1997 Suzuki Sidekick Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Suzuki Sidekick

1997 Suzuki Sidekick Problems

Clutch Pedal May Suddenly Fall to the Floor

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 Oil Leak From Front Crankshaft Seal

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.

Sticking Accelerator Pedal

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.

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1997 Suzuki Sidekick Questions

What is the thread size for the mounting bolt for the starter (1 answer)

It's the upper mounting bolt for the starter and it's just hanging by one bolt and I don't know the size of the bolt

Can I 'flat tow' my car behind my motorhome? (1 answer)

without disconnecting the drive line, etc.

my sidekick will not start (1 answer)

have spark, gas goes to the cylinds, compression is good what next

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1997 Suzuki Sidekick Recalls

Recall 00V008000
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 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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