An engine oil leak may develop from the front crankshaft seal due to hardening of the rubber seal. There is a revised seal and sleeve available to correct this concern. Our technicians tell us that changing the oil every 3000 miles may help prolong seal life.
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A condition may develop where the accelerator pedal sticks and is not smooth. This can be caused by carbon build up on the throttle shaft or throttle body cleaner was used which removed the special coating on the throttle shaft. Our technicians tell us that if this is the case the throttle body should be replaced.
Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition is best corrected by replacement of the front rotors and brake pads.
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The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug wires checked for hot spots and cracks.
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1996 Geo Tracker Questions and Answers
Where is the recharge port for the air conditoner, I can only find one with an H on it near the radiator.
All of my lights come on except the rear lights. The flashers work as do the brake, back-up, and blinkers. What can be wrong?
Sometimes when I go to drive my car it won't go out of park. This has been happening of and on for about three weeks. After messing with it for five - ten minutes will work again. Anyone kn...
I have a 96 tracker 4wd. The starter is acting up. Sometimes it starts fine. Sometimes I have to push the clutch in and rock the vehicle a bit to get the starter to engage. I replaced the start...
1996 Geo Tracker Reviews
I LOVE my Tracker, she is the absolute best and I will never get rid of her. I live in Tool Texas and between I45 where I turn onto Hwy 85 and my home there is nothing but homes and open fields its a good 40 miles of nothingness. I was coming home late one night, completely broke hardly any gas and was sure I would not make it to the house. When I stopped to make the turn onto 85 I looked at the gas gauge and it was buried in the red. I put my head on the steering wheel and just asked her to get me to the house (with an empty tank) well needless to say with what I can only imagine was fumes alone my tracker got me all the way to the house then to a gas station in the morning. I will NEVER replace this vehicle.