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Chevrolet Tracker, Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
Jun 14, 2003 (6:47 pm)
you said you replaced your differential? I;m not clear on this. but was it was whole front axle? cause on my 1999 chevy tracker that i purchased used. i seen the repair work that the dealer did to it. and they mentioned about replacing the front differential. but they got a used one from a salvage yard. they used one from a 2000 model and that had 15k less miles then my tracker at that time. I have had no problems with it ever. the diff i mean. I heard 99 wasn't a good year for the tracker in a few areas. espeically the 5-speed trany!!
Jun 16, 2003 (4:52 am)
I just typed a great big huge post, and for some reason when I clicked on "post my message", it logged me out and erased everything I said. I had a lot of useful information in that post, but it took me half an hour to type it all, so I won't be typing it again. Whats up moderators?? Why did it do this to me?
Jun 16, 2003 (6:17 am)
I haven't heard any other complaints about our server hiccupping today, 1badsidekick, but it's still early.
Try going back in your browser; often you can return to the screen where you typed your message and can then copy the text into your clipboard and try again.
Jun 18, 2003 (5:58 am)
thats what I did, I clicked back and it had erased it all. Oh well, one of these days I'll take the time to type it in again! Thanks for trying!
#732 of 1845 RE: rear diff replacement
Jun 27, 2003 (11:40 am)
First, let me say this is on a V-6 *Grand* Vitara, so it's likely equipped with the same diff, but the extra power might be just a tad too much for it. It's the same diff which was in the Sidekicks of old, so it hasn't changed, in a while.
Mine was the *rear* diff, not hard to replace, really, just daunting to consider/look at. I replaced just the 'pumkin' part, got one for $267, shipped, from a guy down in Eugene, OR.
Turns out, the cracked pinion was one of the 'common' <eye roll> problems with the GV/Tracker. I've been lucky, otherwise, only an air-bag sensor going wacky below 38F, a hood squeak which I'm not convinced I've finally fixed (haven't heard it in a couple of weeks, though), and *horrible* resale value. It's really a good little moutain goat, and the nice thing is, because I don't really care too much about it, the big pine tree dent above the LR passenger door adds 'character'.
#734 of 1845 2001 Tracker LT 4X4
Jul 03, 2003 (11:05 am)
My sister has a Red/Silver tracker LT, nice little truck and she loves it. One thing i don't understand is why the Grand Vitara seems to be better equipped. Deep tint windows, gold lettering, fog lights. Does anyone know, i was on gmbuypower and saw that for 2003 you can get deep tint windows on a tracker, $150 option, even on LT.
#735 of 1845 its called badge engineering
Jul 03, 2003 (11:41 am)
The rig started life as a suzuki model and this is how chevy got into the small SUV market with minimal investment
Also, suzuki may equip it differently than the trakcer so as to enhance marketability.
#736 of 1845 suzuki vs. chevy
Jul 10, 2003 (7:58 am)
i think the suzuki comes stardard with power windows and locks. and I am not sure but i think when i was looking for my tracker a few years ago. One of them you could get cruise control on and one you could NOT. (2-door model only) I remember looking and thinking. why would i buy the chevy when the suzuki comes with more for less! But then i found a used tracker loaded for way cheap...
Jul 14, 2003 (7:05 pm)
For 2004 the few trackers that are probably made will actually have a standard V6. Also the 2dr. will be discontinued.