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Understanding the Suzuki Oil Life Monitor and Service Indicator Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Suzuki Oil Life Monitor system indicates when and what service your car needs.
Suzuki Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
If you have been shopping for a used Suzuki vehicle, you may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one...
How to Get Suzuki Dealership Certified
Suzuki car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are Suzuki certified through a Suzuki authorized program such as UTI
Top 10 Used Cars to Avoid
Used car reviews can highlight poor performance, bad design, and low quality. The Suzuki XL-7 is the number one used car to avoid.
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Suzuki Equator
While the Equator is a truck very similar to others in its class – and is built on the same platform as the popular Nissan Frontier – it suffers from a lack of...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi
This affordable little sedan showed up on the market in 2010 as an effort to bolster Suzuki’s fading popularity in the United States car game. While it may not have saved the company’s...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Suzuki SX4
The 2012 Suzuki SX4 delivers all-wheel drive in a compact hatch, and provides plenty of space and features considering its ultra-low price tag. While there are plenty of updated options available in this...
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...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Construction Worker
If you're a construction worker, you don’t have to worry about hauling a whole lot of supplies and materials to the site – that’s the boss’s problem. As long as it’s big enough to hold your tools (and...

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hardness in car while driving
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Suzuki sidekick sport 1.8l won"t idle while its cold and has very bad hestitation
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Black smoke coming from my exhaust?
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Rear bank of cylinders has no spark.
Hello. A no spark condition can be caused by a wide variety of issues. If the issues appear to be affecting an entire bank, that is an entire side of the engine, then it may be possible that there is...
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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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My Check Engine Light is on - code P0430
Hi there. If you are getting this code along with a loss of power, it usually means that the catalytic converter is failing. When it fails internally it begins to clog the exhaust which will cause the lack of power....
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Instrument panel lights are on - codes P0102, P0069
Both of these sensors have to do with sending air mass and pressure information to the engine computer. It is likely you have a vacuum leak or these sensors are starting to fail and are offering the engine computer false...
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Over heating
Hi there: Overheating is a serious problem that can result in extensive engine damage if the source is not determined and repaired quickly. This problem is commonly caused by many different failures, from a faulty water pump, damaged thermostat, broken...
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Engine stalls at low speed or when shifted down.
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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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When I fuel up, my car will not start, it takes about 3 tries and I have to pump the gas
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When accelerating, the sound is different
Hi there. Heavy black smoke is usually a sign of a rich fuel condition present in your car's engine. When this happens, the motor is receiving more fuel than it can otherwise burn during the regular combustion cycle. This excess...
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Suzuki Grand Vitara with P0717 code.
Hi there: In most cases the wheel sensor or the electrical harness attached to the sensor is the source of this error code. You might want to replace both, reset the ECU and see if the code goes away. If...
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My car Roaring when I accelerate
Hello. Thanks for writing in. To begin, we need to identify what kind of noises you are hearing. Does it sound like a squeak, ticking, grinding, or tapping? Vehicles will make different noises when the engine is cold. Sometimes these...
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Throttle body replaced under warranty has a defect, now out of warranty.
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Change from automatic to manual 1995 Suzuki Esteem
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Check engine light is off and when I turn on the key the car won't start. Just happened after changing the clutch kit.
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Car bubbles at 80 kph and then goes and after it bubbles after 150 kph
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burning oil
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