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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara
When we talk about Suzuki, the first thing that comes to mind is the company’s decision in 2012 to pull its automobile division out of the United States market. Still, some of...

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Radio & clock do not work.
Hi there. The radio and clock on your 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara are powered by an accessory switch and electrical relay that receives power from the fuse box. If the fuse itself is in good shape (which it seems your...
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When the ignition switch is left on ACC for a while, the car won't start
This is not an uncommon issue. Listening to the radio for 25 minutes with the car off is not a problem normally. But in this case, the most likely cause of this is either the ignition switch or the battery...
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Car shaking on startup, engine revving
Hello there, a few different faults can cause the car to shake and have issues with acceleration. The most common would be the the spark plugs and wires, a fuel pump issue, faulty MAF sensor, a vacuum leak, or a...
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Difficulty starting the car
There are several things that can cause the vehicle to take many attempts to start. The most common would be the ignition switch, starter, battery, fuel pump, or key cylinder. If you want to have this taken care of, a...
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Meter fuse keeps blowing out
Hello there, a few different things can cause the fuse to blow like this. It is good that you have identified the fuse that is blown, as this will makes it easier to diagnose. Fuses do not blow for no...
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H0w i change orifice tube for suzuki vitara 1997
You do not have an expansion tube, but you do have an expansion valve. The expansion valve does the same job as an expansion tube. The expansion valve on your vehicle is in the evaporator case in the dash, attached...
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Hissing noise from the transmission?
Hello there. A few different faults could cause the vehicle to have a noise from the shifter area. The most common would be the flywheel, transmission input shaft bearing, low fluid level or the torque converter. A qualified technician, such...
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steering column has collapsed
If the column is damaged then it cannot be repaired if the collapse center rod is damaged. It is designed so that it will not push the steering column into you in the event of an accident. I would suggest...
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Car does not accelerate when pressing gas pedal, 2002 Suzuki Vitara
Hello there. This is a usual issue for a 2002 Suzuki Vitara. There are a few possible causes for the lack of power and engine surging. The most likely would be the throttle plate, throttle cable, MAF sensor, vacuum leak,...
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Engine started exhibiting sputter noise. 2003 Suzuki Vitara
Hello there. This is an uncommon issue on the 2003 Suzuki Vitara. With coolant leaks such as you have had, the biggest concern is overheating of the vehicle. If the problem is detected and resolved before the engine overheats then...
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Oil drain plug and pan missing after oil change
Hello there, this is a rare accident that can occur when oil changes are performed. In this type of situation, an oil sample is taken and sent off to a facility that can perform an oil analysis. This is done...
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Fuse continually blows when A/C is turned on
Hello there. This is a common issue with the Suzuki Vitara. There are a few different faults that could cause the fuse to blow repeatedly and the AC not to function. When a fuse repeatedly blows, this is typically an...
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After 20-30 miles driving, squeaking sound begins
Hello there. This is a common fault with the Suzuki Vitara. The most likely causes for the squeaking noise would be the drive belt, axle, tensioner, or idler pulley. Any of these can increase in noise along with the engine...
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Vibrations and then shuts off
Hello there, many different faults that can cause your 2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara to die after starting. The most common would be the power brake booster, vacuum leak, exhaust leak, fuel pump, wiring harness fault, oxygen sensor, or a failing...
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wheel steering vibration
It seems as if you may have an issue with your suspension. I would recommend having a qualified suspension expert inspect your vehicle for faulty ball joints, tie rods, control arm bushings, etc. If any play exists in your suspension...
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Have trouble code p2101. Cleaned the throttle body unit and still bad. Idle is always high surge like idle.
Hi, thanks for writing in. Code P2101 is titled Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit Performance. Instead of using a traditional throttle cable, your vehicle uses an electronic throttle control. In this system, the throttle control module receives input from sensors,...
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While driving my ABS and EPS dashboard lights come on. Can any mechanic service this or should I go to the dealership?
The ABS system has several components that it relies on to operate properly, both hydraulic and electrical. Any qualified technician can perform repair work on the system and I strongly suggest that one performs an inspection to prevent replacing unnecessary...
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My alternator went out so I replaced it and also had put in new battery. Now it shuts off once I put it in drive.
Hi there. It would seem unusual, after replacing your vehicle alternator and battery, it would stall when put into drive. There is a possibility, the ECM (Engine Control Module) needs to relearn idle speed. Many vehicle engine computers have adaptive...
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Slow leak on left side of the radiator, no heat
The radiator leaking coolant would be the the most important leak to repair first. The thermostat can be checked by watching the temperature on the gauge to see if the temperature gets up near the middle of the gauge and...
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Is the engine on a Suzuki Grand Vitara 2l diesel 2004 a interference or a non-interference engine?
Hello - according to Suzuki, all of their engines are interference. The timing belt replacement interval is being revised to 60,000 kilometers; more like 40K miles. So, caution for replacing the timing belt earlier than expected. If you need assistance...

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