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Chevrolet Tracker, Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
#951 of 1838 tracker 2001
Jul 03, 2004 (2:34 am)
Can anybody advise which exactly model of Suzuki GV is analog for my Chevy-Tracker:
Year/Make/Model: 2001 CHEVROLET TRACKER
Body Style: 4 Dr. Wagon/Sport Utility
Engine Type: 2.0L L4 MFI DOHC
Manufactured In: CANADA
Thanks in advance. My question caused by absence of such vehicle model official GM import to Russia, where I live. So some difficulties to find spares are obvious. Hope it is easier to find them at local Suzuki dealers.
Especially interested spare's name of driving belt for pump/a.c. - 5 streams not GM but Suzuki's one.
#952 of 1838 re. msg 940 for CRIPTOR
Jul 03, 2004 (2:42 am)
If you reach a success with wir.dia. please advise me also - have the same problem - light is on, but plus does not coming to compressor's coupling.
#953 of 1838 Same animal ALR
Jul 03, 2004 (8:46 am)
except for the HVAC layout, Suzuki used pushbuttons, chevy stayed with sliders.
Tracker has armrests zuke has none.
OTherwise, same rig......oh, tires will be different, 16s on the zuki, 15s on the tracker.
Aug 04, 2004 (10:56 am)
I am hoping someone can help me out here. I have my first tracker it is a 2000. I am getting ready to give it up for the high risk rollovers... I was told no quick maneuver or excessive speed. So here is the question. If someone is about to go through a stop sign and I swerve too quick it can flip??? How about the winds... was told one heavy gush of wind will flip it over... I love this tracker are these facts.... I can get into small spots and it gets around very well aside from power pick up... I hope someone can answer my questions before I go back to a car...
#955 of 1838 Re: My first tracker
Aug 04, 2004 (11:10 am)
I had a '98 Sidekick (my first car, got it when I was 16), and I drove that thing like a sports car, and never, never even had it offer to tip over. The fact is, ALL SUVs are more prone to rollover than cars, because they are much taller. The same goes for trucks, vans, anything that is more than 5 feet tall. I took a 20 mph curve doing 50 in my Sidekick and while the body leaned, it didn't come off the ground. I'm sure luck had a lot to do with it, but still, I don't think the "rollover risk" is bad enough to get rid of it. The main piece of advice I can give you is, don't do like I did and drive like it was a sports car. Keep in mind that you're driving a vehicle with a higher center of gravity. As long as you use common sense, you'll be okay. If the rollover risk was extreme, I'm sure Consumer Reports would have made a big deal about it like they did about the Suzuki Samurai, Isuzu Trooper and Mitsubishi Montero. Those are the only 3 SUVs that come to mind where they were a definite rollover risk. The big deal over the Ford Explorers definitely made the news, but that was due to the tires, not the vehicle. My 2 cents is that you keep it. It's not enough of a risk to get rid of a car that you otherwise like. There are tons of trackers and Sidekicks/Vitaras on the roads, and if the rollover risk was that bad, number one you'd be hearing about it on the news every night like the Explorer ordeal. Use your common sense and continue to drive the vehicle you love.
#956 of 1838 Re: My first tracker [idntnvu]
Aug 04, 2004 (11:22 am)
Thanks for a very quick response, and you made me feel 100% better than what I was feeling. I really don't want to part with it....
#957 of 1838 Re: My first tracker
Aug 05, 2004 (8:07 am)
A stock Tracker rates as a low to average risk for rollover when compared to other SUV's. Remember the rollover risk is related to center of gravity and tire adhesion. You can lower your center of gravity by installing skid plates and a trailer hitch. You will raise your center of gravity by using roof racks. Actually ,any weight added above the axles raises your center of gravity, so be cautious when your rig is fully loaded. Switching to taller tires or installing a lift kit also raises your center of gravity. Wider tires with highway or all season tread may increase tire adhesion, thus increasing rollover risk. It's better to skid than to roll. So, keep it stock, drive intelligently, and don't worry. Add skid plates for extra security if you want. If you modify your Tracker for off roading, drive with extra caution.
Aug 06, 2004 (6:56 pm)
Anyone know if a trouble condition is fixed on a 2000 2.0 liter tracker, will the trouble light eventually go out, or does it have to be reset?
Suspect mass airflow sensor may be out of spec, maybe dirty filter.
#959 of 1838 re-Trouble light
Aug 07, 2004 (5:49 am)
i had this happen to my 1999 tracker twice. here it was BAD gas. what you can do to get that light to go off is. unplug the battery for 10 sec then reconnect it. if the light comes right back on, then you have a REAL problem. UNlike my problem which was bad gas. also something else. i just want to share. recently i ran a Full can of this stuff called SeaFoam in my gas tank. and WOW it gave back all the power that slowly over time went away. it also cleans injectors and decarbonizes the engine.
#960 of 1838 Thanks arkainzeye
Aug 08, 2004 (8:15 pm)
I disconnected the battery cable for 10 seconds like you said, after I replaced the air filter. Trouble light went out and didn't come back on.