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2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara cranks but won't start

When I try to start the vehicle it cranks, but will not start. We tested the battery (it is fine), but it says check engine soon. What could be the problem?

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  • joan742 Jan 26, 2009

    I seem to have the same problem at present, I take it this is a costly problem!

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Use scantool to diagnose the problem... maybe some sensors don't work.

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Most likely your timing chain.
This is a major problem 99 -05 V6 GV.
The Timing chain tensioner failed.
When the chain breaks it destroys the engine.
Unfortunately is an "Interference" engine.
This and the rear main seal are the big problems with these cars.

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    David Peterson Dec 29, 2008

    Check the compression in ALL the cylinders to confirm major engine damage.

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I have a 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.5liter and it was running fine i jus replaced valve cover gaskets and spark plugs now vehicle won't start and has no compression how did i loose compression?


so, you removed all 6 cop coils and 6 spark plugs.
then blocked the throttle open, and pulled the fuel pump relay
then checked compression and all 6 are zero not 150psi +
really? the throttle must be blocked open or the engine will not get air supply to make compression.
i bet you did no read the gauge instructions nor FSM steps, same, so false reading. here.
or didnt use a long hose screw in gauge, and tried to use rubber tipped chevy engine gauge , useless here)
did you remove that CMP sensor on the rear of the left head?
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mess with this?


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questions, does it run for 3 seconds on test fuel? sprayed?
is the Check engine light glowing key on? if not you blew fuses.!!!
pull battery neg lug before starting work?
connect scan tool and crank 5 seconds, get P03xx errors. DTC, bingo
check static timing>? yes, it has that. and a freeze jumper to check timing if the CMP was violated, in any way.
if you need help, ask, I have the full FSM on this car. 2 volumes.

if test fuel fails. you lost spark or fiddled the CMP or its UNPLUGGED.
I bet compression is perfect. I DO ! (9 out of 10 do it wrong is why, DIY shade tree )

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I have a 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara i just replaced valve cover gaskets and spark plugs now the vehicle does'nt start it cranks but does'nt it has fuel but its nnot


no engine stated, and is an engine question.
G16,J20, or H25?
1.6l, 2.0L or v6 ?
my guess, is you removed spark plug wires and put them back out of order, never do that, always change wires 1 by 1.
or the firing order will be wrong, (cops excepted, coil over plug)

how many coil packs do you have.
1
2
4
6?
we cant guess any of that.

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Hi, i have a Suzuki Grand Vitara 2litre 2001 model, its showing that SECURITY tell tale light on the dash and is refusing to start. can u please assist me??


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and 4 counting wet /dry sparks.
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