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Vitara misfire 1995 1.6

There is no misfire when the engine is idling or revved at a standstill, however underload, say doing 50mph in top gear, the engine has a misfire.
I have changed the obvious, plugs, leads, distributor cap and rotor arm.
Any ideas please; the Vitara has the G16 engine - 8 valve


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  • tich51 Sep 06, 2008

    The wires are factory and the plugs are gapped correctly. I am about to swap the coil but i thought that a coil either worked or didn't?


  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    i have the a problem with my vitara 1995 it drives rough and will not keep up with a steady rev.


  • solentexpres Jan 06, 2009

    Hi I have same problem ,P Reg Vitara (spanish built) missfires underload, cannot change coil pack as all part of the distributor 8 valve 1600 petrol, distributor has 4 leads off cap and a plug with 7 wires on the side. Can I take apart and look for coil pack inside Distributor ?.

  • Robert Dunlap May 11, 2010

    are your wires factory or after market? after market wires can break up while driving. are your spark plugs gapped correctly? Have you checked your coil?

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    Yahya H??p?x Dec 02, 2013

    I found the solution for losing energy in suzuki grand vitara 2.0TD must change the electovan and injectors

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    Yahya H??p?x Dec 02, 2013

    I found the solution for losing energy in suzuki grand vitara 2.0TD must change the electovan and injectors


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You can try changing the coil pack and then recheck firing order of the wires to make sure they are in correct firing order. Suggest checking the wires first before spending money on the coil pack. Let me know how you make out.

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