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what country>?, tell that and the tells us what EFI system is uses.
the TB might be bad, throttle body, if clean and fails, its bad.
or you have air leaks? (vacuum)?
our GV (usa)

the 1.9 was designed and built by PSA - Peugeot and Citro?n.
then mazda RM and then
then in 2005 is became a
1.9 L 4-cylinder turbo diesel featuring 129 PS (95 kW), manufactured by Renault).
see why its confusing? not know exact 1.9L and what country>?
first learn whats under the hood before posting, its a

then get the book at suzuki on this engine.'
then google for that , lets do that now.
P0638 (that is a zero not an "oh" letter, and key to correct answers)

very rare car, engine and results.


not much is seen in the internet this engine, and that code
why not buy the real book, on your car. at suzuki?

the fsm will have steps to isolate cause.

Suzuki Grand... | Answered on Mar 21, 2015

NO year, sorry dont expect good answers.
can be lots of things. (guessing is near useless, hands on wins)
get it serviced comes to mind.
right wheel bearings,
brake rotors cracked, (dangerous to max)
caliper slide seized.
caliper pistons sticking?
bad pads. or their parts (associated)
bad suspension parts.
loose lug nuts,
and more,
if car really old the right 4wd wheel lock bad. if not 2wd.
is car 4wd> ? and what year, 1999 they changed big time so......

Suzuki Grand... | Answered on Mar 05, 2015

you might have a blown head gasket, when the engine is cold remove the rad cap start the engine and look for air bubbling into the rad , if you see said bubbles then you need to have the head gasket replaced. PS Do not remove the rad cap when the engine is hot as you could be seriously injured/burnt

Suzuki Grand... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015

its in the fuse box. but no year, stated, so impossible to be more clear
open glove box, extract the operators guide, see page called fuses.
lost?, then buy one.
or just look, see the fuse box
see the one marked CIG.?

on my 04 GV, its fuse marked CIGAR #39 , plain as day.
and runs my radio too, so if blown on my car, the radio dies.
try posting a year.

Suzuki Grand... | Answered on Mar 02, 2015

It may be the main seal - first I would try to use a seal swell product to stop that leak. Below is a link...
This stuff is the cats meow!! it can be used everywhere EXCEPT the brake system! I recommend getting 2 bottles and adding it to the oil ( crankcase) and give it a day to two to take affect. If it stops the leak, you'll need to add it at every oil change. If it does not stop the leak, only new parts will!!

Suzuki Grand... | Answered on Feb 21, 2015

what year, why make it so hard to get help from the blind.?

Suzuki Grand... | Answered on Feb 18, 2015

wow , no year, but did show G16 engines.
Grand, is a clue. but is not.
wiki facts: so what country is your car, we are USA here,
and we have not one Baleno here.
the Suzuki Baleno throughout Asia, Australasia, and Europe. In India where it was manufactured by Maruti Suzuki, the Cultus Crescent was sold as the Maruti Baleno

Ive not seen Every version of every G16 engine suzuki made
world wide, only OURS.

1995 to 2007
my wild guess, is your ECU is OBD1 ecu, (do you know?)
and as such, there are no scan tools so only the CEL blink codes
No spark 5 places, 4 sparks dead and coil HV tower term dead.
here is the checks. for all early G16
  1. fuses good, IG-coil and "FI"????
  2. key on head lights work, good turn them off.
  3. keyon CEL glows, (not blinks) if dead fuse blown, if flashing Immobilizer is UNHAPPY.
  4. CEL glows you crank, its lost spark and all ecu cut fuel no spark.
  5. So you insert the diagnostic jumper wire. in the the DLC connnecter under hood and CEL flashes 41 or 42 DTC or?
  6. bingo? code 12 is happy code.
  7. crank for 5 full seconds to see the cause code.
here is the OBD1 year, way to get flash codes
USA until 1995
and outside USA up to 2001 or more.


no year, makes this very hard,
and no country x10 that. (fueling and spark system vary by COUNTRY !

