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#538 of 1845 Tracker 2002, enginee failure
Mar 15, 2002 (8:21 am)
I am new on this group, and I am looking for information and help.
I'm living in Brownsville Texas, I bought a Chevy Tracker 2002 on 2/14/02, yes my wife's valentine, and on 2/25/02 we called service because something wrong was happening, yeah it was the block after 10 days and less than 600 miles they had to replace the motor or block or what ever they call it because it was broken, something that came from the factory should have a warranty don't you think?
Lets say, If my TV was broken I could take it to Wal-Mart and they are going to take it back and replace it with a new one, that's for sure,they are not going to send it to service an repair it. If this people from Wal-Mart can do that with a cheaper item, I can not believe that my dealer (tipotex) could not change my vehicle. My dealer (tipotex) just wants to repair my tracker but I not agree.
On 3/08/02 we picked it out of tipotex, my wife drove less than 1 mile and we took it back because it started to get acelleration by it self and in the stop light it attempted to turn off, we went with the manager he drove it and he said it was ok, on monday 3/11/02 we took it back to service because of the problem and the revolutions, they fixed and said it was the time or timming, on 3/14/02 we took it back because at 20MPH its going to 3000RPM, and at 50MPH it is going to 1500RPM, i do not know if it is ok, but let me tell you if im park holding the brakes and change gears it jumps and revolutions start to change, P=750RPM, R=400RPM, N=1000RPM, D=1200RPM, 2=250RPM, Its that normal?
Please let my know if you think that I am wrong in my demand, or if you know something that I can do to force them to replace my car, or even better if you know people with the same problem that I can contact.
I will really appreciate your help!
Mar 15, 2002 (5:56 pm)
you will not get a new car if your engine blows out on you.. it is up to the dealer if he wants to be a nice guy or not. but it is NOT a standard practice to just habd over Another new car. as far as the timing goes. it sounds like they Didn't put the engine back together correctly. If i was you i would save every receipt. cause if it happens a few more times you could declair a lemon law. or at least report it to a district chevy manager "or whatever they call them people. it also sounds like your dealer is a joke. he has no real customer service. If i was you "as i said" i would contact chevy, talk to someone else other than that dealer. but that is just what i would do. it sounds like you are being taken for a ride. btw did they say what cuased the block to crack?
Mar 19, 2002 (3:13 pm)
i've asked this before but haven't received a response. is anyone else having problems with a squeaking clutch? the dealer has replaced everything but it still squeaks-very annoying. now they want to try one more thing but i'll wait until the next oil change since i'm tired of taking it in.
#541 of 1845 squeaking clutch
Mar 19, 2002 (10:32 pm)
When does it squeak? As you depress pedal, when fully to the floor, when releasing the pedal? It is either in the pedal linkage, which should be obvious, or worse case the throw out bearing, all else is hydraulic. Still under warranty?
Mar 20, 2002 (1:21 pm)
yes, the clutch squeaks while both while depressing and when fully to the floor. yes it's still under warranty otherwise i would just live with it. the dealer said they replaced everything possible! then friday they were on the phone with chevrolet and they thought of another thing to try. i hope it works this time.
#543 of 1845 clutch noise
Mar 20, 2002 (10:30 pm)
This is probably obvious, but, without the engine running do you hear noise when depressing the clutch pedal? If so, it would seem to be in the pedal pivot point or spring or linkage before the clutch master cylinder. If not, which I suspect, it would seem to be the t/o bearing. There is also a fork which is actuated by the slave cylinder to move the t/o bearing, unlikely to be coming from there. Is it a chirpping sound and does it completely go away when pedal is released? It might be a difficult to find vibration sound. What have they replaced? I'm sure they have thought of all the areas I've mentioned. Good luck, keep us posted
Mar 22, 2002 (12:05 pm)
thanks woody for responding. yes it squeaks without engine running too. you've given me some great points to bring up with the dealer. i don't remember what they said they were going to try next but when i find out i will let you know. all i can remember that they replaced are the bushings. they've lubed everything and they said everything has been replaced too. we'll see.
Mar 31, 2002 (2:44 am)
ok question for you guys that may know something about this engine. Ok, on the Chevy website it says that the 2.0 engines' lifters are hydraulic roller .. But in the repair manual i have for it, it shows it as being "shim under bucket" design. can anyone shed some light on this for me.?
ALSO, has anyone connected a towing hitch on their 2.0 litre tracker? if so 1) how does it look on there. & 2) how was it towing something. I was just thinking of towing something like a little Uhaul trailer. Kinda like one of them mini little guys. nothing crazy.. thanks
Mar 31, 2002 (6:10 am)
I recently installed a 3" tube hitch from Calmini on my 2000 Vitara 2dr. Looks good and protects the rear quite well...have not towed anything yet.
#547 of 1845 Automatic Trans
Mar 31, 2002 (6:16 am)
I recently had the fluid pumped/replaced in my 2000 Vitara with about 14k on it, mostly in town driving. The fluid was beginning to show some discolor ( not pure pink but still pretty clear on the dip stick). After the change, the trans shifts smoother from reverse to forward when cold. Wondering if it would probably a good idea to install a trans fluid cooler (radiator), especially if the vehicle is used for light towing.