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Old 06-18-2010, 01:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Hi Jeff L, i have hopefully attached a picture so you can see oil leak. regards paul.
Ya that looks like the output seal for the front drive shaft is leaking. We did a few of those in early rpoduction 09 models...been fine since. This other seal is something different. Haven't seen one leak on a 09+ yet.
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Old 06-18-2010, 04:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks Jeff, car came back yesterday with leak sorted however now have steering wheel shaking between 70-80 mph and also on hard cornering at higher speed a groaning noise sometimes happens. i looked underneath and it looks as though the joint was marked before it was taken apart so assume it was put back in original position. dealer balanced road wheels but has made no difference, seems really strange.
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Thanks Jeff, car came back yesterday with leak sorted however now have steering wheel shaking between 70-80 mph and also on hard cornering at higher speed a groaning noise sometimes happens. i looked underneath and it looks as though the joint was marked before it was taken apart so assume it was put back in original position. dealer balanced road wheels but has made no difference, seems really strange.
It shouldn't matter how the shaft was put back on - it's balanced regardless and it's only a one piece shaft. I bet they beat the shaft or dropped it or something happened and maybe it's slightly bent now? Drive without the shaft on the truck and see if the problems go away. You can drive 06+ GV without the front drive shaft in place as long at the transfer case is in 4HI lock. I don't recommend doing it a lot though.
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You can drive 06+ GV without the front drive shaft in place as long at the transfer case is in 4HI lock. I don't recommend doing it a lot though.
Any reason for not recommending driving with it for extended periods of time??

I was thinking of getting free wheeling hubs for mine, if I could find them..
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Any reason for not recommending driving with it for extended periods of time??

I was thinking of getting free wheeling hubs for mine, if I could find them..
I was diagnosing a front drive shaft problem earlier this year and Techline said I could drive the truck without the shaft in place, but they reccommened not driving it like that for a long time. I'm assuming the transfer case isn't designed to be used like that since it wants to transfer power front and rear. If you try to drive the truck is normal 4HI the truck won't move, just sits and spins the front shaft lol
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I was diagnosing a front drive shaft problem earlier this year and Techline said I could drive the truck without the shaft in place, but they reccommened not driving it like that for a long time. I'm assuming the transfer case isn't designed to be used like that since it wants to transfer power front and rear. If you try to drive the truck is normal 4HI the truck won't move, just sits and spins the front shaft lol
Yes I remember reading that in the manual as well. The manual mentions some Suzuki Tech tool to be used if driving the truck without the shaft in place.

Perhaps thats why they suggested not doing it for a long time?
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Thanks Jeff, car came back yesterday with leak sorted however now have steering wheel shaking between 70-80 mph and also on hard cornering at higher speed a groaning noise sometimes happens. i looked underneath and it looks as though the joint was marked before it was taken apart so assume it was put back in original position. dealer balanced road wheels but has made no difference, seems really strange.
Woah! I noticed too that strange steering wheel shaking but during pretty hard breaking only at speeds around 40 mph . There is no any additional noise though. Then in a couple of days I noticed the transfer oil leakage (not too much now - around 50-100 drops). I have a GV'07 with 45.5k mileage.
So it's time to arrange a visit to a dealer.
Jeff L., is it definitely falls under Suzuki warranty? Thanks!
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Woah! I noticed too that strange steering wheel shaking but during pretty hard breaking only at speeds around 40 mph . There is no any additional noise though. Then in a couple of days I noticed the transfer oil leakage (not too much now - around 50-100 drops). I have a GV'07 with 45.5k mileage.
So it's time to arrange a visit to a dealer.
Jeff L., is it definitely falls under Suzuki warranty? Thanks!
In Canada it would be warranty for sure. Covered under powertrain warranty 5yrs/100k
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In Canada it would be warranty for sure. Covered under powertrain warranty 5yrs/100k
Thanks a lot!
I was a little bit surprised when Suzuki dealer told me they need to inspect and claim the leakage to Suzuki and order a seal first. Which takes about a week. They don't have these seals in stock.
Is it a normal procedure for dealers?

And a time consuming for this operation is about 3 hrs.
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I just had an oil change at the dealership and they said that there was a minor transfer case leak. Mine is a 2007 with 60,000 km's. It's under warranty but he said it would take 5 hours to change the seal and a week for the part to come in =(
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