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  • rudy
    rudy - 2003 Suzuki Aerio - Engine - 2 hours ago
    • alex
      2 hours ago alex
      the throw out bearing is more than likley going out it only spins while you depress the clutch pedal
  • Alejandro ibarra
    Alejandro ibarra - 2006 Suzuki Forenza - Engine - 10/20/2014
    Car start but idle to low on rpm and ddie
    Car has replaced timing belt and head repair
    • GT500Knights
      10/20/2014 GT500Knights
      Seeing how you had recent timing and head work done, I would be suspicious that it wasn't done properly. If the timing belt wasn't installing right (one tooth off), this will happen.
  • ahmed popo
    ahmed popo - 1997 Suzuki Sidekick - Engine - 10/8/2014
    When I start the car in the morning I can see some white smoke for a minute or so and it stops.
    113000 miles
    0 answer
  • shashikant bagadi
    shashikant bagadi - 2002 Suzuki Esteem - Engine - 10/8/2014
    How to mix petrol in coolant
    when i was drive my esteem on lpg and engine was off and agian i was try to start car but its not start and i saw the petrol was mix in coolnt
    0 answer
  • shashikant bagadi
    shashikant bagadi - 2002 Suzuki Esteem - Engine - 10/8/2014
    How to mix petrol in coolant
    when i was drive my esteem on lpg and engine was off and agian i was try to start car but its not start and i saw the petrol was mix in coolnt
    0 answer
  • michele
    michele - 2003 Suzuki Aerio - Engine - 10/1/2014
    Driving car and died engine light came on
    We think it's the timing chain...If it is the timing chain needs replaced what other problem problems could we expect...or damage it could cause..
    • Jimm
      10/1/2014 Jimm
      The 2.0L engine is non-interference, meaning no other damage to engine components should have occurred if -in fact- the timing chain has broken.

      With a timing chain replacement, you will also replace the crankshaft and camshaft gears (sprockets), plus the timing chain guides and chain tensioner - along with the various engine gaskets.

      Check the various on-line vendors;,,, to list only a few. For example, they (RockAuto) list the timing kit from around $112.00 for your vehicle.
  • michele
    michele - 2003 Suzuki Aerio - Engine - 10/1/2014
    We think timing chain broke
    What other mechanical issues do u feel we should keep an eye for....
    • alex
      10/1/2014 alex
      from what i could find that engine is an interference engine which means that if you lost the timing chain the pistons can contact the valves. i also read that the chain is rated for 500000 miles so i am not sure that is what happened. to check quick pull of the valve cover and watch the cams to see if they rotate with the engine. if they dont figure on at least figure on have the head worked on. mechanically after verrifying that the cam rotates by turning the crank try to roll it over 360. if it turns well i would next look at having the codes checked.
  • blakemanis123
    blakemanis123 - 2003 Suzuki XL-7 - Engine - 9/22/2014
    Knocking noise when firing up
    I have a bad knocking noise coming from car it doesn't do it when driving or revving up but when I first start it and put in it too gear and and when starting it and turning it over, its real loud, car not down on power, and has good oil, transmission is brand new ...
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  • aas21
    aas21 - 2005 Suzuki Forenza - Engine - 9/16/2014
    Acceleration issues in 2005 Suzuki forenza was first subtle now agressive
    When I acclerated in this car it has a delay. After the delay it jerks and goes. While I was driving on a bridge go uphill it wouldn't go over 40mph. When I tried to press harder it seemed like the car was going to stall. The car has about 58000 miles on it and ...
    • Jimm
      9/16/2014 Jimm
      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this)
      Dirty air filter (change filter)
      Dirty / clogged fuel filter (change filter)
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires
  • raheem
    raheem - 2004 Suzuki Forenza - Engine - 8/23/2014
    The RPM indicator revs high and low on its own when the car is in drive or when the car is idling. What can the problem?
    Sometimes even while I'm driving I feel the car rev up and down by it self. I've changed the purge solenoid and egr valve over the past few years and even the throttle body. But the problem continues.
    0 answer
  • G-Man
    G-Man - 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara - Engine - 8/19/2014
    Why is there such a price difference between fuel pumps online ($40 to $300)?
    And if I don't have a hoist, and I am handy, can I replace the fuel pump myself? How long would it take a shop to do this? Thanks!
    • Jimm
      8/19/2014 Jimm
      The price difference depends on many factors; parts source, parts supply, parts inventory, and parts demand.

      In addition to these variables, the fuel pump assembly itself will vary by the number of components; you can purchase just the pump itself (for very little cost) or purchase the entire assembly; consisting of the following components = pump and level sender assembly; includes fuel pump, sending unit, float and fuel strainer - for much greater cost accordingly. This is the condition you have discovered.

      For fuel system components always purchase the OEM-equivalent in aftermarket parts to be assured of the best fit and application for your vehicle.

      Check the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for the generic steps to replace the fuel pump.
  • Brandon
    Brandon - 2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara - Engine - 8/13/2014
    New battery, no lights at all, no starter, nothing! Fusible link?
    Put a new battery in a friends grand vitara. Nothing, no brake lights, no starter nothing! Does this vehicle have fusible links?
    0 answer
  • pete
    pete - 1991 Suzuki Swift - Engine - 8/9/2014
    No ignition lights when I turn the key
    good battery, all fuses checked. horn, headlights and hazard lights ok. just nothing else
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2010 Suzuki Swift - Engine - 7/22/2014
    Car not starting after travelling appreciably and then problem in restarting
    my car wagonR (running on petrol as well as on lpg),sometimes is not starting and a bursting sound is heard in the air filter and the air filter is disengaged due to tremendous pressure caused by sound. It seems if air is forcefully causing the bursting sound while ...
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Suzuki Forenza - Engine - 7/5/2014
    Why when I drive my car it starts running hot, but if in park and just idling it does not.
    My car starting running hot while driving it, I have found if I stop and let it idle the temp will go down but only while I am not moving. Would the water pump be going bad. I have checked all the hoses and and even ran a OBD code reader on it but it is not stating ...
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