Question about 2005 Suzuki Swift
Bit of an odd one, wondered if anyone could help please? I have a new Suzuki Swift (GL, 1.3l) which will occasionally, when changing into 1st gear, will 'think' it's still in the previous gear (2nd or 3rd) and try to pull away in that gear. Sounds bizarre, esp. as it's a manual gearbox, but it is driving me mad.
Because it is an intermittent fault I have been met with a very patronising and dismissive attitude from the dealer when it didn't happen on their test drive; they don't seem ot understand the meaning of the word 'intermittent'.
If anyone has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated, I am at my wits' end with the dealer and want to find out what it may be before approaching again :(
Thanks for your time.
I can confirm the fault is with the nylon bush lifting in the gear lever housing at the base of the gear lever. The dealer has yet to replace mine, however I have carried out a very temorary repair by fitting a cable tie around the circumference of the housing. lift the gaitor from around the gear lever to access. I have not had a problem since. This car is a driving school car and obviously does a lot of gear changes. If the parts are changed but no modification is carried out I am sure the fault will re occur,however at least I know the fault and can overcome it.
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
Look this is a tough issue please rate it at least a helpful, here it is, you may have a worn rail in the gear box shifter parts, many times these loose parts will allow the trans to get into the wrong gear or try to go into 2 gears at once, replace the shifter parts inside the trans and I will bet the issue goes away.
Posted on Sep 04, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 14, 2014 | Suzuki Swift Cars & Trucks
Mar 05, 2013 | 2010 Suzuki Swift
Aug 29, 2011 | Suzuki Swift Cars & Trucks
Sep 25, 2009 | 2005 Suzuki Swift
Sep 24, 2009 | 2006 Suzuki Swift
Sep 24, 2009 | 1998 Suzuki Swift
Feb 05, 2009 | 1990 Suzuki Swift
Jan 06, 2009 | 1995 Suzuki Swift
1,723 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: