There are times when your car breaks down when you least expect it. Over time, your car will eventually surrender to the rigors of constant use, wear and tear and other defects and damages that may develop in its lifetime. In such cases, you may need to have your car inspected thoroughly by an auto mechanic, repaired or have a defective or damaged part replaced.
When looking for replacement parts for your car, the first thing you should consider is quality. This includes the reliability and longevity of that particular auto part. Thus, it is very important to purchase replacement auto parts only from a trustworthy auto parts store with a reputation for offering high quality products.
Fortunately, shopping for auto parts and afermarket parts has become easier and faster with the advent of internet shopping. Virtually every product and service is now at your fingertips. You can easily find and purchase the best auto parts from the leading online auto parts stores. Simply browse through their Geo auto parts inventory and you will find high quality Geo Tracker parts.
Geo Tracker is a compact sport utility vehicle that offers impressive capabilities and excellent performance. With new generations of designs and innovations, the Geo Tracker continues to become more sophisticated, sportier and more powerful. The Tracker also offers a stylish, modern and comfortable interior. If ever you are in need of high quality Geo Tracker parts, choose only the best auto parts so that the performance of your SUV will not be compromised.
I've been happy with my Geo Tracker until recently. A few days ago, I noticed a puddle of oil underneath my car, and there is a burnt oil smell coming from the engine. Can you tell me what this is about, and how do I make them go away?
A puddle of oil under the car and burnt oil smell are two signs that the engine oil is leaking. This can develop from the front crankshaft seal caused by the hardening of the rubber seal. If this is the problem, you can have the seal and sleeve replaced by the revised version. You should also keep in mind to change the oil every 3,000 miles to prolong the life of the crankshaft seal.
An engine oil leak can also be because of overfilling the crankcase or the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system is clogged. You can use crankcase oil additives to slow the leak. However, a major leak problem will need repair or replacement—usually of the gasket or seal.
I've been experiencing rough driving with my Tracker for days now. It is now excessively bouncy especially during freeway speeds. Any tips?
Your car is equipped with a suspension system that serves two primary purposes: a) managing road holding and handling, b) maximizing driver and passenger comfort by minimizing bumps, vibrations, and noise. Worn shocks and struts affect how your wheels are touching the road surface and could cause dangerous swaying, hydroplaning, and compromised handling. Signs of wear on the struts may begin to appear at around 75,000 miles. In this period, your car's shocks and struts have already cycled over 85 million times. Don't wait for your vehicles to exceed that number before replacing the damaged components. Doing so will diminish stability and your safety will also be compromised.
The check engine light on my Geo Tracker came on suddenly while I was on my way home from work. I checked the spark plug as this was said to be a common CEL cause, but it doesn't resolve the issue. What should I do?
The check engine light comes on to signal that there is a problem being detected by the onboard diagnostic system. Though a failed spark plug is a common cause for CEL, there are many factors that could trigger it. A loose gas cap can also cause the CEL to come on. Like many other components in your engine bay, the gas cap can become worn with time. When the gas cap is not tightened correctly, it will cause a leak in the vehicle's evaporative emissions system. This can easily be fixed by buying a new gas cap.
When I start the car, the throttle feels very stiff and sticks in the idle position. I can step on the accelerator pedal hard enough, but it starts off like I am drag racing. What should I do?
If you experience this but not while driving, you should check what's causing the problem right away. Do not drive the car as it could be dangerous. If you encounter this problem while on the road, the first thing that you need to do is to calm down. Try to brake firmly to counteract the acceleration. Use the footbrake and not the handbrake—it should be enough to stop the car. Switch off the engine once it has stopped. As for diagnosing the problem, you need to check the throttle shaft for carbon build up. You may have also used a throttle body cleaner, which removed the special coating on the shaft. In this case, you might have to replace the throttle body.
The Geo Tracker: A Short-Lived History
The Geo Tracker was a rebadged mini SUV when it was introduced in 1990s. It was launched as a part of General Motors’ affordable line-up of vehicles. Although it didn’t stay in the market for long, it has successfully established itself as a funky four-wheel-drive.
1988 – 1989: The first tracker
The Geo Tracker was introduced as a 1989 model of a mini SUV in late 1988. CAMI, a joint venture between Canada’s General Motors and Suzuki, developed the Geo Tracker in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada as a “badge engineered” version of the Suzuki Sidekick. It was originally equipped with a 1.6L SOHC4-cylinder engine that produces 80 hp (60 kW). The Geo Tracker was offered in two trims – base and LSi. The base model featured cloth seats and power brakes while the LSi tracker offered an air conditioner, chrome rally wheels, power steering, and a 3-speed GM Turbo-Hydramatic 180 automatic transmission.
1991 – 1993: Revamps galore
In 1991, a two-wheel-drive convertible with only 5-speed manual shift was added to the Geo Tracker line-up. For this model year, an antilocking system was added to the rear drum brakes of all Trackers. Aside from that, moldings on the body side, door handles, and black bumpers were also added to the standard 4WD and base convertibles. The LSi Trackers also got automatic-locking hubs while the base models kept manual hubs.
In 1992, the Geo Tracker’s dashboard looked a little different and tilt steering wheel was added as a new option. The following year saw no changes for the Geo Tracker except for an updated radio control and new color options.
1994: Performance upgrades
Geo Trackers in California and New York got a new 95-horsepower 4-cylinder engine in 1994. For better riding, this version of the Geo Tracker made use of an all-season type rubber instead of the usual on and off road tires. Other changes made for the Geo Tracker in 1994 included alloy wheels, new interior fabrics, a center console that gets cup holders, and an optional CS or cassette player.
1995: Power craving
Following California and New York’s switch from the previous year, all 4-wheel-drive Geo Trackers adopted the 95-horsepower engine in 1995. The convertible top model has also been redesigned for easier operation.
1996: Safety, style, and convenience
In 1996, dual airbags became standard for all Geo Trackers. Aside from that, Trackers also had new wheels and a completely revamped front-end look. Four-wheel antilock brakes and cruise control were added as new convenience options. This model year also welcomed the new four-door model joining the line-up. With a wheelbase that’s 11 inches longer, the 4-door wagon measured 15 inches longer than the convertible overall.
1997: The Tracker in colors
For the first time, all Geo Trackers can be painted either sunset red metallic or azurite blue metallic. Other than the new color options, standard folding rear bend seat, and an enhanced evaporative emissions system for the convertibles, changes for the 1997 model year of the Geo Tracker were limited.
1998: The rebadge
This year marked the end of production for the Geo Tracker. GM has discontinued the Geo brand and all Geo models including the Tracker were rebadged as Chevrolet.