Question about 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara

1 Answer

4WD not working properly

I have a 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara. 2WD works fine. When I put it in 4WD the light on the dash comes on, but the front wheels don't engage. Further, if I put it in 4WD low (on uphill snow in driveway recently), and it engages, but it takes a lot of gas to get it to move and as soon as I let off it stops all movement. It's as if I had the parking break on, but it's not. Thoughts?

I'm trying to determine if this is a transmission(which has been a bit clunky from time to time), 4WD/drivetrain, or some other issue.

Any information is greatly appreciated!!


Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Suzuki Master
  • 78,257 Answers

This is most commonly caused by the motor on the transfer case that engages the 4X4 either sticking or defective, sticking can be caused by dirty fluid, have u ever serviced the fluid in the transfer case, it should be done around 30,000 miles if u use the 4X4 allot.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

07 grand vitara 4x4. 4x4 lights come on while the car is in 2wd or parked. 3 light come on. 1) is the 2 axels of the car 2) is a 4L and 3) is a red N


get it serviced?
or read the manual here,?
wk jeep,

http://www.morris4x4center.com/knowledge-base/index.htm?utm_source=cj#service



as always,
1: checks fuses.
2: check levels.
3: scan it first see if there are DTC errors, and 10x that if related

Aug 19, 2016 | 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4WD

1 Answer

How do i remove front hub


hello anon.
2wd or 4wd car?, this Counts big time? i toss coin; land 4wd.
The USA car can be Vitara or Grand Vitara. and cut in dates vary for that too.
the 2002 has no end locking hubs.
so you must mean front wheel bearing hubs.
ok its easy with tools.

GOT TOOLS?
http://www.fixkick.com/hubs/FW_BEARINGS.html#newer

to be accurate i need full spec on car
country
engine sizes. and if 2wd or 4wd.

my guess is your car has the unified hubs. (bearings can not be removed)
you unbolt it.
you put the new hub on
you torque it to 123-180 Ft/lbs, this is the running torque not a preload)
if not, it will fail fast.

that page even has the FSM chapter page there. to see.
from a real Suzuki, 2004.
can be seen tool, at alldata.com
or at suzuki pit stop , dot com (google it) its there.

Sep 27, 2014 | 2002 Suzuki Vitara

1 Answer

I have a Suzuki 2L diesel 2004 Grand Vitara and recently the 4x4 does not disengage even though i have put the lever back down to 2. Eventually after a few hundred metres it disengages back to 2 wheel...


hello and greetings. you did not say what driveline options
were purchase when car was new. so, can not answer.
but if car is PT 4wd, I can. if not get it fixed, by any 4wd shop.

the car is full time 4wd or AWD ?
PT:
the Part time 4wd must not be driving on dry pavement.
so drive to dirt or grass or ice and then shift back to 2wd

there is a TSB from Suzuki on wind up.

exceptions?
sure , the 2004 options statement here. and the rules for PT 4wd.
http://www.fixkick.com/part-time-test.html

Suzuki Grand Vitara/Escudo -full-time 4WD using limited-slip center differential, off-road 4WD with selectable center differential lock and low range transfer case 4 mode (4h, 4h lock, 4l n), traction control and electronic stability control
Suzuki offered as an option AWD for Grand Vitara's in 2004 (XL7 too) Some Suzuki AWD you can not use lock on dry pavement, so read the operators guide carefully.

suzuki sells the operators guide if lost,
$4 day pass
$25 for full pdf.

https://suzukipitstopplus.com/Products/1042-2004-grand-vitara-owners-manual.aspx


Mar 01, 2014 | Suzuki Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

4 wheel drive will not engage F150


a 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4WD F150

huh?

