20 Most Recent 1996 Suzuki Sidekick Questions & Answers

Remove valve and clean it up. Get a blanking plate and fit it but keep egr in line.
Car should be good to go.

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Jan 12, 2018

if adding fluid then theirs a leak somewhere and changing the master will be futile if its not leaking recheck lines and components

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Aug 17, 2017

the problem is a failing throw out bearing

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Jun 28, 2017

old post
its the whirlly gig, so it's a bad gig. DIG?

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Jan 04, 2017

why not post the codes. ???
usa car 96, has many codes, not one, useless or not useful.
(gas cap loose excepted)
Does all lights on car work and radio, bright head lights.?
cranks robustly, ?
spark good,? ECU cuts fuel any time one of 3 park failures, fail.?
so, spark is next.
then if spark is ok then we try test fuel. (spray )0if that fails, cam belt fell off or lost time on cam, every 60k happens.(spec)

if runs and sounds ok on test fuel, good.
crank engine for 5 full seconds, release key does the scan tool show errors. NOW? it will if those 3 spark things above, are failing.
even a dead tacho line can kill all injections.
or if TPS outputpin stuck at 5v due to ground wire to it cut,at TPS,

ok now the relay.
ECU does ground the coil (see schematic?)
but only for 3 seconds, keyon, (repeats key on).
then turns off (all G16s 91+ do that 3 sec rule.)
then the relay closes, cranking full time. look now, 96 relay is on the heater box, behind the glove box, the pink wires are BINGO FUEL.

if that works 12v on pinkk, then check fuel pressure
is car a 2 door? if 2doors, the pit behind left rear tail light
see g402 ground that is pump ground and loves to rust there.(kills pump dead)
as does the pink wires there (rust), (connectors)
see 96 ecu schematic here.


read the pump page.
got 34psi

see how to fix and test pump page

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Jun 05, 2016

the 96 has serp
the car has g16 engine
the car if fitted with A/c the the P/s has and adjuster
here is the page
does all track-kicks
see the hidden bolt on this page
easy peasy japaneezy


1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Jan 07, 2016

trans is old-seals are worn and hardware too--is fluid clean and at proper level--next try to fix shifter w maybe some wd40---mite havtu get where the linkage is--safety first-or just bringit to a tech

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Mar 17, 2015

is this sport the J18 . 1.8L sport?
the 95 and 98 are here.
96 is hard to find, as is the extremely rear J18 sports. very hard.


1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Mar 15, 2015

wow not even saying what it dont do?
the back light dead or needles dead?
sure all loads on every car made has a fuse
(cept starter)
why not post the full symptoms of what works or not.
then ask how to diagnosis it.,
does car run, and shift ok, doe head lights work
do the warning lights work in the cluster, keyon, no start?

the 1996 suzuki has the only free service

chapter 8a-81

no the IG-coil fuse runs the tachometer (electrics )
if IG-coil blows, engine dies.as does cluster lamp test. dead.

the speedometer is not electric its cable driven
is the odometer dead? if yes the cable is dead.

key on , all cluster lamps must glow
or IG coil is blown fuse or battery dead, or main fuse in engine bay blown.

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Feb 24, 2015

this is an ENGLISH forum in USA(calif)

cam belt or accessories belt.?
the 96 has serp, on accessores
this serp
or this
or 96 , has no serp for accessores
we have V belts. that year , G16 engine.
but we have a J18 engine, with serp, is yours a SPORT,
with J18?
when posting say engine size, some cars have 10 enginesluse world wide, (fact)

the sport j18 is very different

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Feb 10, 2015

Place un Neutral then move selector to 2wd. Place vehicle in reverse for about 50'. This should disengage
A thumbs up would be greatly appreciated if this answer is helpful to you.

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Dec 14, 2014

Raw fuel from the tail pipe I would think maybe a bad TPS, fuel pressure regulator or injector. More than likely a bad regulator or throttle position sensor. Check your fuel pressure after the regulator at idle and wide open throttle. At an idle the pressure should be 20-30 psi lower than at wide open throttle. If your getting to much fuel pressure it can cause it to bog down and lose power due to extremely rich conditions.Will also have strong exhaust fumes.

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Nov 30, 2014

Hi There,

If your car was running good and suddently it became like this and getting then I think your car either having a carburator or fuel injection problem. If it is a carburator I sugess go to shop for carburator cleaning and check for leakage, if it is a fuel injection then replaced fuel filter and one of the fuel injection cleaning stuff in gas tank for cleaning those fuel injection......


1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Nov 24, 2014

The IAC assembly, mounted on the right side of the throttle body, controls bypass air around the throttle plate. By extending or retracting a conical valve, a controlled amount of air can move around the throttle plate. If engine speed (rpm) is too low, more air is diverted around the throttle plate to increase engine speed.
During idle, the proper position of the IAC valve is calculated by the ECM based on battery voltage, coolant temperature, engine load and engine speed. If the engine speed drops below a specified rate with the throttle plate closed, the ECM will then calculate a new valve position.
On 1.6L engines, four different possible designs of the IAC conical valve may be used on these engines. The first design utilizes a single taper shape, while the second design uses a dual taper shape. The third design uses a blunt-tipped valve, whereas the fourth design uses a rotating shutter. Care should be taken to ensure use of the proper design when service replacement is necessary.,,,

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Oct 30, 2014

You need a new clutch, you completely fried it revving it to 4000 rpm while it's slipping

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Oct 28, 2014

Replace your clutch, it is slipping

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Oct 28, 2014

checking fluid is too late,there is a problem inside,just drain iol and see that there will be metal parts in it...and then realise it will cost money....

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Oct 15, 2014

The 1.8 is a J18 engine. On all Suzuki J engines, the crank position sensor is under the flywheel/flex plate. Yes, that will require pulling the engine or transmission. BUT the electrical connector to it is under the intake above the starter. So you can troubleshoot the system without pulling the motor. :) With this engine, the crank sensor is only used for miss-fire detection but will throw a code if bad.

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Aug 24, 2014

no. unless its busted.
the FSM covers this and one more page.
the whole thing is here. Real DEAL.

here is Pan out or CV out and all ways from sunday.
see this? see the CV links.

the side gears are splines there are NO PINS. (not broken axle)
no PINS inboard.
we have photos of all, and exploded views, and steps
nothing lacking, just ask.
why not post the photo, click add an image, and

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Jul 20, 2014

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