Suzuki Sidekick Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Suzuki Sidekick
- how to replace oilpan
- Can't start, it started, after driving around the block put it in park, then tried to restart and it wouldn't start. The gauges work, battery voltage is good radio works, seems like it doesn't recognize that it is in park
- sidekick wont start it shuts off sometimes but started right back up usually
- A 1996 Suzuki sidekick JX 1.6 L batteries good alternators good starters good will only start by jumping it but won't starton its own I'm assuming it's a relay or something don't know for sure anybody got any ideas
- Is there a replacment clutch for a 1996 sidekick
Suzuki Sidekick Problems
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.
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.
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.
Suzuki Sidekick Questions
When I first got to it I jumped it to get it started I tested voltage meter on the battery and the alternator was charging is reading about 14.77 and then took the jumper cables off turn the car off and the battery held at around 13+That wind tried to start on it's own nothing except a little...
without disconnecting the drive line, etc.
Suzuki Sidekick Recalls
Suzuki Sidekick Reviews
because i bought it used, there were a million things that needed attention and tending to, but i love my car as if it was a person however, the owners before me did not take care of it properly. This means i am stuck with all the "medical" bills. Other than its occasional repairs, it is a very reliable and resilient car.
This vehicle has worked great for me.I've had it for three years and have only replaced the exhaust system, the water & fuel pump.The engine is powerful enough and I am getting around thirty one mpg city no complaints on the fuel economy.The steering and suspension are great and so is the four wheel drive.I've never gotten stuck even in deep snow.
This Car has it's Pros and it's Cons. It was driven for 11 Years on a regular basis then sat for another 3 Years without being worked on at all, Before it was in my Hands. Despite going through some of the roughest Winters and most of the problems coming from the Engine...The old dog never croaked over. The Interior holds up nice, Almost no problems with the Brakes, Suspension & Steering, Trans...