Suzuki Grand Vitara: Drive Belt - Inspection and Maintenance - Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner's ManualSuzuki Grand Vitara: Drive Belt

keep hands, hair, clothing, tools, etc. away from the moving fan and drive belts. WARNING: When the engine is running, keep hands, hair, clothing, tools, etc. away from the moving fan and drive belts.

Make sure the drive belt tension is correct. If the belt is too loose, insufficient battery charging, engine overheating, poor power steering, poor air conditioning or excessive belt wear can result. When you press the belt with your thumb midway between the pulleys, there should be a deflection according to the following chart. The belts should also be examined to ensure that they are not damaged. If you need to replace or adjust the belt have it done by your SUZUKI dealer.

Engine Oil and Filter

    Maintenance Recommended under Severe Driving Conditions
    If the vehicle is usually used under the conditions corresponding to any severe condition code given below, it is recommended that applicable maintenance operation be performed at the particular i ...

    Engine Oil and Filter
    Specified Oil (1) Preferred Use engine oil with the American Petroleum Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines “Starburst” symbol. Select the appropriate oil viscosity according to the above ...

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