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Chevrolet Tracker, Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
Jul 30, 2003 (4:26 pm)
I have a question about towing something with the Chevy tracker.. I have a 1999 2-DOOR 2.0litre. and i think i read in the owners booklet that i can tow 1000lbs. but the 4 door can tow 1500lbs... in 1999 they didnt have the chevy tracker V-6, so why would the 4door be able to tow more weight? also can anyone share any storied with me on towing with your chevy tracker?
#746 of 1845 Well, I tow me, myself, and I
Jul 30, 2003 (6:02 pm)
Perhaps because the 4 door is a longer wheel base rig and the center of gravity is spread out a bit more.
What part of PA do you live?
Jul 30, 2003 (7:44 pm)
i live in western PA. south western to be exact.
town is called Belle vernon, look it up on yahoo maps. arent you western pa also,. but like near butler or something?
Jul 30, 2003 (7:53 pm)
A list by lawyers who sue easy targets....
(Don't mind me - it's hot and I've been ranting all day!)
Jul 31, 2003 (4:38 am)
The same info was on the PA state attonery Generals website. Along with the major Pittsburgh news website. The previous link was one of Only many.
Jul 31, 2003 (7:44 am)
Towing capacity is determined by several factors in addition to engine power. Load capacity, wheelbase, and braking are some other considerations. Exceeding a vehicle's towing capacity will slow things down when you accelerate and climb hills, but some creative shifting can compensate. However, handling will deteriorate and can become dangerous. And woe when it comes time to whoa. The 4-DR and the 2-Dr have different load capacities and wheelbases, and I assume the 4-Dr has larger brakes because of its greater GVW rating. Don't push it, Chris. We'd miss you on the board.
#752 of 1845 arkainzeye.
Jul 31, 2003 (4:17 pm)
not too familiar with belle vernon as I am not a PA native (Indiana) so I don't drink IC and bet in fantasy football leagues!
Still we need to hook up! Go off roading or something or drink beer which I CAN do, even if its not IC.
#753 of 1845 steering problem with frenchcar
Aug 02, 2003 (2:26 pm)
I also had a strange sensation with my steering on my '01 2.0L. It felt like it was going in and out of power steering most notably at slower speeds when major turning was required. It turned out to be a faulty u-joint in the intermediate steering shaft, the shaft between the steering column and the power rack. The u-joint is not repairable and can only be replaced as a shaft assembly to the tune of $305, a dealer only part. It solved the problem, unfortunately it is past the warranty.
I had a squeaky serpentine belt which I replaced and it solved that problem. Other than these two things and basic maintenance I've had a good 42K miles so far.
#754 of 1845 glad to hear
Aug 02, 2003 (3:10 pm)
a buddy just turned 170K on his 2 door rig and it keeps on trucking.
He attributes most of this good luck to mobil 1 synthetic oil