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Geo Tracker Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Geo Tracker Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 17, 1996

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THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

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Engine, July 1, 1996

Summary: THE FUEL TANK ON THESE VEHICLES CAN BECOME PUNCTURED BY A FUEL TANK FLANGE ATTACHMENT REINFORCEMENT DURING REAR-END COLLISIONS. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 301, "FUEL TANK INTEGRITY."

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Suspension & Steering, January 24, 1994

Summary: THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH A LOWER STEERING SHAFT THAT CAN SEPARATE DUE TO A MISLOCATED WELD.

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Suspension & Steering, July 5, 1996

Summary: THE STEERING WHEEL CENTER HUB TO SPOKE WELD CAN FRACTURE.

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Suspension & Steering, May 18, 1994

Summary: THE RIGHT REAR AND LEFT AXLE SHAFT HOUSING TUBES WERE INCORRECTLY WELDED AND CAN FRACTURE. FRACTURE OF THE REAR AXLE SHAFT HOUSING CAN RESULT IN SEPARATION OF THE AFFECTED WHEEL ASSEMBLY AND SEPARATION OF THE BRAKE LINE.

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Geo Tracker Questions and Answers

kantbrakeme, 1990 Geo Tracker, Norwalk, CA

i replaced my lower hose to my jeep it was tore but after replacing the hse and making sure not to touch anything else ....the car wont start unless i push jump it...please tell i didnt mess my geo...

Snowdrifter, 1990 Geo Tracker, Knoxville, TN

Why does my 1990 Tracker (4 cylinder) only accelerate to 15 mph upon startup and resume normal functions after driving it 15-20 minutes?

ronbo, 1990 Geo Tracker, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Marquette, MI

how to gain access into gear box?

Rico77, 1990 Geo Tracker, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Trafalgar, IN

any special tools needed

rdale, 1990 Geo Tracker, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Oroville, CA

Would like to know estimated cost to replace clutch

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Geo Tracker Reviews

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I bought the car for towing behind my motorhome. For the most part it tows well except for tight turns as like pulling into a driveway, or when backing it up. Due to short wheel base I believe. It otherwise followed behind as if it wasn't there! It was able to follow those little "Quads" everywhere they went! It could use a bit more power at times as when loaded with camping and prospecting gear it has had trouble climbing long very steep dirt roads. Having to turn back results in gut wrenching fear because you get the feeling that if you lock up the brakes, it would just result in an uncontrolled sled like skid to the bottom!

I need a complete passenger window opening and closing cable system where can I get one and how much

I LIKE THIS LITTLE GUY SO MUCH THAT I HAD NEW ROCKERS WELDED IN AND HAD IT PAINTED.RUNS GREAT,RIDES FINE,HANDLES OK, LOOKS BRAND NEW WITH 66,585 ORG MILAGE WILL BE DRIVING IT TILL I DIE.

love my geo tracker,bought it in 2004 been driving it daily ever since,never fail to run.the frame however is only made out of "tin".i have replace the cross member tubes with 1"1/4 steel pipe-slides right in the current tubes that have rotted over the years.the gas tank one was the first gone when i bought it.i made covers that i put in the rear wheelwells to keep all the mud/dirt/snow/water from the rear wheels from splashing in on top of the tank and prevented it from rotting out.also changed the mounting of the skid plate , below the tank,instead of on the tank.so it would hold the tank up if the tank mounts failed.
even tho,through the years i've kept the frame clean and lubed,it rotted from the inside out at the rear in front of the back tires.it is very fixable,i have welded some plate steelin it,connecting support from the new steel cross members.how ever it needs a bit more yet,i dont have a place to do it,or i would and keep it longer.
it just runs and shifts so awesome.the gas miles= 20mpg around town,and i have gotten upper 30's on the highway,keeping the speed around 55,rpms at 2500. has all the get up and go and more than i ever expected.a 3 mile steep mountian here is our try out road.my tracker has been up to 85mph and pedal to go still if i wanted to push it.
i have to get rid of it,sadly because no where to keep it to finish frame structure.still driving every day,till it sells.many extra parts with for it. it has american racing chrome wheels with bf goodrich all terrains 30x10.50 on it.set of stock wheels and tires,removeable hard top,new muffler (factory replacement),extra head/tail light assemblies,brand new oil pan still in the box.the one on the car is rusty in spots/not yet leaking.doesnt use any oil between changes,new brakes/calipers/rotors/shoes/drums in 2009,wheel bearing inspected/cleaned/repacked-2009,trans=automatic,works/shifts as good as new,seviced in 2007-new fluid/filter as preventive.new coolant/reg oil changes with castro gtx. trying to sell it all for $700.i hate to see it go to the crusher,it would make an exellant body off restore project.and my plan was to do it and put a diff body on it,like a bug/corolla/suby body it would be a kicking ride...any one interested? i would like to try to get $700 for all of it before winter...i just bought a geo prizm and need to find a good home for the tracker

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