Sidekick transmission info - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Suzuki GEO All Discussion of all things, Suzuki and GEO

 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-24-2009, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
Journeyman
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 134
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Question Sidekick transmission info

Hey guys, got a new inquiry.....what type of transmission does the suzuki sidekick use?. I know the 2 door 1.6 8 valve uses the 3 speed automatic (TH180 later known as the 3L30, right?), but what trans does the 4 door 1.6 16 valve use, (I know it's a 4 speed), but what is the name of it?. Have you guys ever had any problems with either trans?, are there any parts to beef one up? Is there anything I should avoid or anything I should look for? Looking for any input, good or bad. Thanks in advance!! Late.
blowns10 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-27-2009, 07:27 AM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Yankee Tim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Northern Catskill Mountains, NY
Posts: 4,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Its a 4sdp auto manufactured by Aisin AW, formerly known as Aisin-Warner and incorporating designs from BorgWarner. It's model #A44DE. It has electric lock-up.

Its a fairly nice tranny IMHO. Held up well under the GV. In the 16V Kick though, it went to 5.12 R&P gears, leaving little wiggle room for larger tires. In the GV it had the same internal gears, but had 4.88 R&Ps as the motor put out more HP and the taller gears helped with the road RPMs.

I know of no shift kits for it.

Yankee Tim
Yankee Tim is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 10:32 AM
Enthusiast
 
Blacknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 243
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
I thought the GV had a A46DE?
Blacknight is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 12:11 PM
Enthusiast
 
Blacknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 243
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
never mind

Vitara, G/V 1999-05 L4 1.6L 2.0L; V6 2.5L 4 Spd RWD/4x4 03-72LE (A44DE)
X-90 1996-98 L4 1.6L 4 Spd RWD/4x4 A44DE (03-72LE)
XL-7 2001-03 V6 2.7L 4 Spd RWD/4x4 A44DE (03-72LE)
hermannkeith66 likes this.
Blacknight is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 08:23 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Yankee Tim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Northern Catskill Mountains, NY
Posts: 4,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Sodium Hydroxide, Caustic Soda, Lye. A base is a base, by any other name.

Know anyone who wants to buy a built GV for stock book?

Yankee Tim
Yankee Tim is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 09:47 PM
Enthusiast
 
Blacknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 243
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yankee Tim View Post

Know anyone who wants to buy a built GV for stock book?
Only if you know someone who wants an XL7
Blacknight is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 10:01 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Yankee Tim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Northern Catskill Mountains, NY
Posts: 4,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
2 for 1 offer?

Yankee Tim
Yankee Tim is offline  
post #8 of (permalink) Old 10-20-2009, 09:06 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
DannyL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Ormstown, Quebec, Canada (near Montreal)
Posts: 2,224
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
 
$50 for both!

DannyL

"Every child comes with a message that God
is not yet discouraged of man..."
DannyL is offline  
post #9 of (permalink) Old 10-20-2009, 09:24 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Yankee Tim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Northern Catskill Mountains, NY
Posts: 4,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DannyL View Post
$50 for both!
*and as if on que*

So is that like $47,658.92 in canuck cash?

Yankee Tim
Yankee Tim is offline  
post #10 of (permalink) Old 10-21-2009, 01:24 PM
Enthusiast
 
Blacknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 243
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
now if you had been talking about some of that beer you have up their
Blacknight is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome