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Old June 1st, 2009, 11:53 AM   #1
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my girlfriends sister has a piece of shit geo tracker that we have had nothing but trouble with. the newest problem is the tracker starts and runs for days in park but when she takes off (in drive) anywhere about 5 minutes down the road everything cuts out and it shuts off. she can restart it after waiting a few minutes just enough to get it back home. i went out yesturday (after it sat for a week) and the battery is dead. she also just mentioned to me that the batt light flashes while driving just before it cuts out. my question is if its the battery or the alternator wouldnt it do the same shit after the estimated 5 minutes even if its in park? i may be wrong becuase i dunno how much it needs to pull from the battery in park vs. driving. i dont know the motor size but its a rusty old 90's tracker. i can get the other info if that would help.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 11:59 AM   #2
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Old June 1st, 2009, 12:20 PM   #3
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no it would do it either way. there is a short i think somewhere or something like that.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 03:41 PM   #4
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is the check engine light on? If so what are the codes?


It could be the Capacitors in the in Computer, or something else depending on the engine. etc

You may have more success posting this in the Suzuki section, or searching around zuwharrie.com
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Old June 1st, 2009, 04:37 PM   #5
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It would not be 'bad capacitors'.

I would say there's a bad switch or wiring fault somewhere. Crazy, but sometimes a wire can be cracked but not show up until strain on the drivetrain makes things move and open the wires.

Have you tried putting a multimeter on the battery, and monitored it while in park, and then while its shifted into drive and during the drive until it stalls?
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Old June 1st, 2009, 05:53 PM   #6
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It would not be 'bad capacitors'.
Oh you are a suzuki expert now?

ECM's on early Trackers are notorious at having their faults, usually stemming from the capacitors going to poop in the computer. Pretty common with all early 90's Mitsubishi ECM's

I would also check all the grounds, but usually you notice bad grounds in lighting before engine running issues


But then again, for all i know this piece of shit tracker could be a 99, driven by a pretty amputee.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 06:02 PM   #7
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Oh you are a suzuki expert now?
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No, but I'm a capacitor expert
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Old June 1st, 2009, 06:48 PM   #8
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No, but I'm a capacitor expert
Oh so you should know that they can leak and corrode other components on the board!
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Old June 7th, 2009, 08:01 PM   #9
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do you want to sell this tracker if so pm me thanks
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