Suzuki Sidekick

The Suzuki Sidekick was a rebadged first-generation model of the Suzuki Escudo. It became available in 1989 as a two-door hardtop or convertible, in 1.3-liter JA and more powerful four-wheel-drive JX & JLX trims.

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How do you change the fuel pump on a 1992 Suzuki Sidekick?

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The fuel pump on a 1992 Suzuki Sidekick is located in the fuel tank itself. To replace it, you will need to drain the fuel tank, remove the hoses leading to it, and then the tank itself. Once the tank is down, you can swap out the fuel pump. Be sure to disconnect the battery before starting to avoid any accidental sparking.

How do you set the timing on a 1990 Suzuki Sidekick?

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As far as i now, having just replaced the water pump on my 90 sunbird LE non-turbo, there are several marks to look for. The first is on the bottom pully which should be alinged with 8 on the plastic timing belt cover. Next after removing the plastic timing belt cover - no simple task as you have have to remove the alternator serpentine belt and tensioner - check that the cam shaft sprocket at the top has its notch at 12oclock which will align it with the 'v' groove in the metal timing belt cover bolted to the engine. If not remove the belt by sliding it off adjst the cam shaft sprocket as mentioned above and put the belt back on. Good luck. PS you may have to remove the passenger side front wheel and inside wheel shroud to better access the lower part of the timing and crankshaft pully. Best bet hit your local library for the Hayes or daynes autorepair manuals.

PPs sorry maybe a better manual would be Chilton's Repair Manual

Where is the neutral safety switch on a 1989 Suzuki Sidekick automatic?

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On a 1993 Mazda Protege, neutral safety switch (also called the shift interlock switch) is located at the top of the brake pedal. It is situated between the headlight relay and the clutch switch.

How do you program a keyless entry remote for 1998 suzuki sidekick?

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For a 94-97 (may work for 98) single button remote:

- Flip Valet switch to ON position

- With key in ignition, turn key to ON, then OFF

- Flip the valet switch to OFF, then ON/OFF, ON/OFF (that's twice), and you should hear a confirmation siren chirp.

- Turn the ignition switch On/OFF, ON/OFF (twice), and you should get another confirmation chirp.

- You are now in programming mode. Push button on the remote, and you should hear a chirp to confirm programming completed successfully.

- After 5 seconds, the programming mode will close automatically.

What would cause missing when driving and at idle speed in a 1995 Suzuki Sidekick?

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;tune up the car, cap,rotor,wires,plugs and air and fuel filter.

then evaluate

Could be a timing issue. Timing may be off. Also check your spark plugs. If the engine has a timing belt, the timing sprocket may be wore out on the crankshaft. The timing will be off, loss of engine power and missing at idling speeds.

I have the same year and model as you.Same problem.I changed my spark plugs ,rotor cap and rotor.The problem still persisted, then I changed my spark plug wires and voila all was ok afterwards. Your gas filter may also cause that problem,so get it changed also. Good luck and merry Christmas

How do you change the transmission fluid in a 1996 suzuki sidekick jx?

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you forgot to say what transmission.





all are diff.

answer, drain then fill to mark

see owner manual, free at all suz, dealers.

the 3sp is the dog, it has no drain, so need hUGE drain pan.

Where is the oil dipstick for a 1997 Suzuki sidekick 1.8 leter located on the motor?

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it is in the dip stick tube.

you only have one in a manual shift and 1 or 2 in an auto.

pull them both if auto. the one that is dark brown (not red) is the engine oil.

look in glove box read operators guide.


The previous answer is from some smart-alec who has no clue.

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No, there is NO DIPSTICK TUBE on the 1.8 L I4 Engine. The dipstick passes down through the cylinder head, into the engine block. Look for the dipstick on the passenger side of the valve cover (same side as the air filter) about half way from the front to the rear of the engine. Unfortunately, the bright yellow plastic dipstick handle BREAKS OFF the Dipstick, leaving just a little yellow around the dipstick, inside the hole, that the dipstick is inserted into.

Get yourself a good pair of needle-nose pliars, and pull the dipstick out of the hole. The o-ring that keeps junk out of the engine (a good thing) makes this job more difficult. Take the dipstick, and drill a hole through the top-end of the metal, and put a loop of bailing wire through it (seriously) to make a handle that won't break, until you can get to the dealer and get a new dipstick. The dealer near me seems to be going through about one dipstick a week (two weeks in a row, when I called, they told me they just sold their last one, but they keep them in stock, and get replenishments weekly).

