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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara - Engine - 12/5/2014
    Engine won't start, made loud clunk noise. Shut the car off checked the fluids all good
    Made a loud clunk noise, won't start, I can turn the crank in reverse but will not turn forward
    • AutoMD Member
      12/5/2014 AutoMD Member
      My thought are the timing chain, or broken some main component in the engine
  • suzuki lover
    suzuki lover - 2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara - Engine - 11/13/2014
    How do i remove the top timing chain tensioner?
    I have already removed the cams and timing chain
    • CVO
      11/13/2014 CVO
      Prepare the timing chain tensioners for installation by releasing the latches, compressing the tensioner piston fully into the bore and installing retaining pins.
      Align the timing chain sprocket matchmarks and colored chain links as shown during assembly.

      See this link
  • GT car purgatory
    GT car purgatory - 2008 Suzuki XL-7 - Engine - 11/10/2014
    Would computers communicate if I replaced blown engine with an Equinox engine.
    Blown suzuki engine at 106,000 miles but rest of car is in great shape. Equinox engine is 1/3-1/2 cost of suzuki engine. Will it work or cause problems?
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  • Falcon67
    Falcon67 - 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara - Engine - 11/10/2014
    Does the 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.7 have an interference fit engine, is it a timing belt or chain
    07, with 88k mi.
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  • GT car purgatory
    GT car purgatory - 2008 Suzuki XL-7 - Engine - 11/2/2014
    Engine is blown, 106,000 miles, can't be rebuilt, is it worth it to put used engine in the car?
    If the not worth it how much to sell car for as is?
    • alex
      11/1/2014 alex
      i think it is i found some for around 14 to 1600 another 300 or so to put in it is cheaper than another car. and you don't have to deal with a car salesmen.
      11/1/2014 GT car purgatory
      All quotes so far have been at least $2500 for an engine and $1000-$1500 to put it in. If you have any suggestion on getting engine for 14-1600 I would appreciate it. Thanks
    • alex
      11/2/2014 alex
      i just searched google for your engine they had a warrenty also
      11/2/2014 GT car purgatory
      Where? I am searching in the wrong place?
    • GT500Knights
      11/2/2014 GT500Knights
      For the year of the car you have, it may be worth it to replace the engine. However, you may want to look into the price of rebuilding. In some situations a rebuke can be cheaper than an engine replacement. But a car as recent as yours would probably be better to replace the engine instead of a rebuild or selling.
  • rudy
    rudy - 2003 Suzuki Aerio - Engine - 10/21/2014
    • alex
      10/20/2014 alex
      the throw out bearing is more than likley going out it only spins while you depress the clutch pedal
    • Jimm
      10/21/2014 Jimm
      Most likely the throwout bearing, as suggested. The clutch kit; friction disk, bearing, pressure plate - is usually replaced at the same time - since the transmission needs to be removed anyway.

      Check these various on-line vendors;,,, to list only a few. For example, they (RockAuto) list the clutch kit from around $83.00 for your vehicle.
  • 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