Suzuki Grand... | Answered on Feb 18, 2015

must be UK as only you guys know what REG plate means.
this is a USA forum and we dont use UK registration rules here.
what we need is year, car, and make and model, better VIN.
the 1.6L has no chain. its a cam belt.
The engine real name is G16B.. (16valve engine)

seen here clearly


Suzuki Grand... | Answered on Feb 18, 2015

Check the fuses first and if they are ok it could be the turn signal switch or multi function switch..

Suzuki Grand... | Answered on Feb 16, 2015

old post, USA answers, on USA forum , all are.

18834731-03s3gpofdgkqnuacwmw51svl-3-0.jpg easy huh? that step above 3, is the tensioner release

Suzuki Grand... | Answered on Feb 09, 2015

under hood, the lid has a GRAPHIC of a wiper,+ spray.
done not make an error, here. mixing brakes, washer, and coolant.
the operators guide answers that. lost that in the glove box ?

or 4 bucks to read it, now


USA answers, this is a USA (calif) forum after all.

Suzuki Grand... | Answered on Feb 09, 2015

is this a question? I can not find one!
please tell what the symptoms are, im sure its easy.
top answer is blown fuse.

Suzuki Grand... | Answered on Jan 29, 2015

you have a scan tool and used it? (shoe drops)
pinking= pinging=knocking = detonation. sure.
sure , pinging is cause by 2 things, lean AFR, and wrong spark timing. (as a turbo designer that) lol
why not use a real scan tool , they are cheap.
why not?
and report all DTC dont tell me what they mean, tell me the codes.
P0300s? etc.
the knock sensor may be bad (wires fell of it? is 90%)
the AFR stuck lean.
the spark timing way off, (check it yet?)

you cant fix 2005 cars with no scan tool
its not going to happen. short of 2 days, with a meter and scope
yes, i can , no im not teaching you here, that. sorry!

in usa , are you, with oBD2 compliant cars?

if not , that be first word out, no?

Suzuki Grand... | Answered on Jan 26, 2015

wow no year stated, what a challenge.
top of right knee, usa , lhd.
all usa cars, obd2, are 1meter from steering wheel center.
by law.
16pin d-shell and female, and pin 16 is 12vdc keyon.

its in the fsm ,rtm ,read the manual?>


above is 2005 ,i rolled the dice

Suzuki Grand... | Answered on Jan 22, 2015

the battery is most likely dead

Suzuki Grand... | Answered on Jan 22, 2015

no year, now that really is a challenge. so ill guess.
so car runs and all other electrics work? this be first to say,
dash illum is park, and tails are really park.
bad fuse, see tail fuse, its blown, look in all fuse boxes not just one;.
is there 12vdc on both sides of tail fuse, parks on, a voltmeter never lies, use one.
some years have a park relay,.
working book free"?
no alldata.com account.
no fsm?
or $4 here?
2005 wild guess.


see that park light schematic, bingo:?
4 buck and one $10 dmm and easy peasy.

Suzuki Grand... | Answered on Jan 21, 2015

Take the car to an autoparts store and have them scan the computer for fault codes. Most parts stores will do the scan for free. The light comes on when the computer has noted a fault in one of the car's systems. Getting the codes will show the faults that the computer has noted so that you can remedy the problem. Hope this helped and best wishes.

Suzuki Grand... | Answered on Jan 18, 2015

wow, no year car stated !
the car has no wheel end locks, like old cars,
it has a center front diff, lock, that operates via a pump.
the FSM covers the tests here,
in most cases, if power makes it (12v) to the pump , then its the pump is bad. never the axle.
the fsm test shows using a small t'fitting, and small pressure guage
they engages 4wd if that fails, check voltage to pump.
pumps can be , dead, weak or good, so.... that is how the tests are done to see which it is. all very easy.

log in to alldata.com and read how to do the test or buy a real fsm and read that. (factory service manual)

Suzuki Grand... | Answered on Jan 14, 2015


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