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1997 Suzuki Sidekick CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Suzuki REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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

Suzuki -> Cooling Fans -> Description -> A/C Condenser Fan -> Clutch Fan -> Esteem & Swift -> Radiator Fan -> Sidekick & X-90
Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GAS

Esteem & Swift
Radiator Fan

When the ignition switch is in the On position, system voltage is applied through ignition fuse to radiator fan switch. The fan switch closes when engine coolant temperature reaches 208°F. With fan switch closed, voltage is applied to radiator fan motor. Since fan motor is permanently grounded, fan operates as soon as voltage is applied. When temperature falls below 199°F, fan switch opens and voltage to fan motor is interrupted.

A/C Condenser Fan

When ignition switch is in On position, system voltage is applied to dual pres...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Adjustments -> Brake Pedal Height -> Brake Pedal Travel Inspection
Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6 L4 GAS

Brake Pedal Height

The brake pedal should be at the same height as clutch pedal. Ensure distance between brake booster mounting surface (with gasket) and pushrod clevis pin hole is as follows:

  • On Esteem and Swift models, 4.51-4.54 inches (114.5-115.5 mm).
  • On Grand Vitara and Vitara models, 7.60-7.99 inches (193-203 mm) for 1999 and 8.19-8.58 inches (208-218) for 2000-02.
  • On Sidekick and X-90 models, 6.60-6.64 inches (167.6-168.6 mm)

Brake Pedal Travel Inspection

  • Start engine, then depress brake pedal a few times.
  • Apply ap...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

Suzuki -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Except Aerio, 1998-02 Swift & 1999-02 Esteem -> Fuel System Pressure Relief -> Removal & Installation -> With Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery System
Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GAS

With Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery System

Fuel System Pressure Relief
  • Loosen the fuel filler cap to relieve fuel tank pressure.
  • Remove the fuel pump relay/fuse from relay or fuse box located in engine compartment.
  • Start the engine and allow to stall. Crank the engine for several seconds more to ensure relief of any remaining fuel pressure.
  • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  • Install the fuel pump relay/fuse.
Removal & Installation

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flamma...

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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

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JA 1.6 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground (-) cable at battery.
  • Disconnect alternator lead wire and coupler.
  • Disconnect canister with canister mounting...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

Suzuki -> Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Lamp -> 1996-98 Sidekick 1800
Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick Sport 1.8 L4 GAS

The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) indicator lamp should illuminate for approximately 2 seconds as a bulb check when the ignition Switch is placed in the on position. If the lamp remains illuminated or comes on while driving the vehicle or is blinking, a fault in the ABS has been detected. After diagnosis and repair are completed, the DTCs can be cleared using a suitable scan tool or as follows:

  • Place ignition switch in the off position...

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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 JA 1.6 L4 GASEngine Control Component Locations Diagram for 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JA 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:
  • Transmission Control Module
  • Shift Solenoid
  • Condenser
  • Headlight Relay
  • Park Neutral Switch
  • 1997 Suzuki Sidekick Sport 1.8 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Suzuki Sidekick Sport 1.8 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Daytime Running Light Resistor
  • Brake Differential Switch
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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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