20 Most Recent 2004 Suzuki Forenza - Page 2 Questions & Answers

Not knowing how far your cam timing is off, your valves may be hitting the top one of a pistons. That may be why cam wont turn anymore.
May be best to back up the cam a bit, remove the spark plugs & with screw driver or wooden dowel probe the cylinders to see which piston is near the top.
Then rotate crank a bit to lower piston down the cylinders DO NOT USE STARTER to rotate engine while timing belt is off or valve damage may occur.

2004 Suzuki... | Answered on Sep 02, 2016

take to a dealer spares and identify it
if it is too dear or unavailable , take it to a wreckers for the make and get one from them

2004 Suzuki... | Answered on Aug 30, 2016

Go to library and get an automechanic's Diagnostic and Repair book or manual.
Simply check out the possibility whether the negative response that you are getting from your car matches the mechanical data found in the repair book and manual.

AND NEVER forget to consult an attorney for FREE advice concerning laws governing the legal responsibilities of auto mechanics (there are attorneys who do NOT charge a fee for the first 30 minutes of advice) Check yellow pages. GOOD LUCK!

2004 Suzuki... | Answered on Jul 01, 2016

the 2.0L engine, in uSA? (6 engine world wide even k11/12)

egr tests and steps, and cleaning or extensive
the valve must not stick
the total path not blocked. end to end.

488s may mean just that.
it's a 5 wire motor driven EGR valve
clean it first
some will reset and cycle key on, off.
use that trick to clean it, and see if it works.

many newer cars the EGR has a read back device, direct. it has variable resistor in the main valve, that tells the PCM that the valve moved to the correct spot.
if this fails, the valve is stuck.
reading up on 488s, tells you what the test does.
i dont have that book,
if the motor works and is not stuck then the path is blocked,

the exhaust path, this can be a small horror to cure.
once you do one, then 2nd will not be fun.
after you look like a carbon covered monkey.
Some take a full weekend to do at home.
see these 5 pins on back of main egr.
there is a motor there, but one pin might be
egr feed back sensor. not sure.
, one way to test it. is to unscrew it.
and clean it then cycle the key connected
and look inside to see if it moves inside.
the ECU resets it and at key on, you can watch it.
if it seems to work ok,, the path is blocked, sorry


2004 Suzuki... | Answered on May 31, 2016

Scrap yard or vehicle breaker. Or Google
Make model refurbished transmission

2004 Suzuki... | Answered on May 29, 2016

kindly check the control board wire sockets and the circuits see if all the connections are tight and joint together check the fuse box see if any fuse has gone wrong
only the above fault must be the reason for fault in control board

2004 Suzuki... | Answered on May 29, 2016

Recommend that you purchase the repair manual for your vehicle at an auto parts store.

2004 Suzuki... | Answered on May 29, 2016

The most likely cause is that the EGR valve position sensor is defective. But testing is required to confirm this.

2004 Suzuki... | Answered on Apr 28, 2016

The only way I ever got them out is with a large drill bit. Then replaced the lock cylinder.

2004 Suzuki... | Answered on Jan 01, 2016

asked 2 times,
sorry not answering it 2 times...

2004 Suzuki... | Answered on Dec 31, 2015

the main lug.?
this is car repair 101 basics.
all this in books , online and on youtube.
must we repeat that which super basics?
first remove the battery neg lug, so you dont blow up the battery and eat acid in face.
the go to walfart.
walk to rear (heck take whole car and let them do it>? or nuttn)
see that battery rack
see to the left. that lugs.
buy one and put it on.

2004 Suzuki... | Answered on Dec 31, 2015

Your car has hydraulic lifters. Hydraulic lifters just means that it uses engine oil to control the valve clearances using a bucket and shim arrangement.
Here's a generic image of what a hydraulic lifter can look like:25949035-hsh3lir2aljnaf1jzrgt1uh1-5-0.jpg

If the car makes a tapping sound at start up, this points to a problem in the camshaft area - including the hydraulic lifers/shims. Valve clearances are controlled by the lifters and shims. It could also be a worn camshaft - the lobes can become rounded.

Usually, there is no adjustment possible with most hydraulic lifters. Replacement (usually) means you have to remove the camshaft, though I am by no means certain about your particular model.

If you have the tools and ability, remove the rocker cover and have a look at things.

25949035-hsh3lir2aljnaf1jzrgt1uh1-5-1.jpg The image above shows a camshaft - the lobe is worn and rounded. When this happens valve clearance is excessive and may lead to a tapping noise. Engine efficiency is also affected.

The image below shows hydraulic lifters (example only..).
The lifter on the left has a 'dished' surface - wear caused by the camshaft or the lifter not being able to 'turn' in its bore.
25949035-hsh3lir2aljnaf1jzrgt1uh1-5-3.jpg The usual cause of this is (a) short trips where the engine hasn't had a chance to warm up properly and pump oil to the camshaft area (b) poor oil/infrequent oil changes (c) stuck lifter.

Before you spend money on parts or repairs, first try adding some oil flush to the engine to clear out carbon and 'sticky' deposits.

... follow the instructions on the bottle...
Then change your engine oil and add something like a 'valve train additive' - this will try and quieten the tapping noise.
The (Ebay) link below will give you an idea of what additives are available (and so will your local car accessory shop).

