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1997 Suzuki Sidekick

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1997 Suzuki Sidekick Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

The clutch pedal may suddenly fall to the floor due to a broken weld on the pedal pivot assembly. A revised clutch pedal assembly is available to correct this condition.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

1997 Suzuki Sidekick Recalls (Recent)

Suspension & Steering, March 3, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. INSUFFICIENT STRENGTH OF THE MOUNTING BASE ON THE UPPER END OF THE FRONT STRUTS CAN LEAD TO BREAKAGE OF THE MOUNTING BOLTS THAT ATTACH THE UPPER END OF THE FRONT STRUTS TO THE VEHICLE BODY.

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1997 Suzuki Sidekick Questions and Answers

sheilandon, 1997 Suzuki Sidekick, Brookings, OR

replace r front marker lights. i.e. how do I remove the fixture. No access apparent in the engine compartment. Does it just pull or pry out? Thx, Don

Visitor, 1997 Suzuki Sidekick, Cedar Rapids, IA

NEED THE TIMING MARKS FOR A 1997 SIDEKICK

Pinging, 1997 Suzuki Sidekick, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Kingwood, TX

When Iam going up hills my engine starts to ping, I then shif into a lower gear and the pinging is less. The engine has about 97,000 miles on it, the engine does not smoke or knock. The engine runs...

arturo0428, 1997 Suzuki Sidekick, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Los Angeles, CA

need to do timing chain to do a head gasket? thanks

KLuce6, 1997 Suzuki Sidekick, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Anchorage, AK

Where are the bolts and how to access?

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1997 Suzuki Sidekick Reviews

I am still driving this car after owning it for 7 years. I have made one major repair, in 2008, for a rebuilt transmission (manual). Everything else is working very well, just routine maintenance. I was never notified of the recall for the strut problem, but will have it checked out. Thanks.

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