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My grand vitara engine light keeps re-appearing every second or so time I drive it and Ive noticed when its on that my fuel is burned way to quickly. Any suggestions as to whats happening here?

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Take it to autozone they will check your engine light for free and tell you the problem.

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SOURCE: A smell of burning rubber

A common cause of a smell like that is a coolant leak.Take a close look around the hoses,clamps, frost plugs and the water pump as it has a weep hole that will leek coolant if the seal is breached. Sometimes all you will see is a stain, but no coolant as small leeks boil away with the engines heat.
If a belt was burning it would be very noisy. The timing belt is cogged so slippage is unlikely. It is possible that a foreign object has gotten on the exhaust manifold like a plastic bag. One last thing I can think of is a wire or something touching a hot surface and melting. Good luck.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Smoke coming from the drivers side under hood

could have been a little fulid from somewhere that was burning off.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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disconnect carter-gases pipe(over the ref-pos sensor), and if smoke stops, You don't need new engine :)

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 2.7 ltr v6 grand vitara check engine light has

Make sure your gas cap is tight. also go to a Auto Zone they will clear the code for free.

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SOURCE: Smell of burning rubber rear offside wheel area

Hi there! Check out this link.
this link will take you to a forum full of people with CRV's who are having the exact same problem. It seems to be with almost every year of the CRV as well. Unfortunately Honda has no explanation or solution for this problem. I have a 2009 CRV and have not had this smell, but I have been having a ton of other problems with it. I have been incredibly dissapointed with this car, and will never get another Honda. I hope you have better luck than I, and be careful with it cause I think there are some serious problems with these CRV's. Good Luck!

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Grand vitara running rich, exhaust black, using heaps of fuel.

You might have a fuel injector stuck open, check and see of one of your spark plugs are blacker or wetter than the others. If so, have that injector bench flowed at a service center that is capable of testing injectors.

Aug 14, 2014 | 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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Suzuki v6 grand vitara will not start but engine check light comes on whilst starting the car was parked for long i also changed ecu

why replace the one most expensive part, that never fails.?
$500 buck guess too... wow !
would not fuses be the first check? and wiring connectors pulled.? or not seated right? (Prev. owners, messing with struff?)
how long is long, 1month , year, decade?
no year stated, wow.
and at least V5 is stated , this is the H25 engine.
I restore old cars now, (retired, so seen it all)
  • bad fuel
  • bad fuel packs up filter , and then packs the 10micron internal to injectors tiny screens. doom.
  • you said no start, but ILL assume it cranks robustly, RIGHT?
  • I then check for spark x6 , if no spark work that.
  • I got spark x6 , so next is fueling, so i use TEST FUEL.
  • It runs for 3 seconds and stops. ah , fuel system failures.

watch scotty here and post your results. GAS engines.

I have a 2004 FSM and account so can get
all facts and all p/n of all parts on car.
fast. and have a car same.

The car has and OBD2 scan port. why not connect a real scan too
there and look for DTC errors, the CEL is mostly USELESS unless dead keyon.
the CEL if for smog.
the Scan tool shows all errors. scan it. why work blind?
also using live data stream, with tool crank engine for 5 seconds
and look for live CMP or CKP sensor errors. ( many so called pros dont even know that trick) check TPS action key on.
Is ECT sensor (and IAT) reading near ambient air temps?
it can starts so those 2 sensors read ambient. if not they are bad.
or disconnected. etc.

post my tests results and year.
get cause fast.

Nov 24, 2013 | Suzuki Grand Vitara Cars & Trucks

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Suzuki 2000 Grand Vitara XL 4wd, auto transmission, V6 stalls while driving, then won't start for about 15 minutes, then will go for a short distance and stall again. Check engine and ABS lights come on...

Smoking on start up. What color is the smoke. White.
If you car does while driving that makes me guess a fuel supply issue or over heating. You may also have a bad sensor telling the computer to shut down to save the engine from damage. If you don't know much about car repairs. It may be time to take it in for a tune up or do it yourself. Inspect the air cleaner and pipes for cloggs or air pipes for cracks. Check vacuum hoses for damage. Could be many things leading to what might be a simple fix. If it's the fuel pump that will be alot more expensive to fix. Change the fuel filter also if the pump is bad if it's not been done.

