2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara Questions

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Grand Vitara 2009
JS3TE14V394100126 serial number

Its stripped down and is slapping on every rotation its on the verge of snapping

In winter the heater only gives off heat if the car is driven. If I stop at a stop sign, it immediately goes cold and then goes back to heat once I start driving again. Had the rad flushed but did not help at all. Yes, liquid levels are good and the thermostat was replaced.
Help please as winter is coming soon......à


Did not make any noise .

Took it to a repairman he said its code P1061 or P0161..what is wrong?

started the engine and let it run for about 5 minutes

Engine sounds like a diesel when operating cold or says it's from the fuel injectors and is normal...vehicle has less than 20k miles

After towing my car for four hours in the towing mode, the battery is dead. Auto trans. I've had it towed twice to the dealers, first one just change battery, left on a trip and now its in a shop in Reno, won't know the out come until Monday. Wondering if anyone else has had this problem?? Thanks Ed