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#214 of 521 brakes go to the floor
Jan 17, 2009 (3:26 pm)
I have a 2000 chevy tracker 2.0L 4x4, the brakes are soft and go all the way to the floor when I push on them hard. I have replaced the pads and shoes, bled the brakes, can find no signs of leakage anywhere, not low on brake fluid. Anyone know if the power brake booster could cause this? I would think that if the booster were bad it would just feel like manual brakes but am running out of options! Don't want to start replacing $200 parts just hoping it might fix the problem. Thanks
#215 of 521 Re: brakes go to the floor [mylesptt]
Jan 18, 2009 (3:10 am)
Here are a couple suggestions.(1) Look close where the master cylinder bolts to the booster. If there is any sign of leakage of brake fluid on the surface of the booster usually at the bottom where the master cylinder bolts to the booster, then your master brake cylinder is going bad. You won't see it in the fluid level change. I had this happen on my 2004 tracker. Soft pedal feel. (2). On these back brakes, I've noticed that if you have to readjust them, there needs to be a slight drag on the drum to shoe to get effective braking action. It's also possible that your self adjuster is rusted shut. Either lubricate or replace. When taking off the back drum, look to see if there is a rust built up on the drum edge . If so then this needs to be ground flush with the braking surface or the whole drum put on a brake lathe and turned down. This will enable proper seeting of shoe to drum. Also look close at your brake cylinders in the back to see if there is any brake fluid on their surface. I had one chevy with a rear leaky cylinder, but the dash brake light never came on. If you can see the brake lines underneath makes sure there are no signs of leakage. If all this checks out then you'll be into a vacuum booster replacement. In all the GMs and Fords (mistake) I've had , I never had a booster go bad. Good luck!
#216 of 521 bench testing the EGR valve
Jun 04, 2009 (9:10 am)
Does anyone know how to bench test the EGR valve from my 2002 V6?
#217 of 521 2000 ECM installation help
Jul 02, 2009 (4:33 pm)
I have a 2000 chevy tracker, 2.0 4 wheel drive. The 4 wheel drive has stopped working and the guy at the chevy garage said that it is the ECM that is causing it. I have found a used ECM, but one mechanic said that used ECM's dont work while another said that it would but it would have to be reprogramed by the Chevy dealership. Can anyone help me.
#218 of 521 Re: Service Engine Soon Light [chull]
Jul 24, 2009 (7:39 pm)
I have the same issue with my 2001 Chevy Tracker 2.0 liter. Check Engine Soon light on most of the time.
Can some give the actual part name for this "pig tail valve"? Tracking it down with this type of name does not make it easy.
Thanks, Bill Colwell
#219 of 521 Front End noise
Jul 30, 2009 (8:21 am)
I have a 2003 Tracker ZR2 4x4 auto 6 cyl with 47k miles. When I put the vehicle in gear, I hear what seems to come from the transmissions a noise just like a baseball card makes in a bicycle tire. No noticeable difference in driving, just that noise. Anyone know what that may be??
#220 of 521 another air conditioner failure
Aug 14, 2009 (4:46 pm)
i have had (2) chevy trackers 1999 2door soft top and a 2004 4 door ZR2 (v6) Both trackers had the air conditioners fail. if you look up past posts on this subject you will see tracker are not rare for this problem. well im NOT paying to get it fixed. one day it worked the next it didnt. fuses were all checked. followed all the recommendations of past posts. you can hear it running turning on and off. since this is NOT my first time having this failure i already know what it is. i recognize the signs from last time. I will not be getting a 3rd tracker. even when the ac worked it was never anything to brag about. other than that its been a good little suv. monday i get my Accord v6. btw resale was sad to say the least.
#221 of 521 Chevy Tracker Value
Aug 16, 2009 (3:02 pm)
Whilst built by Suzuki, I have little faith in this 2001 vehicle. My problems have stemmed about a bent standard transmission shift plate that cost me $1800 even though under warantee, a replaced rear axle and pinion gear due to faulty operation, a new A/C compressor due to faulty clutch ($1000 CAD), and now I am getting very loud gear whine again - think it's ready for another axle (perhaps front) and pinion gear (~$1600 CAD) . This is all within 128,000 KMS (76,000 MI). Need to keep it one more year to pay off debts but my next car is a COROLLA !
#222 of 521 2000 4wd timing belt question?
Aug 30, 2009 (3:53 am)
I noticed a blog on this issue has been posted previously with no response. I am a new member and new owner of 2000 tracker. Already had a major oil leak from rear seal. My question is about the timing chain. How do you know if it has been replaced? (without doing a carfax that is not free as they advertise)The front of the motor has what looks like some type of black sealant. Is this a sign that it has been replaced? It is running fine, so far, but I am so worried about the damage the timing chain can cause. It has 176,000, high mileage, so I hope it has been replaced. If anyone has any suggestions to keep it running good please let me know ASAP. I am a teacher with only one income in my family and I don't have extra cash to fix major problems but must have transportation. Please, anyone with knowledge and experience with a tracker respond with any and all info that might help me keep it running. I have read all 125 post so any new info would be great.
Thanks in advance!!
#223 of 521 Re: 1998 tracker, front oil pan leaking??? [tripster]
Aug 30, 2009 (4:10 am)
Could be the rear seal. Took my mechanic a week to figure out where the oil leak was coming from. It is on the back of the motor. I have a 2000 4wd.
I don't know anything about cars but what I have experienced, but hope this info. helps. Ronda