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Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.0 litre petrol. Starts from cold (stood overnight). Twelve minute drive to work - slowing down at lights etc engine stalls constantly. No problem re-starting. Pull into a layby and wait for only around ten minutes. Starts no problem, and the stalling fault goes away.

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  • padgham99 Jan 02, 2009

    I have the same problem. No rhyme or reason. Can drive for days with no problem.

  • feaks_2 Jan 22, 2009

    2004 reg. I have the same problem. Put the clutch in and the rev counter just keeps going down till it hits 0 and stalls. Its going to a garage to be looked at tomorrow. fingers crossed.

  • wiljusjud Apr 12, 2009

    starts good when cold, after driving for awhile, when you stop and let it idle, it stalls out and won't start up again until 15 mins. or until it cools down, i have changed fuel pump,fuel filter, fuelpump relay switch, i just can't figure this out.

  • brisaeaqua May 03, 2009

    I have a 1999 Vitara and it's the same problem, after driving the car for a while if I sop at a transit light it turns off. I wait for 10 to 15 min. and starts up perfectly. Please HELP

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    engine stalls, but on waiting for about 5 minutes it esy to start the engine

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    When my car starts from cold is appears that it needs more petrol as would apply with a choke start. It will no pull away smoothly until engine is hot then all seems o K>

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara bumping noise in rear propellor shaft when pulling away uphill or with heavy load. Vibration in rear prop shaft 45 to 60 Kms disappears when speeding past 60 kmh

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Check engine light comes on and stalls while driving in slower traffic now fixed flow meter & aircon but still stalling?

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Same problem for me. The car would idle at about 2500 when started from cold and about 3 miles on would not idle at all, resulting in the revs dropping off when changing gear or stopping. Also rather jerky in top gear unless thrashed - numerous trips to the garage for air idle valve, injectors etc. but still a problem! Have just found out that GVs are a bit prone to carbon build up in the throttle body - mine was almost blocked - it now feels like a different car.

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