20 Most Recent 1999 Suzuki Vitara Questions & Answers

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1994 Suzuki Vitara V6 H20A Engine smoking intermittently from exhaust

I have a Mazda which in Australia (here) is called a 323 Astina, overseas a 323f, Familia, etc.
It uses a 2.0L Mazda KF Engine very similar to (in fact co-developed with) the Suzuki H20A engine, except designed to be transverse, variable resonance induction and other different tuning inc. 7000 redline, and probably not as reliable as an H20A.
I've had the engine rebuilt because I want to keep this car for a while and it needed it. Oil slipped past the rings which burned out grooves on one of the exhaust valves on Cyl-6 to the point where that cylinder had no compression...
... but I still get smoke occasionally, as you describe yours except not as often nor on the open road at speed. It happened ever since the first time I changed the oil after the rebuild. The tech who rebuilt it used a grade of oil I couldn't find and, liking synthetics, I used a lighter oil.
About the time you were writing your message, I replaced the rubber intake pipe feeding the throttle body and I noticed the inside of the intake manifold lined liberally with oil. The old pipe had oil only at one end.
The pipe I replaced didn't just go from the air mass sensor on the filter box to the throttle body. There was also a large pipe to an air reservoir (a lengthy pipe sealed at one end so that if you open the throttle quickly, you don't have to wait for more air to be filtered before it enters the engine, supposedly) and a tiny pipe to PCV valve.
It's not a long pipe so it's easy to look inside. The reason I'm boring you with all of that detail is because you'll almost certainly have a different one, but this is still most probably something you'll find feeding your intake manifold a supply of oil. The PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valve runs from one of the rocker covers (not that we have rockers) into a pipe feeding into this intake pipe. It's supposed to **** air in from the intake pipe due to a vacuum created by another pipe connecting from another part of the crankcase to the intake manifold (after the throttle body so it has a lower pressure than the intake pipe) and that might be happening in my engine but oil is, or was before the rebuild, seeping back into the intake pipe.
Being a transverse version of your engine, the PCV valve is on the front bank and the pipe from it to the intake pipe is quite short. The PCV valve is also situated above (if I remember correctly) a cam lobe so at higher revs, the oil gets flicked up into the PCV valve.
... so use an oil which is thicker at high temperature, do a compression test, or as I'm considering, run the pipe from the PCV valve into a canister to catch the oil before feeding the gasses into the intake manifold. That way less of the thinner oil will be burned off and I'll have a better chance at getting away with using it.
I use 15W40 Oil - viscosity of 15 weight (units?) when hot, 40 in Winter (which the W stands for). I should use 20Wxx, perhaps, to burn less oil.
This engine likes thin oil, it just goes on to liking it enough to inhale it. This engine also likes higher revs.
Hope that helps.
1/6/2021 6:18:59 PM • 1999 Suzuki... • Answered on Jan 06, 2021
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I need to replace my car battery... which type and

You should be able to find this in the owner's manual.
The items with batteries that are important are
1) How many Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) are needed to start this vehicle.( Should be in manual and some where on old battery)
2) top posts or side posts.
3) Physical size of battery .Must clear hood and fit snug onto battery tray. (match it up to old one)
4) Make sure battery terminals are clean no corrosion or broken terminals.
5) battery hold downs. Never drive around w/o a battery hold down. Why? A) Its dangerous B) you cut the life of the battery in half.
5/23/2020 5:59:13 AM • 1999 Suzuki... • Answered on May 23, 2020
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20 AMP FUSE BLOWS WHEN IGNITION IS SWITCHED ON

something connected too ignition sdwitch has short to ground. remove all fuses except 20amp that blows turn on ignition see if blows. if not replace one by one till it does to isolate circuit. which fuse is blowing and where is it located.

