Question about 2003 Suzuki Aerio

2 Answers

Smell under the a burning smell..temperature light

Comes on, the battery light comes on, the steering wheel is hard to turn. There is power steering fluid in the car. I added anti freeze to the car which was low. I recently had the top hose on the radiator changed at the shop. Once I added the water to the radiator the temperature light went out, but the battery light remained on.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

You are having a problem with the alternator or the serpintine belt that powers the alternator, a/c, water pump and power steering. The belt is either not properly tensioned or the alternator, or water pump is siezing up which would explain the loss of water and the battery light. Likely the water pump might be bad since you are losing some water.

The belt powers all of the systems you mentioned so I would find the belt on the passenger side of the car and go from there. It is pretty well in there and hard as hell to reach so you will likely need to take it to someone with a lift and some good tools. The good news is that this is drivable so you should be able to get it addressed before the belt completly snaps from whatever system is being broken and melts onto something making the problem even worse.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 89 Answers

The battery may have been disconnected at the shop where you had your hose replaced. If the battery is fully charged the light may need 25 to 50 miles to reset. You may need an xtra charge since some newer alternators only maintain the charge you have in the battery. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

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

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Buick Regal supercharger 1998, while driving along the steering wheel tighten hard to turn, after pouring power steer fluid under the hood, the temperature light came on,the car ran hot, no smoke.

Do you mean the engine overheat warning? The power steering problem is most likely a defective steering rack, they always act up when hot due to internal seal leakage and fluid bypassing the seal.

Jul 13, 2016 | Buick Regal Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Brake light, battery light, service engine soon light on. white smoke from under the hood. area near belts loud and I smelled burning rubber. put car in park the engine shut off. What's the problem?

If your battery light came on, and you smelled burning rubber, it could be that your belt that drives the alternator, which charges your battery is broken or flipped upside down. Do not drive with the battery light on or else you will stop dead when the battery does not have enough charge in it to keep the car running. If you decide to drive and not follow my advice, then be sure all extra electrical power is off eg. radio, fan, DVD, lights etc.

Mar 29, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Battery Light and Temperature Gauge

I would be looking at the drive belt missing or so bad that it has to be replaced . The battery light is from the alternator not charging --- the increase in temperature is from the water pump not working and the hard steering is from the power steering pump not working. All indications that the drive belt is missing or shot.

Feb 16, 2014 | 1992 Ford Econoline

1 Answer

Dodge caravan 2001 blowing burning power steering fluid.

I can answer some of your questions without being there in person.
The smell inside the van is from fresh air entering the venting system. Not sure why you don't get it from all vents. The fresh air intake is in front of the windshield and will pick up any smells from the engine compartment.
Loosing the serpentine belt would not necessarily cause you to loose ps fluid, but having a leak could drain the pump and damage the bearings in the pump, causing the pump pulley to drag on the belt.
The ps pump could be in the final stage of failing.
And the shaft seal in the pump could be leaking fluid onto the engine and exhaust.

Feb 23, 2013 | Dodge Grand Caravan Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

There's a Rubber burning smell coming from under

check your alternator,power steering or air conditioning belts, unless you picked up whilst driving from the road any plastic bag onto the exhaust pipe and stuck and melts on it.

Sep 27, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Power steering stoped working, battery light on and overheated. one day i wanned to go to pharmacy and get a few things from there so i come into a garage i turn the car on and i see battery light on i...

sounds like the radiator hose busted, you will need to open the hood and look at the hoses, there are two of them, they are attached with hose clamps. easiest thing to do is take off and go to a parts store the will match it up, pick up some premixed antifreeze while you are there, sounds like the belt is off or broken for the alternator/power steering look at those before you go to the parts store as they will carry the belts,also. Once you replace the busted hose and fill the radiator back up, replaced the belt, you should be able to start the car, now if you turn the key and it clicks then you will need to jump the vehicle and let it run for 30 minutes or so, the battery light should extinguish, the power steering shall work and the temperature gauge should read normal . Good Luck Tim

May 09, 2011 | Saab 9 5 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1999 chevy blazer starts, but makes noise and no acceleration

Smoke coming out from the middle of the two rear tires right? Sound like your rear differential is out of lubricant. Leftover lubricant is probably getting burned by heat from the friction. Have your rear differential lubed up.

May 01, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

1996 Saturn SL1 Instument and Brake Lights out

i just fixed this problem the wires burnt up under the dash by steering column .repaired wires wich wasn't easy.then replaced turn mutifunction switch .the steering wheel has to come off

Nov 09, 2008 | 1996 Saturn SL

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Suzuki Aerio Logo

355 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Suzuki Experts


Level 3 Expert

63291 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21981 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides