SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 1999 2.G Owners Manual
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Please read this manual and follow its instructions carefully. To emphasize special information, the words
have special meanings. Pay special attention to the messages highlighted by
these signal words.
Indicates a potential hazard that could result in death or injury.
Indicates a potential hazard that could result in vehicle damage.
Indicates special information to make maintenance easier or instructions clearer.
This service manual is intended for authorized Suzuki dealers and qualified service mechanics only.
Inexperienced mechanics or mechanics without the proper tools and equipment may not be able to
properly perform the services described in this manual.
Improper repair may result in injury to the mechanic and may render the vehicle unsafe for the driver
For vehicles equipped with a Supplemental Restraint (Air Bag) System:
• Service on and around the air bag system components or wiring must be performed only by an
authorized SUZUKI dealer. Refer to “Air Bag System Components and Wiring Location View” under
“General Description” in air bag system section in order to confirm whether you are performing ser-
vice on or near the air bag system components or wiring. Please observe all WARNINGS and “Ser-
vice Precautions” under “On-Vehicle Service” in air bag system section before performing service
on or around the air bag system components or wiring. Failure to follow WARNINGS could result in
unintentional activation of the system or could render the system inoperative. Either of these two
conditions may result in severe injury.
If the air bag system and another vehicle system both need repair, Suzuki recommends that the air
bag system be repaired first, to help avoid unintended air bag system activation.
Do not modify the steering wheel, instrument panel or any other air bag system component (on or
around air bag system components or wiring). Modifications can adversely affect air bag system
performance and lead to injury.
If the vehicle will be exposed to temperatures over 93°C (200°F) (for example, during a paint baking
process), remove the air bag system components (air bag (inflator) modules, forward sensor(s),
SDM and/or seat belt pretensioners) beforehand to avoid component damage or unintended activa-
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This manual contains only different service information of the following applicable model as compared with
SQ416/SQ420/SQ625 SERVICE MANUAL.
Applicable model: GRAND VITARA XL-7
Therefore, whenever servicing the above applicable model, consult this manual first. And for any section, item
or description not found in this manual, refer to the related manual below.
When replacing parts or servicing by disassembling, it is recommended to use SUZUKI genuine parts, tools and
service materials (lubricant, sealants, etc.) as specified in each description.
All information, illustrations and specifications contained in this literature are based on the latest product infor-
mation available at the time of publication approval. And used as the main subject of description is the vehicle of
standard specifications among others.
Therefore, note that illustrations may differ from the vehicle being actually serviced.
The right is reserved to make changes at any time without notice.
© COPYRIGHT SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION 2001Manual Name Manual No.
SQ416/SQ420/SQ625 Service Manual 99500-65D10-01E
SQ416/SQ420/SQ625 Unit Repair Manual for Manual Transmis-
sion, Automatic Transmission, Transfer and Differential99501-65D01-01E
GRAND VITARA XL-7 Wiring Diagram Manual 99512-52D00-015
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Table of Contents
GENERAL INFORMATION TRANSMISSION, CLUTCH AND
Maintenance and Lubrication0B
HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
Heater and Ventilation1A
STEERING, SUSPENSION, WHEELS
AND TIRESDifferential (Front)7E
Steering, Suspension, Wheels and Tires3 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM3B18A
Front End Alignment3A
Power Steering (P/S) System3B1
Air Bag Steering Wheel and Column3C1
Instrumentation / Driver Information8C
Windows, Mirrors, Security and Lock8D
Wheels and Tires3F
Cruise Control System8E
DRIVE SHAFT AND PROPELLER SHAFT
Immobilizer control system (if equipped)8G4B9
Front Drive Shaft / Shaft Bearing,
Oil Seal4A2BODY SERVICE
Propeller Shaft4B RESTRAINT SYSTEM
Brake Pipe / Hose / Master Cylinder5A
Air Bag System10B
Parking and Rear Brake5C
Antilock Brake System (ABS)5E2
General Information and
Diagnosis (H27 Engine)6-1
Engine Mechanical (H27 Engine)6A2
Engine and Emission Control System
(SFI For H27 Engine)6E2
Ignition System (H27 Engines)6F2
For the screen toned Sections in the above table, refer to the same section of the Related Manuals
mentioned in FOREWORD of this manual.
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GENERAL INFORMATION 0A-1
Precaution for Vehicles Equipped with A
(Air Bag) System ........................................... 0A-2
Servicing and handling .............................. 0A-3Identification Information ............................... 0A-6
Vehicle Identification Number ....................... 0A-6
Engine Identification Number ........................ 0A-7
Transmission Identification Number.............. 0A-7
Warning, Caution and Information Labels.... 0A-8
For the descriptions (items) not found in this section, refer to the same section of the Service Manual
mentioned in the FOREWORD of this manual.
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0A-2 GENERAL INFORMATION
Precaution for Vehicles Equipped with A Sup-
(Air Bag) System
When troubleshooting air bag system, be sure to follow
“DIAGNOSIS” in SECTION 10B. Bypassing these proce-
dures may result in extended diagnostic time, incorrect
diagnosis, and incorrect parts replacement.
Never use electrical test equipment other than that
specified in this manual. WARNING:
The configuration of air bag system parts are as shown
in the figure. When it is necessary to service (remove,
reinstall and inspect) these parts, be sure to follow
procedures described in SECTION 10B. Failure to fol-
low proper procedures could result in possible air bag
system activation, personal injury, damage to parts or
air bag system being unable to activate when neces-
If the air bag system and another vehicle system both
need repair, SUZUKI recommends that the air bag sys-
tem be repaired first, to help avoid unintended air bag
Do not modify the steering wheel, dashboard, or any
other air bag system components. Modifications can
adversely affect air bag system performance and lead
If the vehicle will be exposed to temperatures over
93°C (200°F) (for example, during a paint baking pro-
cess), remove the air bag system components before-
hand to avoid component damage or unintended air
bag system activation.
