Question about 2004 Suzuki Forenza
I was smelling something burning for a week smelled like rubber really bad, anyways a week later it gave up on me,died on the highway as i heard air i didnt hear the engine on no more. i was told by a mechanic that it was timing belt an tensioners. when i give mechanic the parts he says my engine may be locked please help whats wrong with my car?? my engine? or the timing belt? is the car junk?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your car is from 2006 how come it needs a timing belt ( do you drive 20K per year? ). What is wrong with the drive belt. The sound from belt is not a clicking noise.
Any way try to avoid that dealer. What a baloney.
When you start the car, open the hood try to identify where the noise comes from.
1-If it comes from the top engine, open your oil cap, to see if oils splattered from mechanical movements. Usually oil is not enough then it takes time to travel to the cam shaft and the lifters that why after making noise a while then the engine becomes quite since it gets lubricated. How long have you been from last oil changed?
2-If it comes from the front engine try to identify if it comes from Power steering or AC. Check Power-steering fluid to see it it needs filled up. Check this before starting the engine.
Try to turn on AC to see if the noise more or less so you can determine the AC clutch is bad.
Hope you can find the source for a good fix.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
hi im not sure on this particular model but there a few easy ways to check.... take the spark plugs out, remove the broken belt, shine a light down the holes and look for dammdge, if you cant see anything you can turn the crank but it is a tricky job because you can ruin the engine so if your unsure get a mechanic to do it.. or your other alternative is to remove the head and have a look but you will need a new head gasket kit, timing belt and tensioner kit etc .. it is important that you do not turn the engine over when the belt is disconected in any way UNTIL you know for sure that valves wont hit pistons, even bending a valve will not be very noticable but when its all back together you will deffinately notice and will have to pull it all back apart
Posted on Feb 10, 2010
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Hello michele151: My name is Roger and I will answer your question. The manufacturer recommends replacing the belt at 60,000 miles and inspecting the belt at 30,000 miles. This would also be a good time to check the water pump as the timing belt turns it also. I always recommend replacing the timing belt with a timing kit as this way you also have the parts to replace the idler bearings at the same time. these are small bearings that turn a million times and do wear out. Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the answer as this way I know it was of use. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger
Posted on Mar 15, 2010
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SOURCE: I would like a diagram
from autozone.com Fig. Aligning the timing mark on the crankshaft gear with the notch at the bottom of the rear timing belt cover.
Removal & Installation
Fig. Aligning the timing mark on the crankshaft gear with the notch at the bottom of the rear timing belt cover.
Posted on Sep 25, 2010
your engine is fine. find a new mechanic.
if the exhaust clogs it just dies. your cat ( converter) probably clogged due to a very rich condition, which was detected by the computer, hence the light. my bet is a clogged fuel injector or a sensor (either oxygen or air flow) failed. this made it run rich and the cat probably melted.
get a new cat installed, have them run the codes.
Posted on Oct 06, 2010
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