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Old 02-08-2009, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 97 Chevy Geo Tracker = 1997 Geo Tracker?

Is the 1997 Geo Tracker (what I own) the same as the 1997 Chevrolet Tracker (what is usually in the how-to manuals)? That is, will any part that fits on one fit on the other? I know that the Suzuki Sidekick is similar to the Geo Tracker, but I also found out (the hard way) that some of the window moldings are not the same.

I found a service manual on ebay for the 1997 Chevrolet Geo Tracker. Will it be 100% useful for my 1997 Geo Tracker? Or at least distinguish where the Geo is different?

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Old 02-08-2009, 10:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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its the same thing lol
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1999 is when they changed the body/frame. I am not sure of the question but the Geo Tracker was sold at Chevrolet dealers. I have a factory parts list and it is for a "Tracker (Chevrolet/GEO) 1989-1998". That is written on the top of the page. In the grill parts it lists emblems that were used in North America: Globe (GEO), Bow Tie (Chevrolet), GMC (Canada) Asuna (Canada) and Pontiac Crest (Canada). So your answer is Yes. I won't even start on the Sidekick's many names around the world.
Most of the time I will purchase my parts from Suzuki because it is cheaper than getting them from Chevorlet.
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both chevy and GEO are pretty much the same company...just to throw my input out there
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Chevy bought the Geo Tracker in 1997. It was still called a Geo Tracker but the title does say Chevy Tracker. Chevy still used the "GREAT" Suzuki motors that year and then in 1998 changed to Chevy motor.
I'm not sying Chevy is bad, it's just the Suzuki motors are awsome! (I own a 96 and 97 Geo/Chevy Trackers)

As for parts, I thought most body parts changed in 1997, although the "basic" parts will work.
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Geo (automobile)
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Geo
Fate Merged into Chevrolet
Founded 1988
Defunct 1997
Headquarters Detroit, Michigan, United States
Industry Automobile
Products Compact cars
Parent General Motors (Chevrolet division)
Geo was a brand of small cars and SUVs marketed by General Motors and sold through Chevrolet dealerships throughout North America beginning in 1989 in the United States and 1992 in Canada. Their original slogan was "Get to know Geo." Originally formed by GM to compete with the growing small import market of the late 1980s, the line continued through the 1997 model year, after which the remaining models joined the Chevrolet lineup. The 1990s saw fading consumer interest in the economy compact market,[citation needed] and the last vehicle of the former Geo line, the Tracker, was discontinued in 2004. In Canada, another import marque, Asüna, was introduced in 1993 to provide Pontiac-Buick-GMC dealers access to a similar range of import vehicles.

Geo models were manufactured by GM in joint-ventures with Japanese import manufacturers. The Prizm was produced at the GM/Toyota joint-venture NUMMI assembly plant in Fremont, California, and the Metro and Tracker were produced at the GM/Suzuki joint-venture CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario. The exceptions, the Spectrum and Storm, were entirely manufactured by Isuzu in Japan. Geo Metro sedans were built by Suzuki in Japan.

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1 Models
1.1 Metro
1.2 Prizm
1.3 Spectrum
1.4 Storm
1.5 Tracker
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[edit] Metro
Main article: Suzuki Cultus
The Geo Metro was a marketing and manufacturing variation of the Suzuki Cultus available in North America from 1989 through 2001 as a joint effort of GM and Suzuki. The Metro, which (in the US) carried a Geo nameplate from 1989 through 1997, and a Chevrolet nameplate from 1998 to 2001, evolved with the Cultus and its siblings over 13 years, three generations and four body styles: 3-door hatchback, 4-door sedan, 5-door hatchback and 2-door convertible — and was ultimately replaced by a family of vehicles based on the Daewoo Kalos.


[edit] Prizm
Main article: Geo Prizm
The Prizm was a compact four-door sedan based on the Toyota Corolla and Toyota Sprinter. It is the successor to the Chevrolet Nova and Isuzu-built Geo Spectrum. While the Prizm consistently won awards from the auto industry (including having the honor of being a Consumer's Digest Best Buy), it was always outsold by the Toyota Corolla. Additionally, the Prizm had an awkward position in Chevrolet's lineup since it competed with Chevrolet's own Cavalier for market share and dealer floor space. The Prizm was sold from 1989 through 2002 and was produced at NUMMI in Fremont, California.


[edit] Spectrum
Main article: Geo Spectrum
The Spectrum was a short-lived compact based on the Isuzu I-Mark and one size up from the Metro. The Spectrum was previously sold as a Chevrolet model, and was added to the Geo lineup to offer potential buyers an option other than the Geo Metro. The Geo Spectrum was only sold in 1989 until being replaced by the Isuzu-produced Geo Storm hatchback.


[edit] Storm
Main article: Geo Storm
The Storm was a sporty car based on the Isuzu Impulse, available as either a two-door fastback or a hatchback. The Storm entered Geo's lineup in 1990, replacing the related Geo Spectrum, and made a quick departure in 1993 despite strong sales. This was due in part to Isuzu discontinuing their car lines, and refocusing on trucks and SUVs. The Geo Storm was the performance oriented vehicle of the Geo Brand. The storm was produced in Japan by Isuzu alongside the Geo Spectrum.


[edit] Tracker
Main article: Geo Tracker
The Tracker was a mini-SUV based on the Suzuki Escudo/Suzuki Sidekick. The Tracker was part of the original Geo lineup in 1989 and was the longest running model. The Tracker was available in either a convertible or hardtop configuration, with either two or four-doors. The buyer had the option of either rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. The Tracker was produced in Canada by CAMI.


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1990-1998 Chevrolet and Geo Tracker in Canadian Driver's
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Chevy bought the Geo Tracker in 1997. It was still called a Geo Tracker but the title does say Chevy Tracker. Chevy still used the "GREAT" Suzuki motors that year and then in 1998 changed to Chevy motor.
I'm not sying Chevy is bad, it's just the Suzuki motors are awsome! (I own a 96 and 97 Geo/Chevy Trackers)

As for parts, I thought most body parts changed in 1997, although the "basic" parts will work.
Do you happen to know what kind of Chevy engine was used in 99?
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Powertrain Options and Availability
Two 4-cylinder engines were available in 1999-2000 Trackers. An overhead-cam 1.6-liter four, rated at 97 horsepower, went into the convertible. The 127-hp dual-overhead-cam 2.0-liter engine was standard in wagons and an option for the convertible. Trackers with the larger engine could have either 5-speed manual shift or a 4-speed automatic transmission, but the 1.6-liter engine teamed only with the manual gearbox. A 2.5-liter twin-cam V6 engine joined the lineup for 2001, rated at 155 horsepower and offered only with automatic.

It appears that 1.6L was still used along with two other engines.
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Do you happen to know what kind of Chevy engine was used in 99?
no, I never tried to find any info that was later than a '97
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