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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 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

    Air Conditioner and Heater Service Includes module configuration procedures, general service, maintenance, automatic temperature control, compressor services, electric cooling fans, vacuum diagrams, specifications, and manual air conditioning and heater diagnostics and replacement procedures for domestic and imported Suzuki Sidekick cars and light trucks from 1990+

    Import Compressor Service -> Sanden Compressor -> Compressor Clutch Service -> Except Honda -> Honda -> Inspection -> Replacement
    Vehicle: 1996 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GAS

    Inspection
    • Rotate compressor pulley by hand and check for excess bearing play and drag. Replace pulley as required.
    • Apply 8 volts to the field coil and check that the armature is drawn by the rotor pulley.
    • Measure clearance between pulley and armature. If the clearance is not .013-.026 inch for Honda models or .016-.031 for other models, the armature should be removed and correct number of shims should be installed.
    Replacement
    Honda
    • Install suitable armature holder on armature with three lugs on the holder aligne...

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

    Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported Suzuki Sidekick cars and light trucks from 1990+.

    SUZUKI, HYDRAULIC BRAKES -> TROUBLESHOOTING -> BRAKE PULL -> BRAKE WARNING LIGHT ON OR FLASHING, AFTER ENGINE START -> BRAKE WARNING LIGHT ON, WITH BRAKE PEDAL APPLIED -> DRAGGING BRAKES -> EXCESSIVE PEDAL TRAVEL -> LOW BRAKING FORCE
    Vehicle: 1992 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6 L4 GAS

    LOW BRAKING FORCE

    • Fluid leakage from brake lines and/or hoses.
    • Air in brake system.
    • Malfunctioning wheel cylinder and/or caliper assembly.

    BRAKE PULL

    • Malfunctioning wheel cylinder and/or caliper assembly.
    • Loose calipers.
    • Restricted brake line or hose.

    EXCESSIVE PEDAL TRAVEL

    • Partial brake system failure.
    • Insufficient fluid in master cylinder reservoirs.
    • Air in system.

    DRAGGING BRAKES

    • Master cyl...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

    Fuel filter replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Suzuki Sidekick cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. for 1980+.

    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: 1994 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 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 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

    Includes CV axle, universal joint, and driveline replacement, for domestic and imported Suzuki Sidekick cars and light trucks from 1990+.

    DRIVESHAFT U-JOINT, Replace -> Assembly -> Disassemble -> Snap Ring Type
    Vehicle: 1998 Suzuki Sidekick Sport 1.8 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 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

    Includes starter and alternator replacement procedures for domestic and imported Suzuki Sidekick cars and light trucks from 1990+.

    Starter, Replace
    Vehicle: 1990 Suzuki Sidekick 1.6 L4 GAS

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

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    MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

    Maintenance lamp reset procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Suzuki Sidekick cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

    Suzuki -> Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)/Service Engine Soon Lamp -> 1990-98 Sidekick
    Vehicle: 1993 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6 L4 GAS

    The MIL will be illuminated when the ignition switch is placed in the on position. When the engine is started, the lamp should go out. If it remains lit after engine start-up, the self-diagnostic system has detected a problem and stored a diagnostic trouble code.On models less OBD II, after diagnosis and repair are complete, the self-diagnostic system memory can be cleared by removing the PCM fuse, disconnecting PCM electrical connectors, isolating the battery ground cable for more than 60 seconds. On models equ...

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    RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

    Includes radiator, cooling and heater hose replacement procedures for domestic and imported Suzuki Sidekick cars and light trucks from 1990+

    Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
    Vehicle: 1990 Suzuki Sidekick 1.6 L4 GAS

    Inlet

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
    • Reposition hose clamp at heater core.
    • Remove hose from heater core.
    • Reposition hose clamp at water outlet on cylinder head.
    • Remove hose from water outlet.
    • Remove hose from vehicle.
    • Reverse procedure...

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    SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

    Serpentine belt replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Suzuki Sidekick cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

    Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
    Vehicle: 1991 Suzuki Sidekick JL 1.6 L4 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable at battery.
    • On models with air conditioning, loosen air conditioning drive belt adjusting bolt and ...

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    COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

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

    Floor Wiring Harness Connector Locations Diagram for 1996 Suzuki Sidekick Sport 1.8 L4 GASFloor Wiring Harness Connector Locations Diagram for 1996 Suzuki Sidekick Sport 1.8 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Connector L-01
  • Connector L-02
  • Connector L-04
  • Connector L-05
  • Connector L-10
  • Front Door Wiring Diagram for 1994 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6 L4 GASFront Door Wiring Diagram for 1994 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Front Door Wiring
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

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

    1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Seat Belt Switch
  • Diagnosis Connector
  • Driver Inflator
  • Passenger Inflator
  • 1991 Suzuki Sidekick JL 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1991 Suzuki Sidekick JL 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Windshield Wiper Switch
  • Turn Signal Switch
  • Windshield Washer Switch
  • Brake Fluid Level Switch
  • Horn Relay
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

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

    Document: DRIVE (FLEX) PLATE BOLT PRODUCTION CHANGES (A/T)
    Vehicle: 1991 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Drive Axles, Shafts, U-Joints, CV-Joints
  • Document: BUMPER - PRECAUTIONS WHEN PAINTING REPLACEMENT PART
    Vehicle: 1994 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Finishes, Body Structure, Frame, Bumpers
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 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 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 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 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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