An engine oil leak may develop from the front crankshaft seal due to hardening of the rubber seal. There is a revised seal and sleeve available to correct this concern. Our technicians tell us that changing the oil every 3000 miles may help prolong seal life.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1990 Suzuki Sidekick
1990 Suzuki Sidekick
1990 Suzuki Sidekick Problems
A condition may develop where the accelerator pedal sticks and is not smooth. This can be caused by carbon build up on the throttle shaft or throttle body cleaner was used which removed the special coating on the throttle shaft. Our technicians tell us that if this is the case the throttle body should be replaced.
A hesitation on acceleration may be caused by a failing throttle position sensor (TPS). If the problem is confirmed to be a failed TPS replacement of the failed sensor will be required.
Our technicians tell us the transfer case binds if driven on dry roads in 4WD mode, this may result in damage to the transfer case.
A whine type noise may be noted from the automatic transmission at speeds above 50mph. Our technicians tell the that transmission dis-assembly is required to replace the components causing the noise with revised parts.
1990 Suzuki Sidekick Recalls (Recent)
Summary: THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.Learn more »