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Suzuki Alto Common Problems and Solutions

Reading these common Suzuki Alto problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Suzuki Alto – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Suzuki Alto does have one of these issues.

Rear wheel bearing failure

Problem:

The rear wheel bearings are known to fail on the Alto. If you can hear a rumbling/droning noise coming from the rear wheels, this is an indication of the rear wheel bearings failing. This noise will be more noticeable when driving round corners, or at speeds below 30 mph.

Solution:

Fitting replacement wheel bearings will rectify the issue. We can help you to find replacement wheel bearings, at very low prices.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Wheel Bearing

Carpet wear

Problem:

The Alto is prone to wear on the carpets, very quickly. This seems to be a particular problem on the rear carpets and particularly on fifth generation models.

Solution:

You will need to replace the rear carpets, to resolve this issue. We can help you to find your replacement Alto carpets, at very low prices.

Difficulty level

4

Misfiring/lack of power

Problem:

If you find that the car is misfiring, or has a lack of power when accelerating, then you most likely need to clean out the throttle body. The throttle body can get clogged up with carbon, causing the above problems.

Solution:

You will need to clean out the throttle body with some carb cleaner and a small brush, something like a tooth brush will do. This should solve the problem. Watch the video below, for an idea on how to do this:

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Throttle Body

Rattling/squeaking sound

Problem:

Can you hear a rattling/squeaking sound coming from the engine? If so, there are known issues with the engine mount. Suzuki have designed a revised engine mount, which when fitted, should resolve the issue. This issue seems to be most noticeable when you drive over speed bumps, or when turning corners.

Solution:

As mentioned above, you will need to fit the revised engine mount, to stop the rattling/squeaking noise. You will need to remove the engine, so as to carry out this repair.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Engine Mount

Rear wheel bearing failure

Problem:

The rear wheel bearings are known to fail on the Alto. If you can hear a rumbling/droning noise coming from the rear wheels, this is an indication of the rear wheel bearings failing. This noise will be more noticeable when driving round corners, or at speeds below 30 mph.

Solution:

Fitting replacement wheel bearings will rectify the issue. We can help you to find replacement wheel bearings, at very low prices.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Wheel Bearing

Carpet wear

Problem:

The Alto is prone to wear on the carpets, very quickly. This seems to be a particular problem on the rear carpets and particularly on fifth generation models.

Solution:

You will need to replace the rear carpets, to resolve this issue. We can help you to find your replacement Alto carpets, at very low prices.

Difficulty level

4

Misfiring/lack of power

Problem:

If you find that the car is misfiring, or has a lack of power when accelerating, then you most likely need to clean out the throttle body. The throttle body can get clogged up with carbon, causing the above problems.

Solution:

You will need to clean out the throttle body with some carb cleaner and a small brush, something like a tooth brush will do. This should solve the problem. Watch the video below, for an idea on how to do this:

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Throttle Body

Rattling/squeaking sound

Problem:

Can you hear a rattling/squeaking sound coming from the engine? If so, there are known issues with the engine mount. Suzuki have designed a revised engine mount, which when fitted, should resolve the issue. This issue seems to be most noticeable when you drive over speed bumps, or when turning corners.

Solution:

As mentioned above, you will need to fit the revised engine mount, to stop the rattling/squeaking noise. You will need to remove the engine, so as to carry out this repair.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Engine Mount

Rear wheel bearing failure

Problem:

The rear wheel bearings are known to fail on the Alto. If you can hear a rumbling/droning noise coming from the rear wheels, this is an indication of the rear wheel bearings failing. This noise will be more noticeable when driving round corners, or at speeds below 30 mph.

Solution:

Fitting replacement wheel bearings will rectify the issue. We can help you to find replacement wheel bearings, at very low prices.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Wheel Bearing

Carpet wear

Problem:

The Alto is prone to wear on the carpets, very quickly. This seems to be a particular problem on the rear carpets and particularly on fifth generation models.

Solution:

You will need to replace the rear carpets, to resolve this issue. We can help you to find your replacement Alto carpets, at very low prices.

