2001 Suzuki Vitara Q&A
2001 Suzuki Vitara Question: engine stops running
When the car restarts does the Check Engine Light/service engine soon light come on? If so trouble codes are stored in the computer that are retrieved using a scan tool. These codes will indicate where the problem is. The problem is likely to be something that is sensitive to heat like a sensor, computer, relay or fuel pump. It is important ot narrow down your diagnostics by seeing when the car fails, do you have spark, fuel or triggering of the fuel injectors. - patrick mannion
I had the same problem and it turned out to be the cam position sensor located on the back of the engine at the base of the valve cover. I would have never found it if somebody else I know didn't tell me about it. Mine did not alarm the computer. If you want to confirm before purchasing part, pull out the sensor when the cars cuts out and just cool it in the air for a couple minutes then put it back in, if the cars restarts that's your problem. Unplug the cable and ground remove one 10mm bolt on top, and pull straight up. It's an o-ring seal be ready for a little very hot oil to come out. - RonnieD
Car runs fine 25mph and above - getting 23 to 25 mpg. When I get into stop & go traffic 20mph or below for about 15 to 20 minutes the engine starts to run on 2 cylinders and then dies. Let it sit f...
the service engine soon light lit up, I had it check and was told I had a bad tps, and misfire on the number 4 coil, I changed the tps, the number 4 coil and replace all of my spark plugs, unfortun...