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Need a few tricks to unlocking a motor

I have a 1994 suzuki sidekick and the motor has locked up..Any tricks to help unlock the motor.. It just ran dry on oil and shut warning or anything... We tried putting oil in it and rocking it back adn forwards in a high gear no help tho..It's locked up tight...We can afford a new motor at the time and we are basically looking for other explanations...

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  • carlas32 Jun 24, 2009

    thank you..I thought this but I wasnt for sure...We have checked around for motors and there out the roof expensive..We will probably sell it for the parts that are still good on it..Thanks so much


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Get marvins magic mystery oil pull the plugs out and put 3-5 tablespoons in each cylinder let it sit overnight, and turn the engine over by hand with a wrench

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

  • dylan62 Feb 08, 2011

    hi do you mean just the spark plugs?


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If it locked up because of lack of oil, the damage that was done is most likely unrepairable. Except with a complete rebuild.

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I have a 2004 Suzuki forenza and water got sucked up from my air intake hose and went inside the motor, now the motor is locked, how do i unlock my motor???????

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I have a 1993 chevrolet and the motor locked up,how do i unlock it

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I have a 1991 dodge stealth, I recently replaced the ECC(ELECTRONIC COMPUTER), It still has a slow sluggish take off and not switching gears. can you help me?

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My ignition switch won't turn, my steering wheel is locked. How do I remove ignition switch w/o removing steering wheel? I have a '94 Suzuki Sidekick 4WD 1.6L (1590cc) MFI 16V engine

get front tries off crubs, or rocks or other things blocking them.
then turn key gently, (wiggle it)
and then turns steering (L/R wiggle it)
bam it unlocks, the operators guide covers this topic.

the lock is bad, needs wheel off.
ive done 2 this year,
the lock also has 2 anti tamper screws (clamp there) by LAW.
they must be removed with vise grip,et cetra.
then replaced with new 6mm bolts.

1: plastic shells off. (under neath shells)
2: see IGN switch, see it now> see how it surrounds the shafts>?
if you and seen that first, youd not be asking here, now.
3: wheel off..
4: remove the 2 clamp bolts from switch assembly.
5: this lets column drop and free up switch assembly
6: now it can be removed

i had to.
The steering casing shaft at the floor firewall down low,, only loosen the 4 bolts 4-5 turns.(trick 1) there.
allows column to move more easy.

the FSM covers this, 96 car is nearly the same
and book is rare free, but is here.
turn to 3F4 page 7, and read,

Mar 07, 2017 | 1994 Suzuki Sidekick

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1994sidekick stuck in park

check to see if the brake lights come on when you press brake pedal. if they don't it is stuck in park because your brake light switch doesn't work and the swich also tells the shifter lock to unlock so you can move shifter. so If no brake lights fix brake light switch and that will fix it. the switch is located at the top of brake pedal

Mar 24, 2013 | 1994 Suzuki Sidekick

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The ignition is broken i have no key anyways but the steering wheel is locked and i need to move the car how can i get the steering wheel to unlock, on a suzuki sidekick 1996

you will have to cut the steering lock off ,maybe you will be lucky with a centre punch on the headless bolts but if not then a small radial disk cutter

Mar 29, 2012 | Suzuki Cars & Trucks

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I have a 1994 Suziuki Sidekick that I'm replacing the clutch and transmission on and I cannot find the torque specs for the flywheel.

Hi Mouthtrick,

Set them at 78nm. Use a dog tooth tool mounted where the starter motor fits and lock it into the ring gear when tightening.

Best regards Johngee10

Feb 25, 2011 | 1994 Suzuki Sidekick

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What is magic oil?

maybe refering to "Marvel Mystery oil" Best to tear it down and rebuild/replace it.

Mar 08, 2010 | 1994 Suzuki Sidekick

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