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by maxaret
Thu Apr 14, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: RPM not working
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: RPM not working

Hi I can't remember - it was a long time ago - the sensor probably works off crankshaft or flywheel,some are on the engine and some are on the clutch housing,it will not be difficult to change as long as you can positively ID its location (although might be awkward access ?) - not easy to find out o...
by maxaret
Wed Apr 13, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: RPM not working
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: RPM not working

Hi Flori and :welcome: Not sure about the suzuki applications but on my old Pug 405 with an XUD engine - the RPM sensor was on the gearbox,I know because the main bearings were worn on mine and the 'floating' internals actually 'machined' the sensor away completely. The RPM gauge used to 'flick arou...
by maxaret
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: The Bar
Topic: Our 2005 Vitara
Replies: 18
Views: 11825

Re: Our 2005 Vitara

Just MOT'd the old Vitara again - she only failed on a broken front spring - which I got the garage to replace as I am a bit crocked at the moment. Advisories for corroded cat and pipe (which I knew about - still the original Suzuki Exhaust) and also deteriorated front outer drive shaft boots,I will...
by maxaret
Sat Mar 26, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Vitara Specific Tech
Topic: 2005 GV 1600 front Driveshaft Boots
Replies: 0
Views: 299

2005 GV 1600 front Driveshaft Boots

Failed MOT today on a front spring (which I will just let the garage replace for me). But I also noticed he has given me an advisory for both front outer Driveshaft Boots (Gaiters) being seriously deteriorated,I have not had a look at them yet - I will look at them tomorrow. I think the driveshafts/...
by maxaret
Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Central Locking problem cured thanks to this forum :)
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Central Locking problem cured thanks to this forum :)

Our 2005 G Vitara has had sporadic problems with remote locking for the last 12 months or so,sometimes it would work and sometimes not. It refused to unlock/lock at all yesterday and the remote batteries were ok voltage wise. So I had a quick look around on here at some older posts and realised that...
by maxaret
Wed Feb 16, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: New members
Topic: Hola, as they say here in the colonies
Replies: 17
Views: 1908

Re: Hola, as they say here in the colonies

Hi Bob and :welcome:

cheers max
by maxaret
Fri Jan 28, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting, Offroad Gear, Welding & Fabrication
Topic: Lack of Power on Acceleration
Replies: 16
Views: 3138

Re: Lack of Power on Acceleration

How much 'play' is there on the Dizzy Shaft ?
If the dizzy shaft is worn and can move sideyways it can play havoc with ign timing.
Assuming that the wiring/earths etc are all ok.
by maxaret
Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Arctic (Suzuki Vitara 1996)
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: Arctic (Suzuki Vitara 1996)

Very Nice 8-)
by maxaret
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Vitara Specific Tech
Topic: Grand Vitara 1,6 2008 3 door engine hesitation
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Re: Grand Vitara 1,6 2008 3 door engine hesitation

Hope you have sorted it Mick,sorry cannot be of any help as like most on here we have an older model of GV.
A mate of mine years ago had an elusive problem with an XJ6 and it turned out to be HT lead related - I cannot remember if it was the 'King' Lead or the plug leads.
by maxaret
Thu Jan 06, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Cooling Problem Grand Vitara 2l petrol 52 plate
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Re: Cooling Problem Grand Vitara 2l petrol 52 plate

Hi Cammie I am not au fait with the J20A ? engine. I would have thought that coolant would piss out of any open pipes on the output side of the water pump. Has the engine always had anti freeze in the cooling system ? If not maybe the engine could do with a flush (maybe you have done it already ?) H...