Suzuki Liana since 2002
1. Operation and maintenance of the car
1.1. General information
1.2. Keys, locks of doors and the opening body elements
1.3. Governing bodies, combination of devices and equipment of interior of the car
1.4. System of heating and air conditioning
1.5. Seats and means of passive safety
1.6. Launch of the engine, driving and service of the car
1.6.1. Ignition lock
1.6.2. Lever of the parking brake
1.6.3. Pedals (hand-operated KP)
1.6.4. Automatic transmission
1.6.5. Launch of the engine
1.6.6. Use of the transmission (4-speed automatic transmission)
1.6.7. Manual transmission
1.6.8. Braking
1.6.9. Running in
1.6.10. Catalytic converter of the fulfilled gases (the additional equipment)
1.6.11. Fuel economy
1.6.12. Air filter
1.6.13. The correct pressure in tires
1.6.14. The movement at a high speed
1.6.15. The movement on rises and descents
1.6.16. Movement along the slippery road
1.6.17. Traction coupling device
1.6.18. Driving belt
1.6.19. Engine oil and oil filter
1.6.20. Replacement of oil and oil filter
1.6.21. Replacement of an oil filter
1.6.22. Filling of oil and check of lack of leaks
1.6.23. Gearbox oils
1.6.24. Check of level of oil in power units
1.6.25. Replacement of oil in the transmission
1.6.26. Oil for the automatic transmission
1.6.27. Cooling liquid of the engine
1.6.28. Replacement of cooling liquid
1.6.29. Windshield washer liquid
1.6.30. Air filter
1.6.31. Spark plugs
1.6.32. Brakes
1.6.33. Steering
1.6.34. Coupling pedal
1.6.35. Tires
1.6.36. The tool for change of wheels
1.6.37. Change of wheels
1.6.38. Accumulator
1.6.39. Safety locks
1.6.40. Replacement of lamps
1.6.41. Screen wiper brushes
1.6.42. Conditioner
1.6.43. Work with a jack
1.6.44. Launch of the engine from the external accumulator
1.6.45. Towage of the faulty car
1.7. Tables
2. Engine
3. Transmission
4. Running gear
5. Steering mechanism
6. Brake system
7. Onboard electric equipment
8. Body
9. Schemes of electric equipment


1.6.32. Brakes

Brake fluid

Fig. 1.206. A tank with brake fluid

Check the level of brake fluid in a tank in an engine compartment. It has to be between the top and lower mark. If level is close to the lower mark, add to the top mark of the SAE L703 or OOT-3 brake fluid.
Failure to follow the following instructions can lead to injuries or serious damage of brakes. to When the level of brake fluid will fall in a tank below a certain level, on the dashboard the indicator of system of brakes will light up (it is supposed that the engine works, and the emergency brake is completely released). In this case address, without hesitating, to the official dealer of Suzuki for check of the brake system.
Bystry decrease in level of liquid means leak in the brake system.
Brake fluid is harmful to eyes and paint and varnish coverings. Add a tank very carefully.
Use brake fluids only of the SAE J1703 or DOT-3 brands. Do not use the brake fluids regenerated or stored in open capacities. It is important that with brake fluid pollution and foreign substances did not get to a tank.

At disk brakes liquid level gradually decreases in process of wear of brake shoes.

Brake pedal

Fig. 1.207. The minimum distance between a pedal and a floor

Check that the brake pedal when pressing always stops at normal height and does not spring. Otherwise address the dealer of SUZUKI for check. At doubts concerning correctness of the course of a pedal It is possible to check it as follows.
The minimum distance between a pedal and a floor "and": 110 mm
At the working engine measure distance between a pedal and a floor under effort of pressing about 30 kgfs. Minimum admissible distance is stated above. The brake system of the car – self-regulating, adjustment of a pedal is not required.
If the distance between the pressed pedal and a floor is less than norm, address the dealer of Suzuki for check of brakes.

At measurement of distance between a pedal and a floor do not include in it rug thickness.

Parking brake

Fig. 1.208. Parking brake

Number of clicks of a ratchet of "b": 6–8; Effort on the lever 1: 200 N (20 kgfs)
Correctness of adjustment of the parking brake can be determined by the number of clicks of a ratchet at a slow raising of the lever to the full. The lever has to stop after the above-stated number of clicks of a ratchet; back wheels at the same time have to be slowed reliably down. If adjustment is wrong or the brake takes after full lowering of the lever, address the dealer of Suzuki for check and adjustment.

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