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


1.6.33. Steering

Side play of a steering wheel "With": 0–30 mm.

Fig. 1.209. Check of a side play of a steering wheel

Check a side play of a steering wheel by quiet turning it to the left – to the right and measurement of distance which the rim passes it to’ feelings of easy resistance. The side play has to be in the above-stated limits.
Check that the steering wheel turns easily and exactly at its turn from one extreme situation in another during the slow movement on the open area. If the side play exceeds norm or there was other malfunction, address the dealer of Suzuki.

Power steering (additional equipment)

Fig. 1.210. Power steering tank: 1 – верхнийуровень; 2 – lower level

Check steering transfer, the pump and connections of hoses for absence of damage and leaks.

Working liquid of the power steering
Check liquid level in a tank (in an engine compartment) when liquid cooled down to room temperature. Level has to be between the top and lower mark in the tank. If the level of liquid approaches the lower mark, add it (without pouring) to the top mark; the recommended liquid – oil for automatic transmissions of the DEXRON-II, DEXRON-IIE or DEXRON-III brands.

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1.6.34. Coupling pedal