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Vibration

This sounds like you may have a worn engine (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/engine-mount-replacement) 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Carbureted engine dropping fuel on a '98 Suzuki Esteem

Yes. Either clean or rebuild the carburetor (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-adjust-your-carburetor-by-ed-ruelas) or have the carburetor replaced (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/carburetor-replacement). 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...

Rattling noise from under the car

Hello, There are a number of things that may produce a rattling sound (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/loud-squealing-or-rattling-is-coming-from-engine-inspection), 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...

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...

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...

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 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/speed-sensor-replacement) is failing and the computer cannot determine, which cylinder to fire the vehicle will not start. These sensors can often fail intermittently...

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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