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Car died and won't start
I would look at the battery first. The battery may not hold a charge anymore. The typical age of a battery is 6 to 10 years, depending on what climate you live in. When the battery dies it will no...
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Can an alternator be damaged when replacing the water pump?
The coolant that may have leaked from the water pump could have gotten into the alternator which could short it out. You should test the alternator and recharge the battery. You can also have a qualified mobile technician come to...
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Completely stopped running, does not turn on or do anything. What could it be?
You stated that you replaced a blown fuse. This fuse can be the circuit that is having a short circuit. You should have a mechanic come and scan the computer to see if there is codes in memory. The problem...
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15 Amp back fuse
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2000 Suzuki Esteem. The primary systems on that fuse are the back-up light switch and the transmission range sensor. As far as what's causing it to blow, it could be an intermittently...
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AC compressor not spinning on 2000 Suzuki Esteem
Your best fix is going to be replacing the air conditioning compressor assembly as a whole. They can be removed and rebuilt, but where you save buying a new compressor you spend a bit more in manual labor. Before doing...
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Fuel pump not working 1997 Suzuki Esteem
The problem may not be a fuel-related issue but spark or timing. If the engine speed sensor is failing and the computer cannot determine, which cylinder to fire the vehicle will not start. These sensors can often fail intermittently where...
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Carbureted engine dropping fuel on a '98 Suzuki Esteem
Yes. Either clean or rebuild the carburetor or have the carburetor replaced. We haven't used carburetors in ages. I don't know what the Suzukis use now, but what we used to use years ago--we used to use Italian rubber carburetor...
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Vibration
This sounds like you may have a worn engine or transmission mount. I would visually inspect each mount and check for wear or cracks in the rubber bushings. Over time, a worn or cracked bushing may not absorb the engine...

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