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#139 of 521 Re: Does the timing belt on my 03 Chevy Tracker require replacement? [wme1221]
Jun 27, 2007 (8:06 am)
Just talking from my experience ...
The "engine accessory drive belt" is the External belt on the engine that drives the A/C compressor, alternator and the the power steering/brake pumps.
It should be checked for cracks/wear and changed if it's not in good shape. (Can leave you stranded out on the road if it breaks!)
The timing belt I talked about is inside the engine (internal)and runs from the crankshaft up to drive the camshafts and thus synchronizes the timing.
These are actually chains, like a bicycle chain, only much heaverier duty. There is two chains, the lower one from the crank to the cam gears; then one that connects the cam gears to the other chain's gear.
On my 2001 2.0 L engine, it broke at 207,000 miles.
But, don't let it go until it breaks!
It bent all the valves in the engine when it broke because it was out of sync when the pistons came up to close. There is no room in the cylinder to clear the valves at top dead center.
I found a low miles used engine in a junk yard and am back on the road again (213,000 + and climbing!)
On the A/C... my compressor broke and locked up. (Ran low on freon/oil without any warning. Without oil, it breaks!)
I replaced the compressor. It ran for awhile, then the expansion valve stopped working.
Long story short.. after a compressor locks up, it puts contaminants throughout the system. If it isn't flushed out thoroughly, it will continue to break down.
I found out the hard way, mine is still broken ... can't afford to replace the compressor again at $750 a shot!
On the electric window problem... where are the fuses located for the windows?
I have the right rear window not working and I'm not sure where to look for the fuses?
Hope this is of some help.
#140 of 521 Service Engine Soon Light
Jul 02, 2007 (6:23 pm)
Service Engine Soon light has been on a week now. Autozone got a PCM code of P0430. They say it points to "catalyt efficiency low - bank #2"
They wanted to sell me 2 oxygen sensors, but I'm not sure about that. TWO QUESTIONS:
1. Has anyone dealt with this situation?
2. Can you visually examine the O2 sensor for damage, or is it all internal, and if so, where are they located?
#141 of 521 lower control arm
Jul 16, 2007 (9:07 pm)
Just found out I need to replace the left lower ball joint which is integral with the lower control arm. I also need both inner tie rods. It sounds fairly involved to replace. I think I will leave it to my front end mechanic. Control arm thru Chevy $450, thru gmpartsdirect.com $325. Anyone have any experience dealing with these problems on a '01 2.0L?
#142 of 521 1998 tracker, front oil pan leaking???
Jul 19, 2007 (6:45 am)
I replaced my oil pan gasket thinking it was leaking in the front around the crank sensor, It did not fix it. Then I pulled the front timing cover thinking it may be the Crank shaft seal and it looks nice and dry. Does anyone have any sugestions where this oil can be comming from?
I would think it would be east to find.
#143 of 521 2000 Tracker
Aug 10, 2007 (4:37 am)
Does anyone know why the air bag light would come on in my 2000 tracker??
#144 of 521 Valve Adjust on 1998 GEO W/1.6 16 valve engine
Aug 23, 2007 (9:31 am)
The manual says that a special tool is needed for this. Also says that tool can be bought at parts store.
I have called parts stores and even dealer. They know of no tool for this. What is involved in adjusting the 16 valve heads??
I haven't gotten to it yet but will soon. Havent found anything here either.
email any info to jamesv80comcast.net
#145 of 521 Re: door parts [arkainzeye]
Aug 23, 2007 (11:49 pm)
I had the same problem I bought a new inside door handle on ebay for $9.99 and $8.00 shipping it fit perfectly. Hope this helps.
#146 of 521 Replacing Spark Plugs on my Tracker
Aug 24, 2007 (12:02 am)
Does anyone know how to change the spark plugs on a 2000 Tracker with a 2.0 4 cylinder? It looks as if I have to remove the electrical part on top of each plug in the valve cover.... I think these are coils! I'm afraid I may damage these trying to remove them to get to the plugs. Any help would be appreciated!
#147 of 521 Needed,, The clear plastic cover for my cluster panel
Aug 24, 2007 (5:11 am)
I have a 98 Tracker with 5 speed (cluster panel has Tech) and I need the clear cover for a dash cluster. Can anyone help, and point me to where I might find one?
#148 of 521 Re: Replacing Spark Plugs on my Tracker [bigevil976]
Aug 24, 2007 (6:26 am)
you need a 8mm socket to remove the bolt that holds each coil to the spark plug. Unplug the wiring harness from the coil pack. Do one plug at a time that way you cant get the firing order messed up.. Its very easy, i did it on my 99 tracker twice. I have yet to do a sparkplug change on my 04 V-6 tracker. That should be expensive for me. If i was you i would install Good sparkplug. Either from bosch or NGK. I feel one of the best is NGK as they come OEM on many metric cars and motorcycles..