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Suzuki Aerio Maintenance and Repair



  • I'm betting on the belt is causing the squeal. A good mechanic should pretty well KNOW right away. Just drive to their garage, and when they come back to the car with you, restart it like you are gonna drive away, put it in gear, foot on the break, he person gets to hear it.
  • carthellcarthell Posts: 128
    It sounds like the AC compressor pulley, the serpentine belt that drives it (and other things) or a serpentine belt tensioner is ready to go. Late last year, I heard an unusual crying sound from my engine during acceleration. Before I could work out a convenient time to have it looked at, a tensioner seized and the serpentine belt broke. I wrestled with my steering wheel, guiding my ailing, overheating hulk to my grandma's house which was a fortunate 5-10 minutes away from where I ran into trouble.

    I thought I had my belt and tensioner components replaced at one point. I was wrong.
  • suprocusuprocu Posts: 1
    actually your car have one or more motor mounts broke (parts less than $100.00 each ) .
    good lucks.
  • Hi Everyone hope someone can give us a idea about this problem. We have a 2002 Aerio SX, we were driving home when we were going up a small hill and suddenly the car started struggling to go up hill, as I tried to give it more gas, the rpms went up but the car still slowed down, pulled over to the side, turned it off, checked fluids, radiator looked low but was plenty in well, so waited to cool and added water, went to try to start and got click click click when turning the key, did this a few times then turned it and nothing , no clicks but all lights working, got it towed home, pulled the starter and had it tested, was showing bad so got another one, installed it, still nothing no clicks just a whine from the starter turning on, the plunger goes in, and can hand turn the engine just seems the plunger is not connecting to the fly wheel no clicking or anything else just a whine sound. Even replaced the ignition switch incase it was bad, No clue what else to check, cant run the codes since cant get it to run. :sick:
  • Sounds stupid, but check your engine oil and your transmission oil. I had a similar problem with in a couple weeks after getting my car back from the dealer. Turns out the oil was OFF THE STICK. No answers to multiple phone calls to my service manager and the dealership....I never went back to them, and in my case, the trouble cleared with the addition of oil.... I Know you said you checked fluids, but....

    This was years ago now, but (I'm a 2003 with 177,777+ miles now)

    The car wasn't going anywhere when I pressed on the gas because the car was popping out of gear.
  • please check your ground cable from battery to engine ground. Make sure the ground terminal is not broken off at lug.
  • please check your ground cable from battery to engine ground. Make sure the ground terminal is not broken off at lug.
  • I own an '04 Aerio SX wagon with 70,000-ish miles on it. I recently took it into my mechanic for some general maintenance including flushing the brake fluid, but was told that this model doesn't require brake fluid replacement. Is this accurate? I was also told (by a different mechanic) that fuel filter replacement is not an every-30,000-miles maintenance requirement for the Aerio; more like every 150,000+ miles and, when the time comes, it's pretty expensive to replace. Is this also true?

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