& the Sidekick/ Tracker
REAL ! JEEP DOC.'s
Alternate GEO help, is here (a.k.a) > Geo Prizm(Toyota Corolla) Geo Metro( Suzuki Swift) Geo Storm(Isuzu Impulse)
SEARCH: (help?) Best of the best, see Scottykilmer and his videos.(his basic tests; are supurb) & What is OBD ?
News flash, See this , virtual , Full Service Manual "FSM" , it's discounted here, via Scantool.net , to the great ! Alldata.com , DIY!
Books and manuals. (free or otherwise)
The engine and EFI parts Identifier page
How to identify this car, Many body tags USA and others, so you can buy the correct parts.
IDIOT lamps glowing ? or acting ODD , in the dash cluster? Check Engine CEL/MIL/SES , Over-drive. , Brakes, Charge, or Oil pressure low?, etc?
The hard to BUY parts page. (for any reason, and for sure, due to Suzuki Chapter 11 status here, in USA and Canada)
This web site is only U.S.A. coverage. Both (Fed/Calif): I do have lots of commentary on Canadian (real) Sidekicks (Trackers or Sunrunners)
Non USA cars, have unique braking, lighting and wiring, EFI systems, an spark generation, even different wire harness colors. & stinking CARB',S ! up to 2006.
In the USA, we have 2 engines (3 counting the SPORT) up to 1998, but other countries, lots more. (called Type codes, by Suzuki)
Please read , general Safety First ! (includes, fuel safety and how to depressurise fuel lines and AIR BAG dangers)
Do not drive with bad brakes or leaking fuel. Please.
All ENGINE problems, you name it, it's here. (Fuel injection, Spark ) + A list of Interference engines.
The DRIVE-TRAIN issues. (not engine) all, including tranny (3,4,5speed) axles , transfer case and 4x4 issues.
All Scheduled Maintenance , all tuneup data and methods ! Belts, fluids, etc. (with operators guide listings)
Brakes and brake inspections. (< read at your own risk) ! "Have the brakes inspected by a professional, before driving the car"!
All Electrical problems and issues. (Fuse maps too)
Wipers and Windshield washer problems.
HVAC Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (A/C) and all drive belts.
SWAPS (Engine, tranny, etc) (mostly links to great sources)
Some affordable TOOLS (no tools? no joy ?)
Read the FAQ page !
The Never do page.
How to get 30 MPG ! (or near, 28 is typical with E10 fuel at a steady 60 MPH flat cruise)
I hear Noises! (what is it, and what should I do to find it ?)
Bolt/Nut fastener, Torque specifications 1.6L tables
How to the pull engine, head , pan , clutch, tranny, transfer case, front axle, rear axle and bearings, etc. ::: MY PULL PAGE.
Speedometer / Odometer , I/P cluster instrument panel cluster, repairs and identifications facts. Speedo cable, VSS, etc.
See lots of Youtube videos, for repairs
SMOG issues, & systems?
My Hacking page ! (see a MPG gauge)
(new) The newer Suzuki's, have what I call Keep Alive, and is for Suzuki IMMOblizer, Radio lost its code? or Navigation system lost its code?
On only newer cars, and never after market car equipment this can happen.
My OE Radio or NAV system just bricked. "asks for a secret code" (only on very new cars, I put this here, due to the vast numbers of questions, on all forums)
Newer cars, also have many learn modes, that must relearn things, after a battery pull. (or dead). Transmission learns your car and how you drive, Throttle body learn and idle speed calibrate and learn. Steering learn.
Buzz words? or Jargon?:
SAE.org car part name Jargon No ISO names used.