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2005 Suzuki Forenza EX 4dr Sedan Auto

2005 Suzuki Forenza
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sedan, Compact
22 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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May 20, 2013, 1:55 pm

Char R
 

Question: re transmission?

While accelerating and/or driving with my foot on the gas, I get a vacuum that feels like I am not connected - I have put car in third gear to keep driving. This has been happening for the last 3 months and no one seems to have an answer. No lites show up any problem. On 12/11 the shifter assemble was replaced. My husband passed away and I am trying to handle this situation. Thank you, Char


May 22, 2013, 7:25 am

Elizabeth K
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You may want to try taking it to a reputable transmission shop. I am not saying the transmission is the problem... the first thing I would do is look at the live data put out by all the sensors that are responsible for transmission inputs (including the MAF and TPS).


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May 23, 2013, 8:57 pm

Char R
 

Hi:
I took my car to a reliable Transmission repair shop, a man my husband used to go to, and he drove the car, no lite comes on, he read my book and it talks about fuzzy technology??
Anyhow, he said just to keep a look out re problem, but did not feel needed anything at this time(?) After receiving your note will show it to him, perhaps he will look at the sensors. Just do not want to get stuck on the hiways....
Thank you,
Char


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May 24, 2013, 5:39 am

Elizabeth K
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It sounds like he test drove the car and could not feel the same problem you do. Where you with him on the test drive? Does the problem show up every time you drive it? You need to make sure the mechanic can reproduce the problem. Either he needs to drive around with you in it, or he needs to keep the car and drive it enough to have it happen. If you can't get someone to drive it long enough to know what you're describing, you will never get it diagnosed. But the upside is: from the sounds of it, it won't die and leave you stranded.


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