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#145 of 344 2002 Grand Vitara v6
Mar 17, 2005 (2:14 pm)
The starter motor went south after 80k miles. I got a rebuilt unit, unbolted the bad starter, but I can't get the old starter out of the vehicle. What's the easiest thing to remove so I can get the old starter out and the new one in?
Thx for any help.
#146 of 344 Transfer Case lever buzz
Apr 15, 2005 (6:37 am)
I own a 2004 GV with over 25,000 miles and the transfer case shift lever buzzes loudly when in 2WD. This is very annoying. The dealer says this is normal on some of the GV's however, there must be some fix. Has anyone else experienced this problem? If so please let me know what your disposition of this problem has been.
#147 of 344 Remote Door lock Problems
Apr 18, 2005 (7:23 am)
Is anyone had trouble with their remote lock? I have a 2002, and I put a new battery in my remote lock transmitter, and it works for about a day. I've done this twice to rule out a bad battery. What battery is everyone else using? Is there something I'm missing here?
#148 of 344 Re: Condenser Problem [zeke1312]
Apr 19, 2005 (2:04 pm)
I have a 2001 Vitara JLX w/auto and have already replaced the condensor because of the bent fins. The car never overheated, but I have driven from Arizona to Cabo 4 times and many other trips down Baja with alot of off-roading and wanted to protect the vehicle from overheating. I purchsed a used condensor from a junkyard for a $100, and had a friend put it in. The mechanic at Suzuki said the damage is from debris entering the fan shroud and not having a way to exit(poor design). He suggested cutting a space at the bottom of the shroud to create this. I do remember getting something in the fan and it sounded like a plastic bag blowing in the wind. After I returned from a long trip, I then noticed the perfectly bent condensor blades in the shape of the fan. The only other problem I had is when I run then the AC on the lowest fan speed and it will shut down because it actually freezes up. Now I just run the AC with the fan on medium or higher, and have not had a problem since. I have 98k thousand miles, change the oil every 5k and the car runs great. My last car was a Toyota with 251k miles on it, and I plan on going 300k with this one. I use medium grade or higher fuel, and don't make jackrabbit starts. Otherwise this car should run for many more years to come. My only other off-road trick is to carry 2 spares when I travel to Baja.
#149 of 344 Data Link Connector
Apr 23, 2005 (10:43 am)
Recently I have been experiencing starting problems with my 2000 grand vitara 1.6L. I need to find the data link connector so that i can access the ECM. Can anyone help me
#150 of 344 a/c compressor needed
Apr 24, 2005 (8:35 pm)
I noticed my 2001 XL-7 seemed to get a little hot.. I tuned the a/c off and the temp went down to normal. I got home turned on the A/C and heard an awful noise coming from the compressor. I wa told by my mechanic.. the compressor is about 1100 dollars anyone know where a rebuilt on can be found cheaper. Cheetah1
#151 of 344 whine from back axel
Apr 25, 2005 (2:46 pm)
the whine starts at 30 mph up to 60.have been told that its the pinion.took it to local garage who said that the back axel had been weilded around the filler plug and it could be alot of trouble if disturbed.has any one any ideas please lloyd3
#152 of 344 My 1999 suzuki grand vitari a lemon
Apr 26, 2005 (8:41 am)
I bought it from a dealer in indy in 2002 ...
1st the seat air bag light malfuctioned
Less than three months later the air conditioning compressor went out
then the altenator $350 dollars at the dealer to replace
this month both rotors had to be replaced
this week it threw a rod
the dealer wants 4600 to rebuild the engine..
I know there was oil in the car but when the rod punched threw the oil pan it all
leaked out no warning light came on prior to the rod going
has any body had these problems
I can mail order an engine for $1495
#153 of 344 oil leaks
May 07, 2005 (10:03 am)
Has anyone out there had problems with oil leaks between the oil pump and engine block on a Vitara JX? (1600). We have a problem on ours that seems to be a regular occurence. The spanner man tells us it is a major problem to sort, having to virtually strip the front of the engine, and part-lift the engine to clear the front axle so that he can do the job properly. Is this true? he has already charged us enough to not fix the problem. Any one out there with experience of this problem and how to solve it?
#154 of 344 A/C Problem
May 12, 2005 (9:28 am)
I have a 2000 Suzuki GV V6 4x4 and the a/c went a couple of days ago. I now hear a hydraulic-pressure-release-like noise coming from the compressor area when I turn on the a/c. The noise lasts for 2-3 seconds. Has anyone had this problem?