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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

Suzuki -> Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Condenser, Replace -> Esteem & Swift -> Sidekick & X-90
Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6 L4 GAS

Sidekick & X-90
  • Recover refrigerant as outlined under . Care should be taken to avoid excess compressor oil discharge with refrigerant.
  • Remove front grille.
  • Remove compressor delivery hose and condenser outlet pipe from condenser inlet and outlet fittings. Cap open fittings.
  • Remove condenser.
  • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    • Add 0.7-1.0 oz. of refrigerant oil to compressor suction side when replacing condenser assembly.
    • Torque 1/4 line fittings to 9.5 ft. lbs.
    • Torque 3/8 line fittings t...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

Power Brake Units -> Power Brake Unit Service -> Brake Booster Overhaul -> Esteem, Grand Vitara, Sidekick, Vitara & X-90 -> Power Brake Unit, Replace -> Swift
Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JA 1.6 L4 GAS

Power Brake Unit, Replace

  • Remove master cylinder from booster as outlined under " Master Cylinder, Replace," in "Hydraulic Brakes."
  • Disconnect pushrod clevis from brake pedal arm.
  • Disconnect vacuum hose from booster.
  • Remove booster attaching nuts, then the booster assembly.
  • Reverse procedure to install, then ensure brake pedal height and pedal travel is correct as outlined under "Brake Pedal Height, Adjust," and "Brake Pedal Travel Check" in "Hydraulic Brakes."

Brake Booster Overhaul

Swift

Refer to Fig., when performing this procedure.

  • Remove piston rod from booster, then the pushrod clev...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

Suzuki -> Component Locations -> XL-7, 1999-06 Vitara, Grand Vitara, 1996-98 X90, 1989-98 Sidekick & 1986-95 Samurai
Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6 L4 GAS

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

DRIVESHAFT U-JOINT, Replace -> Assembly -> Disassemble -> Snap Ring Type
Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6 L4 GAS

Disassemble

Snap Ring Type

This procedure describes a driveline equipped with cardan joint in tube yoke. Driveline equipped with companion/slip yoke repeat steps to remove remaining cardan joint.

  • Place driveshaft on suitable workbench. Do not damage driveshaft when servicing on workbench. Ensure driveline and components are reference marked to prevent driveline imbalance.
  • Tap outside of bearing cap with a drift to loosen snap ring.
  • Remove snap rings from both sides of yoke using suitable tool.
  • Position yoke with grease fitting pointing up, if equipped.
  • Position socket with ...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Disconnect solenoid electrical connector and battery cabl...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

Suzuki -> Air Bag Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GAS

When the ignition system is placed in the on position, the Air Bag Warning lamp will illuminate for a few seconds and then go off as a bulb check. I...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick Sport 1.8 L4 GAS

  • Drain cooling system.
  • Disconnect cooling fan electrical connector.
  • On models equipped with automatic transmission,disconnect transmission cooler lines at radiator.
  • On all mod...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick Sport 1.8 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable at battery.
  • Loosen tensioner by turning tensioner...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1997 Suzuki Sidekick cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Engine Control Component Locations Diagram for 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6 L4 GASEngine Control Component Locations Diagram for 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Transmission Range Switch
  • Data Link Connector
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • TP Sensor
  • Tank Pressure Control Solenoid Vacuum Valve
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1997 Suzuki Sidekick cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1997 Suzuki Sidekick Sport 1.8 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Suzuki Sidekick Sport 1.8 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Symbol Identification
  • 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JA 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Suzuki Sidekick JA 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Transmission Control Module
  • OD Off
  • Power
  • Beam Indicator
  • Antilock Brake System Control Module
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1997 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1997 Suzuki Sidekick cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: OIL LEAK IDENTIFICATION
    Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Leaks
  • Auto Systems:
  • Steering, Suspension
  • Drive Axles, Shafts, U-Joints, CV-Joints
  • Manual Trans, Clutches, Linkage, MTX
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
  • Gasoline Engines
  • Document: ERROR CODE 7156 WHEN ATTEMPTING TO PROGRAM OR REPROGRAM WITH PASS-THROUGH REPROGRAMMING SOFTWARE VERSION 1.9.0.2
    Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Electronic Devices, Computers, PROMS, Sensors
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1997 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1997 Suzuki Sidekick cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1997 Suzuki Sidekick cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1997 Suzuki Sidekick cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1997 Suzuki Sidekick cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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