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95 suzuki sidekick turns over but won't catch

It will start after sitting for awhile however. has fuel, oil looks fine, rotor does look like it needs to be replaced but I am concerned that this may be fuel related

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  • txtilly Feb 07, 2009

    Yes, it has died at times when I stop at a stop sign or a light. Does this still sound like a fuel filter problem? I am going to replace the plugs and wires anyway because it's time. Thank you.

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My boy car did this and we replace the plugs and wires and since then it runs good

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Sometimes a fuel filter will get clogged and unclog as the fuel pressure drops enough for the gunk to settle back down. Does the car die when you are driving it? The other option is a component or wire will get hot and fail only to work when the engine/component cools.

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  • Ron Berg Feb 07, 2009

    Could still be the filter, however I've had IAC (idle air control) valves go bad. These same things can occur when a fuel pump goes bad, but the car normally won't restart immediately, say, at a stop sign.

    Good idea I think to investigate the cap and rotor on the distributor like you said.

    good luck!


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