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#229 of 344 2000 Suzuki Vitara 5spd
Mar 31, 2006 (2:14 pm)
My Suzuki has about 25k miles. I use it only in summer for boat trailering/fishing.I had the valves adjusted at a local dealership. After returning home, I noticed that the 4x4 lite would not go on when shifted into 4wd. Also, the vehicle would no longer engage the front wheels. I returned to dealer and was told it clould cost about $1k to fix problem. Anybody got any ideas as to where to look for possible power cable to 4WD engager/activator under the hood?? Or is it something more serious. I have never gone off roading, only engage 4wd to get boat trailer out of water at ramp.
#230 of 344 Re: 2000 Suzuki Vitara 5spd [2thdoc1]
Apr 02, 2006 (10:02 pm)
I would recommend another mechanic's opinion as these motors have hydraulic valve lifters and need no adjusting.
#231 of 344 Re: rocker cover 2001 v6 [csears]
Apr 11, 2006 (7:38 am)
Sorry, but no.
#232 of 344 Re: 2000 Suzuki Vitara 5spd [2thdoc1]
Apr 11, 2006 (8:24 am)
Ditto what Woody72 said. Look for another mechanic.
#233 of 344 Suzuki Tracking
Apr 12, 2006 (11:12 am)
I took my Vitara V6 2L to a Suzuki dealer for tracking alignment, it cost me twice as much than if I had taken it to a tyre dealer. Can anyone tell me if they use special tools only the Suzuki dealers have, or is it that Suzuki dealers are expensive.
#234 of 344 Re: Timing Chain Tensioner replacement [jlxdriver]
Apr 14, 2006 (9:47 pm)
A few years ago we had a customer who bought a Suzuki '02? with the 2.7 V6 with 57K. Had noise at idle that turned out to be the #1 Chain Tensioner. The noise would go away when you increased the RPM's above idle then return at idle.
Found some info. AERA and other sources. Seems like the hyd. tensioner had real tight clearanes and very small orfaces that can plug or gum up. We tried the old Berrymans addive in the oil (engine additive as per instructions on the can) followed by a oil/ filter change with 5w-30. The noise went away and the customer never had to tear into the engine. I think it was caught early enough that no damge was done to the chain or Tensioner. Also found out: Use 5W-30 oil only. Use a good OEM filter or Wix,NAPA,Carquest Filter. Not the discount store junk Champ, Hastings,Fram etc. Change the oil at 3,000mile max!!
The SUV now has aprox. 92K on it with no more noise and the owner followed the above on oil changes. BTW, the dealers service manager did not have a clue of- 1. what causes the failure. 2. How to prevent it from happenig again. IMHO I feel if you catch the noise eary enough or take the above precautions before any noise the 2.7 will last like it should.
#235 of 344 suzuki forenza
Apr 15, 2006 (5:51 am)
My wife ansd I purchased a 2006 Forenza. She drives it and has been happy with it until yesterday. She back out of the garage put it in park and got ouy of the car to close the door. When she did the car moved forward 3to 4 feet coming to rest on the garage frame. When she got into the car she went to put it in park but it was already there. Has anyone else experience this. I am sure this will be an on going fight with the dealer.
#236 of 344 Re: Timing Chain Tensioner replacement [jlxdriver]
Apr 26, 2006 (6:29 pm)
I hate to bring this up but the labor is pretty easy. I used to be a
tech at a tri dealer one of there car lines was suzuki. I can personaly
do the job correctly in 1 hour 45 minutes flat. The average b tech
should be able to do it in 3 hours. If it's his frist one I would say 4
to 4 hours 30 minutes. I would do them for 8 labor hours customer pay
at the dealer just to give the customer a break the 13.7 book time is
way to much. The total bill with parts was $946.76 inc tax / 6% here in ct
$79 dollers an hour labor rate.
#237 of 344 Re: Timing Chain Tensioner replacement [parts52us]
Jun 01, 2006 (6:11 pm)
I have a 1998 Grand Vitara and have noticed the tensioner start to rattle over the last three months. It is not causing any problems yet, but I would be interested to know if anyone else has tried the oil treatment method that "parts52us" suggested, as I would like to catch the problem early and avoid the expense of renewing the tensioner if at all possible (around AUD$1500-2000 here in Australia!).
#238 of 344 vehicle speed sensor
Jul 10, 2006 (6:31 pm)
I have a 2000 Tracker 4 dr, 4 wd. The service engine light came on soon after the speedometer/cruise quit working. The code came up P0500. The dealership gave me a part #30020772 for a vehicle speed sensor. However, no one I contact for this part (as it is $266 at the dealership) can find or cross reference this number. They say it must be a shelf number or something. Can anyone out there help?