Suzuki Grand Vitara: Steering Wheel - Inspection and Maintenance - Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner's ManualSuzuki Grand Vitara: Steering Wheel


Steering Wheel

Check the play of the steering wheel by gently turning it from left to right

Check the play of the steering wheel by gently turning it from left to right and measuring the distance that it moves before you feel slight resistance. The play should be between the specified values. Check that the steering wheel turns easily and smoothly without rattling by turning it all the way to the right and to the left while driving very slowly in an open area. If the amount of free play is outside the specification or you find anything else to be wrong, an inspection must be performed by your SUZUKI dealer.

(if equipped) (1) UPPER (2) LOWER
Power Steering (if equipped) (1) UPPER (2) LOWER

Check the steering box case, vane pump and hose connections for leaks or damage.

Power Steering Fluid

Check the fluid level by looking at the reservoir in the engine compartment when the fluid is cold (about room temperature). Check that the fluid level is between the (1) and (2) lines. If the fluid level is near the (2) line, fill it up to the (1) line with an automatic transmission fluid equivalent to ATF DEXRON®-II (Esso JWS 2326) or DEXRON®-III. Do not overfill.

    Brakes
    Brake Fluid Check the brake fluid level by looking at the reservoir in the engine compartment. Check that the fluid level is between the “MAX” and “MIN” lines. If the brake fluid level i ...

    Clutch Pedal
    Clutch Pedal Check the clutch pedal for smooth operation and clutch fluid level from time to time. If clutch dragging is felt with the pedal fully depressed, have the clutch inspected by your SU ...

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    Non-turbo models
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