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93 sidekick won't start

Hubby figured it was the battery and tried to jump start it (has done this before with no problems). Sparks flew when he tried to jump it, even though the cables were connected correctly. Friend though this could be either a short in the battery or a problem with the main battery cable. Any ideas? It's stuck in our underground parking, so getting it towed won't be easy. Thanks!

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I would go with the short in the battery idea if the cables were connected correctly. You'll have to switch out the battery with another to find out.

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at the instrument panel end or the other end? at the instrument panel end its either a knurled nut which must be twisted off (unthreaded) or a retaining latch which must be depressed. if you feel behind the gauge and you don't feel a knurled nut then you probably have the latch. feel for the end of the cable then press down on the latch and press in on the cable and then the cable should pull right out. at the transmission end it's a knurled knob, unless it's 4wd then it's on the transfer case but it's still a knurled knob. hope that helps.

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This sounds like a bad starter, it has dead spots and when it lands on one sometimes the jump starting will make it start due to extra power, check to be sure the battery is good then make sure the battery connections are good and if all of that looks good then its got to be the starter, you will need to test it, a testlight will be needed to do this, you will need someone to hold the key in the crank postion and you will use the test light to check for power at the starter, there are to cable going to starter a big one and a small one. the big cable that connects to the starter comes from the battery and has power at all times, then theres a small wire, this is the wire you check, you will see it bolts or slides onto connector on the back of the starter, with key in the crank postion test for power at the small wire if theres power then the starter is bad, good luck, hope this helps.johnjohn2_83.jpg

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SOURCE: 1992 Suzuki Sidekick won't start

Are you in gear and not in neutral?
Could be your starter is dead, test your battery with a Multimeter and ensure that you're reading at least 12.5 volts.

If you're reading 12.5 or less 12.3 then your battery is in fact dead.


You could have a blown starter relay, fuze or a low battery causing a ticking sound. Your starter may have shorted out and the ticking you hear could be the starter solenoid.

Posted on Feb 03, 2012

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