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#25 of 118 Re: 2001 Tracker just began problem of spurtering-&-stopping when hot... [t
Apr 22, 2008 (1:06 pm)
You need to go back to the main page, there is a whole category on "Chevy Tracker Starting and Stalling Problems". I have posted a message asking a question and so far no-one's answered me???
Here is my message:
It began one day recently, when it was rather hot.
I had stopped for gas and when I got in an re-started it, it acted like it was out-of-timing and trying to kick backwards. Finally after letting it set 10 minutes or so, it started and ran smoothly???
Well, it has gotten progressively worse.
Last week, it was a hot day, I got stuck in stop & go traffic and it sputtered and coughed and stopped. After letting it set for 5/10 minutes, it started, ran smoothly and I was able to get out of the stop & go mess.
It happened again this last Saturday, after driving about 50/60 miles, it coughed and stopped running. Again, Let it set 5/10 minutes, it started right up and I continued my trip without a problem.
It appears to me that it is the Cam Sensor problem you folks have been mentioning.
MY QUESTION IS: Is the Cam Sensor just a bolt-on replacement, or does the timing have to be set by it? (Like a old Distributor required?)
Also, the AutoZone inexpensive replacement, is it a quality-built replacement part, or junk?
By the way, my 2001 Tracker has 230,000+ miles on it and is still tracking on! (except for this minor glitch!)
As a follow-up, I took the advise from a previous post...
when I stop after driving for awhile, I have to open the hood and pour water over the Cam Sensor to cool it off. I get back in and it cranks right up like nothings wrong.
I know it is the problem, but I need to know if it just a bolt-on replacement, or do you have to set the timing with it?
(In other words, can I do it myself, or does it require a mechanic with timing equipment?)
Hope this helps you figure out your problem.
I still need an answer???
#26 of 118 Re: 2000 Tracker will stall/not start when hot [toad44]
Apr 30, 2008 (7:45 am)
I guess you didn't see my message where I ask some questions about replacing the Cam Sensor?
What I need to know:
1. Is the sensor just a bolt-on replacement, or does it require setting the timing again? Any special tools?
2. Not being familiar with the Cam Sensor, is it the bolt-on part, just behind the valve cover, on top, rear of engine, or is it just one of the plug-in leads hooked to that part?
3. Is the AutoZone Replacement good quality, or just junk?
4. if junk, where is the least expensive source to find it?
I would appreciate some brief instructions on the replacement of the Cam Sensor, thus saving me the Mechanic's outrageous costs.
If you can provide an answer, this is something I need to fix right away, as the hot weather is hitting now. (Tired of having to pour water on sensor to cool it down, after stopping in stop 'n' go traffic!)
#27 of 118 Re: 2001 Tracker just began problem of spurtering-&-stopping when hot... [s [lawaimike]
Apr 30, 2008 (8:43 am)
Hey just got your message. I took the easy way out and had the dealership to replace the cam sensor and another part. They kept telling me nothing was wrong and of course i kept insisting that they drive it. TO my luck my car messed up on them.
If you want email me at justrinajoyahoo.com and I can locate my sheet that the dealership did on my car and give you more information.
#28 of 118 Re: Engine won't start [vtfarmboy]
May 07, 2008 (9:37 pm)
okay my tracker wont start went to the movies in jan. came back out it started and cut right of never to start again. when i crank it turns over but dose not fire up. one mechanic said it was the crank sensor which is located near the cranck shaft and he would have to move the engine or tansmission to get to it. another one said it is the cam sensor. which could it be please help.
#29 of 118 Re: 2001 Tracker just began problem of spurtering-&-stopping when hot... [trinajo]
Jun 09, 2008 (7:41 am)
Thanks for the reply, sorry to take so long in answering. I haven't checked in for awhile.
Anyway, still having the problem with the cam sensor...
On real hot days, like now, it quits on me. I pour water over the cam sensor and cool it down, then it starts right up and I continue my trip.
I really need to get answers to my questions in my previous post. I have to fix it myself, or find a inexpensive mechanic to do it. ( a Joke :>) )
Any help and info will be appreciated.
#30 of 118 Re: Engine won't start [jeanlward]
Jun 09, 2008 (7:47 am)
I'm having problems with my cam sensor also, so I would check that out first.
(The least expensive of two evils!!!)
Also, have the spark plug coils checked out, I had them mess up on mine.
I'm not sure that is what they are called, but they are located above each spark plug and supply the spark to the plugs. (one for each plug.)
Pulling the engine/trans apart would be a last resort.
#31 of 118 Engine hard to start when hot, stalls when idling
Jun 12, 2008 (8:55 am)
I thought I would put in my 2 cents. I have a 2001 Tracker 2.0L with around 60k miles and I have been having the same trouble (Engine hard to start when hot and stalls when idling too long). My car has been in the shop since Monday (today is Thursday). It was tough for the mechanic to troubleshoot, but he seems confident that it is the camshaft sensor assembly. Sounds like it is going to cost me a little over $500 for parts and labor. Maybe I'm getting ripped off, but I couldn't figure out what was wrong. I didn't find this forum until he told me it might be the camshaft sensor assembly.
#32 of 118 Re: Engine hard to start when hot, stalls when idling [kylborn]
Jun 12, 2008 (9:18 am)
I have my car fix for about a month let me pull out what they did .. one of them was a cam sensor and there was something else that went wrong.. I will try to get back on the chat board to tell you what they did to fix my car.
#34 of 118 1998 chevrolet tracker tries to start.....will not start
Jun 14, 2008 (3:10 pm)
This is my first post. I have a 1998 chevrolet tracker that has 127,890 miles, 16 valve,1.6 liter engine. ran good until one day my daughter drove it to the minute mart, she got back in to start it, would not start.
I went and got the car and brought it to the house. I checked the fuel line including the fuel filter....all OK. I checked the timing and replaced the timing belt(wore out). checked the spark on spark plugs...yellow spark, it tries to start when I try and hold the peddle half way, pushing the peddle to the floor floods it. I also checked vacu hoses and nothing seems out of place. Thank you in advance.