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 #48236  by copelandklc
 Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:55 pm
My Kizashi however has kicked the bucket. I was having transmission issues and it finally died on me at 106,000 miles and months after my warranty was up...Dropped the transmission pan a month prior before completing a drain n fill and noticed long flat pieces of metal which I later found out were pieces of the belt. After removing the metal and changing the fluid it drove perfect for a month then one day on my way to work the transmission gave out.
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 #48243  by KuroNekko
 Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:24 am
Ah, very sorry to hear that your Kizashi's CVT gave out. I fear that many are now entering the age/mileage where these will be more common. I hate to say it but the small number of manuals will likely be the Kizashis to last the longest and their owners stick (pun not intended) around here.
What's going to replace the Kizashi?

motosonic wrote:R.I.P.
Are those the Stock rims? What'd you do, paint them? I want to do mine, I just don't have the tools to take them off, etc. :(


If you have a spare tire in the trunk, you should have the included tools to remove the wheels from the car. There should be a scissor jack, lug nut wrench, and crank handle in the tray above the spare tire under the trunk. Most people paint wheels themselves with them off of the car but with the tire on, just covering up the tire with tape and newspaper.
 #48245  by motosonic
 Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:29 pm
I could definitely pull the wheels off one at a time and plasti-dip them or something, but I doubt I will. Especially not now that it's winter. If I could paint them while ON the car, haha, then I'd definitely do it. I'll probably just leave them "as-is" for now. Maybe some day I'l try it. lol
 #48249  by DiggerDerrik
 Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:27 pm
copelandklc wrote:
My Kizashi however has kicked the bucket. I was having transmission issues and it finally died on me at 106,000 miles and months after my warranty was up...Dropped the transmission pan a month prior before completing a drain n fill and noticed long flat pieces of metal which I later found out were pieces of the belt. After removing the metal and changing the fluid it drove perfect for a month then one day on my way to work the transmission gave out.
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So if I’m reading this right you dropped your pan, found pieces of the belt, refilled and drove the vehicle for another month?! This is a push belt so those pieces need to stack to basically make a rigid belt for the pulley to push. A few missing would seem to cause an almost instant catastrophic failure.
 #48254  by copelandklc
 Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:19 am
motosonic wrote:R.I.P.
Are those the Stock rims? What'd you do, paint them? I want to do mine, I just don't have the tools to take them off, etc. :(


They are plastidipped. Didn't take tires off just wrapped brakes and rotors with trash bags and sprayed with tires on. Center caps removed and sprayed as well. Very easy to do..Coated black with metalizer so at night the black is shiny and a deep dark blue.
 #48255  by copelandklc
 Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:32 am
KuroNekko wrote:Ah, very sorry to hear that your Kizashi's CVT gave out. I fear that many are now entering the age/mileage where these will be more common. I hate to say it but the small number of manuals will likely be the Kizashis to last the longest and their owners stick (pun not intended) around here.
What's going to replace the Kizashi?

motosonic wrote:R.I.P.
Are those the Stock rims? What'd you do, paint them? I want to do mine, I just don't have the tools to take them off, etc. :(


If you have a spare tire in the trunk, you should have the included tools to remove the wheels from the car. There should be a scissor jack, lug nut wrench, and crank handle in the tray above the spare tire under the trunk. Most people paint wheels themselves with them off of the car but with the tire on, just covering up the tire with tape and newspaper.



Its crazy...I know many have died before the 100,000 mile mark but so disappointing. I have owned a Honda that got up to 325k before I sold it and even had a Taurus (Yes a Taurus!) That got up to 250k. The Kizashi was a great car and everyone always asked me what it was all the time. Its a shame it died but for Suzuki to just vanish form the US market like that it should have been expected..... As far as a replacement...idk