the car that i have won't start, the battery is charged but it'll attempt to start but won't turn over. It was running fine when we had the whole computer reseted but soon after it would jerk and thought it was the timing chain so later it just won't start
Car won't start on 1998 Suzuki Esteem
by Visitor in Tuba City, AZ on March 01, 2011
3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by patrick mannion on March 01, 2011
It's very difficult to briefly explain the many things that could cause a no start problem. If the battery is charged up and has 12.6 volts or so you should have the electrical reserve to operate the starter motor. The starter motor is the biggest electrical draw, it needs sufficient voltage, good clean tight connections. If the starter is failing it could be the problem. Need to check for voltage at the starter when cranking and something called a voltage drop test on the heavier power wire at the starter. Make sure the battery connections are clean tight and secure, make sure the battery ground cable is good, try out of curiosity jump starting the car using jumper cables and another car. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info. and get an online repair manual subscription.
ANSWER by Visitor on April 24, 2011
i have a 98 suzuki esteem also and having the same problem,i took it to a electrical mechanic and they replaced the starter $302 and 10minutes later i turned the car off and went to start it back up and it would not start,it was still doing the same thing.so it's not my starter and the mechanic needs to refund my money
COMMENT by Visitor on May 29, 2011
ive also experienced this problem w/ my suzuki esteem wagontype,no problem w/ my battery,found out from the mechanic,its the fuel pump that needs to be replaced.what i would like to know now is what other component part of the esteem that we need to consider replacement.my car's fine but its an 11year old car to be exact.thx
ANSWER by Visitor on May 29, 2011
try replacing your fuel pump..
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