Suzuki Sidekick Repair and Maintenance
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Suzuki Sidekick ProblemsEngine 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.
A hesitation on acceleration may be caused by a failing throttle position sensor (TPS). If the problem is confirmed to be a failed TPS replacement of the failed sensor will be required.
A whine type noise may be noted from the automatic transmission at speeds above 50mph. Our technicians tell the that transmission dis-assembly is required to replace the components causing the noise with revised parts.
Suzuki Sidekick QuestionsWhen looking at the engine. Is the positive battery terminal on the left or right? (2 answers)
Got a sidekick. No battery in it to use as reference. Need to know which cable set is positive and negative. Ground cable only goes to one side, but some cars that is on the negative terminal.
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