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I don't really know how to change a block heater in a tracker, but the following may help. First, I'm assuming your block heater doesn't work. If so have you checked the plug and cord? An easy way to do this is to find or buy an analog volt-ohm meter (one with a needle instead of a digital readout). Then, set it to any ohm (resistance) setting and touch the leads to the two plug prongs (ignore the ground prong). Try not to let your fingers touch the metal part of the probes or the plug. If the needle sweeps and stays at any resistance witout moving, it means your block heater is okay. If it doesn't move and just stays at an infinite resistance, then it's possible your plug, or cord is damaged. This is not uncommon and it happened to me. First, buy a new three pronged plug at a hardware store, and cut the old one off as close to the old plug as possible (no point in wasting cable). Then wire the new plug on. (This is alternating current so the wires shouldn't matter as long as green is to the ground prong). Then test again. If there still is infinite resistance, then you must replace the cord. Follow the cord until you find where it plugs into the block. On a 2.0L I4, it should be down around the exhaust manifold, so do this when the engine is cold. With a good tug, it should come unplugged and that is where you would plug in the new cord, which would be purchased at an auto parts store, or dealer if necessary. I hope this is of use. My block heater stopped working last winter and I was about to get it replaced when someone showed me how to do this, and it ended up just being a faulty plug (corrosion, moisture and other wear and tear over time), so hopefully that is all that is wrong with yours. Good luck!

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