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#109 of 118 Re: 2003 Tracker not starting after driving a while [hkymum]
Dec 17, 2011 (7:13 pm)
TRUST...Camshaft Sensor is the answer.....
#110 of 118 sputtering/stalling
Dec 19, 2011 (12:09 pm)
my 99 tracker 2.0 has that problem.no ck eng lite and yes it does work.has a sputter at idle and when i am on gas pedal less than 1/4.if i drive it like i am trying to blow the engine it runs fine .i swapped out the cps butt not the machinacal part that the cps bolts to.i guess its the synchronizer that bolts to back of head and cps bolts to it.does that go bad and get hot and cause problems?
i hooked my snap on scanner mt2500 up and my timing is siting at 12* but wen the engine sputters the timing will jump to 20* and then go rite back to 12*
plugs are good,fuel is good,all the routine stuff is good
it kinda acts like i am flipping the key off and back on real quick within a half sec
wud i be correct in assuming the ckps only monitors for cyl misfire and does not give a signal for spark or injecter pulse?
#111 of 118 2001 tracker Starter problem?
May 23, 2012 (1:56 pm)
I have a 2001 base tracker. Was running fine and turned it off and got back in to leave, it wouldn't start. Had lights,radio it just wouldn't crank. We tried pushing it and we "popped the clutch" it didn't start. Waited 20 minutes and it started!!??? Today the same thing happened again and this time when we "popped the clutch" it started. Got back home turned it off and than tried to restart....NO LUCK anybody out there can you PLEASE HELP Any suggestions...Thanks
#112 of 118 Where are camshaft and oxy sensors and how difficult to replace?
Jun 13, 2012 (11:09 am)
I have a 2002 Tracker, 1.6 engine,with ober 200K miles, same problem as some of the others with stalling/not cranking. Took to local shop and they said one of the oxy sensors not working and EGR system clogged, $200.00 each to replace sensor and $200 to clean EGR. I cannot afford this.
Saw the posts about cam shaft sensor seems this may be the answer?..... I donít know what they look like or how to replace them. Not having any luck finding a repair manual to tell me how, (online or otherwise). I need basic help in identifying where the cam shaft and oxy sensors are and instructions how to change them. How do I clean out the EGR system?
I am on a very limited budget and any assistance is appreciated.
If this is to much to ask, should I purchase a repair manual and where to obtain one?
#113 of 118 Re: Where are camshaft and oxy sensors and how difficult to replace? [gil002]
Jun 13, 2012 (11:45 am)
You can run a simple test to see if its the sensor.
The next time it happens, pour room temp water on the sensor to cool it off. If your car starts up, thhat wat the problem. They seem to over heat ant the engine doesnt know what the camshafts position is. Hope this helps
#114 of 118 Re: Where are camshaft and oxy sensors and how difficult to replace? [gil002]
Jun 13, 2012 (12:29 pm)
The Cam Sensor is on the top of the engine, at the rear, where the distributor nomally is. It's round in shape.
It is behind the housing, so you can't see it, but can feel it with your hand.
It has an electricl connection running to it. I think it only has one bolt holding it in.
When they get older, they overheat and shut the engine down. I would carry a couple of bottles of water with me, when it shut down, let it sit a few minutes, pour water over the housing/cam sensor, let it cool down a litle longer, then fire it up and get it home, or be ready with the water again. It usually happens on a Hot day, in stop and go traffic, worst time for it to happen!
You can buy one at AutoZone for about $105 - $125, may be more, it's been 2 years since I replaced mine.
Be aware, it TIMES the Engine, so just swapping them out usually doesn't work. You'll need a mechanic to set up the timing for you.
I had posted a couple of articles about it, but they seem to be gone now, I think it was in 2009/2010. Search my name and you may find a few articles still there. One about broken timing chain, That's a Duzzie! and the cam sensor ... good luck. MyTracker has about 250,000 miles and is on the 2nd engine. -Sam Nicholson-
#115 of 118 Re: Where are camshaft and oxy sensors and how difficult to replace? [snichol]
Jun 14, 2012 (6:21 am)
Thank you so much for the help, I really appreciate it! The mechanic said the EGR system was all clogged up and one of the oxy sensors not working also.
Are they difficult to replace/ clean?
Is there a DIY repair manual available, book or online, that would tell me how to do some of these things?
Thanks again for the help.
#116 of 118 Re: Where are camshaft and oxy sensors and how difficult to replace? [gil002]
Jun 14, 2012 (6:49 am)
It's been awhile since I did anything to my Tracker, but if I remember correctly...
The Mechanic I used would take out the Oxy sensors and clean them in verasol and reinstelled them. They just get clogged up by the oil residue from unburned fuel.
There are two, I believe, one on the Driver's side, exhaust maniold, easy to get to.
The other one I believe is under the car, on the exhaust pipe ahead of the catalitic converter. (Not sure on that one?)
We (Mechanic) just cleaned and reinstalled them periodally, and they were fine. (Too expensive to replace all the time!)
Books available... I think I had found a Haines auto manual for the Tracker one time at some auto store (AutoZone?), anyway, if not available, look for the comporable Suzuki manual, it's basically the same car, with the chevy logo added.
Hope this helped.
A Disclamer, I'm not a mechanic, now...
... (used to be many, many years ago, now I'm a tech. Illustrator/ Engineering Designer), so take my comments with a grain of salt, do your due dilagance before you spend any cash.
#117 of 118 Re: 2001 tracker Starter problem? [comacazi]
Oct 22, 2012 (3:42 pm)
Mine does the same thing. After driving for several minutes and turning it off, it won't start for about 20-40 minutes. Also if I'm driving for awhile and have to go slow or stop, it dies sometimes then too. I replaced the fuel filter and that fixed it for a little while, but soon the problem started again. Then I replaced the fuel pump and that too fixed it for a little while, but it is messing up again. I've heard that if you clean or replace the camshaft sensor that that will fix it, but I have yet to try that.
#118 of 118 Re: Where are camshaft and oxy sensors and how difficult to replace? [gil002]
Apr 29, 2013 (3:38 pm)
just to let you folks know in trying to find a Haynes manual on your geo tracker the auto parts store says they don't have any but if you look for a Suzuki manual you will find it cause its in the Suzuki manual that's where I got mine Suzuki built the tracker for chevy and put the chevy name on it they don't tell you that