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I have a 1993 suzuki sidekick that runs but you can not press the gas much it will stall you have to go very slow to reach speed , someone told me it could be the ecm

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Go to Autozone or similar business and have them check the fuel pressure. You may need to replace the fuel filter and maybe the fuel pump. This doesn't sound like a computer problem. A lesser possibility is a plugged exhaust system--maybe the catalytic converter.

Posted on Oct 05, 2010

  • dkm45324 Oct 05, 2010

    the fuel filter, fuel pump, and MAF all have been changed, how would i know if the computer is bad, we just bought this tonight, no check engine lights are on ( not sure if they work or not) we bought it for our son, when it is running you can smell strong gas smell , just cant press on pedal fast but it does run and go good once up to speed.

  • drallim Oct 05, 2010

    The 'check engine' light should come on when the key is first turned on. Take the car to AutoZone or similar business that offers free computer scans to look for any possible trouble codes. This is a pre-OBII computer, so it will not be quite as comprehensive as vehicles built after '96. In any case, if nothing shows on the scan, you will have to 'wing it', as they say. The smell of fuel indicates a serious leak somewhere, so be careful about fire and don't keep the car inside till repaired. I still believe that you have a fuel delivery problem to the engine. The fuel leak and lack of delivery of fuel to the engine may involve the same component. Do a careful search around the entire upper engine area looking for a wet spot. It may be something like a flexible hose that has blocked internally and leaking as well. Lay some newspapers under the engine to see if they get spotted with fuel. Have you spoken with the former owners about the problem and what they may have tried to rectify the trouble. I'm assuming this is a multi-port fuel-injected engine. Remove one spark plug to check the condition of the inner insulator--black soot indicates excess fuel, white or blistered looking indicates lean running, tan color shows ideal running, and an oily crust indicates oil consumption. Make sure the air cleaner is in good shape. Hope some of this helps!

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