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Suzuki Vitara, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Engine, Suspension, Transmission, SUV
#315 of 344 2000 Grand Vitara no start
Dec 22, 2009 (10:00 pm)
I have a 2000 Grand Vitara and it turns over but does not start. Fuel is there I checked. What to do next.
#316 of 344 suzuki vitara 1.6i jlx missing problem
Feb 16, 2010 (1:59 am)
Hello just wondering if enyone can help!!!
my suzuki vitara 1992 has a miss fireing problem! i have tryed sevral things up to this day wich are change
Ht leads , spark plugs , dizy cap , cleand out fule tank not sure what else to check/change
tha car missfires for about 20 mins the it seams to clear its self and runs fine ...
but the if you stop the car and try star again the hole cycle starts again ???
any idears ?
#318 of 344 Squealing noise when i am in gear
Feb 23, 2010 (9:55 pm)
I started my grand vitara up today and it was idling high. When I put it in gear (standard) it starting squealing and only does it when I have it in gear. If I am in neutral it if fine. Please help me I don't have a lot of money for a mechanic so I would like to know whats wrong before I take it to the mechanic. Thank you sooo much.
Apr 25, 2010 (10:15 pm)
People could more easily help if they knew what year/engine/transmission you have.
#320 of 344 Re: 2001 Suzuki 2.0L AC Compressor bad [tony1011]
Apr 29, 2010 (1:23 pm)
I same yr vehicle but it has 132k, i was recently told my ac compressor was no good.
#321 of 344 ESP Problem
May 28, 2010 (11:17 am)
I have a 2006 GV 4WD and 5 speed auto. The ESP light came on in the dash so I took it to the dealer, What I was told was that the hydraulic control unit was bad, so the ESP would not work and the anti-lock brakes may not work. To replace the unit would be $2000.00 for the part and $571.00 to install it. Has anyone encountered a similar problem? When I called Suzuki, they didn't seem too interested, but did have a record of my dealer contacting them about the problem. I really like the vehicle but don't know if I want to put another $2800.00 into it. It would be interesting to hear what other owners have to say.
May 28, 2010 (2:57 pm)
Sheesh, this certainly makes one pause about possibly being a repeat Suzuki customer. Probably your GV is beyond warranty.
At minimum, you should get a replacement part from a wrecker or the system wreckers have access to. You could also determine who is the best auto electric mechanic near you and have them look at it.
No need to buy a new one from a dealer. From the forums, this is the first case of this I've heard about, so (a) this may not be the real fix, and (b) a used module should be fine.
the12volt(dot) com website has participants who could help diagnose this. And there is suzuki-forums(dot) com where you could also ask about this.
#323 of 344 Bluish white smoke (exhaust)
Jun 01, 2010 (7:59 pm)
I own a 2000 Grand Vitara Limited 4x4 with 79,346 original Miles I have owned this vehicle for 4 1/2 yrs now. I keep it up to date with all services but now it has began to smoke every morning when I start it then the smoke dies down after it has idle'd for more then 10 mins. then it miss fires for a quick sec or 2 and all is good rides smooth until the next morning. Anyone has a clue what could cause this, I have taken it to the shop and they keep givin me the run around even with an after market warranty. So far I've paid a little over $250.00 for Diagnostic's etc. I'm so fed up with the car I could sell it if I had the chance.
#324 of 344 Re: Bluish white smoke (exhaust) [zukee]
Jun 02, 2010 (4:30 am)
I have an '02 Grand Vitara. I've been experiencing the whitish blue smoke (a huge cloud) at start up (but not the miss-firing). One would almost think the head gasket is going, but it does not happen when I accelerate, or even driving. But my smoke dissipates almost instantly, and it happens after letting the car sit for a few hours (so I get it in the morning, and again after work). I've been told it's moisture in the tail pipes. I've had head gasket problems with previous cars (both Toyotas) and I'm not experiencing the same symptoms, so I'm not too concerned with the smoke.