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My suzuki swift some times wont start..

There is power to the electrics, but it wont turn over..when i turn on the ignition it just clicks. it did this about a month ago then corrected its self..but its doing it again..only way i can seem to start it is by bump starting it..

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  • petal_38 Dec 07, 2008

    It is just one click..thanks

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If you are dealing with one solid click each time you attempt to start, then most likely starter isssue. if there are multiple clicks (like a machine gun), then there is a low voltage situation. maybe battery or connection

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  • talvo Jun 05, 2011

    autodr
    I have the same problem on mine. I have replaced the starter and battery and terminals also the back up neutral safety switch. any other ideas as to cause?

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    autodr Jun 05, 2011

    Talvo, give me some more info. particular to your vehicle and I'll be happy to help.

  • talvo Sep 18, 2011

    autodr.
    I apologize. I actually lost the site and did not see your post until now...Ok so the following has been replaced. Starter, cables (neg and pos) , safety neutral switch, ground cable was moved from tranie casing to engine block,. Been to the dealer many many times and they cant find the cause. I try to watch exactly whats going on prior to it not starting to see if I am hitting some cables under the dash or a particular RPM. But nothing sticks to a pattern. Sometimes it wont start in the AM sometimes in the PM. Its not a machine gun click. Seems to have decent contact. Its a single click. Turn key back and try again and click. Most times by the 3-4th click it will start. Now, something really weird it started doing also is , whenever I see the engine light come on I can bet on the car acting up next time I run it. By that I mean. In the am when I am going to work and I go from 65mph to slow down the engine light comes on. Then when I go home in the pm it ALWAYS starts bucking like a wild horse. Its the darndest thing. It acts like fuel isnt reaching the intake manifold but its for a fraction of a second and the car jerks like someone learning to drive stick shift. So imagine someone learning to drive in 1st gear stomping on the gas and taking their foot off the gas all in a span of 1 second. It does this in ALL gears until I turn the engine off. I thought it was the gas cap since it has that massive air sucking action when opened "vaccum" but even when I leave it loose or off it does it . so I dont know if that part is fuel starvation, vaccum or electrical. Its crazy but I cant get rid of it. I get over 40mpg on that darn thing. :-) Any and all help/advice would be greatly appreciated..
    Thanks

    talvo@live.com

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