Last post on Nov 24, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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#325 of 344 2002 Suzuki Vitara Maintenace Info
Aug 20, 2010 (3:59 pm)
We bought a used Suzuki Vitara. The owners manual does not have info on what on what windshield wipers, all filters, nor types of fluids and greases to use. Where do you get this info? There is no dealer in town, they went out of business. Thank you!
Oct 24, 2010 (10:01 am)
doing an oil change and manual doesn't specify: what is oil capacity of suzuki vitara 2004 2.5L
#327 of 344 Cold start gas smell
Feb 28, 2011 (1:57 pm)
I have a 2006 Suzuki grand vitara. On a cold start there is smell of gas coming from the vent when I turn the heat on. I check for gas leak by the fuel injectors when I started the car but did not see any. Any idea on what is wrong? Thanks
#328 of 344 Re: Bluish white smoke (exhaust) [zukee]
Mar 13, 2011 (3:30 pm)
I have the same exact problem...same yr, same amnt of miles... my shop is google-ing it and has calls in to Suzuki dealer but i have a feeling i am going to have to be aggressive about this to get them to not put it off. Auto shop acts like it is no big deal to continue driving it while they figure it out but it is getting worse...
Did you ever figure out what was wrong???!?
#329 of 344 Re: Cold start gas smell [joey321]
Mar 19, 2011 (9:26 am)
We have had the same problem with our 2006 Grand Vitara. It has been doing it regardless of heat or not - it seems that if the fan (airflow) is left in the on position - we smell gas. I have just got in the routine of turning off all fans before I start the car. I am going in for my 90,000 service very soon & plan on asking about it.
Are you having any electrical problems with the cabin lights or the head lights. We bought the car new and seems that we have changed light bulbs numerous times for the cabin and also for the head lights. Very frustrating.
#330 of 344 G.V petrol consumption
Mar 20, 2011 (9:16 am)
I replaced my Sidecick, 97 model, 1600, 4 doors, with G.V ,2004,1600,2 doors.
Both cars without any modifications (Tires, shock-absorbers...-original).
I'm very absent to find thst the fuel consumtion of the G.V is significantly higher :9 KM/liter compared to 12.5 KM/l , for the same speed (average-100 KM/h)
1. What are the main reasons for this difference ?(The G.V's wight is only 100KG higher.)
2. Are there any knowen (not theoretical) "Minor" motor changes (i.e - computer parameters)that can reduce this consumption ? Roughly speaking: Estimated improvment? How much profational should be the Mechanicare to do this changes? What will be the "cost" for this canges ?(i.e- less power ...).
#331 of 344 Re: Timing chain, tensioner and valves... [branwenw]
May 09, 2011 (2:55 pm)
I have an 08 GV and the ticking noise you are hearing is unfortunately inherit with this vehicle. The ticking does go away after warm up, however you sometimes hear it when in Park and idling but once in drive it is no longer audible. Hope this helps.
#332 of 344 Re: ESP Problem [marcusd]
Jul 10, 2011 (12:28 pm)
I have an 07 Grand Vitara and my ESP light came on. I thought when the light goes on it indicates that the ESP is active. It came on during a rain storm. But it has yet to go off (2 days later) If this is a a 2800 dollar repair.
Suzuki USA Customer service will be receiving my complaint! Plus I only have 28k miles on this vehicle!!!
#333 of 344 '03 Vitara Fail to Start also Random Engine Done
Aug 26, 2011 (2:03 pm)
About my 03 Vitara 4Door SUV, so far 47k milage. Starting from Oct 2010, weird thing happened.
(1) It's good to drive normally for ~20 minutes (I seldom drive it over 20 minutes), even on stop-and-go local. But if stop the car, then after ~5 minutes, I can't start the car again , I can clearly hear the engine is bumping and shaking, with the clicking, and all lights on, it simply can not start. But after leave the hot car idle for 15~20 minutes, I can start the car again and drive ok.
(2) And worse. For couple times, if I drive the car on trafficed local, stop-n-start, again and again, after ~20 minutes, I can hear the engine start clicking noise, some shaking, and kind of back-force, then the car engine just shut-down, and no way to start it with similar pattern. Similarly, after leave the hot car idle for 15~20 minutes, it came back alive again.
Any suggestion, and any great idea so I can check it by myself before bring it to the shop? Thanks a lot!
#334 of 344 Re: ESP Problem [revjim64]
Sep 10, 2011 (11:42 am)
Does anyone know where the OBD port is for the 07 Grand Vitara?
I looked under the dash on the drivers side and did not see anything the resembles the OBDII connector.
Also is anyone else having issues with the ESP? My ESP light came on about 4 months ago.