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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Suzuki XL-7 - Brakes - 3/8/2014
    Battery replaced and now brake and abs warning lights are on.
    2008 Suzuki XL-7 Service Tech replaced the battery. Now the brake warning light is on, ABS light is on and traction control is off. Scanner shows no error codes. Noticed that the tech pinched the thin wire coming off the negative battery terminal with the ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/6/2014 HouseCallAuto
      I suspect that you are using your own scanner which only can check for P codes (engine codes) so I cannot agree that there are no codes unless you respond and tell me that you have a scanner capable of checking Suzuki abs codes and that you were able to access the abs module and it specifically stated that there were no abs codes.
      HouseCallAuto
      3/8/2014 AutoMD Member
      I double checked and you are correct my scanner does not provide Suzuki abs codes. Any thoughts on how changing the battery would cause such a problem?
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/8/2014 HouseCallAuto
      In theory it should not have affected the abs system but sometimes stuff happens. I have heard of this before. You still need to try access the abs module. I have a client that has an air bag light on and he wants me to fix it. I didnt have a scanner capable of reading the air bag codes for 2002 BMW so I bought one online off a website in China for $25 with shipping. I just did a quick search for Suzuki abs code scanners on the same site I ordered from and found yours for $108 with shipping here >> http://www.aliexpress.com/.../602842375.html
      HouseCallAuto
      3/8/2014 HouseCallAuto
      By the way, amazon has this same scanner for $190 just so you know
  • David
    David - 2004 Suzuki XL-7 - Brakes - 2/26/2014
    Why does my brake pedal go to the floor?
    I have 142,000 miles on my 2004 Suzuki XL7. I have replaced the front brake pads and the rear shoes are in good shape. I don't feel bleeding them is necessary because I have never had any of the lines apart. My Brake pedal goes all the way to the floor and it ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/26/2014 Jimm
      The brake bleeding would be the first step - to see if this restores any brake pedal pressure in the system. Once the brakes are properly bled of residual air, then inspect these items; flexible front brake hoses at the calipers, the power brake booster or master cylinder. Rule out the least expensive and simplest possible causes first.
      Jimm
      3/24/2014 David
      I worked on my brakes over the weekend and found that on both front brakes the bottom slide pin was stuck. only half of my brake shoes were being used. I did bleed them just for safe measure. I think I cured the problem. Thanks for the help.
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/26/2014 HouseCallAuto
      See if the master cylinder is full. I want to know how this all began. When did the pedal go to the floor? Immediately after what? Did it do this before you replaced the brake pads or no? Did you disturb the rear shoes when you checked them?
      HouseCallAuto
      3/24/2014 David
      I worked on my brakes over the weekend and found that on both front brakes the bottom slide pin was stuck. only half of my brake shoes were being used. I did bleed them just for safe measure. I think I cured the problem. Thanks for the help.
  • David
    David - 2004 Suzuki XL-7 - Brakes - 2/26/2014
    Why does my brake pedal go to the floor?
    I have 142,000 miles on my 2004 Suzuki XL7. I have replaced the front brake pads and the rear shoes are in good shape. I don't feel bleeding them is necessary because I have never had any of the lines apart. My Brake pedal goes all the way to the floor and it ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/26/2014 Jimm
      The brake bleeding would be the first step - to see if this restores any brake pedal pressure in the system. Once the brakes are properly bled of residual air, then inspect these items; flexible front brake hoses at the calipers, the power brake booster or master cylinder. Rule out the least expensive and simplest possible causes first.
  • AutoTKA14
    AutoTKA14 - 2005 Suzuki Verona - Brakes - 11/19/2013
    What are ALL the possibilities and the MOST LIKELY causes out of those possibilities?
    Right rear tire area gets hot and has burning smell but it isn't the tire.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/19/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Parking brake is not fully releasing at that tire or else a caliper is dragging. This should not be that big a mystery to diagnose.
      HouseCallAuto
      11/19/2013 AutoTKA14
      The caliper is the obvious choice. I posted the question to cover all bases and get different opinions on what it could be. It could be the caliper but there are a few other things it could be so I want to make sure I am not missing anything. That way I can check for everything possible and not waste putting all my time on one thing that may not even be the problem. Thanks for the help.
    • John's Auto Repair
      11/19/2013 John's Auto Repair
      It's definately something to do with your brakes.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Suzuki Swift+ - Brakes - 10/28/2013
    its says on sheet R/R brake sticking .. what would cause this?could i replace hole hub?
    hi guys I went for a w.o.f today in my SSS 06 and thay failed me because of R/R brake sticking on? thay priced me 1500$ to repare .. i found a guy that has the hole rear hub for 250 $..would this solve my problem. or is it to do with brakes caliper..it has disks ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/28/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Either the parking brake is not releasing on the R/R or the caliper, I don't know which. I am sure that the $1500 offer to repair it is a total lie and ripoff.
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    • Jimm
      4/20/2013 Jimm
      No, even if the brake shoe adjuster looks like a similar design - you'll have to install one made for your vehicle. Try these on-line sources; www.rockauto.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.partsgeek.com - to list only a few possible sources.
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  • squeek
    squeek - 2008 Suzuki XL-7 - Brakes - 2/13/2013
    My ABS light comes on and I lose my AWD
     