Difficulty level

4

Misfiring/lack of power

Problem:

If you find that the car is misfiring, or has a lack of power when accelerating, then you most likely need to clean out the throttle body. The throttle body can get clogged up with carbon, causing the above problems.

Solution:

You will need to clean out the throttle body with some carb cleaner and a small brush, something like a tooth brush will do. This should solve the problem. Watch the video below, for an idea on how to do this:

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Throttle Body

Rattling/squeaking sound

Problem:

Can you hear a rattling/squeaking sound coming from the engine? If so, there are known issues with the engine mount. Suzuki have designed a revised engine mount, which when fitted, should resolve the issue. This issue seems to be most noticeable when you drive over speed bumps, or when turning corners.

Solution:

As mentioned above, you will need to fit the revised engine mount, to stop the rattling/squeaking noise. You will need to remove the engine, so as to carry out this repair.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Engine Mount

Rear wheel bearing failure

Problem:

The rear wheel bearings are known to fail on the Alto. If you can hear a rumbling/droning noise coming from the rear wheels, this is an indication of the rear wheel bearings failing. This noise will be more noticeable when driving round corners, or at speeds below 30 mph.

Solution:

Fitting replacement wheel bearings will rectify the issue. We can help you to find replacement wheel bearings, at very low prices.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Wheel Bearing

Carpet wear

Problem:

The Alto is prone to wear on the carpets, very quickly. This seems to be a particular problem on the rear carpets and particularly on fifth generation models.

Solution:

You will need to replace the rear carpets, to resolve this issue. We can help you to find your replacement Alto carpets, at very low prices.

Difficulty level

4

Misfiring/lack of power

Problem:

If you find that the car is misfiring, or has a lack of power when accelerating, then you most likely need to clean out the throttle body. The throttle body can get clogged up with carbon, causing the above problems.

Solution:

You will need to clean out the throttle body with some carb cleaner and a small brush, something like a tooth brush will do. This should solve the problem. Watch the video below, for an idea on how to do this:

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Throttle Body

Rattling/squeaking sound

Problem:

Can you hear a rattling/squeaking sound coming from the engine? If so, there are known issues with the engine mount. Suzuki have designed a revised engine mount, which when fitted, should resolve the issue. This issue seems to be most noticeable when you drive over speed bumps, or when turning corners.

Solution:

As mentioned above, you will need to fit the revised engine mount, to stop the rattling/squeaking noise. You will need to remove the engine, so as to carry out this repair.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Engine Mount

Rear wheel bearing failure

Problem:

The rear wheel bearings are known to fail on the Alto. If you can hear a rumbling/droning noise coming from the rear wheels, this is an indication of the rear wheel bearings failing. This noise will be more noticeable when driving round corners, or at speeds below 30 mph.

Solution:

Fitting replacement wheel bearings will rectify the issue. We can help you to find replacement wheel bearings, at very low prices.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Wheel Bearing

Carpet wear

Problem:

The Alto is prone to wear on the carpets, very quickly. This seems to be a particular problem on the rear carpets and particularly on fifth generation models.

Solution:

You will need to replace the rear carpets, to resolve this issue. We can help you to find your replacement Alto carpets, at very low prices.

Difficulty level

4

Misfiring/lack of power

Problem:

If you find that the car is misfiring, or has a lack of power when accelerating, then you most likely need to clean out the throttle body. The throttle body can get clogged up with carbon, causing the above problems.

Solution:

You will need to clean out the throttle body with some carb cleaner and a small brush, something like a tooth brush will do. This should solve the problem. Watch the video below, for an idea on how to do this:

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Throttle Body

Rattling/squeaking sound

Problem:

Can you hear a rattling/squeaking sound coming from the engine? If so, there are known issues with the engine mount. Suzuki have designed a revised engine mount, which when fitted, should resolve the issue. This issue seems to be most noticeable when you drive over speed bumps, or when turning corners.

Solution:

As mentioned above, you will need to fit the revised engine mount, to stop the rattling/squeaking noise. You will need to remove the engine, so as to carry out this repair.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Engine Mount