2000 Chevrolet Tracker Q&A
2000 Chevrolet Tracker Question: How long would it take a mechanic to replace the head on this car?
The car has 230,000 miles on it. I want to sell it soon but a valve is ticking on it and I dont want to sell it that way. I can acquire a good used head for 150 but I need to know how long it would take to replace the head to know if thats a viable option. Also considering just replacing the engine with a good used engine, and just driving it for another year or so, but wanted to check on the head first. I have always used full synthetic oil on it and regularly changed the oil and filter. - Visitor
Tracker that year is available in 2 and 4WD and two engine options, 1.6 and 2.0L. 1.6 has adjustable valve clearances the 2.0L has hydraulic valve lifters.If 2.0 L are you sure the noise you hear is not a "bad" lifter? Straight forward 2WD 1.6L cylinder head replacement takes my guide says over 6 hour job, 10 hours for 2.0L according to my labor guide. - patrick mannion