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Does a Suzuki Vitara have a timing belt or chain?

Does a Suzuki Vitara have a timing belt or chain?

Suzuki Vitara Timing Overview (All Model Years)

Model Years Timing Belt Or Chain
Suzuki Vitara 1999 – 2004 timing chain
1999 – 2002 timing belt

Does a timing chain need to be changed?

Normally the timing chain will be designed to last a car’s lifetime, and will not need to be replaced at a recommended service interval. In some cases, despite not needing regular maintenance, a timing chain can wear to the point that it has to be replaced.

Is it better to replace timing chain or engine?

If the engine has been well-maintained then there really is no reason to install a new engine. This engine can last 100,000 more miles if it was well-maintained. If it hasn’t been well-maintained, then I would replace the engine instead of wasting time on the chains.

When replacing timing chain What else should I replace?

Timing belts have replaced timing chains and are on many of today’s engines. Both belts and chains ensure that crankshaft, pistons and valves operate together in proper sequence. Belts are lighter, quieter and more efficient than chains.

Where is Suzuki Vitara made?

As of 2003, the smaller Suzuki Vitara has been withdrawn from the North American market. Sales were slow, with just 4,860 sold in 2004 for the United States. In Canada, sales were strong. All North American Vitaras were built at CAMI Automotive in Ingersoll, Ontario and in the Riverside facilities.

Does Suzuki SX4 have a timing belt?

All Suzuki SX4 engines have a timing chain and are interference.

At what mileage should a timing chain be replaced?

between 80,000 and 120,000 miles
When does a timing chain need to be replaced? The timing chain normally needs to be replaced between 80,000 and 120,000 miles unless there is a specific problem. Issues with the chain are common in higher mileage vehicles.

How much does it cost to replace timing chain?

Replacing the timing chain is a complicated job, and the labor costs can be quite high. For most cars, a timing chain replacement costs between $413 and $1040, or you can order the parts themselves for $88 and $245.

Is the Suzuki Vitara a good buy?

The Suzuki Vitara has lots of positives. For an SUV that can really hack it off-road, this is a very good car on the road as well. The ride and handling are fine and it’s roomy for a small SUV. Fuel consumption is good for this category.