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Old 08-15-2009, 01:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Has this been resolved??

What did you find??
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have a 2000 Tracker with the 2.0 Suzuki, and I had problems with overheating. Mine would start heating up, and the gauge would sit then just drop. My problem ended up being the head gasket.
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Hi there

First of all sorry for not replying for some time.

Just a note, this car was bought on second hand, so I don't know if the car ever had this problem from the beguining or not.

My first thought was to check if these cars are known by these problems. From the forum and other reasearch I found more people compaining about it, but it doesnt appear to be a common problem. I found it weired although that on the 2002 version the engine was replaced to another one. Mine is the Mazda engine, but after 2002 it's from another brand (can't remember if it is from Peugeot or other brand). I thought weired to have an engine for only 2 years... but maybe it's just like that. The radiator is clean and it has no leaks, it was replaced the cooling liquid. I haven't checked although the tension on the small belt that drives the radiator fan. but since the radiator fan was replaced... I believe that it should be good. The car is beeing used everyday with no problem, but If I go to a long trip... for sure I'll have this. I'll updte if I can find anything. Neither Suzuki can discover... they say "everything appears to be good"

Thanks for the help so far
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On mine they tested for exhaust gases in the cooling system, and that is how they found the cause.
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Old 09-27-2009, 04:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I am not familiar with the engine but I have heard of the lower rad hose (suction hose) when pulling higher rev's and the hose is old and does not have internal wire reinforcement, the hose will collapse a bit restricting fluid circulation. Check the suction hose . (return hose between Rad and engine) you should not be able to squeeze it much.
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:26 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Hi there

First of all sorry for not replying for some time.

Just a note, this car was bought on second hand, so I don't know if the car ever had this problem from the beguining or not.

My first thought was to check if these cars are known by these problems. From the forum and other reasearch I found more people compaining about it, but it doesnt appear to be a common problem. I found it weired although that on the 2002 version the engine was replaced to another one. Mine is the Mazda engine, but after 2002 it's from another brand (can't remember if it is from Peugeot or other brand). I thought weired to have an engine for only 2 years... but maybe it's just like that. The radiator is clean and it has no leaks, it was replaced the cooling liquid. I haven't checked although the tension on the small belt that drives the radiator fan. but since the radiator fan was replaced... I believe that it should be good. The car is beeing used everyday with no problem, but If I go to a long trip... for sure I'll have this. I'll updte if I can find anything. Neither Suzuki can discover... they say "everything appears to be good"

Thanks for the help so far
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Iīve got one of those also. No problem at all ...
About over heating, in high gear keep it below 4000rpm or else itīs a blown gasket or worse (cylinder head bye bye), Suzuki dealer told me about this issues.
The radiator fan is not eletric is kind of a viscous hub fan. When the engine is hot at low rpm you canīt notice it but if increase rpms you should hear a rush of air under the bonnet.

In 2002 the mazda engine was replaced by PSA 8v (110cv)or 16v(109cv)due to lack of power.
Nevertheless the mazda engine is more reliable.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:56 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Hi Synex,
I suggest that the overheating problem could be the water pump, assuming all the other areas have been confirmed OK. Those are:
Bottom radiator hose (collapsing at high revs),
No water loss under normal driving conditions,
Engine temperature cooler when heater and fan on full.
If these conditions are all OK then in a vehicle that has travelled 140000K there is a chance that the impellor in the water pump has been eroded away, particularly if the cooling fluid has not had anticorrosion fluid added. A test for this is to remove the drive belt and turn the pump pulley by hand. If it turns very easily, with no resistance, then the impellor may have eroded away. A replacement is then needed. The only sure way to find out is to remove the water pump and inspect.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:11 PM   #18 (permalink)
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My vitara had that same problem and it was the water pump that wasn't working freely. I changed it and the problem was solved.
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