Feb 13, 2014 | 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4WD

1 Answer

On my 01 grand vitara i changed the 4wd pump behind the bumper the indicator light for 4wd now comes on but 4wd still does not engage


what does engage mean.? it fails on ICE or DIRT

engaged, means, (mechanically) one tire front and rear have traction

with LSD front and rear all 4 have traction and spin on ice

does it?

part time 4wd dont work on dry pavement so that is my 1st question

why not state, what you are driving on, and what does engage means

by what means did you check engaged.????



this car is not AWD, do you know the difference from AWD and

Part time 4wd? the diff, is there is center differential. on part time

so must be (true test) tested on ice, or dirt.



see the videos here, or a demo.

or on ice. ice you will see front and rear both working,

on dry plave ment all you get is windup... very very bad to do

in traffic, causing you to wreck and other to get , hurt.

if you understand all that, then do say what you mean

ENGAGED.

if you know what windup is and it dont, then you are correct

its not engaged. (jack left front tire up, engage it and feel it? by turning the the tire, it must fight you)

front up, rear down. in 4wd.

here it it is again.

http://www.fixkick.com/part-time-test.html



if it dont engage for real,. may i introduce you to the FSM

its in my hand now.

page 3B-3 . see it?

switch closes in xfr case

ECU sees that and powers up the air pump.

if pressure is good the Ecu is told that, if wrong you get scanned DTC code saying just that (obd2 scan too)

the pump has 2 shut off modes, good pressure. and fails to hold for 10seconds. (prevents pump from running all time)

if all the above works the Lamp glow by PCM command.

if you have full pressure , the lock in the front axle is now locked

no pressure, no lock yes full pressure it must lock or the axle

actuator is bad.

the page 3B6 says pressure is 4.25 to 6.40

page 3b10 is the acutator test. and the TRUE ENGAGE TEST

front wheels off ground.

apply 4.2psi with shop air and reg.at the acutator nipple

1: you spin one tire, the other spins backwards (GOOD test)

kill the 4.2 psi supply air

2: you spin one tire.

and the other tire, does nothing, (remains stationary)

pass. test 2.



test one is locked

test 2 is 2wd.



the other tests are on ice or dirt.

does that help?

Jan 05, 2014 | 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara

1 Answer

2004 suzuki grand vitara, had the brain replaced, now 4wd will not work


way was PCM changes, was it PCM?
and are you on iCE? ?
if car is part time 4WD it dont work on pavment only ice and dirt
read the manual.
or are you just say ing he lamp is bad.
there are 2 issues the lamp (i pay no attention to it) or real 4wd action
rubber meets road..

Jan 03, 2014 | 2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara

1 Answer

Suzuki grand vitara 2003 4wd light keeps coming on and off while driving in 2wd and makes clunking noise


ok its not fibbing, the 4wd is engaging while it should not.

the answer is in the book. the FSM
and at alldata dot com.
as a rule with suz, cars, is that early years.
the light is before the fact and later years after the fact.
but dont matter here, due to its in 4wd.
and will windup on pavement (are you on that or dirt.?)
do not drive a car with stuck 4wd (part time 4wd is not AWD)
its a danger to you and all others on the road.

On my GV. it works like this, and 04, , I have all the books on muy car, so i can DIY . at any time.
fixing cars is complex an wiring blind is dangerous to you and the drive line.

volume1 chapter 3B3.
the ECU sees 4wd and glows the light .
the ECU gets this fact from the 4wd small air pump.
this year, uses a front axle module
this model is an air pump
this #2 module has and air presure switch
so bingo lamp on means the air pump is running. (maybe)

so either that air switch is fibbing, its not you feel 4wd engaged.
or the 4wd command switch is stuck closed. bingo.
this switch closes (or breaks) and tells ECU to engage
4wd, the ECU then starts the air pump then the pump runs
and the air pressure acutaly (vac actuators) move the front
axle to 4wd axle lock mode.

that is the whole deal.
a volt meter at the switch, teminal to ground read
black-org wire
12v ,not 4wd.
0v , engage 4wd, (move the lever key on, and see it toggle.
0v, 12v, 0v ,12v, the sure sign of a good switch.

Sep 25, 2013 | 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara

1 Answer

Can 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara just have the reverse fixed?


no.
there are only 2 chains,
engine cam. if breaks motor grenades.
4x4 transfer case, only used in 4wd,

reverse, with A/T or M/T
what tranny do you have. ???????????????

Jan 29, 2013 | 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2 Answers

2000 suzuki grand vitara 4 wheel drive will not engage


2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara rear Wheel Drive working but 4wheel
is not working, dash 4wheel sign light not working

Jan 12, 2011 | 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara Logo

735 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Suzuki Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

78257 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Boyet Soriano
Boyet Soriano

Level 2 Expert

293 Answers

Are you a Suzuki Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...