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2001 suzuki: I can start it, but wont idle, its been in storage

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I have a 2001 suzuki marauder, I can start it, but won't idle, it's been in storage for 5 years
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Fuhrmeister replied 8 years ago.

Hello,

Have you put new gas in it?

 

Thanks,

Fuhrmeister

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
yes read my alreay tried
Expert:  Fuhrmeister replied 8 years ago.

Hello,

Below I have included a troubleshooting guide for a car that will start but not idle. Its in order from most common to least common. Sorry the pics don't come through on this website. Don't pay attention to#'s(4,7,8,12) as you car doesn't have these parts. Hope this helps.

 

Thanks,

Fuhrmeister

 

 

1Inspect Fuel Filter Clogged or dirty fuel filter
2Inspect Wireset Damaged, worn, or deteriorating spark plug or coil wire(s).
3Inspect Spark Plug Fouled, damaged or broken spark plug(s).
4Inspect Carburetor Float Improperly adjusted/saturated or damaged carburetor float.
6Inspect Timing Cover Stud Kit - PerformanceImproperly adjusted or worn/malfunctioning power valve
7Inspect Choke Pulloff Worn, defective, or faulty choke pulloff(s).
8Inspect Choke Thermostat Stuck or improperly functioning choke thermostat.
9Inspect Fuel System Pressure Incorrect fuel pressure being delivered to carburetor or fuel injection system.
10Inspect Idle Air Control Valve Damaged, loose, or faulty idle air control valve.
11Inspect Idle Speed Control Actuator Damaged, loose, or faulty idle speed actuator.
12Inspect Idle Stop Solenoid Damaged, loose, or faulty idle stop solenoid.
13Inspect Mass Air Flow Sensor Improperly connected or faulty mass air flow sensor.
14Inspect Throttle Position Sensor Faulty throttle position sensor or throttle position sensor circuit.
15Inspect Electronic Spark Control Module Faulty spark advance system or system components.

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