Question about 1998 Suzuki Sidekick
1998 Suzuki Sidekick Sport, 1.8L , low idle miss, worse under sitting load. Once going runs fine at all speeds. Took car to TireKingdom for high mileage oil change. Convinced me to take deluxe change with engine additive and gas additive. Took car home 2 miles, car cooled down for few hours, left house withing 3miles car began to miss when stopping for traffic and worse when put into reverse. Suspect dislodged carbon into EGR by engine additive ?????? Only thing that changed. They want $90 to put on analyzer but no engine service light is showing. What will they find. Can EGR be cleaned and how ? Thank You.
I cant say I have ever even seen one of these, but lets start with this; Most vehicles can tolerate quite a lot of moisture (driving in heavy rain) but when it is 'flooded' with water, even garden hose pressure, that water is going to get into places it shouldn't. Your mechanic may may be going down the right path but try this first; remove spark plugs and replace if they have 50k or more miles or any are dark brown to black on the porcelain around center electrode. When you gain access to them and after turning them out about 1.5 turns, blow out water and/or dirt from around them with compressed air, this keeps it from entering plug hole. While you are using air, blow out spark plug wires/boots on both ends. As I first said, I am not familiar with this engine at all so I am not sure if you have a single coil or multiple coils. Blow out any water in any connections to these if possible. Replace boots/plug wires if they show any sign of arcing/excess wear (cracks,tears,brittle,torn) or more than 50k miles.When reassembling use a good quality dielectic silicone grease To help 'weatherproof' them.Make sure you did not damage or dislodge any other hoses/tubing/ect.. when cleaning.Hopethis helps! Please rate me. Thanks!
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
SOURCE: 2002 Suzuki XL7 Low Idle
Probably air-flow meter trouble. Take them out and gently clean them with cotton bud's and petrol. Cleaning may not be enough one may be faulty and need replacing.
Posted on Oct 12, 2009
you can still drive it,take it to autozone and they will check it for free
Posted on Feb 14, 2010
Testimonial: "yes thank you i read online that it may make the problem worse,i am already set up for a free test. is it possible that this could be inexpen and mino"
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