96' Tracker Idle failure

Asked by Aug 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM about the 1996 Geo Tracker 2 Dr STD 4WD Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 96' tracker that runs quite well. All of a sudden last week the idle failed and the engine stalled. The idle has not come back so I have to pump gas to keep it from stalling. How do I remedy this-Thank you

2 Answers


Try the IAC, Idle Air Control valve. It will be the larger sensor bolted to the throttle body (smaller one is the tps mounted to the rotating portion). When your do not give your vehicle throttle the throttle blade is shut. With the key on the IAC plunger will retract to let idle air pass around the throttle body blade. If it's cooked it will not open, thus no idling. You can unbolt the unit and test it. Should be extended and it should retract when the key is turned to on. Feel free to move it manually. If you do get it to start moving with the key try some carb cleaner and re-install it.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Also, clean the area around the throttle blade. Just wipe it clean with throttle body cleaner.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Geo Tracker Experts

  • #1
    Briant Vidrih
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Suzuki Sidekick
12 listings
Used Jeep Wrangler
316 Great Deals out of 20,131 listings starting at $2,900
Used Toyota RAV4
506 Great Deals out of 66,352 listings starting at $1,995
Used Geo Metro
7 listings
Used Ford Mustang
294 Great Deals out of 38,678 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Blazer
730 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Ranger
108 Great Deals out of 4,706 listings starting at $1,100
Used Suzuki X-90
2 listings
Used Kia Sportage
184 Great Deals out of 18,465 listings starting at $1,550
Used Honda Civic
391 Great Deals out of 52,297 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Tacoma
452 Great Deals out of 41,046 listings starting at $2,600

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.