Last post on Mar 06, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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Suzuki Aerio, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#427 of 436 Re: class action Aerio [johna7]
Dec 30, 2009 (9:59 am)
I have a 2005 Aerio and had to change the tires at 35,000 miles. I rotate my tires at each oil change and consistantly get 60,000 to 70,000 miles on other cars. I'm still on the original brakes though.
#428 of 436 Re: check eng light. [pychogirlfrien]
Jun 06, 2010 (8:03 pm)
my engine light is on and i was also told to get a new catalytic converter. but for only 350.
#429 of 436 Re: check eng light. [mcgjapan]
Jun 21, 2010 (9:44 pm)
I don't know if this is the same issue or not.Skip to the bottom paragraph if you are in a hurry.
I had a problem with my check engine light. I asked one of the guys at work, and was sent to their "favorite" mechanic: I had the code checked; it indicated I needed a new catalytic converter ( smog equipment). In my case, the location of the code indicated the expensive $1000 (or was it two thousand?) one. He recommended I had tried pouring in a container (quart? It the size of a lighter fluid bottle-the ones people use on their BBQ) of denatured alcohol in the gas tank to see if that would clear it( when you do the fill up); no luck. The mechanic also tried to just reset the code, and told me if the code/light came back in, then I would probably have to do it. The light came back in.
I was panicked at the $$$$ outlay in my future...THEN, it was suggested, I start inexpensively, and tried to JUST REPLACE THE SENSOR, which was like $79. The local mechanic who did the work even told me, upon pickup ,that the original sensor tested good. The codes cleared and never came back, and that was a year and a half ago! Oh, and you know if you fail to tighten the gas cap well enough, the check engine light comes on, don't you? It will clear in a couple of start-ups after you tighten it. Good Luck. Ronnie
#430 of 436 What size tires...
Sep 24, 2010 (8:18 am)
I've got a '03 Aerio SX that 'requires' 195/55/15 tires. Does anyone know if you can put a 195/65/15 on the rim and have enough clearance in the wheel well?
I know that the 65 is 10% larger, but it's also cheaper and has a higher milage guaruntee. Not to concerned with the difference in speed ratings 'cause I don't race it or drive over 75mph.
#431 of 436 Tire size replacement
Sep 24, 2010 (3:01 pm)
I also have the Aerio SX 03 model, and a 215/50/15 is 0.1% larger in diameter than the 195/55/15 stock tire. Under a really hard turn, you can create some contact with the front tires, but it is not even visible on the front tires. It helps stabilize the rear end and decreases wheel spin under hard acceleration in first gear. I suspect that it costs a tiny bit in gas mileage, but the difference is really tine. If you wish to know the difference between two tire sizes in the p-metric system, go to this java tire calculator:
#432 of 436 2005 Suzuki SX FWD rough idle and intermittent stalling in reverse
Sep 29, 2010 (9:58 pm)
I own a 2005 Aerio Sx, with 69,xxx miles, which seems to enjoy stalling while in reverse (when shifted from park) and has a rough idle. Oddly enough, the issue seems to be alleviated when the AC is on. Any ideas as to what is going wrong?
#433 of 436 Re: 2005 Suzuki SX FWD rough idle and intermittent stalling in reverse [melsy]
Oct 03, 2010 (9:52 pm)
Hi, my husband was a mechanic for many years. He says that for part of your answer, the not stalling when the A/C is on, is because the idle increases when the A/C is on. He says, and as I think you already know, the bigger question is why is the car idling rough?
Mine idles rough when I am low on oil or in need of an oil change, which is usually the same. Meaning, when I am in need of an oil change, I am also low on oil for some reason. This has been going on since I was in the 60,000 mile range or before even. I have a 2003 Suzuki SX. Ronnie
#434 of 436 2005 suzuki Aerio sx A/Cproblems
Jul 20, 2011 (10:39 pm)
The car has a leak I tried to add leak detector and 134a but the pressure is to LOW HOW DO YOU BY PASS THE LOW PRESSURE switch and Where is it Located ???
Mar 06, 2012 (6:05 pm)
I have 83,000 miles on my 2006 SX4. I took it to my mechanic and he told me it sounded like piston slap when cold. I took it to Suzuki and they agreed. They reviewed all of my maintenance records ,looked inside the oil pan and found it clean so agreed to a Short block under warranty. Now I believe I have what I would refer to as detonation or Knocking. The dealer said it is normal but admits they hear the noise. Now I am waiting on the District rep to visit. This all less than 1,000 miles since the short Block was installed.
Anyone know of ECU updates or failed Knock Sensors...? Any other experiences with a noise when cold over 2500 RPM? Change the Spark Plug to colder or Hotter plugs? This is my daily driver and I do or have the mantenance done and check the book for each mileage as described. I disagree with changing Anti freeze every 30,000 but I do it;).