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#63 of 131 2003 Chevy Tracker Troubles
Jul 16, 2009 (1:05 pm)
I purchased a 2003 Tracker and after having it 3 days I drove 30 miles with AC off filled the tank drove home 30 miles with AC on got in the driveway shut off car, maybe five minutes got back in, car would not start acted like it was out of gas. Waited about 15 minutes got in it started no problem. Took the car in to mechanic not throwing any codes mechanic could not recreate (dont think he really tried). Second time drove 30 some miles again AC off,on way home AC on got back into town another 30 miles filled up the tank within minutes the car was coughing like it was out of gas had to push it four block to get it home. Again after it cooled started no problem. Second trip to mechanic still not throwing code. Changed fuel filter put some fuel cleaner in. Said that would fix it. (Myself thinking nahuh) Third time. Drove it approximatley 10 miles with AC on shut it off went to start it up wouldnt start just like it was out of gas. Finally got it cooled and started made it almost home and started coughing like out off gas again. Cough, Die, ect. Mechanic now says it is the catalytic converter. Well I read online that a clogged converter is a symptom not the actual cause and if we dont fix the underlying cause it will just happen again. Any suggestions? It has already gotten expensive considering this is a new used car to me but Id rather just take care of it all now instead of every weeking taking it in again for more $s I dont have. I would appreciate any help! Thanks! Sharon
#64 of 131 Re: 2003 Chevy Tracker Troubles [xcaligurl]
Jul 16, 2009 (4:09 pm)
It sounds like you are having the same problem. Everything I have read seems to indicate the problem is with the cam sensor. They are saying the cost runs from $30 to $500
#65 of 131 Re: 2003 Chevy Tracker Troubles [xcaligurl]
Jul 22, 2009 (6:15 am)
Ever since we replaced the cam-sensor she has not had any problems. It has nothing to do with AC or Catalytic converter. The job cost us under $275 if I remember, and no more problems. They are dependable cars and she makes short runs around town and back and forth from VA to NJ. With peace of mind driving. The cam-sensor was the answer and after going to "3" dealerships...I found the answer here. Good Luck
#66 of 131 Re: 2003 Chevy Tracker Troubles [scot223]
Jul 22, 2009 (7:35 am)
thank you xcaligurl i will try it
#67 of 131 Re: 2003 Chevy Tracker Troubles
Jul 24, 2009 (7:06 am)
Thank you both for your responses. After dealing with the mechanic that was going to rip me off I called around and took it to some else. Within the hour they told me the cam sensor which is going to run like 450 with Labor and once they fixed that they did indeed say I need new converters. Not really so bad when you find out the EPA passed a law in 96 that states if your Cat converter goes out and the vehicle is less then 8 years or 80,000 miles it is covered under warranty. >>:O~) You just take it into a chevy dealer. So needless to say I am almost a happy camper. Just a few more days and I will have my car back! Thanks again!
#68 of 131 Re: 2000 Tracker will stall/not start when hot [tim54]
Jul 27, 2009 (1:56 pm)
My 2001 2.0 Tracker had the same problem. Ordered a new Cam Position Sensor. Problem solved. Same exact symptoms as you describe. Be careful when you pull the old one. You will have to set the timing on the new one! Good Luck.
#69 of 131 stalls after I start it unless i keep foot on pedal
Aug 22, 2009 (6:28 pm)
I have a 1996 Tracker. It stalls, not all the time, right after I start it. Must ride gas pedal to keep up rpm's or it will stall. Then sometimes it maintains about 600 rpm's but not often. There is no fast idle when cold , runs at low rpms all the time at idle and at drive
anyone know what this could be?
#70 of 131 Re: stalls after I start it unless i keep foot on pedal [rep5858]
Aug 24, 2009 (8:51 am)
Could be the 02? Most mechanics will hook it up diagnostic for a minimal fee. The problem with mine wasit was not spitting codes.
#71 of 131 1998 Chevy Tracker Issues
Sep 16, 2009 (10:28 am)
I recently took a 98' Tracker off of my fathers hands. He has never had a problem with it other than a minor oil leak. I take it over, it runs great, but as soon as I come to a stop it doesn't go. I push the gas pedal and nothing. I have to wait a minute or so until it kicks back in. Anybody know what is causing this? Please let me know. Greatly appreciate all the feed back. Thanks.
#72 of 131 Re: 1998 Chevy Tracker Issues [utefan76]
Sep 17, 2009 (3:27 pm)
I had the same problem. Some one on this forum suggested the Cam Positioning Sensor. I changed it and I have not had a problem since.