it to reset the ecu. Now i get better performance at 3k-4.5K rpms. Has a noticable stronger pull..
#1633 of 1838 Re: 2001... and the check engine light is on again [arkainzeye]
Sep 08, 2007 (8:18 pm)
the tracker has over 103000 and the plugs' electrodes were burnt down and rounded off and i put the gapper in there and it was like .080 or so... i havent checked the MPG yet. i was wanting to get a K and N for the tracker, because i have one for my truck and it runs alot better.
Oct 05, 2007 (6:06 am)
I just got a 2003 Chevy tracker it has some damage on hood so we have to paint it but we can't find the paint code >
#1636 of 1838 Re: Timing [snichol]
Oct 09, 2007 (8:59 pm)
I have 2000, 2 door, 2wheel drive, 2.0 Tracker. I have this vibration ( only around 2300 RPM) that is coming somewhere from driver side of the motor (front area). Checked for loose bolts, had muffler shop check exhaust out - no results. I keep thinking that this could be either timing chain or the tensioner - have 106K miles on the motor.
When there is problem with timing chain or the tensioner - what kind of noise are we talking about here ??
#1637 of 1838 Re: Timing [wojow]
Oct 10, 2007 (11:43 am)
You need to do a search under "Timing Chain.
Especially under the category that has "Repair" in the label.
I broke my timing chain awhile back and it broke the engine!
It would do you well to read all the emails pertaining to timing chains, as they mention noises it makes.
Hope that will help.
#1638 of 1838 Re: Timing [snichol]
Oct 11, 2007 (8:19 pm)
I did read everything under "timing chain" . I don't see anything there. I guess I will have to tear into it and see if there is anything that needs to be replaced. Interesting enough: there is no timing chain replacement required at the maintenance schedule for Tracker.
Oct 12, 2007 (5:14 am)
I just had to replace 2 valves,timing chain,guide, and a couple of other parts om my 2000 Tracker with 170000 miles. I bought it from my boss for $5oo after it broke on him, and a mechanic friend repaired for me. I got lucky, with it only bending the 2 valves on the last cylinder next to the firewall.I'd pull the cover off and drop a compression check if possible. But you might not be able to do that with the engine in that condition, or with out doing more damage.
Hope this helps.
#1640 of 1838 Re: Timing [bumpasstracker]
Oct 12, 2007 (6:55 am)
I just am on the tailing end of finishing my timing components and having the head done due to 4 bent valves. See my thread at suzuki-forums tjkashin Timing Chain
Maybe you can find some tips there as the users are helpful, friendly and responsive. After all, a Chevy Tracker is just a badged Suzuki Vitara....