Last post on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
#5 of 14 Re: 2006 grand vitara v6 auto 4x4 engine problem [tidester]
Nov 25, 2009 (8:25 pm)
thanx for reply: been there, no luck for 2006 detailed problem. beginning to think until some other owner has same miles, they won't have same problem. still driving it and only irritant is no cruise control(disabled) and very hard to start(cranks 10-15 seconds). plan to take back to dealer who did original work and see what they say($2,000 maybe?). if no sympathy from them i'll try some other dealer(crook) and roll the dice there.
#6 of 14 Re: 2006 grand vitara v6 auto 4x4 engine problem [redryder2]
Nov 25, 2009 (9:51 pm)
Let us know what happens. In the meantime, have a great Thanksgiving.
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#7 of 14 Re: 2006 grand vitara v6 auto 4x4 engine problem [redryder2]
Nov 26, 2009 (5:38 am)
Did you get the 3 codes ? I have a list of them, may be I can find it for you ?
#8 of 14 Re: 2006 grand vitara v6 auto 4x4 engine problem [bm000092]
Nov 26, 2009 (2:40 pm)
thanx for reply: yes, the codes from auto zone were P0101, P0401 and P2282. P0101 was referenced mostly to MAF sensor, vacuum leak, etc. P0401 was mostly EGR. P2282 suggested a intake manifold air leak. Because the intake manifold was supposedly removed in order to clean the manifold passages(intake/exhaust i dunno) maybe it was still not fixed on reassembly. the symtoms i have now were present when i went to the dealer originally, he fixed only the wide rpm fluctuation(550-850 rpm) which allowed the suv to die at stoplites. hope your suzuki codes book has a reference to these specific codes for 2006 v6 xl-7 type engine.
#9 of 14 Re: 2006 grand vitara v6 auto 4x4 engine problem [tidester]
Nov 26, 2009 (2:42 pm)
#10 of 14 Re: 2006 grand vitara v6 auto 4x4 engine problem [redryder2]
Nov 27, 2009 (5:48 am)
Here is what I found.
P0101: Mass air flow circuit range/performance (MAF sensor volume is more than specification or less than specification.) It may also indicate that the MAF sensor is defective.
P0401: Exhaust gas recirculation flow detected as insufficient (Difference in intake manifold absolute pressure between opened EGR valve and closed EGR valve is less than specification).
P2282: air leak between throttle body and intake valve.
Unfortunately, there is about 10 pages of documentation in the Suzuki book on how to troubleshoot this, it would be too long to post. But yes this information is available easally to any Suzuki dealer.
#11 of 14 Re: 2006 grand vitara v6 auto 4x4 engine problem [bm000092]
Nov 27, 2009 (8:14 am)
thanx a lot. i'm off to suzuki dealer with this info. will let everyone know what they say and what they do. if they fix problem i'll give them credit, if they say i dunno i'll post the name of the dealer and what they said.
#12 of 14 Re: 2006 grand vitara v6 auto 4x4 engine problem [bm000092]
Dec 06, 2009 (8:13 am)
thanx again guys/girls for the insights. went to the dealer and he found the p0101 and p0401 codes. he said it might be a faulty new egr valve and he would talk to suzuki about replacing under warrenty(just paid to have it replaced $736.00). anyway, since i brought it in 3 months ago after 5,000 miles and they found no codes at that time and now it is 23,000 miles(warrenty on repair was 12,000 miles) and they now find codes, i'm sol. however, in testing the suv they electronically(they say) opened and closed the egr valve a number of times. bottom line, the engine lite is now off, so egr must, for now, be working. they did suggest one thing, which i have done, go to a gm dealer(if any still exist) and buy a bottle of their super duper gas plus cleaner($28.00 choke). this stuff is so concentrated it will clean chewing gum off your shoe sole(thats GOOD), but you only use it about every 5,000 miles or you don't have any fuel injectors. suv runs good for 198,000 miles and hope to get 350,000 miles.
#14 of 14 2001 Vitara engine
Apr 11, 2010 (1:01 pm)
Engine has around 80000 mls.Started it yesterday and it started normal then immediatly quit.gets fuel when cranking but will not run or even hit.Could this be the timing belt broken?