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#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.
#73 of 131 Re: Engine dies. Won't restart. [allesfixer]
Oct 13, 2009 (4:09 pm)
I bet you have a bad camshaft position sensor. This seems to be a VERY common issue with these 2.0 trackers and suzukis. The next time it gets hot, try pouring some water on the sensor to cool it down. The sensor is located on the driver's side ( in the engine compartment) mounted directly to the back of the cylinder head. It is a big aluminum piece with a black pick-up sensor mounted to it. If you read more on this website, you'll find out some more about this problem. Mine done it and all you have to do is figure out a way to keep that sensor cool, and the problems are gone. Some people have replaced the sensors, but once the new one gets hot, it does the same thing again.
#74 of 131 chevy tracker won't start
Oct 31, 2009 (1:19 pm)
I have a 1998 chevy tracker. It won't start for crap. It almost starts, sounds like it's wants gas. I just changed the fuel filter, and same result. No starting. Could it be the fuel pump:? Please anyone if you can give me some info that would be great. I don't want to take it to a mechanic, too expensive, unless I have to. Sounds like I may have to.
#75 of 131 03 Chevy Tracker Stalling Problems
Nov 23, 2009 (4:53 pm)
About a month ago my Tracker started stalling on me, at first it would start right away but gradually got to the point it would have to sit for at least 30 minutes before it would restart. I took it to the Chevy dealer, they had it for 3 days and couldnt figure out what was wrong, no engine codes were present. I did some research on it and found this site and learned about the cam position sensor. After learning that the sensor getting too hot it would fail I tried running some tests of my own on the vehical with interesting results. Trying to get the truck to fail on its own without taking it out of town seemed impossible, so I let it reach full running temp in the driveway and set a hair dryer right onto the sensor to simulate the extra heat from the engine while driving, after about an hour it failed, and wouldnt restart. Let it sit for awhile (about 45 minutes) and it restarted. I did some searching for the part which I found that most part stores in this area cant even order the part, I found two places that could order it, Napa and Autozone. I found something interesting at Napa, turns out there is a part called a Crankshaft Sensor/Camshaft Syncronizer. Its the same part for just over half the price, I bought it for $264.00 I changed it myself, about a 10 minute job. Napa told me to mark the old sensor with a marker and transfere it to the new part for reinstallation the computer will time itself as long as its close, I wouldnt totally recommend this, use a mark to get it close to where the old one was but use a timing light to time it right, just a few degrees off time can cause a misfire and cause damage to the emission system. Because the 2.5L V6 has no ignition wires it made it a trick to hook up a timing light, but by using a Craftsman timing light and attaching the ignition pickup on the wire harness right tight to the #1 ignition coil over the spark plug did allow the timing light to work. On the 2.5L the timing was 5' +TDC you are allowed 2 degree's +or- by the books but I suggest getting it as close as possible to 5 degree's, which will prevent the spark advance from causing a misfire at higher rpm's. As a prevenative measure for a future failure I installed a inline 12V DC air blower and mounted it to the driver side fender well with flexable plastic hose, directed right onto the top of the sensor blowing air downward to disapate heat down the firewall and under the vehical. I wired it into switched power. Cost about $50.00 to install. Cause of the remote location of the sensor it cannot get proper air flow to keep the sensor from overheating. It has been running excellent ever since.
Nov 24, 2009 (8:50 am)
that was the problem with my 03 tracker replaced the sensor have not had a problem since.