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#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.
#1817 of 1845 Re: 195 of 198: #194 of 194: Armrest [dgrzybow]
Apr 06, 2011 (8:52 am)
Hi, anybody knows what year Suzuki armrest will fit 2001 tracker? Thanks
#1818 of 1845 Front Driveline Vibration
Jun 06, 2011 (6:10 pm)
This started out as just an intermittent problem - an occasional vibration in the front when driving at any speed (even in neutral), now it's constant. I can feel it through the steering wheel & it feels like when you are driving on the rumble strip on the side of the interstate only it's constant. I'm thinking front wheel bearing - I can't think of anything else that would feel like that. I jacked up the front & spun the wheel and didn't notice anything, but without weight on them I don't know if that's a good test. I've parked it until I can figure it out, but is a front wheel bearing something a do-it-yourself shade-tree mechanic could do, are special tools/press needed. I've replaced wheel bearings before on my pickup but they weren't pressed in or anything. This is for a 1999 Tracker 4X4 auto. Thanks anyone that could give me advice. Steve
#1819 of 1845 Re: 2000 tracker gas engine sounds like a diesel [bumpasstracker]
Jun 15, 2011 (12:26 pm)
i had a problem that my engine sounded loud when in idle or in reverse.
i had different mechanics tell me that it was caused by the engine mounts or trans mounts, but come to find out, it was just my hood vibrating. all they did was tighten something for my hood and it no longer makes that noise.
#1820 of 1845 Re: 96 Geo Tracker rear side window clips needed [johnb647]
Jun 16, 2011 (8:32 pm)
I have the same issue with my 1998 Tracker. I found a great solution on another forum, however my computer crashed and I lost the site. This guy made the clips out of metal. Let me know if you find any clips or a solution.
#1821 of 1845 Re: 2003 Tracker Convertible rear door unlocker [johnboy545]
Jul 01, 2011 (8:27 pm)
Try J. C. Whitney (believe online is www.jcwhitney.com)
Oct 01, 2011 (5:55 pm)
hey i have a 2002 zr2 tracker 4 door i'm putting a 2" coil lift on. does anyone know how large a tire i can use without rubbing an also not loosing power?
#1823 of 1845 Timing Chain Replacement
Oct 30, 2011 (12:03 pm)
Hi, read lots of information on timing chains and damage. Did anyone take their Tracker to the Suzuki or Chevy dealership for a quote to replace the chains? We are looking to pick up a nice 2000 Tracker 2.0 convertible with about 150K miles. It is in excellent condition with no rust and seems to run fine. There are no service records so based upon the posts it sounds like this should be done but I was looking to the shop cost to replace the chaings. Thanks