Machinehead6

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Question Asked: cam and crank reluctor correlation
November 11, 2010, 07:23 PM
this is the 1.3 sohc 16 valve engine. The owner said the cam reluctor was damaged and replaced. But there is no key pin or marks to show proper alignment on the cam. What is it timed with and how? Steve
Question Answered: start problems
January 12, 2011, 07:17 AM
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
Question Answered: Is the main pulley bolt right or left hand thread
January 12, 2011, 07:06 AM
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
Question Answered: is the main pully bolt right or left hand thread. I can not break it loose
January 12, 2011, 07:03 AM
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
Question Answered: where is the crank sensor located
January 12, 2011, 06:41 AM
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
Question Answered: Oil Leak
January 02, 2011, 09:42 AM
See my responce on answer #1 I have seen this happen many times on these Suzuki engines. Steve
Question Answered: Problems with Tie Rods
November 12, 2010, 11:18 PM
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
Question Answered: Steering Wheel Locks Up
November 12, 2010, 11:13 PM
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
Question Answered: camshaftpositionsensor
November 12, 2010, 11:01 PM
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
Question Answered: water pump
November 12, 2010, 10:57 PM
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
Question Answered: Where are the solenoids for automatic transmission?
November 12, 2010, 10:55 PM
They are inside the trans. You can get to them by removing the pan. Steve
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