What to look for

Asked by May 28, 2014 at 09:51 PM about the 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited 4WD

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I'm going to look at a 2001 Suzuki grand vitara limited with 136,000 miles, what are the
key things I should look for and or key problems?

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Upon engine first start up listen for a slight rattling in the front of the engine, if it isn't there engine cold drive it to full operational temp, shut it off for about a minute then restart it and listen again, there have been a few come through my shop with timing chain and oil pump drive chain problems. Maintenance is very crucial on these, check for any sludge build up just inside the oil filler hole, oil leaks, those are the ones i have ran across, there maybe others out there that have more info for you.

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