Try the cheapest and easiest first. If that doesn't work .. unless you are confident that you can inspect, diagnose and replace parts .. give a mobile mechanic a call. Those guys are usually quite good.

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2004 Suzuki... | Answered on Dec 25, 2015

2004 Suzuki Forenza , so say title.
what engine?, 2.0L or out side usa with 5 engines used.
power to.,.

  1. check fuses yet, that be first. (all electrics that.)
  2. scan it next to see DTC errors related to IGN COIL.????
  3. RTM , the manual is 4 bucks read that yet?


so are you saying there is no spark on all 4 cylinders.
that be first, 1 &4 dead or 2 &3 dead. (coil pack pairs, not with wires scrambled, they most not be connected WRONG)

if only 1 pair fail we have a cure.
if all 4 die, other ,,, see?
tests matter, doing all tests on wasted spark, tells you whats up.
test with 2 spark plugs. new.
shells gounded.
1 and 4
then 2 and 3. pairs.
all 4 fail, or just 1 pair? a key fact. on all wasted spark systems.

if you scan and get DTC shows, cmp dead, ckp dead or
ignitor 1 dead, well, ???? do you>?
coil pack
if pin 2 is 0v, cranking
the fuse EF10 is blown or the pump relay open.

to fix cars like this, you need the book, the schematic,
as seen here.
the ecu fires the hidden coil pack drivers.
if one plug goes open , you lose 2 cylinders
if one HV wire goes open, same.
if one HV wire shorts to ground only THAT cylinder goes dead.

pin 86 is 12vdc cranking
pin 85 , the ECU grounds this pin to send power to the coil pack.
pin 30 is obvious, 12vdc all the time.


2004 Suzuki... | Answered on Dec 25, 2015

SPSS or Speed Sensitive Power Steering warning light.

El sistema SPSS funciona limitando la direcci?n asistida a velocidades altas (se utiliza un orificio variable o en direcci?n de cremallera). A mayor velocidad se obtiene la sensaci?n de direcci?n m?s r?gida y m?s ligera en situaciones de estacionamiento. Utiliza el sensor de la velocidad del veh?culo (en el eje transversal) para determinar si, y cu?nto, para limitar el flujo de l?quido de direcci?n asistida en el bastidor.

Una falla en el sensor de velocidad del
veh?culo, una falla en el cableado (para el sensor de velocidad del veh?culo o al solenoide del SPSS), un sello soplado de la cremallera de direcci?n o una p?rdida de vac?o puede causar que la luz permanecer? encendida.

Posiblemente el VSS y componentes SPSS, debe estar cubiertos por la garant?a del tren motriz.

Buena suerte (recuerde calificar esta ayuda. Gracias por ufsar Fixya.

2004 Suzuki... | Answered on Nov 29, 2015

lost the operators guide? in the glove box.
katrina, what part of country,?
Key West or Alaska.? (the -4f rule is clear)
the opr. guide explains all that... by climate.
page 5-8 in fact does that.
ill post it now.
and the words.
"• SAE 5W-30
As shown in the viscosity chart, SAE
5W-30 is the only viscosity grade recommended
for your vehicle. However, if it's
going to be -4°F (-20°C) or above and
SAE 5W-30 is not available, you may use
SAE 10W-30.
These numbers on an oil container show
its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use
other viscosity oil such as SAE 10W-40
or SAE 20W-50 under any conditions."

25916713-lx3lfdsu0gl5simxdk0r4o1e-5-0.jpg buy the guide and not get stranded for simple things ?

2004 Suzuki... | Answered on Oct 21, 2015

seems gravity is allowing the front dash, heater core to leak and run to rear.
the heater core is in the dash HVAC box,
that big ugly black monster under the dash
it has the A/C evap (cooler/dryer core) and the heater core.
the heater core or the simple 2 hoses fail and leak.
how to fix that. you or whom?????
well learn to service HVAC?
pops to mind....
look and find if its the hose or core, this takes careful looking
on a hot running engine (natural pressure hot allows this to happen)
then if its just a hose,drain ENGINE coolant and cut them off, gently.
do not reef them off, hard, or you will wreck the CORE.
cut them off and put them back, and fill and burp the system.

if the core is bad.
you need to read the book first.
nobody here can guess skills or motivation. or tools you have.

the real FSM is only 4 bucks to read (posted 100s of times now)

here it is. read the manual first. and see what's up Doc.

2004 Suzuki... | Answered on Oct 20, 2015

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2004 Suzuki... | Answered on Sep 25, 2015

I have a 2004 Forenza. Don't know about the washer. The 15A fuse marked "I/P" next to the "Fuel Pump" fuse in the main relay center under the hood disables my trunk release and interior lights.
Found this out because the battery started to drain and die within a week. Several mechanics/electricians looked at it but couldn't figure out why. One pulled out that fuse and now the battery holds up fine. Problem is I don't have the use of the interior lights or trunk release.
Does anyone know what the cause of the battery drain is? Has something ground out? Btw, I got a small shock the last time I played with that fuse. Not sure if that's a sign of anything.

2004 Suzuki... | Answered on Sep 08, 2015

The only thing in common would be the crank sensor that is used to control spark. You may also have a PCM issue. Did you change the wiring/computer from a standard to automatic as well? If not, the PCm may be missing inputs that it needs to see in order for it to start

2004 Suzuki... | Answered on Sep 02, 2015

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