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2002 Suzuki XL-7 Question: STARTING PROBLEMS

 

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baldemar, Dallas, TX, August 05, 2010, 21:18
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I OWN A 2002 SUZUKI XL7 AND IM HAVEING A STARTING PROBLEM.THE MECHANIC PUT NEW STARTER AND WHN I TURN THE KEY IT STILL CLICKS.SO THEY CHECKED VOLTAGE COMEING TO STARTER AND IS READING AROUND 7-8VOLTS.BATTERY IS GOOD.THEY CHECKED FOR ANY FUSE TO STARTER OR IGNITION AND SAID NOT ONE SHOWING.THEY RAN A BY PASS WIRE TO STARTER TO INCREASE VOLTAGE AND NOW WILL START BUT WHN I DRIVE FOR 20 MIN OR SO AND TURN CAR OFF AND TRY TO RESTART IT WILL NOT WORK.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, August 06, 2010, 08:16
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    It should be simple to figure out once you have a proper wiring diagram for the Suzuki, its a case of looking for "voltage drop". Its a simple electrical formula called OHMS LAW. voltage goes down as resistance goes up. "Voltage drop" tests can be found on YOUTUBE. The voltage drop could be across the ignition switch or starter relay, battery connections or engine or battery ground. These are basic automotive repair skills.

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    Visitor, October 23, 2010, 03:45

    if only it was that simple even with a diagram the test points are impossible to get to, instead of giving a leason in "ohms law" how about a tip or hint of where to look (neutral safty switch)the switch is located at the transmission

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