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You are in the Chevrolet Tracker
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Chevrolet Tracker, Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
Aug 25, 2002 (5:21 pm)
That sounds interesting. but for me the Whole reason why i bought the chevy tracker vs. honda, toyota etc etc, was because of it being built o a Truck frame and with it having a "TRUE" 4x4 system. Now if my 1999 chevy tracker was built like the way they want to build this Equinox, then i wouldn't buy it. I would be forced to go with a over priced, under optioned Jeep. Now i have nothing against jeep, other than their Lack of options or how they come standard with practically Nothing. Jeeps are great for off road. But my tracker goes just about anywhere. Today i followed my friends in my tracker, and they were riding ATV's and they kept laughing and saying. I can't believe where that little thing goes! Mine is a 4x4-2door so that Small wheel base helps out ALOT! but when i'm not crawling over rocks or splashing thur mud, i enjoy the Trackers feature, (a/c, 4 speed auto trany etc etc.) So i guess when it's time to get something else, i may be a Jeep person. To me a SUV is NOT a car with big tires. When i think SUV, i think all-terrain, multi-purpose vehicle. And that is what our trackers are now. Truck frame , "true 4x4.
#613 of 1845 on offroad.com there is a link
Aug 26, 2002 (3:30 am)
to a petition you can sign and send to Suzuki to convince them to keep making full framed Vitaras(same as tracker)
Aug 26, 2002 (7:58 pm)
Sorry for the dumb question but what's a PVC valve, what's its function in life and where do I find it?
#615 of 1845 ballfire8888 pcv
Aug 27, 2002 (4:38 pm)
The process of combustion forms several gases and vapors; many of them quite corrosive. Some of these gases get past the piston rings and into the crankcase. If left in the crankcase, these substances would cause all kinds of bad things (rust, corrosion, and formation of sludge), so they have to be removed. Back in the old days, they used to be dumped out into the atmosphere through a tube. Once we realized what a problem pollution was in the sixties, the PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) system was developed to take the place of the old "dump tube." The PCV system uses a hose connected between the engine and the intake manifold to draw these gases out of the engine's crankcase and back into the cylinders to burn with the regular fuel. The only problem to solve is how to keep these gases from going willy-nilly into the manifold and upsetting the required air-fuel ratio. The solution to this problem is the PCV valve. The PCV valve controls the release of crankcase gases and vapors to the intake manifold. The valve is kept closed by spring action when the engine is at rest. When the engine is running normally, the low vacuum it creates allows the valve to open and release crankcase vapors and gases into the intake manifold for burning. If the engine is idling or you are slowing down, the vacuum level rises and pulls the valve plunger into the valve opening. This partially blocks off the opening so that only a small amount of vapors and gases can be drawn into the intake manifold. One really comforting feature of the PCV valve is its behavior in the event of a backfire. If your car backfires in the manifold, the pressure makes the spring close the valve completely. With the valve closed, there is no chance that the flame can move into the crankcase and cause an explosion.
Now i am not sure if your trackers owners manual will have a picture of a pcv valve or not. but the best thing i can say at this point would be. It is on the valve cover. and towards the rear of the engine. If you still aren;t sure go to your local autoparts store and they probably would be happy to show you where yours is..
#616 of 1845 PVC valve
Aug 27, 2002 (6:28 pm)
Dave, Chris just gave you the best description of the history and function of the PCV valve that you will find anywhere. If you are still interested in knowing more about a PVC valve however, ask the clerk in the plumbing section of your local hardware store. (See your post #592, Chris.) When you drive a Tracker, you have to have a sense of humor. Thanks, guys.
Aug 28, 2002 (5:07 pm)
Lol i knew someone would comment on that. 8)
#618 of 1845 Tracker part number...
Sep 03, 2002 (6:59 am)
I would like to know from where I can get the part number for the 2001 Tracker LT rims and center caps? Thanks
#619 of 1845 Rims and Center Caps
Sep 04, 2002 (3:20 am)
Why not stop at a Chevrolet dealer, go to the parts department, and ask them???????
#620 of 1845 Rims and Center Caps
Sep 04, 2002 (5:22 am)
...they ordered the incorrect caps and told me to get the part number from my new rims. I guess they don't know how to perform their job. Guess what??? I'm not buying a GM product ever again. If you find that part number let me know.