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2002 Suzuki Vitara has an intermittent problem. Sometimes

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2002 Suzuki Vitara has an intermittent problem. Sometimes after running awhile I have stopped for gas and had trouble getting it restarted. On a recent trip I did this, got it started and drove for 2 1/2 hours...got of the turnpike, sat at a traffic light and turned, then moments after, it started chugging with little response from the gas pedal. I had this trouble in the past...I was told that my mechanic replaced the fuel filter and then the fuel pump. Now it is doing it again. After stopping, the engine smelled hot (even though the temp gauge is fine). After cooling down for awhile it starts right up....have been told diagnostics is not showing anything now. Help!
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Car
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
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Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 8 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 8 months ago.

it always starts fine when cold?

does the engine light stay on?if so,can you give me the computer codes?

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 8 months ago.

what engine do you have?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
4L no warning lights
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Diagnotics says nothing shows...no codes?
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 8 months ago.

ok

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 8 months ago.

what engine

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 8 months ago.

2.0?

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 8 months ago.

2.5?

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 8 months ago.

1.6?

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 8 months ago.

are you there?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
sorry car is not with me right now. 2002 Suzuki Vitara 2wd soft top
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 8 months ago.

ok..

sense you get no engine light or codes and from the way you explain....

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 8 months ago.

it sounds as if you may have a bad crank sensor

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 8 months ago.

the crank sensors can do this with heat sometimes when they go bad and most times not give a code for it

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
A crank sensor would affect the car like that...while running?
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 8 months ago.

yes

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok...if you yhink of anything else, please let me know.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 8 months ago.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/418cmfsenfy2fd5/0328-susuki-REMOVAL.doc?dl=0

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if the link doesn’t work that way, try it this way

thanks

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www.dropbox.com/s/418cmfsenfy2fd5/0328-susuki-REMOVAL.doc?dl=0

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