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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...
Please advise if the electronic throttle system of the the car above is the same as 2006 toyota camry
If you're attempting to swap throttle bodies between a Suzuki and Toyota, in most cases, this will not work. In this case, I am unable to confirm whether or not such a swap will work. I suspect it will not....
Difficulty accelerating, car jumps while idling, burnt fuel smell
A few different things can cause all of these symptoms. The most likely would be a failing fuel pump, bad spark plugs and wires, a MAF sensor issue, vacuum leak, or a faulty oxygen sensor. A qualified technician, such as...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Overheating and struggling to start
Hello. If your engine is overheating and you are having trouble starting it then you more than likely have a failing head gasket. When it fails the engine will overheat and it will also allow coolant to enter the combustion...
Timing belt cover leak
The leak is likely due to a failed timing chain cover gasket. However, the water pump is driven off the timing chain and located behind the timing cover. So, if the vehicle is leaking coolant from the timing cover area,...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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