2002 Suzuki XL-7 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Suzuki XL-7
2002 Suzuki XL-7 Problems
An abnormal noise may develop from the timing chain due to a failed chain tensioner. This condition is generally caused by lack of oil to the timing chain guides. Suzuki may repair this condition free of charge if proper oil changes can be verified. A Rattling Type Noise May be Noted From The Front of the Engine
An oil leak may develop form the right front axle seal. Our technicians tell us a revised axle seal is available to correct this concern.
A icking type noise may be noted when starting the engine cold. This is commonly caused by bleed down of the hydraulic valve lifters. Our technicians recommend to make sure the engine oil is clean and at the correct level, then run the engine for 20 minutes at 2,000 rpm. If this does not correct the fault the valve lifters should be replaced.
2002 Suzuki XL-7 Questions
When you start it takes a while to accelerate and won't pass 30 mph unless you press on the gas pedal hard.
this started when the belts were loose and making noise. The noise has resolved, but even after the car is warmed up there is cold air blowing until you start to drive. If you come to a stop sign it blows cold again. Thanks
2002 Suzuki XL-7 Recalls
2002 Suzuki XL-7 Reviews
I have had the vehicle since new. It just passed 180,000 miles. All I have ever done is basic maintenance. My only concern has been the brakes. It seems like no matter what level I buy in the aftermarket, they rub or squeal. Eventually, as I just keep driving, in a few months they settle in. Still spongy though. I would buy another in a heartbeat, but since Suzuki has pulled out of the U.S., ...
the top of the engine sounds like a sewing machine, I think that it is the oil pump gone bad. Where is the oil pump, I have been told several different thing. Is it under the timing chain cover????
Bought this car new. Have not had any work done, except for normal maintance and replacements as needed. I give it an A+A+A+A+