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2000 Chevrolet Tracker Recomendations

I am in the process of 'fixing up' a 2000 4x4, 4 door, 2.0, automatic, Tracker. The vehicle is in relatively great shape, but sat for close to a year in someones driveway because they didnot have the money for the plates (I known the person for years and vaguely know the vehicle).

Vehicle has 51k miles on it and I have done the folowing.

New tires, uped to 235 75 15
Changed transmition fluid and filter
Changed engine oil and filter
Changed both belts (small fan and larger accessories belts)
Minor body work
Checked both diferential fluids and levels (both are clean and full)
Checked all breaks (good meat on all of them)
Checked CV joints boots, all good shape with no sign of deteriation
Charge AC (not yet, but scheduled to be done shortly, blows cool, but not cold)

I would like to know what other out there might recomend on this particular vehicle.

I see the vehicle has a fan clutch and an electric fan. I personally donot like fan clutches and in the past replaced them with direct connect standoffs. What is the failure rate of these clutches. Should I give it a thought?

Outside of cleaning the spark plugs, should I consider replaceing them at this point. Kind of a cheap solution, guess I am wanting to know if I should bother.

Again, I am looking for pointers. This vehicle will be used in the desert areas of Texas and NM for week long camping trips, so I am looking for practicality and reliability.

Many thanks....

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  • michaelrhans Jan 31, 2009

    You are correct. No I havenot dropped the fuel tank, but I did replace the fuel filter, just forgot to add that to the list. I will stick my head under there today while it is on blocks still and see what is involved in removing the gas tank.


  • michaelrhans Jan 31, 2009

    Parking break seems to be working fine, but I do have a can of wd40 here and I will be under there so no reason not to ensure a longer life span to the cable.

    List out what you think. I have been doing a buch of little things that I havent mentioned, but you may hit on something I might not have thought of.

    For instance:

    I picked up a couple of cans of rubber spray on and I plan on coating the underside, firewall, fender wells and possible inside of the doors to kill road noise. I also had used lithium spray on all the door hinges and latch mechanisms. etc....

    Other ideas are very welcome.....

    Thanks again...

  • michaelrhans Feb 14, 2009

    spyder91....the 235s fit fine with the exception of very sharp turning. They rub on the frame on the back side. I am planning on jacking the thing up pulling the front wheels off and looking at the hub to see what acts as the default stop for the turning radius and seeing if there is a reasonable way of shimming it. If not and in the mean time, I will have to watch my hair pin turns. :-)

    If I were you, unless you really wanted that little extra clearance, I would stick with 225.

    I will insert a picture here when I get a chance.

  • michaelrhans Feb 14, 2009

    Here is the Tracker with the 235s.


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Make sure you lube the outside door handles. They bind up over time and then crack.

How did the 235 tires fit?
I've been thinking about trying a larger set but didn't think a set larger than 215 would fit.

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If it's possible (not sure if you have run the vehicle already) you may want to drop the tank and drain the gas out of it as it's probably gummed up from sitting so long. change the fuel filter as well.


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    Roberta Smith Jan 31, 2009

    should be just a couple straps hold it in... while you are under there and having a look around... might not hurt to have a can of WD40 for the emergency brake cable. Low km on so you've got yourself quite a vehicle there as mechanically it should be in great shape still... other suggestions would be too just check for vehicle recalls to see if anything stands out. changing plugs shouldn't really be an issue but check over the plug wires for any cracking.

    Lots of other little things i could add but you get the idea... please rate this solution as well ... thanks


  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Feb 14, 2009

    Nice truck.... i used to use roofing tar for undercoating... need to thin it out abit ... and make sure it's just the underside of the body that you apply it to. stinks abit at first but that goes away.



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