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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+

Drive Belt Data -> Imported Cars & Light Trucks & Vans -> 1996-97
Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GAS

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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: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JA 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 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 Sport 1.8 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 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 Suzuki Sidekick AUTOMOBILES

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

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 1991 Suzuki Sidekick JX 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 -> Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Lamp -> 1990-98 Sidekick 1600
Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JA 1.6 L4 GAS

The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) indicator lamp should illuminate for a few seconds as a bulb check when the ignition Switch is placed in the on position. If the lamp remains illuminated or c...

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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: 1993 Suzuki Sidekick 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: 1996 Suzuki Sidekick JA 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+.

RH Inner Fender Wiring Diagram for 1994 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6 L4 GASRH Inner Fender Wiring Diagram for 1994 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Oxygen Sensor Heater Relay
  • Rear Body Ground Point Locations Diagram for 1994 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GASRear Body Ground Point Locations Diagram for 1994 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Ground G-11
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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.

    1998 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Condenser Fan Motor
  • A/C Compressor
  • Condenser Fan Motor Relay
  • A/C Compressor Relay
  • A/C Amplifier
  • 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JA 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Suzuki Sidekick JA 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Door Lock Controller
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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: UNDERHOOD (PRIMER) PAINT COLOR CODES - REV
    Vehicle: 1996 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Finishes, Body Structure, Frame, Bumpers
  • Document: COOLING SYSTEM AND RADIATOR CAP ADAPTER TEST SET
    Vehicle: 1989 Suzuki Sidekick 1.3 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Tools, Equipment
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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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