our suzi sidekick won't start, will turn over. changed the inline fuel filter that is all we know so far
Hello, My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try my best to help you with your vehicle issue.
I'm going to need to ask some question: Please copy and paste with your answers:
1. What size engine?
2. Was there any warning lights on prior to this happening?
3. Has there been any recent service work to the vehicle?
4. Do you have access to a scanner?
5. Do you have a fuel pressure tester?
6. Do you have a spark tester.
Sorry for all the questions, but we need to get ME up to speed!
engine size is a 1.8, check engine light would come and go, no recent service work has been done, we have a small hand held that we have never used it is a obd2, we have no fuel pressure or spark plug testers
Do you have any codes in the system?
Can you get ahold of spark and fuel testers? We are surely going to need them
we can but will have to buy them. as far as the codes, i'm not sure what you mean. we can't find where the reader plug in for the computer is located on this vehicle. we have on the other two but this one is lost to us
Please note: Not every answer I give you is something you were hoping to hear, even though it is true. Such as; (it's more expensive than you wanted to spend, or you will need to have a professional repair shop do the diagnostics and /or repairs due to complexity reasons).
The Data Link Connector MAY NOT BE the usual type - Suzuki makes all their own stuff - do you have a reader that will do your vehicle?
See Figure ATTACHED & look at #15
no we do not
Ok - we'll see if we can work around that. (Might come back to haunt us)
Let me know when you have the fuel & spark tester ready.
where do we test for the fuel filter tester and the spark plug tester?
We are going to test any 2 cylinders (spark plugs) to make sure we are getting spark.
For the fuel pressure test:
Start engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperature. Measure fuel pressure at idle. Turn ignition off.
Fig 1: Testing Fuel System Pressure (Sidekick 1.6L & X-90 Shown; Sidekick 1.8L Is Similar)
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the whole problem is we can't start the vehicle, that is the original question. sorry
For the spark test - we are going to be checking it while cranking
For the fuel test I included the procedure to show where to hook the tester up to but we are also going to be getting a fuel pressure reading on just "key up" and then also when cranking.
For these tests - we don't need the vehicle running -we expect it not be...