20 Most Recent 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara Questions & Answers

If the fan is running it may be a stuck closed thermostat. If the fan does not run it may be fan relay, fuse, temp sensor or fan itself. If you have 2 fans one is usually for cooling water temp and the other is when you turn on A/C. The one for the cooling water temp should come on and off to keep the water temp at a set temp point. If it over heats and the fan is working I would say the thermostat is probably the problem.

2005 Suzuki... | Answered on May 01, 2016

this is confusing. (usa car?)
is this a FOB panic button question?????
did you try both FOBS as came with the new car?
did you lose the glove box, operators guide.
it covers this. and the panic was new in 2005 ,
a new feature.
suzuki will send you the lost book for free, call them.
chapter 2 covers, programming the remote (fob)

if this is a panic button post>
do you know that is a feature that
is defeat-able, all mine are, hate it.
having it go off in pocket is a pain.(max pain)

so I kill all mine, as many do. (1 of 2 ways)
some cars you can program it to go off
the operators guide covers that,

does car drive perfectly day and night?
does alarm work as it should, otherwise?

here is the free version online


i see only extra key programming
not defeating features.
in that case, i hack the fob by killing the panic button with a button block hack, I use plastic film
under the switch button, (can be regressed)

here is how a googler would hack a FOB
see twinturbo here, (he's the man)


i use mylar plastic strip.
that i can regress later, if sell car.
no glue, no damage.
if scared buy a new FOB , program it.
then take old one and hack it. brave,, you are now.

2005 Suzuki... | Answered on Mar 08, 2016

That is a normal thing if you have the 2.0 j20 engine. Just drive the car a few miles and the ecu will adjust the idle and fuel mixture back to normal...

2005 Suzuki... | Answered on Jan 22, 2016

nor with key? metal key in lock cylinder
the latch has two methods to unlatch.
  1. electric solenoid
  2. and pure mech. key cylinder
if both fail,, the latch is bad.
is it full of ICE, ITS 8OF HERE.
but there,????
the lock can be unlocked from inside, 3 ways
defeat the child blocks,(read operators guide)
then key fob, button
and last remove inside door skins, and operator the unluck lever
on side of latch by hand.
did i get them all?

2005 Suzuki... | Answered on Jan 08, 2015

this is normal. it has been so for 50+ years. if you watch under the hood, you will note that this occurs as the compressor cycles on and off. more load on engine requires more fuel, live with it.

2005 Suzuki... | Answered on Jan 01, 2015

posible fuse or 02 relay or no signal from pcm need a extensive diagnostic time

2005 Suzuki... | Answered on Sep 12, 2014


8mm (not sure pitch but 50cent for bolts is easy)
i save all bolts, and never need to ask or measure them.
i have the measure tool but is hard t use on thin wall drums.
it is the course thread) 1.25 pitch
8x 1.25 bolts.


2005 Suzuki... | Answered on Aug 31, 2014

they all do that not service, ever car ever made.
its called misfire.
get a tuneup.
the swsn tool will show P30x 300 is random all 301, to 30x is what cylinder is it.
misfire has 3 causes.
but tune up is 1st , next time scan the PCM..
see can see what the DTCs are.
for example CMP or CKP errorss.

2005 Suzuki... | Answered on Jul 30, 2014

depends on what is noisy,
get some one to find noise.
never ever ignore odd noise on any machine and 10x that if in one moving..... and 1000x that flying, or mid Atlantic on any thing. LOL.

2005 Suzuki... | Answered on Jul 27, 2014

Extended shifts are a sign of transmission trouble check trans fluid for proper level and color wipe dipstick onto a clean white tissue is it red no internal slippage yet, brown aged fluid black clutch facings in oil . a pressure test is required for diagnosis and code test of senors and solenoids failures .

2005 Suzuki... | Answered on May 07, 2014

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