Jan 29, 2018 | 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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Suzuki grand vitara 2008 Fule problem

Too HIGH Fuel consumption.
First off, mine gets 19 mpg no MATTER what ! BEST MPG.
car too heavy and enigine is too big, my 96' gets 28mpg 1.6L
15 gallons in 125miles, USA rate.sorry.
that be about 8mpg, 2 times, the normal rate.

Ever tune it up, try new spark plugs.
Does the CEL, check engine lamp come on driving,?
(SES) service engine soon?
if yes, why are you ignoring the lamp.?
does the lamp come on key on? if not its burned out,
did you connect an OBD2 scan tool to the DLC conn. and see
if all is well?
no? why not? stored DTCs? pending codes?
Is the CEL flashing, (this means , raw fuel is hitting the CAT)

bad MPG can be
1: leaking or stuck injector (x6)
2: ECU in limphome driver ignoring CEL lamp.
3: too heavy right foot, but 8mpg is hard to do...that way.
4: towing a heavy load, up the rocky mountains?
5: fuel pressure failure, at 60psi, (2 possible ways. ask)
6: bad sensors for EFI.
7: can name 50 more. so stop

ask your mechanic to find it. it takes tools and know how.

Jun 15, 2013 | 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara Base 4dr SUV 2.4L...

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2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara won't start engine

what engine, state engine size and country.
there can only be 3 ways, to fail.
bad engine (low compresssion, us the $20 tool at WOT and see over 170psi.
Bad spark
bad fueling.
just because spark coils (COPS?) work on other car , dont mean much.
what counts is your car , its a system.
the cops, have fast 5mS pulse when firing, you using a scope to see that?
Im so curious, why not to the time old test, use a real spark plug
attached to the COP end, spark plug shell grounded to engine metal
and crank, is spark good x4? or x6 if V6 (engine NOT STATED)
is it? then spark is good, leaving fueling.
do not touch the spark plug cranking, it can hit 100,000 volts.
I use a ground strap on the spark plug casing, hands free, or you can be hurt bad, by the spark or when you jump and cut arm backing off
on cars that flood, is it flooding?
I found my engine compression good, then found all 4 sparks fire good.
so i pull the fuel pump relay. killing fueling.
i then use "test fuel" to start engine (again, text book tests)
I use the new CRC brand of test fuel with top end oiling.
i spray it in the plenum, and it starts.
if the spark plugs are bad, (part oftune it up)
it may not start if flooded,
use WOT at the throttle (cuts fuel) and start any flooded engine.
if the spark tips are black and stink of raw fuel (wet with fuel)
that means flooding.
pull the fuel pump relay ,test fuel runs for 3 seconds. each time.
3 second spray max. each time.
if that works out, then find reason for flooding if flooding.
if not flooding, you find dry sparks.
then trouble shoot no fuel.
fuel pressure not near 30 PS?
fuel pressure too high say, 60, it will flood for ever.
there are only 3 tests.
and 4 counting wet /dry sparks.
the tests done, will put you on the correct path every time.
no guessing, no swapping parts to other cars.

May 28, 2013 | 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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Burning rubber smell from engine

old post, zero help
which engine optins, 2.0 or 2.5l v6, mine is v6
fan belt? slipping?
or driving objects (pulleys ) where they are seizing.
what ever is burning will fail soon. dont burn up the engine.

Jan 24, 2013 | 2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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Car konks out and check engine light come on.

The check engine light is because all check engine light codes are caused by components that affect emissions. It's not actually an engine problem, it's a problem with either your O2 sensor, MAF sensor, fuel/air ratio, pyrometer, or exhaust.

obd2 scanner

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Suzuki Vitara V6, MAF sensor, white smoke.

My first thoughts are that you have a head gasket or intake manifold gasket failure. This is why you have the white smoke. If you run it too long, your catalytic converter will be destroyed. Check for coolant in your oil too.

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Noise in right bank of V6 engine

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