1998 Suzuki Esteem Questions

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Need to know where are the timing marks oncar

Need the timing marks on car

What car models share the same engine as mine 98 sazuki esteem glx 1.6 liter what model share compatible engines

Differs from your estimate. Is this too much to pay?

Whenever I put it in drive it remains in one gear and does not change no matter how much I accelerate. If I start in 1 or 2 it behaves the same way. I would appreciate any help. Thanks.

I have tried to pullup manually while using key but won't work..
how can i remove door so i can get the panel off

I have a 1998 Suzuki Esteem, 4 door sedan. The passenger/rear outside door handle is broken, which I know how to repair, but haven't gotten the part for yet. My dilemma, is that apparently the manual child safety lock slipped down prior to the door closing the last time, and now the door cannot be opened from the inside either. I'm considering trying to access the safety lock area from the inside of the car, using a tool to push the switch back up. The other alternative I come up with is breaking out the outside door handle to gain access. Thoughts?

Check engine light came on, know that it's the EGR valve (diagnostic code). Suspect the valve gasket cover may need replacing (that's okay)--but on an older car, is it better just to clean the EGR valve or replace? First time it's happened, eye on budget.

I am using a c clamp.

Only leaking a little on the front left and looking a little moist on the front right. Can I just do a half axle replacement? Also when is it an emergency to have this done?

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I have been trying to diagnose this cars issues for some time and I have had it. Car started having trouble starting and would die when coming to stops. I have dropped the gas tank cleaned it out, put a new fuel pump, new fuel filter and new gas. Car still had trouble starting, drove for a few miles parked it and now it turns over but will not start argh! When trying to start the car it wants to start, you can hear back firing also. So now I have removed the EGR valve, gross full of yucky stuff (I'm a girl hence the gross yucky words LOL) and the spring was not moving properly, I cleaned it all up, the spring moves easy now, cleaned the throttle body really good too! Car still has same issue and now I'm more frustrated. So on to the next thing I cleaned the PCV and also checked to make sure the fuel pressure regulator was working properly. Car still will not start. I have checked to make sure all hoses are connected and not worn or breaking, put a new battery, spark plugs and wires. Checked the IAT, IAC, and cleaned out the MAF sensor. I am so lost for words on what to do next, I would really like to get this car running again. Any suggestions on what could be the issue? I would be most thankful.