Question about Geo Tracker

1 Answer

My car was running great. i ran over something off road that made the exaust leak near the motor. i continued to drive it . then it began to run low in water and if i didnt keep a close eye on it, it would over heat .then the water pump went bad i replaced it. now it runs real slugish when i first start it and it uses about a liter of water in 100 miles. any sugjestions ? please help thanks

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 77 Answers

Exhaust and coolant problems are two separate things. It's possible the donut that connects your exhaust manifold to the pipe came loose or the exhaust manifold or pipe has a hole from rust. You obviously still have a coolant leak somewhere. Start the engine and look under the car to see if you can see coolant dripping. It's either coming from one of your hoses, thermostat, water pump or coolant lines that run from your radiator to your transmission (if you have an automatic). There's a good chances are if it's still leaking the new water pump may not have been installed correctly. Also check your oil to make sure it's not milky white. That means your oil is mixing with the coolant from a blown head gasket. That can happen if the engine overheats severely. Head gasket repair is very expensive.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

What would cause a a 2006 Saturn Ion Base 2.2L manual to have reduced power and a blinking MIL?

You most likely have a cylinder mis-fire. Usually a bad spark plug or ignition coil/ignition wire. Check the codes to determine what cylinder is causing the misfire and repair a necessary

Dec 29, 2015 | 2006 Saturn ION

1 Answer

I drive a 2002 olds bravada. When sitting in park or at a stop light car acts like it goin to die. Rpms drop but shoot right back up. What could cause this problem.

If there is a CHECK ENGINE lamp on, that means a fault code is set and should be identified 1st to most quickly locate the problem.

If your car seems normal(ish) when driving down the road and only has the issue when stopped, its general undiagnosed symptom would be the category known as SURGE, and is most commonly associated with Idle control issues, or vacuum leaks causing fuel mixture problems.
Vacuum leaks can be easy or hard. Listen for any hissing, look for cracked or broken hoses, run your finger near all hoses(Carefully!) and lines that carry air and see if you hear sounds as you pass near (if your finger passes near the leak, the sound of the leak changes due to the airflow blockage even an inch away!). If you can find a vacuum leak, it must be repaired.
It also could be dirt on the throttle plates or IAC motor(If equipped), and it could be something physically broken such as vehicle jumped a tooth of timing and now has low vacuum, or it has developed a misfire or fuel issue that affects it at lower RPMs and becomes less noticable at higher rpms due to rotational smoothing. Vacuum leaks BTW can cause misfires or stalls at idle, but nearly vanish entirely at freeway speeds (car runs the same as always on the freeway) so that may be an indicator.
As always, if you lack a scantool or diagnostic equipment...I strongly recommend if the easiest portions of what I right dont immediately make sense, you have your car checked by a certified technician. The vacuum leaks and dirty air filters and excessively low engine oil levelss of the world do happen often, but once you get past that..random guesses become expensive and likely to fail without adequate testing. So chew on that and hopefully your car has a vacuum leak or dirthy throttle plates (Clean with a can of carb spray at any parts house) or something obvious you can do yourself.
If not, I cant stress enough, its worth every penny to have someone experienced take a look and not guess.

Feb 15, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

4 Answers

2002 Cavalier starts then dies. Started about 1 week ago. Let sit overwrite started fine next afternoon. Ran great for several hrs. Started dying again. Replaced fuel filter, Ran great for a day. Now it...

Had a 89 cavalier did that start then die it map sensor. Also check ground wires if the become too corroded they won't start sometimes just run weird

Jan 21, 2015 | 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

Cruz Control Inop. Worked great, Recently Had a bad exaust Manifold Leak, Studs snapped off. after a while off driving like this, 2months, Cruz not working, Push button Cruz indicator lite would come

Sorry no ideas here ,other than get a diesel vehicle for towing as you couldnt afford to run this vehicle here in europe at our fuel prices ,the diesel engine is cooler running so no problem with manifolds but your cruise should not be affected buy a blowing exhaust manifold the only thing affected by this would be your emmisions though as the lamba sensor will not be reading correctly which could cause more fuel to be burnt as it will read a weak mixture .I know nothing about the cruise on this vehicle as not many vehicles use it here in europe ,the roads are too short between the bends and too many vehicles on the road try driving through paris or london

Dec 23, 2012 | 2001 Ford F250 Super Duty Super Cab

1 Answer

1989 ford 5.8l starts right up idles good. Put into gear sometime it will die but starts right up. Drive down the road runs great let up an the gas oil gauge fliclers then it shuts off, but starts right...

HAVE YOU REPLACED THE FUEL FILTER. A dirty filter can let enough through for a while then the motor dies. After sitting for a while their is enough residual pressure in the system to force some more fuel through. Col

Apr 27, 2017 | Ford F-250 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Valves, lifters/engine noise

Sounds like you ran your oil pretty low my not be lifters but connecting rods. Was it a tapping sound or knocking?

Jan 12, 2010 | 1996 Chevrolet Lumina Mini

1 Answer

2001 Dodge 2500 4wd, running down the road pulling my camper and truck began to gurgle like diesels do under heavy load. Lost some power after a few minuits it heated up about 10 degrees and continued to...

Sadly, I'm of the same opinion of whoever gave you the last suggestion. Maybe, just maybe, you have a couple of bad plugs, but I'd be looking at the lift pump and possibly injectors/rails.

Jul 13, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD

2 Answers

Shuts off will driving, especially if I hit a bumpy road.

check the wires to the fuel pump if they have rubbed against something and the insulation wore through hitting bumps or rain could cause it to short and kick the relay and resets again and will start

Jul 06, 2009 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

1998 pontiac transport 3.4 auto leaking trans fluid

It sounds like the Transmission line has a leak. Check the transmission line from the transmission to the radiator. You have two steel lines which runs to and from the transmission to the transmission cooler in the radiator. The line could be corroded and may need to be replaced, good luck and service the transmission too. The transmission on the transport are know to have problems when ran low on fluid or dirty transmission filter.
Good luck and hope this helps.

May 25, 2009 | Pontiac Trans Sport Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

320 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Geo Experts


Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8273 Answers

Are you a Geo Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides