Some 2009-11 Suzuki Equator pickup trucks may produce a vibration and/or noise from the engine while idling. One probable cause for the trouble, American Suzuki Motor Corp. said, is a leaking or damaged front engine mount. One or both mounts may be affected.
Replacing both engine mounts, along with their respective lower brackets, should eliminate the engine woes. Order part No. 11510-82Z10 for the mounts; part No. 11516-82Z20 for the brackets. Suzuki also recommends using new bolts when installing the lower mounting brackets. When you get them, torque the short bolts to 36 ft.-lbs; the long bolts to 65 ft.-lbs.
"Factory Fixes" is written by Jim DePalma, a 30-year veteran of the auto repair business who has served stints as a service manager, parts manager and ASE-certified technician. His column provides vehicle manufacturers' authentic factory technical service bulletins (TSBs) that have been condensed for easier reading. Mr. DePalma advises that techs always check with a dealer or repair information system for the latest revisions before starting to work on a vehicle. He can be reached via e-mail at [email protected].