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No engine idle

I have a 1999 suzuki vitara and my problem is whenever i start the engine, it doesn't start at the switch of the key. I could hear the fuel injection working, but i have to crank it few minutes in order to start. When i put in drive, the engine stops on and off when i push the throttle. two front door locks don't work except for rear doors when i use drivers side buttons. What should i do?

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Check the ignition switch.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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  • ready2helpu Oct 21, 2008

    Check
    all of the battery terminals and cables and check the wires on the
    starter/selonoid, start from the battery and follow the cable out and check all
    conections , clean and tighten them and if it still does it the
    starter/selonoid is bad and needs replacement...




  • ready2helpu Oct 21, 2008

    it could be fuel pump not allowing car to start. 


  • ready2helpu Oct 21, 2008

    if the Car is  not starting  with key switch it will start if you cross the selinoid .
    if it starts doing so the key switch is gone bad please get it replaced.


    also check for  the neutral safety switch,it is located on the transmission or on the
    steering column ,under the dash.

    thanks.

  • ready2helpu Oct 21, 2008

    if the ignition switch is bad or dirty 
    you can try a little electrical circuit cleaner (radio shack) or brake
    cleaner(parts store) but do NOT TRY SWITCH until the FLAMMABLE LIQUID is DRY!!!!

    thanks.

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