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My Suzuki swift has had intermittent problems on start up…

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My Suzuki swift has...

My Suzuki swift has had intermittent problems on start up over the last 12 months. It is idling very roughly to the point of almost stalling and sometimes vast amounts of white smoke appear from the exhaust. Have replaced sensors, leads,and coil just 2 days ago, and problem has appear again. Most often occurs when cold or car has been sitting for a while. Has been very frustrating and expensive chasing down a solution to this issue.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the check engine light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving?

The engine light come on once, that was when the dealer replaced the coil (2 days ago). Sometimes idles roughly when waiting at lights, but has not stalled. Drives well other than the start up issue.

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Swift?

2005

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Swift yourself? What have you tried so far?

Have tried out local mechanic, but are now dealing with the suzuki dealer to try an get a resolution

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

It has been suggested it is just an age issue, but from reading various online forums, it appears that we are not the only ones with the same problem.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Australia Car
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AU Auto Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago
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Hello and welcome to just answer, my name is ***** ***** master tech of over 40 years experience here to help. I cannot see or hear your vehicle so I rely on your patience and input to my questions so I can help you better.I have read your notes and have a question before we proceed.

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AU Auto Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Is this a gas engine or diesel?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
petrol
AU Auto Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Ok giving that you said it has excessive white smoke on start ups , that usually indicates a internal coolant leak. did anyone do a block test on the vehicle?

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AU Auto Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Does not always blow white smoke - not sure if block test has been done.
AU Auto Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Doesen't have to , I'll send you a video that shows how to do one and the tool you need to do it. At least this will eliminate that out of the equation.

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AU Auto Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago
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AU Auto Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

If it is coolant internally leaking you want to fix this ASAP because it will quickly destroy your engine.

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AU Auto Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Is there anything else I can do for you at this time?

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