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#14 of 23 Don't know what this does?
Apr 12, 2009 (5:41 pm)
Could use some help solving a mystery. Just bought an 02 Vitara. On the panel by the shifter is a button. It looks like this:
Any idea what it does? The info on the transfer case is worn away so if it explains it, I can't read in any longer.
Does anyone know what it does?
#15 of 23 Re: Four-Mode 4WD questions [xostnot]
Apr 17, 2009 (9:08 am)
We have a 2006 Grand Vitara AWD which does not have the ability to switch modes. It's automatic 4WD. We have replaced the stock Yokohama's with a more aggressive tread from Discount Tire called the Pathfinder SUV. Whenever we get 1/2" of rain or snow we start fish tailing as soon as we get up to 30mph. The dealership has tested the AWD and can get it to engage on the rack and says they don't see a problem. It's almost like the wheels can't decide which one should be active and it starts throwing you all over the place. This is very dangerous because once it starts fish tailing the vehicle feels out of control and it's only going to take that one time to catch the snow just right to kill us or someone else. Has anyone else experienced something like this? I'm going to the dealer today since we have a pretty good snow storm brewing and have them test drive it with all the snow on the road. I almost lost it this morning.
#16 of 23 Re: Four-Mode 4WD questions [timmyp1]
Apr 20, 2009 (4:47 am)
Did they check your alignment ?
#17 of 23 Re: Four-Mode 4WD questions [bm000092]
Apr 20, 2009 (7:02 am)
We had the alignment done right after the new tires were put on. The car drives and handles great on dry pavement. It's only when there is a little resistance from rain or snow that the car feels out of control.
#18 of 23 Re: Four-Mode 4WD questions [timmyp1]
Apr 21, 2009 (8:49 am)
For sure something is wrong, even with the crappy EOM Yoko's mine doesn't do that
#19 of 23 Re: Four-Mode 4WD questions [bm000092]
Apr 21, 2009 (9:13 am)
We are going to try and take it to another dealer to have them take a look. But with only 4 dealers in the Denver area we are going to have to drive a ways to get it looked at. Might drive it through the Summer and then trade it in.
#20 of 23 How to engage transfercase ?
Jul 13, 2009 (10:52 pm)
Acquired 2006 GV w/ V6 & 4WD. It will be a donor car with engine-gearbox(auto trans) moved to my Brooklands 280S sports car OR we may just rebuild it (it has been rolled. But it is driving (or was driving). We disengaged gearbox to put it on car dolly and tow it about 20 miles home. Now cannot figure how to reengage gearbox. SO cannot put in gear? Is there some code? No Owner Book inside car!
THanks very much
#21 of 23 Interesting project
Jul 14, 2009 (10:15 am)
Who knows what the rollover did to the car's electronics! I don't know if you've done this, but the engine has to be running with the transmission lever in Neutral when you switch in or out of "tow mode" or low range.
#22 of 23 VITARA ENGINE CHECK LIGHT
Aug 14, 2009 (1:29 pm)
HI CAN SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE IVE JUST BOUGHT A GRAND VITARA 2002 1600SE 3DR THE FIRST DAY I GOT IT THE CAR RAN VERYWELL.BUT NOW THE (CHECK ENGINE MALFUNCTION LIGHT) WONT GO OUT.ANY IDEAS
#23 of 23 Re: VITARA ENGINE CHECK LIGHT [jdd7]
Aug 14, 2009 (2:56 pm)
If you just bought it, then your dealer would probably want to help you out right away - unless, of course, it was a private sale.
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