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Chevrolet Tracker, Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
#432 of 1845 oil weight and cap.
Nov 23, 2001 (6:13 pm)
i just bought a 1999 Chevy Track, it has a 2.0 with a automatic trany. it didnt come with a owner manual. i was wondering if any of your guys out there could PLEASE tell me what is the recommend oil wt "like" 5w30 or 10w30 ? also i was wondering how much oil does the 2.0 take for a oil change? and is it every 3000 with the tracker? thaqnk you !!!!
Nov 23, 2001 (11:47 pm)
The manual recommends either 5w30 or 10w30 and makes a warning statement about not using 20w50. I've been using Castrol 10w40. It takes just about 5 1/2 qts. Recommended intervals are either 5K or 7.5K depending on use. I do mine at 5K. I'm glad you didn't get a manual tranny, many problems as stated on this site specifically with '99 manual trans. Good luck
Nov 24, 2001 (3:00 am)
thank you for the reply, is there anything i should look out for with a 1999 2.0 Litre with auto trany & 4x4? is there any patterns of problems that people have been seeing? i am just a little nervous, i just bought this thing. and i hear 50/50 mixed feelings about it, some say they are great & some say they are Junk. But in my option, the 2.0 engine is NOT as weak as everyone has been talking about. i bought it and thought ,OK this thing will not climb hills well etc etc. but actually it zooms up hills with Min effort.! i was thinking about draining the oil that the shop put in it and put in Mobil 1. maybe 5w30? my prizm took 10w30 for some reason. and that is why i was asking what the tracker took, because i thought all 4 bangers took 5w30, until i owned the Prizm. ALSO BTW !!!! can anyone recommend what to use when cleaning the softtop? i mean on the CLEAR plastic rear windsheild. i was told about 1000 things NOT to use. but no one told me what i CAN use...
#435 of 1845 1999 Tracker
Nov 24, 2001 (9:22 am)
We have a 2000 Suzuki Vitara 2dr and use 5W30 Mobil 1. Bought new and now have 12k miles on the vehicle. For cleaning the soft top windows, use running water while wiping with a soft mild car cleaning soap. Wipe in one direction, not back and forth and keep the cleaning cloth rinsed. The idea is not to allow dirt to build up on the rag while cleaning the plastic windows. That will scratch the window surface.
There are plastic cleaner and polish products available from Bestop I believe but have not used any such products.
Nov 25, 2001 (7:44 pm)
i was wondering does anyone out there know WHO or where i might be able to get a repair manual for a 1999 Chevy Tracker? i have gone to some local autopart stores and have had NO luck. hell i cant even find an air filter for this thing ! i was ever told that they cant even order me a repair manual. now nothing is wrong with my 1999 tracker, it is just fine. but i would like to be prepared for if or maybe when i maybe need to refer to that book for anything. i looked at haynes.com but had no luck. the only tracker books i have seen have been for the GEO tracker from 98 and eariler.
Nov 25, 2001 (9:18 pm)
I am also awaiting either Chilton or Haynes to come out with their '99 and newer manual. I e-mailed Haynes and was told it would be out late '01. We'll see. I've gotten filters with no problem from Napa. It is the same engine Suzuki uses. Try asking for a filter for a '99 Suzuki Vitara with a 2.0.
#438 of 1845 there is a manual
Nov 26, 2001 (4:12 pm)
this is what haynes sent me today!
Dear Sir or Madame:
We have relesaed in Sept. revised and updated manua
#90010 which now covers thru 2001 for your Tracker.
Thank you for your interest in Haynes Manuals.
Technical Research Representative, USA
#440 of 1845 Suzuki Emergecy!!
Dec 11, 2001 (8:33 am)
Help!!! I have a 90 sazuki sidekick and am in desperate need of a good mechanic in Chicago. Not Grossinger!!! Does anyone know of a good mechanic preferably in the city on the North Side or downtown?
Dec 11, 2001 (3:35 pm)
i have a 1999 chevy tracker 2 door soft-top & i was wondering if there is a site to where i can buy aftermarket accessories. like chrome brush guards or things like that..
ps.. do they make skid plates for my chevy.