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Chevrolet Tracker, Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
Aug 23, 2008 (10:23 pm)
Hi! I own a 2000 Chevy Tracker 4x4 , 4 door. I LOVE this vehicle. I purchased it in Feb 2007, it was a one owner and had 96.000 miles. Its been great.
In July of 2007 I had to routinely change my rear brakes and immediately afterwards I noticed that when i put it in drive or reverse it has a little jump to it. It drives fine and changes gears wonderfully.
Well, I took it in to the shop and found out my rear axle seals were leaking and I had to have them replaced (no biggie) I told the mechanic about the jumping ( I feared transmission trouble) and he said if he could keep it a few days he'd check it out. When I went back to get it he told me he drove it all over and didnt have any trouble with it. He also noticed the jumping but said he didnt know it seems fine. So I just let it go, Ive drove it 13 months with no problems. Tonight, I drove a mile, got gas, got on the interstate and after 15 miles my engine light came on. It didnt act any different, still the same quiet, great running vehicle, but because I got spooked I brought it home and parked it. NOW Im concerned....LOL!
#1710 of 1845 Re: [lisa75]
Aug 24, 2008 (6:27 pm)
The engine light was the gas cap!! I feel like such a dummy! LOL
#1711 of 1845 2000 tracker gas engine sounds like a diesel
Aug 25, 2008 (2:52 am)
My 2000 Tracker, 2.0 engine is very loud at idle.Mileage is about 193000. It has had a new timing chain and all related parts, but has started getting loud at idle for about the last 2000 miles. The exhaust system is good and the oil is not low. I have done some searching and only thing I came up with is low oil at idle. If nothing can be done, I can live with it, but if I can fix it I would like to if it feasible.
Sep 06, 2008 (5:36 pm)
I have an 03 2.5L LT four door with the stock aluminum rims. I would like to purchase some steel rims to fit the truck. The rim size is 15x5.5" with a 5 bolt 139.7mm lugnut and a 29mm offset. The 108mm center hole is the problem and limits my choices to stock Chev and Suzuki products of the same ilk. There in lies the rub, does any one know what model years (Suzuki or Chev) truck steel rims will fit my truck? IE will the rims off a 1999 Suzuki X90 fit or not. I know the 16" steels of the Vitara and XL7 will fit but I am hoping to keep to the 15" size as the tires are cheaper.
Thanks in advance.
Sep 08, 2008 (2:41 am)
Are you wanting to put larger rims than stock on your truck ? Is it 4wd? Try to call or email http://www.independent4x.com/. They can probably get you some steel wheels that will fit, or at least tell you what will work.Or you maybe able to get some adapters made, but I'm not sure how well that would work. I see them in adds in the truck magazines all the time. Good luck.
Sep 09, 2008 (2:35 pm)
I have a 2003 Chevy Tracker, 4 cyl. 4 door SUV 4x4. I just moved from the country to the city. I now take a bus to work but my wife now uses the Tracker to commute a long distance to/from her work. She hates the harsh ride, so I was wondering if there is anything that can be done to the car to soften the suspension, shocks, etc. to make it a bit more paved road friendly? Thanks
#1715 of 1845 Re: Softer ride? [weatherdon]
Sep 10, 2008 (2:08 pm)
Buy the biggest tires on the smallest rims you can get to fit. Have them install bead lockers so you can run a really low PSI and wait for your shocks to wear out. Your gas economy will totally suck, not to mention your braking will also bite, but that should soften things up a bit. It's a truck based ute, and there is no getting around that without sacrificing something else. You may have to buy her a car.
#1716 of 1845 Re: Softer ride? [poorcruzer]
Sep 10, 2008 (4:13 pm)
Follow-up question: What do I do after the shocks wear out? Or is that the suggestion, drive with worn out shocks?
#1717 of 1845 Re: Softer ride? [weatherdon]
Sep 10, 2008 (7:41 pm)
Seriously it is very difficult if not impossible to make a Tracker something it's not. It is a TRUCK, a cheap truck at that. Anything you change, be it spring rates, shock dampening, tire size and tire pressure will have a negative effect on some other facet of the vehicle. If you lower the spring rate you will have a softer ride but will destroy your handling and stability.The Tracker is tippy as it is in the turns, a rough road would make you throw up from bouncing around. It would also destroy your shocks sooner. You might try buying those gel filled seat things that absorb vibration and harshness,that could help. If not, you still may have to buy her a car. Sorry for being facetious in my previous posting.
#1718 of 1845 Engine Idle/Transmission Issues??
Sep 10, 2008 (10:30 pm)
My question is thus..The normal tachometer reading while driving a 2.0L 4spd auto 2dr tracker 55-65mph should be 2500-3000RPM is that correct? I ask because the other day, I was driving to work between those speeds and the tachometer was giving me a reading of 3500-4000RPMs..I thought this was weird..while driving it felt as if the Transmission didn't want to shift into 4th gear..However, this evening it seemed fine as I was going around 60mph and the tach was at 2800RPM's..Has anyone had any issues such as this? The vehicle has almost 146K. I would just like to know if its safe to say that the transmission is going or not..