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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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Can I change my car from full injection to a carburetor?
Hi there. According to the emission department of the government, it is against the law to swap out a fuel injection system for a carburetor due to not getting a computer. If the vehicle was registered as recreational use only...
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Change from automatic to manual 1995 Suzuki Esteem
Hello - there is obviously a missing connection in the driveline. Check that axles are properly installed so that there is a power path from the transmission to the wheels. Check the shifter cables for proper attachment as well -...
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Scratching squealing sound coming from the belts
It would be best to hire an experienced technician, like the ones we have to offer here at YourMechanic. Our team of mobile experts are eager to assist you. Request a noise inspection and a technician will meet you at...
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My Suzuki dies under 3000 RPMS while driving
Your symptoms are similar to a vehicle with a failing idle air control valve or large vacuum leak. In both cases, the airflow is to blame for the change in engine performance. An experienced automotive technician like the ones at...
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Hello ... My car is a 2001 Suzuki Esteem it turns cranks up and go in to gear on the shift but it will not go forward or backward
It is possible that a transmission selector control cable, the lever to the cable, or the transmission itself was affected. These possibilities could be ruled in or out if you request a transmission shift diagnostic. If the cable or lever...
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replacing cv axle
Hello. On your particular vehicle you just have to replace the axle. Disconnecting things such as the tie rod and ball joint will make it easier to get the axle out of the way but it's really a to each...
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Rattling noise from under the car
Hello, There are a number of things that may produce a rattling sound, however the most common are things like exhaust heat shields, fan pulley bearings or other loose body shield panels underneath the car. I would suggest having a...
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Car loses power while driving
Hi there. Once your car starts, the job of the battery is pretty much done. As the engine operates, a drive belt powers the alternator which supplies electricity to all components, systems and accessories. If the alternator is faulty, it...

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