How do you remove locking hubs on a 1989 suzuki sidekick?

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If your sidekick has automatic locking hubs,step 1 loosen the cover an oil filter wrench works well.2 loosen the 6 mounting screws.3 pull the hub assembly off the end of the half shaft.when installing put a new o-ring,make sure the the tab on the hub,fits into the notch on the spindle.If your hubs are manual,remove the front wheel,remove the caliper,install 2, 8mm bolts into the threaded holes,and tighten evenly.This will remove the rotor from the hub assembly,thread a bolt into the axle shaft,and pull the axle toward you,remove the snapring.then remove the hub. this is right out of the shop manual. Hope this helps.

Where is the heated oxygen sensor on a Suzuki Sidekick?

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what year?

what motor 8v or 16v

the 8v has 1 , right on top of exh.manifold

the older (pre 96) has 1 at the exhaust collector.

the newer 96+ have 2 , but only the front one controls air fuel ratios.

the rear sender is only a CATCONVerter monitor.

How do you adjust the valve clearance on a 1994 Prelude 2.3 engine?

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You need to take the valve cover off and set the engine to TDC for #1 and then TDC for #3 and so forth. you NEED a set of feeler gauges, you need the repair maunal to find the proper adjustment clearnces unless it is on your car's engine decal under the hood. (rule of thumb, adjust the valves when engine is under 100 degrees, also there should be a SLIGHT drag of the proper feeler gauge when the its set right.)

Where is the oil dipstick located on a 1998 Suzuki Sidekick?

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The dipstick if you are looking at the engine is on the left side of the valve cover approximately halfway form the front and back. It is located where the cover meets the engine block. The yellow plastic grab loop may be broken off, making it hard to identify the dipstick.

That was exactly where it was on my 1997 Sidekick and it also had been broken off making it difficult to find.

It looked like it was a place to connect for a thermostat or something but no it was the dipstick.

1994 Suzuki sidekick turns over but doesnt start?

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check if you have fuel and spark it needs both to work

What is the best way to install a distributor on a 1.6 Suzuki sidekick?

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this question has been posted a 100 times here.

so one stop shop. free answer. for all.

1995 suzuki sidekick computer location?

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driver's side, under the dash. If you remove the left speaker cover and speaker, you should be able to see it and have access to the removal screws

How do you go idle on aim on your sidekick?

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Why does your 1996 Suzuki Sidekick 1.8 liter keep burning out 2 ignition coil 1 for each cylinder?

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high mileage, will kill all 4.

or are you saying?

i have 1 cylinder that just burned out a brand new cop coil.

if you really are burniing out coils, then your alternator is bad.

the regulator in side is bad and lets voltage rise too high.

test the alternator.

make sure the black battery cables is tight at BOTH ends.

What valve is used to set the timing on on a 1994 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 16 valve?

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Both valves of the number one piston must be closed. This happens when the camshaft gear timing mark is lined up with the mark on the camshaft seal cover(mark is right on top-a notch in the top center of the plate of metal sticking up). The problem is that there are two marks on the gear and both have the "E" stamped nearby as required. Through trial and error I was able to determine the one that created pressure from the piston(because the wrong mark, when lined up, left one or more valves open so I felt no pressure.) Yet I still had problems getting the timing correct.

What oil for a 1998 Suzuki sidekick?

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depends on climate

all suzuki deales give away free op guides for you car ,get one ,and RTM

How do you adjust the headlights on a 1996 Sidekick?

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Insert a long Phillips screwdriver through the hole in the grille surround below the headlights and "feel" for the screw which gives the vertical adjustment. The horizontal adjuster is an 8mm hex head on the inboard side of both headlights on the back side of the rad support.

Is the egr valve on your 1998 suzuki sidekick repairable?

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The EGR valve on a 1998 Suzuki Sidekick is not repairable. It has no replaceable or user serviceable pieces or parts.

How do you replace gas pump in suzuki vitara 1995?

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depressurize fuel system.

loosen gas cap.

drop shield

pull hoses

drop tank

pull pump rack

replace pump

reverse above

Where is vacuum modulator 1994 sidekick?

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2nd ive answered here.

there are 2

one is EGR

one is 3sp AT

Egr top of motor

3sp , rear of A/T.

Where is the starter located on a 1995 Suzuki Sidekick JX?

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right rear lower part of motor. at bell housing.just like most cars. no diff.

right = drivers perspective.

if you look from the front, the starter loceted under the manyful, deep down.