Question about 2001 Suzuki Vitara
If you put the fuel filter in backwards, it will collapse and clog, leaving you with no power.
As for the smoking, it depends on the color.
It is it whitish, then I would guess head gasket, and recommend you borrow a cooling system pressure tester from a place like Autozone, to see if the system hold pressure or show oscillation when engine reved up.
It is it bluish, then you probably either have gas in the oil, too much oil, or you broke a piston ring.
Changing oil and doing a compression test would be the way to tell.
If it is black smoke, then the fuel mixture is probably too rich.
That could be a bad temperature sensor, bad air mass sensor, bad O2 sensor, or weak spark, like bad wires or plugs.
Posted on May 23, 2011
If just idle clean the throttle body and the IACV and be sure the IACV mechanism isn't sticky.
It could be a clogged injector but that would show up at all speeds...
Posted on May 22, 2011
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