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Where is the vacuum modulator on suzuki sidekick

Transmission will not shift out of first and will also engage in reverse

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Check the cable clearance. Too much clearance will cause clutch slippage or total clutch disengagement. Adjust the cable so that the clutch pedal will be hard to press by hand .5 to .75 inch from its initial point.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Transmission or Engagement issue?

I had the same problem with my 2006 Forenza - the problem was the transmission range sensor. If you look under the hood, on the drivers side, you'll see your trans. cable connected to a round part that also has an electrical cable coming from it. That is it. Part costs $36.07 at (search for Neutral safety switch in the mechanical catalog).

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No, standard thread. Turn anticlockwise to undo. That bolt will be VERY tight, and make sure it is done up VERY tight when you put it back together. I recommend a drop of thread lock to avoid it coming loose later on. This bolt doesn't need to be removed to change the timing belt, but it does if you want to change the front crank seal.

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should be a bolt on the driverside towards the top of the trans

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Location of reverse sensor on a 1989 Suzuki sidekick transmission

In the range selector/neutral safety switch, mounted under the shift cable at the transmission.

Jul 06, 2015 | Suzuki Cars & Trucks

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My car will not drive forward suzuki sidekick nd 1995

hello. Yolanda , welcome.
so is reverse dead too>?
is the car a STICK shift or auto>??
if auto shift transmission, is it 3speed or 4,
the 4 speed look like this.
see the 2 on the shifter (that is 4 speed)

if its a 4speed we need to scan it,
if 3 speed, the 3speed box is bad. or levels low,
ever check levels by the book, or lost the book?

Mar 14, 2015 | 1995 Suzuki Sidekick

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89 sidekick automatic trans slow to engage in reverse on first start of the day.

the 3L30 automatic, its old fashioned Hyramatic,
it has no TCM brain, like the 4 speed.
the tests are all easy.
the Reverse stall tests fails in reverse only cold
this is the 2nd test in the fsm.
  1. levels good per steps in operators guide, lost that?
  2. do the full service, the filter or screen,. is clogged. (above pan)
  3. is the ATF fluid pink, red or black>? does it smell sweet or burned socks.?
  4. if all that is done, the FSM directs you to do the line pressure test.
  5. if the Line pressure is out of spec. in reverse , the tranny is bad.

if 5 fails. live with it or fix it, it will never get better. as pressure drops
more the 1 gear will slip.

Sep 21, 2014 | 1989 Suzuki Sidekick

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I have a 95 sidekick , nobody can get the computer to communcatie

this is normal
the TCM (tranny brain) tells the Transmission to do all shifting
the TCM has input sensors that let the TCM know when to command shifts.
nobody can? get the what to communicate?
please post the symptoms, and btw, this old car does not work
with modern scan tools at all...
TCM= transmission control module
ECM = engine control module or unit.

Feb 22, 2014 | 1995 Suzuki Sidekick

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1967 pontiac gto wont go into reverse and constanly needs transmission fluid

Vacuum modulator has an internal leak. Tranny fluid is being sucked up the vacuum hose and into the engine. Kinda surprised you didn't mention shifting problems tho. A bad modulator usually causes the engine to wind out more before shifting to the next gear. Or you have an additional problem besides the modulator.

Aug 27, 2012 | 1967 Pontiac GTO

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Backup lights do not work

First check your fuses
All so have your TR sensor checked
Transmission Range Sensor all so works the reverse lights.
It is located on the driver side of the transmission where the shift linkage hooks onto the Manuel shifter.
Hope this helps
Please give feedback FixYa

Feb 16, 2011 | 1995 Suzuki Sidekick

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I have a 1996 sidekick with 3 speed tranny, works great but won't shift in 3rd gear kickdown cable is good and vaccum governor was replaced, oil is red what could be the problem

Have you checked vacuum at the modulator? ( this is not a govenor) Vacumm should be about 18 at idle and go to almost zero whem you open the throttle. If the 1-2 shift is late I would suspect low vacuum or detent cable out of adjustment. If the 1-2 shif is normal i would suspect a stuck valve or a mechanical problem inside trans.

Jan 12, 2011 | 1996 Suzuki Sidekick

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try a full flush and filter.
hot ATF fluild flows more easy thru clogged filter.
or bad vac modulator or governor or its tiny filters.

you need a AT expert , if the flush dont work.
there are many on car tests.

Oct 19, 2009 | 1991 Suzuki Sidekick

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Suzuki sidekick clutch problem

Check the cable clearance. Too much clearance will cause clutch slippage or total clutch disengagement. Adjust the cable so that the clutch pedal will be hard to press by hand .5 to .75 inch from its initial point.

May 27, 2009 | 1996 Suzuki Sidekick

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