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Machinehead6

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The two questions would be related to the fuel preasure regulator. If the regulator is bad you will not hold fuel preasure on the system when you shut it off. If its hot the unpreasurized fuel will vaporize in the rail so the engine won't get enough to crank. The regulator is also vacume controlled, when the throttle is released quickly the vacume to it will spike causing it to dump fuel preasure. A test gage on it and watched during driving will find the problem. The fuel preasure should run around 36 psi and vary about 10 psi under driving conditions. Steve


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It will take an impact wrench to remove this bolt. It is a right hand thread. A balancer puller won't help remove this bolt though. Steve


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The bolt is right hand thread. It is hard to hold the engine from turning to remove this bolt. I use an impact to do it and I have had to use a 3/4" one on some. Steve


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The crank position sensor is under the engine. It actually is mounted through the oil pan at the rail straight under the crank pulley. The toothed wheel is on the back of the lower timing belt sprocket. Steve


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See my responce on answer #1 I have seen this happen many times on these Suzuki engines. Steve


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There are 2 tie rods on your car, where both replaced the last time? They do have a rubber groment on the inside end that deteriate and cause slack and shake. If oil or fluid is getting on them the rubber won't last long. Steve


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If the car stops whith slight preasure against the steering wheel when it locks it will cause the key to not turn. The is a bind in the linkage from the key switch to the wheel lock. Wiggle the steering wheel hard enough to feel it move while turning the key, the key should turn when you hold the bind off the lock with your hand. If thats whats happening you are holding the wheel turned some while shutting the key off. Steve


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The cam sensor is right on top of the engine on the belt cover drivers side. Pokes through a hole down to the cam pulley. Steve


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Water pump on the 3.5 is behind the aluminum cover on the front the covers the timing belt. The pump is turned by the timing belt. Steve


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They are inside the trans. You can get to them by removing the pan. Steve


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