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#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
#224 of 521 2002 5-door tracker, with broken suspension rod??
Sep 02, 2009 (4:42 am)
I have a 2002 5-door tracker, 4x4 6 cyl. A few weeks ago, something sounded like it broke, and now everytime I hit a hard bump, or take too sharp of a turn there is a kind of bang coming from underneath the truck. I had two people look at it, the first one said that they couldn't find anything wrong with it, and the second said it was the suspension rod? I have been trying to look up this part, and I have found nothing called that. If someone could please help me, Please email me hnrigard0514yahoo.com. Thanks! -HollyNicole
#225 of 521 Re: 2002 5-door tracker, with broken suspension rod?? [hnrigard]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 03, 2009 (11:16 pm)
Please don't ask for "personal" help via email. We all benefit when a problem is discussed on the open forum. Thanks.
#226 of 521 Re: 2002 5-door tracker, with broken suspension rod?? [hnrigard]
Sep 04, 2009 (2:37 pm)
I had a similar problem with my 2000 tracker recently. It turned out that the sway bar link had detached from the socket on one side, which meant it wasn't holding tight and the link parts had become oval. It required replacement of the 2 front sway bar links, which luckily they were able to source as refurbs for me. Still $103 each (Cdn) but not as bad as it could have been. I was told this was quite a dangerous condition though, so you may want to have it checked out.
#227 of 521 Re: 2002 5-door tracker, with broken suspension rod?? [hnrigard]
Sep 07, 2009 (8:46 am)
It could possibly be one of the ball/socket links for the sway bar in the front suspension. I have experienced a similar symptom twice when the joint did not actually come apart at first but eventually did and had to be replaced. About 5 months later it happened on the opposite side as well.
#228 of 521 Re: 2002 5-door tracker, with broken suspension rod?? [chantl01]
Sep 07, 2009 (8:52 am)
Was that $103/per side labour included?; because I bought the links for $30 CDN /each here in Ontario. I did the install myself; very straightfoward.
#229 of 521 Re: 2002 5-door tracker, with broken suspension rod?? [donram]
Sep 21, 2009 (4:58 pm)
To donram post #132,where in Ontario did you get these parts for $30.00.l paid $93.00 a piece for mine.Also where is a good place to get rear drums?thanks ,floody2.
Sep 23, 2009 (6:52 pm)
My husband and I have a 2004 Tracker with the 2.5L engine. Like many others on here, we noticed a ticking noise coming from the motor and thought it to be the timing chains. However, about 2 days after we were told it was the chains, we threw a rod and ended up having to replace to whole motor. We just completed installation today. After getting everything put back together and all fluids into the motor, we tried to start it..it fired right up. Running better than ever, so we decided to take it for a test drive and we can't go anywhere. It will go into park and neutral but when it is put into any other gear(drive, reverse, ect..) it just sits there. Unless of course we are sitting on a hill. Does anyone have an idea as to what it might be? We thought it could be the torque converter isn't properly aligned but aren't sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated.