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I have a 2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited. When I shift intoXXXXX the light comes on the dash and theXXXXXWORKS, but it's VERY loud. Then, when I want to disengage theXXXXX I shift, the light goes OUT ... BUT, theXXXXXdoes NOT disengage. I have to drive for at least 5 minutes before it will switch over. Most of time I'm already... Read full answer
Hello,

I have a 2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited. When I shift intoXXXXX the light comes on the dash and theXXXXXWORKS, but it's VERY loud. Then, when I want to disengage theXXXXX I shift, the light goes OUT ... BUT, theXXXXXdoes NOT disengage. I have to drive for at least 5 minutes before it will switch over. Most of time I'm already on a dry surface and I know it's not good to drive on dry surfaces with the 4 WD but I can't get it to disengage. And, if I drive faster than 20-30 mph, it is SO LOUD. There are no more Suzuki repair shops (dealers) and I don't know where I should go to have it looked at. Thankfully the 4 WD works because we've had some serious snow, but it's definitely not functioning properly. Thank you!
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Greg
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Hi there is so many issue with the 4WD that could cause your problem its best to have checked with a shop that knows this vehicle so with there not being any Suzuki dealers in your area take it to Chevy dealership, as the Chevy Tracker is the same car just another badge.

First when you select or deselect 4WD then do this in "N" when going out of 4WD the shift to "N" put into 2WD then reverse a few meters this may help to disengage out of 4WD.

Sorry one can't give you an exact answer as this could be any of many issue that will have to be seen .

The loud noise could be anything from a bad U Joint to a front drive shaft or CV joint all this will have to be checked on a lift ..

Need further assistance then please let me know.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

I previously owned a tracker so I know that they are the same truck, that is why I sought out the grand vitara when I could no longer find a tracker. I didn't want to go to Cheverolet unless absolutely necessary and they have a 7 day waiting list. I've already tried the "N" thing.. the guy from Cheverolet suggest it. It doesn't work. Thanks for being nice but I didn't get anymore info than I already knew. :)

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