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1998 Suzuki Esteem lost pressure and died while driving. Since then have changed battery, fuel pump and filter, and plugs. Was told plugs may not be of high enough quality to fire hot enough (?) or bad sensor. Any suggestions or solutions? Thanks! --Malissa

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I am having the same problem. The garage suggested the crankshaft sensor but its an expensive part and if it doesn't work I am stuck with it. Did you get yours figured out?

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  • Kirby1975 May 22, 2014

    I never had a problem after doing this sensor. Car runs perfectly, even after sitting for a year. Great motor in these.

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What parts do I need for 98 Suzuki esteem tune up?


Spark plugs in your case 4.
New air filter.
Carburator cleaner to clean the throttle body.
In case you want to change the oil, oil filter and 4 quarts of oil.
In case you want to change transmission fluid, 5 quart of transmission fluid and transmission fluid filter

May 01, 2015 | 1998 Suzuki Esteem

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I own a 2000 mercury cougar. it has a problem that I dont kno anything about. it starts driving and dies. first it drives normally and then it dies. people in car shop told me that its a dead alternator....


Replace the fuel filter with a new one, see if it solves your problem, then I would have the fuel pressure tested to see if the fuel pump is faulty. Some times they will run, but won't hold enough pressure to run an engine at speed. Or you could just get a new pump and replace it, so at least you can rule it out as the culprit.

Dec 05, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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I have a 1998 Suzuki Esteem, I just changed the fuel pump, fuel filter, spark plugs and plug wires. Car still wont start


what engine? 1.6L SOHC or 1.8L DOHC, learn what motor you have before asking for help, and state it clearly.
You did this all backwards and guessing is very costly , im so sorry you didnt, ask how to trouble shoot this simple problem.
It is simple , no matter what is the fueling, EFI or carb.
What you failed to do is :
is if it is, flooding or staving for fuel?
Instant start will start both, for a short time. so is not telling you what failure you have.
I think the motor is good, (only you know that. or used a compression guage to learn that) but if it sounds good, with test fuel, then can assume it ok ( a very hands on concept that).
if the spark tips are all dry all 4 , not just 1. then its starving for fuel.
This engine has 4 INJECtors ON 1.6l AND 1.8.
they can, clog or leak. it takes careful testing to determine what they are doing and are well hidden, so you must learn to read spark tips. x4
Lets pretend that all 4 are dry.
I check fuel pressure and it good,
if not the the Fuel pressure regulator can be bad. (way cheaper that pump + hard labor)
The ecu cuts all fuel under 2 condition (software / features)
1: crash and burn, the ECU cuts fuel the moment it THINKS spark is lost.
2: while cranking it cuts fuel if spark is lost or the throttle is held at WOT, wide open throttle.
That mean you have to check 2 inputs to the ECU if all 4 injectors are
dead and fuel pressure is near 30psi.
those 2 inputs are.
1: TPS, throttle angle, not hear 4volts. (.5 to 1 is normal)
2: a dead tachmeter line. this is how the ECU sees if spark is good.
hint, spark can be 100% good and tacho is dead.
how this happens varies by unstated engine type.

Mar 18, 2013 | 1998 Suzuki Esteem

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1998 suzuki baleno 1.6 stalling


most cars, with too low fuel in tank will stall.
the pump sucks air in the tank , the pressure drops to zero
and the EFI now injectos , yes, AIR.
cars dont run on AIR. only.
the tank pump is fuel lubricated and fuel cooled.
so you are killing the pump.
and inviting lots of rust to form on the the top of the tank.

these are all facts. now you can deal with full delt hand.

Feb 04, 2013 | 1998 Suzuki Esteem

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2000 Suzuki Esteem (1.8) Fuel System


No SYMPTOMS stated, (sadly)
the J18 engines, twin cam, chain drive cam, nice motor.
an under stroked, J20. it is.. and share most parts.

alldata.com covers it.... and all cars... mostly.
for sure esteems (used books real off Ebay, if lucky, do a watch on ebay)?
and for sure Suzuki, the FSM is $4 to read. and posted 100 time here. (more ) this the real deal, (McCoy)
https://suzukipitstopplus.com/Products/1182-2000-esteem-service-manual.aspx

the filter, and pump , no need to replace pump unless
it has 12vdc to IT CRANKING< and filter is new. AND, pressure is out of spec. (see spec, below)
a gauge is $20 and way more easy to use than a bath in gasoline
for sure.and a $10 voltmeter from walfart.

now the Esteem secret (just in CASE)
"Remove rear seat cushion, rear right seat back, right side sill scuff, right front partition trim and right rear door opening trim."
bingo, a secret access port.

now the spec.
31-37 ?idle PSI
this is the fuel pressure at the rail, at idle.
cranking is 6 PSI more
driving up hill, wide open throttle, pressure rises to 3- 6psi more that idle. (near)
if pressure is low, check for 12vdc to pump, first.
then make sure the FPR works.
they can stick open closed or jam. and it must work right. or fueling will be ALL wrong. (cars this old FPR love to fail)
this engine ECU has program revision (flash) that causes
pump to not run key on, (read TSBs on same at suzuki...)

so, crank it and check pressure cranking if not starting?
or if it does start (you never said) then check at idle
and WOT. the PSI ( then gun throttle see pressure jump way higher) if all this pans out, forget pump, and FPR.

did you scan the PCM yet, that be like first..
all scan tools (real) work on 2000 cars.... all do.

Dec 14, 2009 | 2000 Suzuki Esteem

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1993 Suzuki Kick is not driving smoothly. Forcing to drive


Check / change the throttle position sensor yet?

Any check engine light /code to work with?


Did you change the fuel filter when you change the fuel pump.


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Having good fuel pressure is a plus (yours seems a bit high but I don't have specs) What you need to find out is if the injectors are opening and putting the fuel into the engine so it can work. Are the plugs wet with fuel or dry? Does it fire up if you spray carb cleaner into the throttle body while cranking?

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befor replacing the fuel pump check your sparking plugs , fuel nozzles they may be clogged

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