RUBBING NOISE COMING FROM FRONT (TIMING BELT COVER) AREA OF ENGINE – 2004-2008 Suzuki Forenza & Reno

Technical Bulletin

Division: Automotive Section Title: Engine
Category: Technical TSB No. TS 21 03259

 

SUBJECT: RUBBING NOISE COMING FROM FRONT (TIMING BELT COVER) AREA OF ENGINE
MODEL(S): FORENZA, FORENZA WAGON, RENO (RQ420)
YEAR: 2004~2008
CONDITION: The timing belt cam sprocket may be rubbing the inner surface of the timing belt cover.
CAUSE: The timing cover may be slightly warped causing contact with the cam sprockets.
CORRECTION: Please remove the cover and grind 2 mm of material from the timing cover at the  area where the sprocket has contacted and re-install the cover. Use the attached instructions for inspection and repair.

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FRONT AXLE CLICKING NOISE WHEN TURNING AT TEMPS BELOW 15°F – 2007-2008 Suzuki XL7

Technical Bulletin

Division: Automotive Section Title: Driveline/Axle
Category: Technical TSB No. TS 09 01238
SUBJECT: FRONT AXLE CLICKING NOISE WHEN TURNING AT TEMPS BELOW 15°F
MODEL(S): XL7 (JC636)
YEAR: 2007~2008
AFFECTED VIN(S): ~2S3DB217586110145  MANUFACTURED BEFORE OCT. 12, 2007
CONDITION: Axle clicking similar to a failing Constant Velocity (C.V.) joint most noticeable when turning and accelerating from a stop with the outside temperature at or below 15°F. Clicking noise will diminish as the C.V. joint warms up from driving.
CAUSE: Axle joint grease.
CORRECTION: DO NOT REPLACE THE AXLE SHAFT OR C.V. JOINTS. New C.V. joint boot with premium grease is available. Follow the service manual procedure found under “Front Wheel Drive Shaft Outer Joint and Boot Replacement” to remove and replace the affected outer C.V. joint grease and boot using the new part number listed below.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE CAMPAIGN “NJ” A/C LEAK CHECK AT SUCTION HOSE – 2008 Suzuki Forenza & Reno

FORENZA

Technical Bulletin

Division: Automotive Section Title: HVAC
Category: Technical TSB No. TS 01  11198
SUBJECT: CUSTOMER SERVICE CAMPAIGN “NJ” A/C LEAK CHECK AT SUCTION HOSE
MODEL(S): FORENZA, FORENZA WAGON, RENO (RQ420) 2008
YEAR:
AFFECTED VINS: SEE ATTACHED VIN LIST
NOTE: There may be VINs between the affected VIN numbers that are not included in this campaign. If the vehicle is in dealer inventory or the customer brings the vehicle in for any kind of service, please check vehicle history on Suzuki Connect to verify wether the VIN is affected or not.
CONDITION: A/C may not be getting as cold as usual or may not cool at all.
CAUSE: The A/C suction hose was incorrectly manufactured between March 1st and May 31st of 2008. The bead thickness at the connection between the suction hose and compressor was incorrectly manufactured.
CORRECTION: Dealers are to leak check and if necessary replace the suction hose assembly on all affected in-stock and customer vehicles regardless of vehicle age, mileage, or date of visit. Please check under the engine hood at the core support for the “Purple” “NJ” sticker or the vehicle warranty history to verify if the repair is already done. Please follow below instructions to inspect and replace the suction hose on affected vehicle.

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Loose or Noisy Wheel Hub Front or Rear – 2006-2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Division: Automotive Section Title: Suspension
Category: Technical TSB No. TS 03 12117
SUBJECT: LOOSE OR NOISY WHEEL HUB FRONT OR REAR
MODEL(S): GRAND VITARA (JB627)
YEAR: 2006~2007
AFFECTED VIN(S): ~MAY 31, 2007
~JS3TE944074205497
~JS3TE941474203824
~JS3TE947674202355
~JS3TD944074204191
~JS3TD941774205344
~JS3TD947374205135
CONDITION: Noise coming from wheel hub area while driving or looseness of wheel hub.
CAUSE: The axle shaft nut may loosen due to play between the inside spline of the wheel hub and axle shaft assembly.
CORRECTION: A new part number is now available in which the spline dimension for the wheel hub has been modified. Also the torque for the axle nut is changed from 200 Nm (148lb-ft) to 220 Nm (162 lb-ft). Follow the appropriate service manual procedure to replace the affected hub as needed with the updated part. Secure the axle with a new nut using the torque specification of 220 Nm (162 lb-ft).

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Front Brake Squeaking – 1999-2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7

TSB No. TS 07  07187R

SUBJECT: FRONT BRAKE SQUEAKING
MODEL(S): GRAND VITARA (SQ625W), GRAND VITARA XL-7 (JA627)
YEAR: 1999~2005 GRAND VITARA ALL
2001~2004 GRAND VITARA XL-7 SEE AFFECTED VINS
AFFECTED VIN(S): ~JS3TY92V44103256
~JS3TX92V44106615
REVISION: The MY range for the XL-7 is 2001~2004
CONDITION: When braking, the front brakes emit a squeaking noise.
CAUSE: The front brake assembly may be amplifying normal operating noise.
CORRECTION: New improved brake pad shims are now available. Follow the service manual instructions for installation procedures. All XL-7s built after the listed VINS above already have the updated shims.

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