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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 -> Zexel Compressor -> COMPRESSOR SEAL, REPLACE -> Disassemble -> DKS-13CH & DKS-17CH COMPRESSORS
    Vehicle: 1993 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GAS

    DKS-13CH & DKS-17CH COMPRESSORS

    Disassemble
    • Remove magnetic clutch assembly as described under "Compressor Clutch, Replace."
    • Drain compressor oil, then using shaft seal remover tool No. J-33942 or equivalent, remove shaft seal cover, Figs. and .
    • Remove bolt with gasket, then the front cylinder head by alternately tapping cylinder head project...

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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+.

    Drum Brakes -> Brake Service -> Brake Drum, Replace -> Brake Shoe, Replace -> Esteem -> Esteem & Swift -> Grand Vitara, Sidekick, Vitara & X-90 -> Swift -> Wheel Cylinder, Replace
    Vehicle: 1998 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GAS

    Brake Drum, Replace

    Esteem
    • Raise and support vehicle, then remove wheel.
    • Remove drum screws.
    • Release parking brake lever.
    • Remove parking brake lever cover, then loosen parking brake cable locking nut.
    • To increase clearance between shoe and drum, proceed as follows:
      • Remove backing plate plug.
      • Insert screwdriver into plug hole till its tip contacts shoe hold-down spring, then push hold-down spring as shown, Fig. .
    • Remove brake drum by fitting two 8 mm bolts into holes on drum and extracting drum off wheel hub.
    • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
      • Before installing drum, maximize...

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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 Scheduled Maintenance -> 1996-98 Sidekick & X90 -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
    Vehicle: 1996 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GAS

    Normal Service

    Replace every 3...

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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, Replace
    Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick Sport 1.8 L4 GAS

    Wrap metal parts with a cloth or rubber material. Rubber boot may be damaged due to interference with adjacent metal parts during removal.

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Place vehicle in neutral.
    • Release parking brake.
    • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
    • Drain transmission oil into suitable container.
    • Place reference mark on front driveline and rear differential flange. Paint is recommended for match marks. Never damage rear driveline shaft flange yoke or companion flange
    • Remove bolts and then remove driveline from rear differential. R...

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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+.

    Alternator, Replace
    Vehicle: 1993 Suzuki Sidekick 1.6 L4 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable at battery.
    • Remove air cleaner outlet hose.
    • Remove canister from its bracket.
    • Disconnect B terminal wire and coupler from alternator.
    • Rem...

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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 -> 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 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

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

    Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
    Vehicle: 1994 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6 L4 GAS

    Lower

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
    • Reposition hose clamp at radiator outlet.
    • Remove hose from radiator.
    • Reposition hose clamp at inlet pipe.
    • Remove hose from inlet pipe.
    • Remove hose from vehicle.
    • Reverse procedure to insta...

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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: 1992 Suzuki Sidekick JX 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+.

    I/P Control Unit Locations Diagram for 1996 Suzuki Sidekick JA 1.6 L4 GASI/P Control Unit Locations Diagram for 1996 Suzuki Sidekick JA 1.6 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Cruise Control Unit
  • Illumination Controller
  • ABS Control
  • DRL Controller
  • 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
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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.

    1996 Suzuki Sidekick JA 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Suzuki Sidekick JA 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Transmission Range Switch
  • Ignition Switch
  • Starter
  • Starter Motor
  • Clutch Pedal Position Switch
  • 1994 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1994 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Combination Switch
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Cruise Control Unit
  • Stop Light Switch
  • Clutch Pedal Position Switch
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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: INTAKE MANIFOLD & THERMOSTAT - FACTORY MODIFIED INFO
    Vehicle: 1991 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Gasoline Engines
  • Document: WARRANTY CLAIMS/OCTOBER 1991 - POLICY INFORMATION
    Vehicle: 1992 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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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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