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  1. DOCTORBILL
    08-20-2015 08:41 PM
    DOCTORBILL
    Can't seem to get to the chat room when you are there of late.

    Checked mpg BEFORE putting the Bosch plugs in my '90 tracker - 23.6 mpg
    Today put gas in and calculated 28.6 mpg ! Hard to believe it myself !

    I notice that the temp creeps up slowly in traffic with the hot weather in my Tracker.
    Wondering if the Fan Clutch (25 years old ?) is pooped out. $80 to replace while for the '89 Jeep Comanche it is $35 ! Why so pricey for the Geo Tracker ?

    Tracker working fine - except - when I turn or drive slowly over bumpy stuff, the frame creaks and groans loudly. Is that normal ?

    When is best time to find you in the Chat Room ?

    DoctorBill
  2. DOCTORBILL
    08-07-2015 12:20 AM
    DOCTORBILL
    Nobody in the Chat Room, so I came to the PM to ask about Differential Oil.

    The '90 Geo Tracker has 92,000 miles on it and is 25 years old.
    I have NO IDEA if the Diff's were ever serviced.

    Was wondering about your opinion on the importance of changing the two differential's oil. Do you think that it is important to do it ?

    The Tracker doesn't look all beat up, so I doubt that it was taken off-road, if ever.
    The 80W-90 oil is expensive, but if it is essential to change it - hell - better do it.

    I read that I can use a transfer pump (have one) and save big bucks on Labor to have it done. Probably should do it when hot since that oil is so thick.

    What is your opinion on this ? Big deal or not ?

    DoctorBill
  3. DOCTORBILL
    07-23-2015 02:18 PM
    DOCTORBILL
    Hi...this is DoctorBill AGAIN !

    I have the chance to buy a '90 Geo Tracker with supposedly 92k miles on it.

    http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/5082172847.html

    The guy wants $2,000 for it. Won't go down.

    I wanted to ask you if that is too much $$.

    It has an Automatic, so it really is a '91.
    Was told by the local Transmission place (Louis' Transmission in Spokane)
    that that is a Pinto or Chevette Automatic and not very strong.
    He told me if the differentials are worn out, they cost a Buttload of $$
    to replace or fix.

    Am I stupid to buy that Tracker ? 2d Steel top (not a convertible).
    4x4 that seems to work. Goes 55 mph w/o shaking. Seems to have
    sufficient power. Told it was used as a service vehicle at a Montana Ski Resort
    that is why only 92K miles - but speedo only goes to 99,999 before it turns
    over - so it COULD be 192k miles.

    I trust your opinions.

    DoctorBill (The Phoenix Metro of old)
  4. DOCTORBILL
    07-23-2015 02:15 PM
    DOCTORBILL
    Hi...this is DoctorBill AGAIN !

    I have the chance to buy a '90 Geo Tracker with supposedly 92k miles on it.

    http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/5082172847.html

    The guy wants $2,000 for it. Won't go down.

    I wanted to ask you if that is too much $$.

    It has an Automatic, so it really is a '91.
    Was told by the local Transmission place (Louis' Transmission in Spokane)
    that that is a Pinto or Chevette Automatic and not very strong.
    He told me if the differentials are worn out, they cost a Buttload of $$
    to replace or fix.

    Am I stupid to buy that Tracker ? 2d Steel top (not a convertible).
    4x4 that seems to work. Goes 55 mph w/o shaking. Seems to have
    sufficient power. Told it was used as a service vehicle at a Montana Ski Resort
    that is why only 92K miles - but speedo only goes to 99,999 before it turns
    over - so it COULD be 192k miles.

    I trust your opinions.

    DoctorBill (The Phoenix Metro of old)
  5. DOCTORBILL
    12-17-2014 10:50 PM
    DOCTORBILL
    I pulled the CV Axle out with no problems following your recommendations.
    The oil drained out into a pan and I took the magnets off the old shaft and put them on the new shaft.
    I glued the magnets on (VERY strong magnets) and steel wired them with
    the Aluminum Cups
    that came with the Cruise Control (Autovox).



    Tomorrow after the Gorilla Glue sets up, I will pop the new shaft in.

    I took the inboard side of the old shaft apart . looked fine.
    The outboard side had a split boot but I couldn't see anything wrong with it.

    But then I imagine a few thousandths worn off makes all the difference.
    Strong looking thing !

    I have to pick up the Synchromesh Oil tomorrow at O'Reilly.

    Bill
  6. DOCTORBILL
    12-12-2014 01:21 AM
    DOCTORBILL
    Hey Neil ! _ I am about to get a passenger side new CV Axle from O'Reilly tomorrow (Fri). One link shows how to remove the transmission (and get the axle off).

    I wanted to go back to those old tacked down posts at the beginning of the Forum and add to one. I have forgotten HOW to put in a link with a title for the link.

    BESIDES - That Index post should be open to be added to by all the moderators.
    I am pretty much inactive (almost totally inactive!) - so others should add to that Index to help people get to useful info QUICKLY.

    I don't even remember how to contact anyone but you !

    DoctorBill (Bill Frankart)
  7. DOCTORBILL
    10-18-2014 01:17 PM
    DOCTORBILL
    Hello again.

    My son has a 97 two door Metro hatchback.
    We just had the clutch replaced in Spokane by "Clutchland".

    The mechanic said his driver's side Ball Joint is totally worn out.
    He told me that I should just go too the wrecking yard and buy the entire steering
    assembly for it.

    Been a LONG time since I did anything like that.

    Is the mechanic guy correct ?

    Bill (DoctorBill)
  8. Dave B.
    10-07-2014 02:38 PM
    Dave B.
    Hey Crv - what's going on with the chat?
    Dave B.
  9. watz528
    10-03-2014 08:08 PM
    watz528
    Hey man I was looking around trying to figure out why the chat wasn't working and saw the upgrade post. I knew I was in the right place when I saw your name. I was gonna ask you about emergency fuel shut off on a 2000 jeep cherokee sport 4.0L that was involved in a collision. The engine will turnover but not fire unless I spray starting fluid in the air intake. I read somewhere that jeeps use engine sensors(cps?) to shut down the fuel pump and injectors so if that's the case then the fuel delivery system was probably damaged. The Jeep was t-boned by a Lincoln Aviator between the back passengers door and the rear of the vehicle and the impact was so hard it bent the whole rear end and caved in the opposite side. I just want to determine if the engine is salvageable and able to used or sold as a good engine. Also, I was told that the transfer case might be worth $400 - $500 if it's a certain type - are you aware of what type this is and how I can identify it? Thanks!!
  10. nancy8
    04-21-2014 12:01 PM
    nancy8
    crvette69, just checked there is oil in it and tried to start and just a click

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