WHAT COULD CAUSE LUMPY RIDE AND UNEVEN IDLING?

  • Tiny
  • RoHa
  • 2004 Suzuki Liana
  • 94,000 miles

When new, the car had a soft, smooth, ride, almost American. The ride got bumpier. Shocks were gone. Replaced shocks and tyres in the last two months. Ride still feels rough. When idling, engine sometimes gives sudden jerks, like a misfire.

Wife has read (in an on-line manual in Japanese) that this could be connected with bearings, perhaps in transmission. (I can't read Japanese, she can't translate exactly.)

Any help or advice much appreciated.

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 2:23 AM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Do you have a check engine light and when was last tune-up?

Have the suspension components checked and also have the computer scanned for codes-A misfire can be caused by compression, lean fuel condition and ignition problems

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 3:58 AM
  • Tiny
  • RoHa
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The Check Engine light isn't coming on. I had it serviced two months ago, but not a tune-up by name.

Suspension should have been checked when the new shcoks were installed. Perhaps they missed something.

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 4:29 AM

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