Is 4 years enough time to make a difference? The Suzuki Forsa seems to think so--enjoying a successful, if all too short, run in the United States. While it may perplex some that any car could be so short lived, the truth was that--by the time it reached the US in 1985--it had already enjoyed considerable success in the Japanese market. Tagged as a supermini, the Forsa was designed primarily to navigate the tight streets of Tokyo. It was actually first shipped to Hawaii, where it found the same kind of situation it first excelled in--smaller islands and tighter cities. It was popular in the mainland as well, however, because it was simple and very affordable.
With a smaller 1.0-L engine, one might say that the Suzuki Forsa seems a tad underpowered. Considering its size and lightweight frame, that engine is actually the perfect size to give good power output and performance while keeping expenses at the absolute minimum! It wasn't much of a slouch either. American consumers got their pick of the base model or one that was turbo-charged. The best thing was that both types of engines were extremely efficient. Sure, the Forsa wouldn't wow anyone, but it got you to where you needed to be--saving a couple of green backs for you as it did.
The Suzuki Forsa remains a car of choice for anyone wanting a simple and efficient vehicle--or someone looking for that "first car" as their building up their career. It's a mix of economy and reliability that keeps it popular in the resale market. There is a lot of support for owners too! Indeed, you will find a lot of top-notch Suzuki Forsa parts out in the market today. You can replace or repair anything from the crankshaft and camshafts in your engine, to the struts and supports of your suspension, to the muffler and converter in your exhaust--plus all the bits in-between as well. The Suzuki Forsa might be old but it certainly isn't forgotten.
I own a Suzuki Forsa with automatic transmission. The problem is, my vehicle stays at first gear, and it won't shift to second and fourth gears. This is the first time it has ever happened to my car, and I wonder if this is an electrical or mechanical-related problem. I lifted the car with a jack to try shifting it manually, but nothing happened. I don't know if this is relevant, but I just replaced the engine harness since the stock part already succumbed to premature wear. What should I do?
This is a common problem among Forsas, and it is typically accompanied with an error code. If you got an error code that says 24, then something is wrong with your vehicle speed sensor. Check if it is connected to the cluster. It should be connected to a shaft that runs through a firewall to the transmission. It is also important to check all the circuits if they are all in good condition. Replace any wire or circuit that exhibits symptoms of wear and tear. If your sensor isn't working, it is the best time to have it fixed or replaced with a new one. After that, check if you are able to shift gears already. Make sure to have the problem fixed immediately before taking it out for a drive to avoid accidents.
Last week, I replaced a few parts on my trusty, old Suzuki Forsa. I changed the sparked plugs and some components in the distributor. I'm used to installing new parts in my vehicle, not until I tried driving my vehicle. I was only a few meters away from our garage, and my engine won't accelerate in gear. It had no power at all, and I heard some noise that resembles a compression leak. I checked the wires, thinking I might have misplaced them, but they are all intact. When I step on the accelerator, the Check Engine light goes on and off as I hit the gas. What's wrong with my vehicle?
Your problem might be due to an electrical mismatching, but more importantly, your vehicle might have a blown head gasket. All you need to do is to replace the blown gasket with a new one. Before doing so, make sure that you drain your radiator with coolant. Remove your valve cover and cylinder head assembly. Make sure to remove the cylinder head with the intake manifold bolted on.
I've been having a few transmission problems with my Forsa. At first, it won't shift manually, but I replaced the direct shift solenoid and it somehow fixed it. However, since then, some weird problems came popping out. The Check Engine light comes on and the engine went very unstable, to the point that it shuts down occasionally. Next thing I know, I smelled a burnt odor around the ECU. What's wrong?
A diode might have had a short circuit in the diode control module. If it were shorted, the electricity going the wrong way could end up in the ECU. If it is not the diode, then it might be a short circuit actuator. Nevertheless, it is best to have your vehicle checked by an expert.