Question about 1988 Suzuki Samurai
does jumper cable starts work>?
if the engine is seized, hand turn it, see if it is?
a starter unloaded test is near useless, but does find dead ones.
the current is 100 amps, cranking, and only that matters.
it must make full power at 100 amps, if not the starter is bad.
i have tools to prove that. you dont.
next time try a fully charged good battery or jumper cable crank it of running good car. then post.
Posted on Mar 30, 2015
Put a wrench on the front of the engine and see if it will turn, almost sounds like you threw a rod or the timing belt broke. Either one is not good news
Posted on Mar 29, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
engine crank thrusts worn and crank moved back enough to not engage ,with a manual the clutch would push it forewards.or the flex plate on the back of the torque converter damaged and broke in teh centre where bolts to the crank
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
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Look on the transmission near the bell housing, this is where the speedometer cable connects to the transmission. Loosen the nut and pull the end out. Turn it manually by hand to see if it is turning and inspect it for damage. This is usually the spot where the cable breaks. You may find it loose and stuck in the transmission when you remove the cable. You can take the broken end out with a pair of needle nose pliers.
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Posted on Feb 16, 2009
The shifter sheet is worn out or not even there (its rubber) from multiple uses. It eventually decades.
Tons of Samurai enthusiast retailers carry them. Lowrangeoffroad, Petroworks, Trail Tough, and more.
They also carry the one for the tranny shifter.
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
Hello, I would make sure that your car is not one of those half year cars becuase two differn't starters may be offered for the same year of car. Also, I would check and see if your battery has enough CCA's to power your system. The only other thing is to turn your crankshaft with a breaker bar to turn your flywheel to possibly get a fresh area of teeth on it. If none of this fails it's as simple as just replacing the flywheel. If you did a bench test on the starter and the bendix engaged that is good. Buying parts from an Auto parts store does not gurantee the part is good and that the bendix engages the full distance to turn the flywheel. I would try to find a mechanic who rebuilds starters to make sure that the bendix is engaging fully. I hope this helps you!
Posted on May 20, 2009
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