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#90 of 521 Re: 2002 Chevy Tracker electrical problems [robin338]
Feb 28, 2011 (11:44 am)
Sounds like I have the same problem.
This has stumped more than a few mechanics already. I'm sure the solution is something simple, but nobody can find it.
I've got a 2001 Chevy Tracker (aka Vitara). 2.0L, automatic, A/C, power everything.
Occasionally the interior fan and running lights will stay on, even after I have shut off the vehicle and removed the key.
This only happens during extended periods of really wet weather. It is sporadic and not predictable. Often the interior fan and running lights will come on hours after I have parked the vehicle. The lights seem to be triggered by the night sensor on the dash, because they won't come on by themselves during the day. This results in a dead battery when I try to start the truck in the morning. I have resorted to disconnecting the battery when I park.
This is a problem I need to resolve because I would like to give the Tracker to my wife to drive our daughter around. I don't want to give them a vehicle that is likely to leave them stranded.
#92 of 521 2004 Tracker Powers Down
Apr 10, 2011 (12:16 pm)
The first time this happened, the dash lights, radio light and headlights dimmed then went black. All the power went out in the matter of 1 to 2 minutes. The emergency flashers worked for about 4-5 minutes then went out. The ignition would not do anything, no power what so ever when the key was moved to the start position. The vehicle started after about 1 ½ hours of sitting.
The second time this happened, the dash lights, radio light and headlights dimmed then went black. All the power went out in the matter of 1 to 2 minutes. The emergency flashers worked for about 4-5 minutes then went out. The ignition would not do anything, no power what so ever when the key was moved to the start position. The tow truck had to hook it up to the battery to move transmission from park into neutral. The vehicle did not start even after 4 hours of sitting. The Dealership checked the alternator and battery both checked good and scanned for problems it came back with no error codes, and could not duplicate the problem. Said they did not know what else to do.
Anyone seen this one?
#93 of 521 Re: 2004 Tracker Powers Down [2trackers]
Apr 28, 2011 (2:08 am)
for info to others further checking by another dealership revealed diminishing output from the alternator the longer the car ran, bench test confirmed failed components. resolution replaced alternator.
#94 of 521 Re: 2004 Tracker Powers Down [2trackers]
Aug 06, 2012 (6:04 pm)
I have the same problem, how do you resolve this?
#95 of 521 electrical or switch problem
Oct 23, 2012 (5:29 am)
I have a 2001 tracker and I go to turn on heater and I have to play with the switch bar (move it back and forth until air goes on and only works when fan is set at high level) to get the air to run for heat or defroster. HELP winter is coming and I need to know my defroster will work! Thanks
#97 of 521 Chevrolet Tracker: Problems and Solutions
Jul 13, 2006 (12:01 pm)
Let's talk about them here!
Jul 13, 2006 (4:00 pm)
my air conditioner doesnt work. ive read where this is common with trackers. my tracker is a 1999. i tried to refill the r-134a and it just popps the 25A fuse. i was wondering what is the part thats failing andwhat costs have you members ran into in fixing this problem. If its too pricy i might not get it fixed as the retail on this car is pretty low as it is..
#99 of 521 1998 Tracker Trouble code : Torque Converter Open Circuit
Jul 14, 2006 (12:00 pm)
Anyone get this problem? My coworker cannot pass NY State inspection.
Suppsedly it's a solenoid or wire.