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Chevrolet Tracker, Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
#1641 of 1838 Re: Timing [wojow]
Oct 12, 2007 (7:12 am)
You didn't check in the right category ....
In Edmonds, go back to the category "Chevrolet Tracker", Under "Discussion Title" click on " Chevrolet Tracker Maintenance and Repair ".
You can do the search there for "Timing Chain", or just browse through the 55 messages there.
There were some detailed messages about it there.
I have a 2001, 4 door Tracker with 2 wheel drive, automatic trans, with a 2.0 L, 4 cyl. engine.
At about 209,000 miles, the timing chain broke while driving. It bent every valve. I looked at having it rebuilt, but cost were too high.
Buying a short block was also too expensive. So I went on line searching for a better alternative, thus my discussions on Edmonds.
I had a few discussions in Edmonds about it.
I got lucky ...
I bought an engine out of a wreck in a junk yard just a 100 miles from here, with low miles on it.
Been running good since then and now have about 220,000 miles on my Tracker.
It's been a good, dependable car and still is.
But some of the things I learned about it makes me very upset with Chevrolet.
They stuck us with a vehicle that is basically one-of-a-kind, in that:
no other year engine with interchange with it;
not many commercial re-builders will touch it!;
the parts are expensive and/or obsolete, not easy to find;
the AC Compressor has no oil reserve reservoir, so if you have a freon leak, you lose the lubricating oil, which "Whacks' the compressor...
... if you replace the compressor without flushing out the system to remove all damaged particles, it will clog the expansion valve and then "Whack" the compressor again! (I'm speaking from (dumb) experience here. :>)
Sorry to get on a Rant, but they don't tell these things when you buy it.
Anyway, if you suspect a bad timing chain, fix it BEFORE it breaks, or it will do a lot of damage.
#1642 of 1838 Re: Timing [tjkashin]
Oct 26, 2007 (10:02 pm)
just read your post and went to Suzuki discussion group. The picture of your new timing chains kind of show me what my Tracker looks like inside. I see that you did leave oil pan. So it doesn't have to be removed. I will need to instal new valve at the same time. I have 2 wheel drive with little over 106K on the motor. Do you have more pictures?
#1643 of 1838 Re: Timing [bumpasstracker]
Oct 26, 2007 (10:12 pm)
is yours 2 or 4 doors?? Do you have page here on Carspace?? Did you take any pictures of work you did ?
I am trying to find your pages at Carspace but I can't find any of you
#1644 of 1838 larger tires on chevy tracker
Nov 15, 2007 (7:06 pm)
I recentley bought a 1999 2 door 4x4 1.6 liter 5 spd chevy tracker. It has 205 75 15 tires on it,I was wondering if any body knew how big a tire I can install on it without lifting it. And how the bigger tire would effect it with the 1.6 engine.
#1645 of 1838 Re: trouble starting [carlostracker]
Nov 19, 2007 (5:40 pm)
just checking if you found the problem i am having the same issues with my 2000 tracker
#1646 of 1838 Re: tires sizes and revs [arkainzeye]
Nov 22, 2007 (7:15 am)
I have a 1999 Tracker 2 door 4X4 5 spd with the 1.6 engine. Do you know if I could put the 235 75 15 on it without it rubbing.Also do you have any Idea if it would strain the 1.6 engine to much with the bigger tires?
#1647 of 1838 air in tires
Jan 06, 2008 (12:31 am)
A basic question I know! But, I have purchased a new tracker in Mexico and the manual is in Spanish and I don't understand too much of the manual. Can someone please tell me what the air pressure should be in the tires. Thanks
#1648 of 1838 Re: air in tires [mnmz]
Jan 07, 2008 (6:00 pm)
my manual says 26psi in each tire.. before i read the manual i was putting in 35psi. and i was getting great mpg, but i made the tires cup...
#1649 of 1838 Re: Heater Noise [upandaway1]
Jan 13, 2008 (11:11 am)
I had a mouse build a nest in my 99 Tracker blower motor. A very easy way to get at it is remove the glove box, switch the blower motor(dash switch) to recirculate air from outside, then cut out that black plastic grate which allows you to reach right in and remove any stuff in there. Use a mirror and you can see right in. Will save lots of time trouble and **^%##$^%$# words. The plastic grate will be ruined but who cares, you,ll never see it.
#1650 of 1838 my 95 geo tracker has no music!
Jan 13, 2008 (10:31 pm)
hi to everyone who's listening, I am praying someone can help me get my music back I'm going nuts w/o my radio! Please does anyone have the unlock code for my radio, I would really appreciate anyones help please! Thanks!