20 Most Recent 2002 Suzuki Esteem Questions & Answers

old post
spark or cam
we cant guess
but was answered here many times.
so search, here.

the cam is here
the spark is here.



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2002 Suzuki... | Answered on Feb 13, 2016

old post but , j18 free data. is rare.
where to set, my guess you need the chain timing steps>?

the free page (here is all text)

here are the graphics (gee the new chain has instructions lost those?)
at autozoned

btw, it is and interference engine, J18 is. and J20 up.
put on new chain
and hand turn engine, do a cylinder leak down test (a tool)
before cranking it up. 1st time. if it fails you have bent valves.
also turn it and feel for something hitting. as you turn. ooops.
do that on all DOHC engines. (rare exceptions ) and win.


2002 Suzuki... | Answered on Feb 13, 2016

Jamie, Is or was engine light on, are there any codes, was there any recent work done? The more info. the easier to help diagnose.
Removing the oil fill cap and have a helper crank the engine, while you look for cam movement,if you have cam movement that's good.
Next squirt some starter fluid in throttle body and try starting, try a couple times. If starts and revs fine while running on starter fluid, problem is a faulty fuel pump filter,fuse, relay or pump.
If it spits sputters or backfire while trying to start, timing belt has slipped probably and needs replaced.
See links below for more reasons,
press the helpful button

2002 Suzuki... | Answered on Feb 13, 2016

On top of the engine.You need to remove the ignition coils to access the spark plugs.

2002 Suzuki... | Answered on Aug 18, 2015

this is English only forum.

2002 Suzuki... | Answered on Feb 07, 2015

Your gonna need a pry bar and your gonna have to pop it loose theirs a c clip inside holding it in place

2002 Suzuki... | Answered on Dec 13, 2014

old post, but Ill answer this , as it seems most forums give bad advice. on this topic.
answer,. read the FSM , or alldata.com or suzuki pit stop plus
it shows 6 tests.
this car came with 2 diff. engines, G16b and J18.
and the tests are simular but data is different.
here are the tests in the FSM.
1: cranking pressure. 35 to 40 psi. this is a guess. no engine stated, so no real numbers... answered. only a guess.
2: running pressure (vac. drops it) drop about 6PSI running.
we now test the FPregular for proper reg. at 3 vacuum points. (a hand vacuum tool)
3: the shut test.
4: the leak down test.
5: the 4 tests for INJECTOR leak down tests. 1 by 1>
its really 8 tests.

now the shade tree test
fuel dont leak from rail, fitting cracked, cranking , pump dead
or lost 12vdc to pump cranking.
that be it, with no gauge. must DIY fail here if the fitting dribbles.
as dribble tests dont tell you if pressure is correct.
a carb can run on 0.1psi or gravity , only
but on EFI it takes, 28psi, min. (injectors makers rule , no mine)

2002 Suzuki... | Answered on Sep 09, 2014



only $4 lousy bucks to read hard facts. and not break parts.
id bet it saves for more than that. its really investment grade.

or at alldata.com same deal.

pick one then ask questions.

2002 Suzuki... | Answered on Aug 11, 2014

100s of pages.
why not just pick a system and ask.
like radio
better ?why not post the symptoms.?

2002 Suzuki... | Answered on Jul 23, 2014

If none of them are working, then check the fuses. If they will not work with the remote, but will work when manually pressing the lock button, check the remote battery.

2002 Suzuki... | Answered on Apr 22, 2014

name the part of car you are at.
there are 3000 parts on this car.
my wild guess, inside car?
or is this a body panel. ? somewhere inside or outside.

or is this and audio radio like question.

2002 Suzuki... | Answered on Feb 11, 2014

great post and first to do fuse checks, for phantom drains.
G16 or J18 engine????
very good work. did you look at car in 100% dark,. all doors open , hood and trunk? called dark current checks.
and you are correct ,most fuses have many loads. some are 20 or more. (now windows ,usually)
DOME (im logged in to alldata.com so can you.....
Dome is doom, LOL called fuse #8 by suzuki.
a RED feed wire..... then white....

TCM, interior lights,trunk light,Radio, keyless,Clock and ECM

a real FSM make this far more easy, especially old cars.
and DC amp clamp meter 100x more easy.
alldata.com has the full set if schematics.

2002 Suzuki... | Answered on Dec 18, 2013

there are 2 engines, 1.6L and 1.8, radical different.
how to?
drain coolant,
unbolt thermostat housing
remove old stat.
put in new sat with bleed hole up, 1.8L, or forward 1.6L.
and wax side to pump side, 1.8L
and wax side down, 1.6L.
wax , is that sensing puck on the bottom of STAT.

2002 Suzuki... | Answered on Oct 29, 2013

you need a frame shop, find one and get help
if this is a tech question try to be more exact ,better us a photo.

moving after welding? move the mount?

this work takes great skill,
and btw1;
the FSM shows all the dimensions in the last chapter.
just for such magic(under body)

2002 Suzuki... | Answered on Oct 15, 2013

is the lamp bad or or the whole assembly.

but varies by country.

generic? the whole deal.
1: gain access to back and remove screws there. (even under fender)
2: on some cars the front nose of car bezel must be removed
gaining true access to lamp housings, and the screws.
disconnect the socket wire (or replace bulb now)
and then the housing screws. bingo its free.
some cars, the hood opens
and there is a plate that extends L/R across front of car.
remove top plate and bingo , lamps.

2002 Suzuki... | Answered on Sep 15, 2013

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