The Suzuki Grand Vitaras 1999-2002 have a major design fault, more specially the J20 class engine.
The timing belt tensioners will fail eventually.. usually out of your waranty period.
The oil lubrication holes on these tensioners are not big enough and will block, even if you change the oil every 3000 miles.
The tensioner will develop a rattle, and eventually fail. The Suzuki engine is a interference engine, meaning the valves on the engine 'interfere' or move where the pistons in the engine move. If the timing chain fails, the piston will hit the valves, causing major engine damage.
Suzuki say you should never have to replace the timing chain system. This is wrong. Having talked to Suzuki, they have had these tensioners fail anywhere from 60000 km to 130,000 km. You will be up for a $2500 NZD job to replace the chain system and fix a problem that is a Suzuki design fault.
Suzuki knows about this problem as there is a service bulletin on this problem. However there is no recall or support outside the warranty period.
When do you replace the timing chain on a 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara?
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Timing CHAIN on the 2.5 liter V6 in a 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara
On a 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara : No , both the 2.5 and 2.7 V6 engines use a timing CHAIN
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Yes it has a timing chain.
either Suzuki Vitara or Grand Vitara I have a 2.5 V-6 Tracker and mine is listed as a Suzuki grand Vitara Yours being a 2.0 4 cyln I'm not sure but it is made by Suzuki
The 2.0 liter four cylinder engine in a 2003 Suzuki Vitara has a timing CHAIN
It has timing chains.
it has a chain
It has timinig chains.
Timing chains are designed to last the life of the engine and are normally replaced during a complete engine rebuild.
There is no timing belt on a 2 litre Vitara. It has chain-driven cams.
Behind the grille
The curb weight of the 2011 Suzuki Grand-Vitara is 3468 lbs..
The 2005 Suzuki Grand-Vitara is 13 ft. 8.5 in. (164.5 in.) long.
The curb weight of the 2009 Suzuki Grand-Vitara is 3468 lbs..
The 2008 Suzuki Grand-Vitara has double overhead cam (DOHC).
The 2002 Suzuki Grand-Vitara has a 27.5 degrees angle of approach.
The 2007 Suzuki Grand-Vitara has double overhead cam (DOHC).
The maximum payload of the 2010 Suzuki Grand-Vitara is 1162 lbs..
The 2012 Suzuki Grand-Vitara has a 28.0 degrees angle of approach.
The 2007 Suzuki Grand-Vitara has a 28 degrees angle of approach.
The height of the 2008 Suzuki Grand-Vitara is 5 ft. 6.3 in. (66.3 in.).