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    • Donut
      1/17/2011 Donut
      Well its probably grounded or has shorted, have you cheked the fuses?
    • timthecarguy
      10/22/2012 timthecarguy
      Check the brake pedal position sensor its located above the brake pedal. get a wiring diagram of it and you can jumper the switch to check if its working or not. its also called a BOO sensor(Brake on/off)
  • suzuki swift owner
    suzuki swift owner - 2001 Suzuki Swift - Brakes - 8/27/2012
    Why doesn't my hand brake work?
    the brake does not engage when the handle is pulled up
     
    • jlofwash
      8/27/2012 jlofwash
      possible you have too much slack in the cable that runs to the back of the vehicle or the cable came completely out of the retainers at either end or in the middle Y. have a helper pull the brake handle while you watch the cable for movement (under the car)
      jlofwash
      8/27/2012 suzuki swift owner
      Thank you for your answer. If the cable is slack or broken, should there still be tension when pulling the handle? It feels "normal". Is there any way to adjust or must it be replaced?
  • hb
    hb - 2000 Suzuki Vitara - Brakes - 8/11/2012
    Can the mastr cylinder of the tracker be used in the suzuki
     
    • Jimm
      7/14/2011 Jimm
      Try the many on-line autp parts sources, such as; www.RockAuto.com or www.autopartswarehouse.com and compare the part numbers for the master cylinder application - to determine if they are the same part.
    • seejay21
      8/11/2012 seejay21
      trackers and vitaras can interchange parts
  • Doc89
    Doc89 - 1988 Suzuki Samurai - Brakes - 4/13/2012
    Both front brakes Locked
    Brake petal is super stiff and the pads are touching the rotor. Master cylinder?
     
    • EG9 K20A3
      4/9/2012 EG9 K20A3
      you may need to replace your master cylinder. Other wise i would check the brake piston to see if its leaking break fluid. If it is that's the brake caliper you need to replace. If its not your front brakes then its the rear. check the same things as on the front. If you still find nothing then you need to check the lines. Check for fluid if you find none it probably you master cylinder. Brakes are easy. Your looseing pressure somewhere. Have somone pump your breaks until you find the leak.
      EG9 K20A3
      4/11/2012 Doc89
      Ok will do thanks very much for the info! Let the search begin!
    • EG9 K20A3
      4/13/2012 EG9 K20A3
      Good luck may the odds be ever in your favor
  • Badheeb
    Badheeb - 2006 Suzuki XL-7 - Brakes - 2/16/2012
    I hear a "Snapping" sound in my car when th car will stop !!!!
    hi I hear the sound when the car will stop the sound very strong but when I Separation "ABS" the sound end I change the brakes pads but it`s stull
     
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    • Spoon Sports
      11/11/2011 Spoon Sports

      If disc brakes the side that is grabbing may have a binding caliper piston that has the lining on that side partly applied and dragging. Grease soaked brake lining from a leaking wheel seal will cause brake grab also. If drum brakes be sure both sides are adjusted equally, operate freely and have not grease or brake fluid leaks. On drum brakes the side that grabs is always the side the brake adjustment is set to tight on. Drum or disc brake, the side that grabs is the side with the defect. RE: soaked lining, adjusted to tight, caliper or wheel cylinder stuck or frozen, broken and or missing hardware. cracked drum, scored rotor etc etc
  • Charlie
    Charlie - 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara - Brakes - 9/11/2011
    Esp light on dealer says part will cost $2600
     
    • Jimm
      9/11/2011 Jimm
      Please edit or reply with the issue you are having in the form of a question - so that someone may assist with the issue you are having.
 
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