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#80 of 131 Re: 2000 chevy tracker [bige777]
Nov 30, 2009 (4:13 pm)
Well I replace my air filter every other oil change. Did you recently change the camshaft sensor or crank sensor? If the timing is a little off from replacing either sensor can cause extra fuel consumption. If thats not the case I would be checking the oxygen sensors as well, they can cause increased fuel consumption as well. Another thing to look at too is the type of fuel you are using, gas stations are using more and more of ethinol in there fuel which doesnt get as good of fuel milage out of it. There is one gas station here where I live I try to stay away from can make as much as 3 to 5 miles per gallon difference in my tracker, just for that reason.
#81 of 131 intermittent cold start intake cover blown off
Jan 09, 2010 (4:54 pm)
My 1999 4WD 2DR 2.0L tracker generally runs fine. Though when it drops below 20 degrees it will intermittently have trouble cold starting. Once it gets in this mode it is hard to get back to normal operation.
When it tries to start, it willl just barely cough & sputter for about 1/2 second. I've added drygas deicer, to no help & tried a few blasts of starting spray. Good strong battery and cranking.
But what is disturbing is that about every 5th try I get a severe backfire that ocassionally blows off the air filter cover (knocks the spring clips loose).
If I do manage to get it started, it clears its throat & runs fine for days or weeks.
Also, I noted every time I have this trouble the gas tank is near 100% full.
#82 of 131 Re: intermittent cold start intake cover blown off [mywayhiway]
Jan 10, 2010 (7:23 am)
Check the timing, the backfire is a good indication that the timing may be a little off. The computer will adjust itself on timing to a certain point but if the timing gets a little off outside of its parameters it may cause problems. Also you may want to check out your timing belt for wear or missing teeth. From your message I take it there is no engine light? Hope this helps.
#83 of 131 1998 chevrolet tracker 1.6l 16v 2door automatic some times engine stops
Jan 15, 2010 (1:05 pm)
engine starts but some times later (twice a day) it stops but runs imediately. few days ago I installed new air filter (the old one was very durty). what is the reason, how u think. thanks.
#84 of 131 Re: 1998 chevrolet tracker 1.6l 16v 2door automatic some times engine stops [manaxrisula]
Jan 15, 2010 (1:28 pm)
I forgot to say that engine stops when I stop the car by brake and it is in D. and rounds on engine decrise and it stops
#85 of 131 Re: 1998 chevrolet tracker 1.6l 16v 2door automatic some times engine stops [manaxrisula]
Jan 15, 2010 (4:52 pm)
I have a 2003 chevy tracker with a v-6 that had the same problem, started out stalling and restarting right away then progressed to stalling and not starting for 30 minutes or better. No engine light and mechanics couldnt find the problem, did some research and found out that the camshaft position sensor would missread time and cause the engine to stall, I replaced it and no problem since. Hope this helps!
#86 of 131 starting problem
Feb 08, 2010 (11:18 am)
1996 Tracker will only start when the park or headlights are on. Once started, stalls if I turn the lights off.
#87 of 131 stall problem after vehicle gets hot
Feb 11, 2010 (11:40 am)
I have a 1996 Tracker 127,000 miles on it, 4cy 1.6 engine.
The vehicle starts up everytime on first start up no matter how hot or cold it never fails me. however, after driving it for awhile and engine is hot, it will want to stall or does stall out ,but starts right back up again, sometimes you will have to flutter gas petal to keep running, but once running it runs great no stutter or sputtering, just wants to stall or does,, any help would be greatly appriciated!! Thanks!
#88 of 131 Cam Shaft Sensor
Mar 30, 2010 (6:27 am)
This is the answer to car stalling after running for a while...My daughter broke down at the Mall, Bank and even on I-95 on her way home from Va. to NJ. Get this replaced and you will be fine...no problems in 2 years and I found the answer here where no dealer could help
Sep 28, 2011 (12:06 pm)
hello to any and all mechanical experts!
i absolutely am in desperate need to fix my ****** tracker as it brings me to and from work (i travel across ontario, so you see how important my pos is)
i have read millions of threads on here about cam sensors overheating and have the same problem. i have already replaced this sensor, as well as fixed the fuel filter, changed the spark plugs and have spoken to a mechanic at a shop. there have been no solutions so far. right now, my boyfriend has my windshield washer resevoir hose ziptied to the top of my camshaft sensor so when it starts to act up in traffic (or anywhere for that matter) i can quickly stop it from dying on me. i know this is not the "mechanically proper way" of fixing this issue, and i cant keep leaving pee stains everywhere i go. PLEASE HELP. someone, anyone, give me some ideas. WHY IS MY CAMSHAFT SENSOR OVERHEATING?! ??!?!?!?!?!
i am ready to pull my hair out, and my boyfriend is losing hair as i type. I HATE THIS PROBLEM AND IT NEEDS TO STOP FOR GOOD. any suggestions????