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Suzuki Esteem, Wagon
#144 of 204 Re: Power steering pump or pulley 2000 esteem 1.8 [bebrianbike]
May 12, 2006 (7:59 am)
Have you tried wrecking yards? The whole pump assembly would be cheaper than a new pulley. The 1.8 and 1.6 have different pressure relief valve pressures but might use the same mounting. Bring your old one or a picture to compare.
These have occasionally also turned up on Ebay.
#145 of 204 Re: 2001 Suzuki Esteem Purchase [suzeq32]
May 12, 2006 (8:18 am)
I bought a 2000 1.8GLX wagon automatic last year at 42,000 miles. Other than normal maintenance I have no problems. The original owner didn't do much except change the oil, so it needed new tires, front brakes, spark plugs, air filter, etc. and I changed all fluids. It doesn't burn or leak anything. I now have 54,000 miles and no surprises.
#146 of 204 Re: Resetting Check Engine Light [hivoltg30]
May 12, 2006 (8:22 am)
An OBDII scanner is required. Autozone and possibly other parts stores will read the failure code for free with the hope you will purchase the repair part(s) from them.
#147 of 204 HEAD UNIT WIRING SCHEMATIC
Jun 07, 2006 (1:15 pm)
I need to know what the wire colors on the main harness mean (all 11 I think there were). I'm trying to install a new unit but after purchasing 2 different adapters, I dicided to do it the old fashion way.
#148 of 204 Esteem 96...Bucking like a Bull
Jul 14, 2006 (7:55 pm)
I have a 96 Esteem. She's been good to me, until lately. The last couple months, she's been bucking. I am going about 120 (km) and she stalls. The electricity cuts out. I have to pop it in nutral and then restart her. When I slow down off the high-way, at lights and stop signs, she keeps jerking and also stalls. Short distances are fine, but long distances and it feels like a wild bull ride. I've change the spark-plugs, air filter, spark wires, ... I need help...Thanks
#149 of 204 car slows then goes
Nov 18, 2006 (5:36 pm)
2000 esteem wagon with 1.8. The car starts fine and runs for about 6 miles on average then begins to slow down like left front brake is dragging. Doing 65 slows down to about 50 and seems to be laboring hard for maybe 2-3 miles then it lets up and fine for the rest of the trip. Any ideas would be helpful.
#150 of 204 Re: car slows then goes [bdebay]
Dec 01, 2006 (8:38 am)
I have heard of a bad master cylinder causing pressure on the brakes even when your foot is not on the pedal. It may not be the brakes at all. could be timing or a fuel system problem. Sounds like it happens when the engine reaches normal temp. Most of the time it is hard to figure out what is wrong. Suzuki seems to have few problems and when they do the dealers have not experienced the problem before. they have to hunt for a fix.
#151 of 204 2000 suzuki esteem headlights
Jan 20, 2007 (4:41 pm)
how can i disconnect the daylihght driving lights in the car so they wont be on all the time
#152 of 204 Re: 1997 Esteem automatic - start-up issues [sadsuzuki]
Jan 23, 2007 (7:00 pm)
:confuse:I am having the same problem with my 97 Esteem. Did you ever find out what was wrong? I'd really appreciate any advice from anyone with any ideas!
At random times through the year, my Esteem will not start at all (4 times in the last 7 months to be exact). Nothing happens when I try to turn the ignition. My battery lights will be on for a bit, but after a few attempts at starting the car, the battery goes completly dead! I mean completely dead-the battery will no longer even hold a charge!
After checking under the hood "thoroughly", Four different mechanics have all come to the conclusion that nothing is wrong with the car and its just the battery. (Alternator's fine, starter's fine, they can't find anything wrong) But after 4 differet batteries (actually it will be 5 tomorrow, when I get the car towed in for the 2nd time in 2 weeks) there is clearly somethings up????
After reading about the Neutral sfety switch (from the last person to reply to this post), I've been given some hope, I'm gonna have them try checking for that. But could there be anything electrical? I've also had to replace a blown fuse this year...the black one which goes directly to the battery. I don't know, its certainly out of the ordinary but I want to kick this problem to the curb. Does anyone have any suggestions on what else I should have my mechanic check???
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#153 of 204 Re: Esteem 96...Bucking like a Bull [davidrock]
Jan 25, 2007 (4:06 pm)
David could you contact me as I have the same problem and would like your advice rrmorinhotmail.com