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Car quit running and wont restart - 1987 Suzuki Samurai

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  • Justin Case
    Justin Case May 11, 2010

    Please provide more detail about the problem:

    • Year?

    • Engine size?

    • What was going on when it quit?

    • How does it act when you try to start it now?

    • Does it seem to turn over quicker/slower than normal?

    • Does it try to start and die or just turn over?

    • What is the level of gas in the tank? Recently empty?

    • Battery state?

    • Getting spark?

    • Smells?

    • Recent events? New installs?

    • What have you tried to fix it?

    • Anything that might be pertinent.
    You don't need to answer all. But anything helps.




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I have an 87 Suzuki samurai and I was driving it home when the engine just shut off. It was like someone turned the key off. I have lights though. When I try to start the car, nothing at all it doesn't even turn over! But I have dash lights! Any ideas? This vehicle has ran perfect for years! No problems.

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Buy gas.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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  • Daygo64 Feb 11, 2012

    Full tank

  • Daygo64 Feb 11, 2012

    Just changed air filter, cap, rotor, some vac lines had it smogged. It was running very good, engine is original stock motor with a carb.

  • Daygo64 Feb 12, 2012

    Truck sat all night. I tried to start it next morning and it fired right up idled great! If 12volt system has interruption like alternator not charging will that cause engine to shut off?



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