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#1807 of 1845 2003 Tracker Convertible rear door unlocker
Oct 24, 2010 (6:03 am)
I've got a 2003 2 door convertible.............Has anyone here ever seen an aftermarket kit to add the rear door lock to the keyless entry system ? In other words, I would love to be able to lock and unlock the rear door along with the driver and passenger doors with either the driver door switch or the key fob.....
I know I can't get one from Chevy, but the dealer said he's seen aftermarket kits that would add the rear door to the circuit that pops the front doors........
Any info how to do this would be greatly appreciated.......
#1808 of 1845 Engine Noise in 2003 Chevy Tracker
Nov 02, 2010 (12:46 pm)
Back in August, my AC compressor went out and I was told by a mechanic to wait until the spring to have it fixed. Since then, though, the engine has been making a thumping noise and a friend told me it looks like the noise is coming from the broken compressor.
Also, I have dashboard and headlights that flicker and It's not the alternator or the battery. Any ideas?
#1809 of 1845 2001 Tracker 4 cyl 4x4
Feb 19, 2011 (7:17 am)
I recently bought a 2001 Tracker auto 4x4 w/ the 4 cyl. As I had hoped, it gets great gas mileage. My wife uses it as her daily driver and I get a 4wd to go to Mexico. She complains about the lack of power because she was used to her 1999 LTZ Lumina. We still have a 2001 Suburban 2wd though, so she has something else to drive also. I ultimately want to lift it and put the larger tires on it, but I'm afraid that it will really be a dog. Should I get rid of it and find a 6 cyl to pursue my off road dream?
#1810 of 1845 Re: 2001 Tracker 4 cyl 4x4 [kenscaper]
Feb 19, 2011 (9:26 am)
I have a 1999 Tracker with auto trans and 4X4 w/ the 4cyl. I am on my second set of Michelin tires (LTX M/S P215/75R15). The first set I was able to get over 100,000 miles on them. I have traveled on roads, off road, sugar sand, beach sand and I have never been stuck. I don't know just what king of off roading you want to do but I would not advise getting larger that the P215/75R15 tires. Larger tires will load the engine down more, give poorer gas mileage and poorer response. Good luck.
#1811 of 1845 Re: 2001 Tracker 4 cyl 4x4 [kenscaper]
Feb 19, 2011 (11:22 am)
I have a green and a black 2001 trackers, 4 cyl., and although they give me great gas mileage they do lack the power. There're great for speed limit driving(35, 45, 55, and 65) but if you want to go faster on the highway I recommend a 6 cyl. tracker or vehicle but they get me were I want to go, rain, snow or shine.
#1812 of 1845 Re: 2001 Tracker 4 cyl 4x4 [george114]
Feb 19, 2011 (2:03 pm)
That was the size I was considering in a BFG All Terrain which are just under 8-1/2" wide and 28" tall. I buried it to the frame with it stock the first time on the beach down below San Felipe, but got towed out. I aired down the tires and seemed to be ok but I was more careful to keep it moving. I think I still want to put a 2-1/2" suspension lift from either Calmini or Rock Steady. Is yours lifted, any thoughts? Thanks!
#1813 of 1845 Re: 2001 Tracker 4 cyl 4x4 [blacktrac]
Feb 19, 2011 (2:08 pm)
That's how I feel about the speed. I mostly pulled 60-65 mph over the Fwy 8 grade through the mountains toward the desert on the way to Mexico and still got 24 mpg overall which was cool. I do think that I want to put tires and a lift though. I wonder if there are hosepower kits to make up for the added weight, maybe a hi flow air filter? Thanks!
#1814 of 1845 2002 Tracker rear u-joint
Apr 05, 2011 (7:47 am)
I have a 2002 Chevy Tracker. Recently began feeling a vibration when I let off the gas and a metallic clunking noise when shifting as well as taking off and stopping. Was told it may be a u-joint but when I had a friend look at it he drained the rear differential and found it milky with metal shavings. Brought it in to the shop and they said the problem is in fact the rear u-joint. Would the rear u-joint cause the milky metallic lube...or is there a second problem?
#1815 of 1845 Re: 2002 Tracker rear u-joint [starshine3]
Apr 05, 2011 (12:02 pm)
I have a 2002 Tracker as well. I had the clunking every time I let off the gas and accelerating, same as you. I thought the problem was a u-joint too, but it wasn't the case at all. You're going to need a new rear differential... the ring gear is worn out. I lucked out and found a used one for 550, and labor was about $500. Good luck!
#1816 of 1845 Re: 2002 Tracker rear u-joint [starshine3]
Apr 05, 2011 (7:51 pm)
I do not know wehre you are but have a suggestion for a low cost, simple repair. If you have a "Pull A Part" salvage yard in your area or another salvage yard of the type you should be able to find a rear axel assembly at a reasonable price. They are really not much trouble to change, just unbolt the one in the yard and bolt it ack up to yours. You will have to bleed the brakes when you install the replacement one. You should be able to do the pupp and replace is less than 4 hours.
If you do not know how to do this but have some mechanical ability, purchase a HAYNES manual (Auto Zone or Advanced parts usually have them). It will give adequate instructions on how to do this.