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1/18/2020 11:21:35 AM • 1999 Suzuki... • Answered on Jan 18, 2020
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I have problem reversing my Suzuki escudo 1.6L

whenever you are ging to park your car, just make off the engine and then start it again and then reverse it, you can easily reverse ur car now.
5/19/2019 3:41:39 PM • 1999 Suzuki... • Answered on May 19, 2019
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After how many kilometers should i change the oil

you should change your oil approximately every 5000km
1/26/2019 8:21:51 PM • 1999 Suzuki... • Answered on Jan 26, 2019
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Vacuum hose diagram for suzuki vitara front diff

Hi. Thanks for your question. For the diagram and details instruction on Suzuki Vitara front you can visit https://www.reliable-store.com and download the entire workshop manual which includes all the information along with the diagrams for better understanding. Good day!
3/23/2018 12:01:44 PM • 1999 Suzuki... • Answered on Mar 23, 2018
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Suzuki vitara91 model wont go into reverse

Either the clutch plates don't have sufficient clearance when the clutch pedal is pressed or they do have the clearance but are failing to separate. Air in the hydraulic system, worn or maladjusted linkage or cable are the common causes of the first and oil/grease contamination or rusty splines the second scenario. A failing clutch pilot bearing, if fitted, could also the symptom.
1/2/2018 3:45:48 AM • 1999 Suzuki... • Answered on Jan 02, 2018
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Master Cylinder made by LUCAS

brake pads from other manufacturers ( Ferrodo and bendix) will fit modern master cylinders have a special finish in the cylinder so reconditioning and new rubbers are generally not advisable the best fix is a new replacement master cylinder and they are available at any professional brake and clutch shop
10/24/2017 9:49:09 AM • 1999 Suzuki... • Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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Suzuki Vitara front brakes seizing intermitantely.

Be sure you have changed the break oil completely. Otherwise drain the hydraulic system and renew with correct type of oil. If you have a ABS system you have to check that also.
10/12/2017 4:56:59 PM • 1999 Suzuki... • Answered on Oct 12, 2017
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1999 suzuki vitara electrical issue/ after

It isn't typical for the parking lights to be controlled by a relay. These are mostly wired directly from the main lighting switch via a fuse unless it is a multiplexed computer controlled system. If so the Haynes wiring diagram will be needed for deeper investigation. I suggest you begin by checking the fuses.
9/8/2017 11:08:59 PM • 1999 Suzuki... • Answered on Sep 08, 2017
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99 Vitara .... new oil pan, new batt new plugs,

Has this been taken care of?
7/12/2017 9:48:04 PM • 1999 Suzuki... • Answered on Jul 12, 2017
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95 vitara Hubs

check the gear case lubricant level , front propeller shaft
6/28/2017 12:00:08 PM • 1999 Suzuki... • Answered on Jun 28, 2017
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Resetting radio

You probably need to enter the security code.....check your paperwork for the code.
3/19/2017 1:44:00 PM • 1999 Suzuki... • Answered on Mar 19, 2017
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Where is the crankshaft position sensor for the 2003 Suzuki Vitara

old post. j20 engine behind flywheel. (yah pull engine or trans) G16,engine below, front crank pully h25/27, front right of engine. near crank. V6 if not in USA, there are more engines, used, but no here.
1/4/2017 5:07:42 PM • 1999 Suzuki... • Answered on Jan 04, 2017
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How to replace timing belt vitara H20A

old post. revived by james this is non usa car. but all H engines are same, method. H20, H25, H27, and bigger. all are V6s. the 20 was never used in the USA. H means V6 in suzuki jargon.
12/31/2016 4:15:38 PM • 1999 Suzuki... • Answered on Dec 31, 2016
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1999 Suzuki Vitara Not starting when warm. Running perfectly well once working

Bad fuel pressure regulator maybe. When engine is fully warmed up, pull the vacuum line off the FPR and see if there is any petrol in the line. If so you just found the problem. Try starting a hot engine with the vacuum line detached. If it fires right up you just confirmed the problem with the FPR.
12/31/2016 4:09:27 PM • 1999 Suzuki... • Answered on Dec 31, 2016
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How do I replace a fuel filter in a 1999 Suzuki Vitara?

The fuel filter is under the hood. See the photo. 26227703-3isz244rhpgetgiqolg1i2v2-2-0.jpg
6/29/2016 1:11:39 PM • 1999 Suzuki... • Answered on Jun 29, 2016
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Suzuki vitara problems

3/22/2016 5:28:52 AM • 1999 Suzuki... • Answered on Mar 22, 2016
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