20 Most Recent 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Questions & Answers

Remove key from ignition switch.
Close all doors.
Open drivers door
Insert key and turn to ON position and within 10 seconds turn key off and remove key.
Within 20 seconds Close and open drivers door 3 times.
Insert key and turn to ON position and within 10 seconds turn key off and remove key.
Locks should now lock and unlock automatically to confirm you have entered programming mode.
Press the UNLOCK button on remote and locks should cycle to confirm programming.
Repeat step 8 on each additional remote.
Exit vehicle with keys and remote, close door test remote(s).
And I personally suggest you find a professional key fob installer in your area. he will help you properly

2008 Suzuki... | Answered on Jan 17, 2019

What exactly does this sensor do, there are more than one.

2008 Suzuki... | Answered on Apr 07, 2016


Replacing Starter 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara v6

I changed the starter. Remove engine cover and air intake. Disconnect battery. Remove front passenger tire. Put car on stands. Place small block of wood on jack and jack up onto the oil pan with slight pressure (not too much, just enough to hold in place.) Remove one belt from alternator by loosening left bolt on pulley and adjusting the tension on the other bolt of same pulley. Leave the other belt alone. Take out top bolt of alternator, loosen but do not remove bottom(this will allow you to lower or swing the alternator out of the way without removing. Undo wiring. Remove ground wire from starter. Take out motor mount (4 bolts). There are two Phillips screws holding a heat shield (square piece of metal) onto the starter. They have to be taken out or the starter won't be able come out (I replaced these screws with hex head bolts from Advanced Auto Parts for easier removal in the future. I'm sure they are at every hardware store). Slide the starter towards the front of the car. Remove terminal wiring and the starter is now out. The tools that I found useful were a ratchet with a flat head, metric sockets (8mm-13mm) and a swivel bit for the ratchet, an extra set of hands and 8 hours as I do not work on cars. The time consumption was greater than the difficulty. Once you understand heat shield has to come off and how it has to be done its not bad. You may have to softly bend some of the fuel line but only to fit the ratchet in from the bottom. You will have to do some work from the top and some work from the bottom.

on Mar 19, 2016 | 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Hoses collapsed when water could not be drawn back into cooling system from over flow tank. There has to be an obstruction preventing water to flow back into radiator when car cools down.

2008 Suzuki... | Answered on Feb 15, 2016

just go to any autostore, most will just change it for you.
or any shop.

2008 Suzuki... | Answered on Mar 11, 2015

the operators guide in the glove box lost? really>?
it covers all major bulbs (safety related) for sure this.
just $4 to read or DL

ever google before, here, i will for yah


2008 Suzuki... | Answered on Mar 02, 2015

is this a question?
how to?, why must I? (its leaking) where to buy?
what fluid? we cant guess, questions.
lost the operators guide? in the glove box, its all there.
most cars use DOT3/4 brake fluid, but don't trust me.
What fluid? easy.
the lid should be marked for that, read the lid yet?
or the oper guide. it tells you what fluid.
and tells you not to spill it and eat the paint of car.

posted 100 times.

read the manual for $4?
down load it?
keep it?

2008 Suzuki... | Answered on Feb 27, 2015

all doors fail or just one? (shoe drops)
car came with 2 fobs
both dead?

if both fail in all doors, then reset the lock.
if one fails the FOB needs a new battery.
the operators guide in the glove box covers battery deal.

2008 Suzuki... | Answered on Feb 18, 2015

If you use too large a fuse, the wiring can catch on fire, and the whole car could burn up. You'll need an auto electrician to trace that problem. You can remove any bulb and unplug any device that is on the Acc(essories?) circuit; then see if a fuse will stay; start replacing items till you blow the fuse. It seems like a dead short which can surely melt wires if you keep taking chances. good luck.

2008 Suzuki... | Answered on Feb 14, 2015


2008 Suzuki... | Answered on Feb 11, 2015

in the USA, sure a great secret, but our cars have that map under the hood, EPA mandated. open hood, and there it is for your instated engine. (some have 4 choices) mines a 2.5L but yours may be 3.6L H36 its called by suz. but fuel (well there are only 1 or 2 places to do that and both are at the fuel rail and can not be swapped they dont reach, but is covered in the FSM, ever heard of that, the factory serivce manual.? 4 dollars a look, or buy one. here is the link,

but post country and engine, not all suz. use same engine,nor efi nor vacuum parts, hint each country has its own smog laws. so not posting the country makes all my answers just pure wild guessing.

2008 Suzuki... | Answered on Dec 18, 2014

old post
open glove box, see opr, guide, turn to lamp page
BAM there it is.

2008 Suzuki... | Answered on Sep 24, 2014

not even God (her/him)self can answer that, for sure, not mortal man. hands in pockets.

The lamp means in clear language. (the operators guide not clear:?)

the ECU/PCM has seen gross errors, in the power train.

the PCM wants you to scan it and see them.

is it dangerous to you or the car, or others. ?

sure can be, or not. depends on which of 1000 parts are bad, huh?

if the CEL flashes, in USA that means you are going to burn up that expensive CAT converter. (eg, gross misfire, P030x\'s)

SCAN it, if DIY oriented , post the DTC errrors

if not, get it serviced, like everyone not DIY does. do it.

you can scan it, or any shop in town.

that is next. gue$$ing is not of any use at all.

2008 Suzuki... | Answered on Sep 14, 2014

if the key turns and finds the spring loaded start position, fully
then the key is good.
you failed to say,
wont crank
or wont start
to diametrically different systems.

if it wont crank , it can not start, short of being push started, with manually tranny , unstated transmission, makes my comments on the key line , useless.

2008 Suzuki... | Answered on Apr 14, 2014

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