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Suzuki XL-7



  • emil2emil2 Posts: 1
    I Purchased a 2002 Suzuki XL7 Limited edition six months ago, and I cannot be any more happier with it. I fell in love with it the first moment I saw it, it was gorgeous and fully equipped, and I also loved the price that the Suzuki dealer was offering me for it ($12,900), so I bought it instantly. I knew I could not find an suv at this price with all these fancy features. I would recommend it to anybody looking for an economic, reliable and very nice SUV.
  • offhamoffham Posts: 344
    This is a Suzuki part as mentioned in the handbook, so the Suzuki Dealer must be able to get it. Check the handbook and take it into the dealer.
  • cosmocosmo Posts: 203
    INSIST that AAA solve this problem for you. Let AAA know that you can and will switch to Better World Club if AAA's practice is to create more automotive problems for you rather than to provide the assistance for which YOU are paying.
  • kc5ytikc5yti Posts: 38
    Look in your engine compartment on top of the driver's side wheel well. There should be a device that all of the brake lines feed in and out of. This is the ABS control unit. The ABS system usually rumbles for about a half second or so a little while after the vehicle is in motion while performing a self check. You may have a blown ABS light. It should come on when you start the engine for a few seconds. :)


    Ivan, kc5yti
    2002 XL-7+
  • offhamoffham Posts: 344
    Thanks your info. I do not have the ABS and in engine compartment the brake master cylinder is attached to the power assist servo. I did check with Suzuki and advised the model by the VIN number is Plus and did not come with this feature, eventhough the fuse holder under the engine has a circuit breaker in the ABS position. Maybe there were all manufactured this way whether you had ABS or not. As advised just have the word BRAKE in red on the dashboard.

  • mrgarymrgary Posts: 33
    If you change the size of the size of the tire, does it change you Odomiter readings?
  • persanpersan Posts: 6
    xl- 7 very good car, you have to now how to care about. :blush:
  • offhamoffham Posts: 344
    After digging around behind the glove compartment found the slot for these two cabin air filters.

    Got them at NAPA part 4899 which costs 33.49 for two...This is about the cheapest I could find and the NAPA sales person thought there was only one per box.

    As info Suzuki also make a carbon impregnated one, approximately $45 each.
  • jrvallejojrvallejo Posts: 5
    Hi everyone I'm just new in here and I have a question:

    I have a 2001 XL-7 I had it since brand new, pretty much it has been a wonderful vehicle almost 100,000 miles and kicking!! only major work done was brand new sets of tires and a clutch!!, now the problem that I have is that since new everytime I depress the clutch pedal (when cold) it makes a squeaking sound; the dealer says that it is normal but I just want an answer from you all and also why it does it? i will really appreciated.
  • offhamoffham Posts: 344
    Does anybody know where this is located on the 2.7?
  • kdilgkdilg Posts: 1
    I have also had a lot of problems with the tires. My tires were chopped to death by 15,000 miles, and I got a prorate on the tires through Suzuki. Of course Suzuki insisted on putting the same tires on the vehicle, and here I am at 15,000 miles and the tires are chopped to death again. By the way I have had nothing but problems with the front end, and this SUV is on its way for trade-in. What a piece of junk!!
  • persanpersan Posts: 6
    choose the tires by your self.I use (WildCat ) very nice tires ( 235/70/16 ). :P
  • offhamoffham Posts: 344
    Prepared myself with new oil filter - Purolator L22821. Pre purchased an end cap socket with 3/8 inch socket, 3 inch and extension and ratchet drive. A beer in the refrigerator would be useful.

    Manually put the cap on the old filter (I had a 22821 on there) and place the extension into the end of the socket. ( This has to be worked under the steering column shaft). Connect the ratchet drive to the extension but the handle must be pointing down at about the 4 o'clock angle. Once in place you can lift the handle up and rotate the filter.

    I did not remove it at first, but then drained the oil sump. Some of the oil from the filter drains out, but not all of it. I would suggest putting an old rag under the oil filter as some will spill out.

    At first it would appear that you cannot get the oil filter out between the engine and the steering shaft. However just move it over to the space by the brake servo and it will slide through.

    Once I had cleaned the male part from the engine and slightly oiled the gasket and the internal thread of the filter, it was time to get it on the engine.

    This is tricky. Take the filter down under the servo and hold in your left hand as you reposition your right hand. Move your body round to the front of the van and use your right hand to screw it on to the thread, which is all done by feel. I found it difficult to screw on working over the left fender.

    Once filled with oil and tested go to the refirgerator!
  • kc5ytikc5yti Posts: 38
    It should be on the back side of the engine, at the end of the driver side valve cover. :)
  • offhamoffham Posts: 344
    Thanks the info. Do I have to take the black plate that is on top of the engine off to access to PCV ?. The side covers seem to house the spark plugs. All the hose other than coolant do not appear to have the PCV valve attached. I am wondering if the 2001 had one.
  • adomenicadomenic Posts: 8
    I just bought a 2001 XL-7 it is the v6 2wd version with no sunroof, the radio says that cd changer control system (or something like that). Does it really have one and if it does, where could i get the accessory to hook up my iPod to it so that i do not have to use an fm transmitter anymore
  • offhamoffham Posts: 344
    Further on my email, did find it OK. Nothing is easy on this engine!
  • offhamoffham Posts: 344
    If you are looking at a plate under the CD with that statment on it. It is nothing more than a face plate covering the hole where a cassette would be on some models of the radio.
  • offhamoffham Posts: 344
    I put in the new PCV and after a few hours driving got the Service Engine Light. I checked the gas cap and it had not been clicked by the attendant (no self serve in NJ) and I also put back the old PCV after cleaning it out.

    Next day the light went off concluding the gas cap was the problem, so I put back the new PCV and later today the light came back on. Have put the old one back and trust that light will go out by tomorrow.

    Has anyone else had this problem as plan to get one from ther Suziki dealer
  • offhamoffham Posts: 344
    Following up on above. Light went out than came back on again. Bought a real Suzuki PCV - $31 list but dealer $21..Installed OK and filled up with gas. Did not go out so decided to disconnect both battery terminals and upon re connecting went out. Will see how far it goes.
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