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How to Install Front Brake Pads on a ’99 Chevy Tracker


Though it looks like an SUV, the Chevy Tracker is actually certified as a light truck because of its off-road capabilities. As the first year of the second generation, the 1999 Tracker came in only one trim level, with a 1.6-liter engine, a five-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive as standard equipment. Anti-lock brakes, four-wheel drive, a four-speed automatic transmission and a 2.0-liter engine were options.

Things You’ll Need: Clean shop rags, Wheel chocks, Lug nut tool, Clear tubing, Catch pan, Open-ended wrench set, Ratchet, Socket set, Bungee cord or piece of wire, Wire brush, Large C-clamp, Foot-pound torque wrench, DOT 3 brake fluid



  • Park your Tracker on firm, level ground. Raise the hood and locate the brake master cylinder fluid reservoir on the driver-side firewall. Wipe the cap and reservoir with a clean shop rag to remove dirt or debris that may fall into the reservoir when you remove cap.