1. Air bag wire harness 5. Contact coil
2. Passenger air bag (inflator) module 6. Driver air bag (inflator) module
3. SDM 7. Forward sensors
4. Seat belt pretensioners
Never attempt to measure the resistance of the air bag
(inflator) modules (driver and passenger) and seat belt
pretensioners (driver and passenger). It is very danger-
ous as the electric current from the tester may deploy the
air bag or activate the pretensioners.
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GENERAL INFORMATION 0A-3
Servicing and handling
Many of service procedures require disconnection of
“AIR BAG” fuse and all air bag (inflator) module(s) from
initiator circuit to avoid an accidental deployment.
Driver and Passenger Air Bag (Inflator) Modules
For handling and storage of a live air bag (inflator)
module, select a place where the ambient temperature
below 65°C (150°F), without high humidity and away
from electric noise.
When carrying a live air bag (inflator) module, make
sure the bag opening is pointed away from you. In
case of an accidental deployment, the bag will then
deploy with minimal chance of injury. Never carry the
air bag (inflator) module by the wires or connector on
the underside of the module. When placing a live air
bag (inflator) module on a bench or other surface,
always face the bag up, away from the surface. As the
live passenger air bag (inflator) module must be placed
with its bag (trim cover) facing up, place it on the work-
bench with a slit or use the workbench vise to hold it
securely at its lower mounting bracket. This is neces-
sary so that a free space is provided to allow the air
bag to expand in the unlikely event of accidental
deployment. Otherwise, personal injury may result.
Never dispose of live (undeployed) air bag (inflator)
modules (driver and passenger). If disposal is neces-
sary, be sure to deploy them according to deployment
procedures described in SECTION 10B before dis-
The air bag (inflator) module immediately after deploy-
ment is very hot. Wait for at least half an hour to cool it
off before proceeding the work.
After an air bag (inflator) module has been deployed,
the surface of the air bag may contain a powdery resi-
due. This powder consists primarily of cornstarch
(used to lubricate the bag as it inflates) and by-prod-
ucts of the chemical reaction. As with many service
procedures, gloves and safety glasses should be
[A] : ALWAYS CARRY AIR BAG (INFLATOR) MODULE WITH TRIM COVER (AIR
BAG OPENING) AWAY FROM BODY.
[B] : ALWAYS PLACE AIR BAG (INFLATOR) MODULE ON WORKBENCH WITH
TRIM COVER (AIR BAG OPENING) UP, AWAY FROM LOOSE OBJECTS.
1. Slit on workbench
2. Lower mounting bracket
3. Workbench vise
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0A-4 GENERAL INFORMATION
During service procedures, be very careful when handling a Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM).
Never strike or jar the SDM.
Never power up the air bag system when the SDM is not rigidly attached to the vehicle. All SDM and
mounting bracket fasteners must be carefully torqued and the arrow must be pointing toward the
front of the vehicle to ensure proper operation of the air bag system.
The SDM could be activated when powered while not rigidly attached to the vehicle which could
cause deployment and result in personal injury.
Driver and Passenger Seat Belt Pretensioners
For handling and storage of a live seat belt preten-
sioner, select a place where the ambient temperature
below 65°C (150°F), without high humidity and away
from electric noise.
Never carry seat belt pretensioner by wire or connec-
tor of pretensioner. When placing a live seat belt pre-
tensioner on the workbench or some place like that, be
sure not to lay it with its exhaust hole (1) provided side
facing down. It is also prohibited to put something on
its face with an exhaust hole or to put a seat belt pre-
tensioner on top of another. Otherwise, personal injury
Never dispose of live (inactivated) seat belt pretension-
ers (drive and passenger). If disposal is necessary, be
sure to activate them according to activation proce-
dures described in SECTION 10B before disposal.
The seat belt pretensioner immediately after activation
is very hot. Wait for at least half an hour to cool it off
before proceeding the work.
With many service procedures, gloves and safety
glasses should be worn to prevent any possible irrita-
tion of the skin or eyes.
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GENERAL INFORMATION 0A-5
Even when the accident was light enough not to cause air bags to activate, be sure to inspect sys-
tem parts and other related parts according to instructions under “REPAIR AND INSPECTION
REQUIRED AFTER AN ACCIDENT” in SECTION 10B.
When servicing parts other than air bag system, if shocks may be applied to air bag system compo-
nent parts, remove those parts beforehand.
When handling the air bag (inflator) modules (driver and passenger), forward sensors or SDM, be
careful not to drop it or apply an impact to it. If an excessive impact was applied (e.g., dropped from
a height of 91.4 cm (3 feet) or more), never attempt disassembly or repair but replace it with a new
When grease, cleaning agent, oil, water, etc. has got onto air bag (inflator) modules (driver and pas-
senger), wipe off immediately with a dry cloth.
Air bag wire harness can be identified easily as it is covered with a yellow protection tube. Be very
careful when handling it.
When an open in air bag wire harness, damaged wire harness, connector or terminal is found,
replace wire harness, connectors and terminals as an assembly.
Do not apply power to the air bag system unless all components are connected or a diagnostic
chart requests it, as this will set a diagnostic trouble code.
Never use air bag system component parts from another vehicle.
When using electric welding, be sure to temporarily disable air bag system referring to “DIS-
ABLING AIR BAG SYSTEM” in SECTION 10B.
Never expose air bag system component parts directly to hot air (drying or baking the vehicle after
painting) or flames.
WARNING/CAUTION labels are attached on each part of air bag system components. Be sure to fol-
low the instructions.
After vehicle is completely repaired, perform “AIR BAG DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM CHECK” in SEC-