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Old 03-05-2010, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently put in a Weapon R cold air intake in my car. Now my check engine light is on and whenever it shifts from first to second gear and from second to third it jerks pretty bad. I reset my computer right when I installed the intake and the light went away and I didnt have any problems. Now a week later it came back on and it was jerking again, so I reset it again, but now two miles into driving it happened again.

If I accelerate fast, it only jerks a little bit from first and second and the rest of the gears are fine, but I dont want to constantly be accelerating fast because I would still like to have somewhat good gas mileage.

Has anyone else ever had this problem?
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I recently put in a Weapon R cold air intake in my car. Now my check engine light is on and whenever it shifts from first to second gear and from second to third it jerks pretty bad. I reset my computer right when I installed the intake and the light went away and I didnt have any problems. Now a week later it came back on and it was jerking again, so I reset it again, but now two miles into driving it happened again.

If I accelerate fast, it only jerks a little bit from first and second and the rest of the gears are fine, but I dont want to constantly be accelerating fast because I would still like to have somewhat good gas mileage.

Has anyone else ever had this problem?
I think i might be experiencing the same problem i have the bms intake installed and when i drive normal the car doesnt jerk from 1st to 2nd im about to recheck my intake and do a ecu reset then do a tranny flush on my reno i only have 36k miles on it. I started to notice the jerking before i put the intake on, we might have to get are tranny reflashed tho
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My auto 06 Reno had shifting issues and gradually got worse. Took it to my family mechanic several times to find nothing wrong. Then took the car to a Suzuki dealership and they said the trans range sensor.. thats a joke bc I took the car to a trans shop and they said the whole transmission needed replaced! Long story short, after being told nothing was wrong, the trans popped in reverse and I ended up with a dislocated shoulder.

Just be careful with these cars.. they arent safe. Consider what happened to me.. because I experienced jerky shifting at first, then the display on the dash flipped like a slot machine 1323132313 then it popped in reverse while I was driving!

I got rid of it but anyway good luck to yall... if it gets worse, I would get rid of it asap. Suzuki sure as hell wont cover it.
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My range sensor went out on my 2006 Suzuki Reno. I have maintained the car properly and it has less than 35,000 miles on it. I bought the car new. I've done some research and it seems that the range sensor is a problem with way too many Forenzas and Renos to justify them as random defects. Suzuki should make a recall and not make their customers pay.
You can make a consumer complaint at this website: Home | Safercar -- National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA)
You can also make the complaint toll-free by phone: 1-888-327-4236 or 1-800-424-9393
It is a governmental agency. On their website it was stated that if the agency receives enough complaints about the same product, (in this case it would be about the range sensors) it might be an indication of a safety-related defect and the agency, therefore would warrant the opening of an investigation.
If all owners with a range sensor problem filed a complaint, maybe the government officials would determine that there should be a recall on the range sensors.

Also I have a question. Changing the sensor at the dealer is way overpriced. If a regular mechanic does it, does he has to reset the computer in order for the car to work properly? I read that a lot of people still had a problem after changing the sensor but not resetting the computer.. Also does anybody know what is the factory part number for 2006 Reno range sensor? (Dealership is asking way too high price for them.)
Everybody go make a complaint!
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I recently put in a Weapon R cold air intake in my car. Now my check engine light is on and whenever it shifts from first to second gear and from second to third it jerks pretty bad. I reset my computer right when I installed the intake and the light went away and I didnt have any problems. Now a week later it came back on and it was jerking again, so I reset it again, but now two miles into driving it happened again.

If I accelerate fast, it only jerks a little bit from first and second and the rest of the gears are fine, but I dont want to constantly be accelerating fast because I would still like to have somewhat good gas mileage.

Has anyone else ever had this problem?
I had this problem. It was my Transmission Range switch. I had the dealer fix it. It'l cost you about $300. My car is fine now.
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Range sensor. cheap $60 part. Easy to put on.
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My auto 06 Reno had shifting issues and gradually got worse. Took it to my family mechanic several times to find nothing wrong. Then took the car to a Suzuki dealership and they said the trans range sensor.. thats a joke bc I took the car to a trans shop and they said the whole transmission needed replaced! Long story short, after being told nothing was wrong, the trans popped in reverse and I ended up with a dislocated shoulder.

Just be careful with these cars.. they arent safe. Consider what happened to me.. because I experienced jerky shifting at first, then the display on the dash flipped like a slot machine 1323132313 then it popped in reverse while I was driving!

I got rid of it but anyway good luck to yall... if it gets worse, I would get rid of it asap. Suzuki sure as hell wont cover it.

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