About Chevrolet Tracker
Fighting for the American light truck market, Chevrolet Tracker was produced by a Japanese multinational corporation Suzuki Motor Corporation from 1989 to 1990 and an independently incorporated joint venture of automobile manufacturing CAMI Automotive (Canadian Automotive Manufacturing Inc.) from 1991 to 2004 as a mini and compact Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). Although appearing as an SUV, the Tracker was actually certified as a light truck and was sold under an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's brand Chevrolet in United States and Canada. But after being manufactured through two generations, the Tracker was replaced by Pontiac Aztek, Chevrolet Equinox and Saturn Vue in these two markets.
The first-generation Chevrolet Tracker was produced from 1989 to 1998 along with its almost identical twin the domestic-built Suzuki Sidekick. It was also called as Geo Tracker in some markets. It came in base convertible, base 2-door hardtop and LSi hardtop. During this generation, the Tracker was powered by a 1.6 L inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 80 hp and this engine with power increased to 96 hp. And engines sent power through 5-speed manual, 3-speed and 4-speed automatic transmissions. The more recent Tracker arrived in the North American market in 1999 and was also called as Suzuki Vitara. Back then, Tracker got power from 1.6 L I4, 2.0 L I4 with output of 130 hp and 2.5 L I4 rated at 155 horsepower. Power was sent through 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission.
Chevrolet Tracker Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Boasting impressive off-road capabilities and towing capacity, Chevy Tracker is a solid choice for family-used light truck. But in view of harsh working environment the Tracker faces with, you had better know about these common problems on it in advance:
First, engine failure becomes the top horrible issue for Chevrolet Tracker drivers. Since this problem is often the omen indicating the vehicle is on the verge of breaking down, the sooner you solve it, the better it will do to the Tracker. Normally, this issue starts with knocking, rattling sound from the engine, burning oil smell filling the compartment, and leaking oil and coolant on the ground. Then the engine stays at a high operation temperature and it runs roughly. Then the engine performs worse so that it may lose power while acceleration and have bad gas mileage. Once the Check Engine Light and Low Coolant Light are lit, please inspect the Tracker timing cover, throttle cable, crankshaft gear, exhaust manifold, spark plug, radiator and timing cover gasket immediately.
Second, transmission and suspension failures on Chevrolet Tracker are hard for drivers to distinguish as both of them could cause strange sounds such as grinding or roaring noises from underneath the vehicle. But in fact, if you are more careful, you will find the uneven and excessive tire wear is caused by these sounds, furthermore, the vehicle will tilt to one side, and you find hard to control the vehicle due to intense vibration, unintentionally steering and loose steering wheel, all these are caused by Tracker front cross-member, coil springs, wheel bearing and sway bar link in suspension system. As for transmission failure, you are advised to focus on the working condition of Tracker shift cable, slip yoke, and shift linkage boot.
However, taking preventative measures in your Chevrolet Tracker is the right and effective way to keep you away from unexpected dangerous situations. Therefore, performing routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts becomes an important job. In your Tracker, you need to pay more attention to those critical but work under harsh working environment, such as seat belt, wheel cover, door handle, emblem, door lock and electrical parts including ignition lock cylinder, ignition lock assembly, door lock cylinder, and vehicle speed sensor and so on, all of them should be on your routine maintenance list.
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