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Suzuki Aerio, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#386 of 436 Transmission Control Module
Mar 28, 2008 (6:40 am)
I have a 2003 Aerio SX AWD with the 4 speed Automatic transmission. I have had two problems that seem to occur more when the car is cold. The car will not shift into 4th gear until the engine cool light goes out. The dealer told me this was normal but I have had this car since '04 and I don't remember it doing this until about a year ago. Also the car will not always shift into the low gears from a stop. I can manually do it this some times causes a code P0717. The dealer checked the wiring and then decided that the Transmission Control Module was bad and not covered under the 7yr/100,000 mile power train warranty. The cost is $770 plus programming and installation.
There is now way I can spend nearly $1000 to fix this. Has anyone used one from a junk yard? What years and models would work?
#387 of 436 Re: class action Aerio [bindy]
Mar 28, 2008 (9:54 am)
I hate my 2003 Aerio SX AWD. It has had a host of problems but the brakes and abnormal tire wear have not been among them. I have 90k miles on it and I did replace the front pads once and did not do anything to the rotors (shame on me). This reminds me the next time I rotate the tires I need to check the rear brakes.
I have a second set of steel wheels 14" for snow tires. I run snows for two winters and then run the next spring and summer to finish them off. Last summer I bought my first replacement 15" tires for summer use.
Driving habits, tire pressure, and alignment all affect tire life and driving habits drastically affect brake life.
I hope you don't have other problems with your car.
Mar 30, 2008 (12:38 pm)
Does anyone carry a repair manual (like chiltons but they dont) that would be for the 2004 Suzuki Aerio SX for the do it yourselver.
#389 of 436 Re: Transmission Control Module [dkarasin]
Apr 17, 2008 (10:37 am)
When I got my car back from the dealer I read the warranty information. The manual states that the Traction Control Module (TCM) is covered Parts & Labor for 7 years / 100,000 Mi.
I wonder if that will fix the problem.
#390 of 436 Re: Repair Manual [shotgunpet]
Apr 17, 2008 (10:47 am)
I have not seen a good one anywhere. Suzuki does sell the shop manuals. Be prepared they are not cheap. try the following.
">Suzuki manualslink title
Then click on Vehicle information from the left and then Service manuals. They also sell Diagnostic trouble codes and service bulletins.
Best of luck.
#391 of 436 A/T fluid changes?
May 11, 2008 (9:39 am)
I have a 2003 Aerio with 77.2k miles on the clock. I'm trying to resolve a conflict between what the manufacturer recommends and what every other resource on the net suggests. My maintenance schedule says that the A/T fluid does not need changing until the 105k mile mark. Since the fluid level in the transmission case has not changed at all since buying the car off the lot new (wow), I'm inclined to go with that. Everybody else is stating that the transmission should be flushed every 30k miles.
Am I the only person here who hasn't changed the fluid yet? If you chose a more frequent interval to change the fluid, was the motivation precautionary or because of a specific issue?
#392 of 436 Re: A/T fluid changes? [carthell]
May 11, 2008 (1:07 pm)
First it does not matter that the fluid level has not changed; it is whether the fluid is dirty; the condition of the fluid.
That flush at 30,000 is a bunch of crap...it is made by repair facilities to generate business.
I had 3 Toyota's and I ran them for 400,000 miles and changed fluid every 100,000
I have 2 Chevy Cobalt's one with 100K on it and one with over 200K....I change them about 90,000 since Cobalt has no stick to check the fluid (yeah can you believe it, no tranny stick).
My Aerio is an 06 AWD with only 12 K on it....I changed the fluid in the rear as
recommended at 7500.....but I do not intend to change the trans fluid until close to 100K.
One thing....if they drop the pan to change the fluid and filter you will still have dirty fluid in the torque converter which is why I recommend the "flush" where they hook it up to a machine and all of the fluid gets changed.
Unless the fluid is dirty or discolored I would wait until close to 100K to change the fluid if it were me.
Changing trans fluid at 30 K would be akin to changing oil at 2000 miles.
Hope this helps.
#393 of 436 AC compresser
Jun 02, 2008 (5:42 pm)
Got a 2002 aerio bought new.Never had any problems but battery.When i use a/c or defrost car shakes and bogs down when compresser clutch kicks on.Can anyone HELP?
#394 of 436 Re: AC compresser [rprez8]
Jun 03, 2008 (4:43 am)
When is the last time you tuned it up ?
Sounds to me like the plugs need changed...maybe air filter as well.
Of course it could be a low voltage condition (check alternator output); but I really feel it is plugs.
#395 of 436 Re: AC compresser [logmgr]
Jun 03, 2008 (6:58 pm)
thx for your reponse but done all that.Think it is icu valve.Takes laser plugs 13$ a piece ty.