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1996 sidekick wont fire up and start

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Aug 21, 2008

I think 2003

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Aug 13, 2008

double posted and to wrong forum
getting on the right forum gets 100x better answers.
check carefully. and is a real tractor too.
try posting here


i typed, google, fixya tractors iseki
and bingo

Suzuki Sidekick... | Answered on Sep 19, 2019

Hi. Thanks for your question. For issues related to pulse on the injectors for Suzuki you can visit https://www.reliable-store.com and download the entire workshop manual which includes all the information along with the diagrams for better understanding. Good day!

Suzuki Sidekick... | Answered on Mar 23, 2018

GET IT TO A MECHANIC!! Something is loose or about to collapse! Remember that vibration and noise can travel away from the source so get the mechanic to start in that corner.
You need to get the following checked!
-Prop shaft mountings at transfer box.
-Prop shaft mountings at differential.
-Prop shaft bearings.
-Differential condition and oil level.
-Drive shafts at differential end.
-Drive shafts at the wheel end.
-All flexing joints in the system including UV joints and CV joints.

Suzuki Sidekick... | Answered on Feb 05, 2018

Rebuilding a gearbox doesn't replace the worn shafts or bearings.

Suzuki Sidekick... | Answered on Aug 18, 2017

no, the E and marks are for 2 engines.
E mark for G16B (16valve MPI engine)
I and E marke are for the twin cam engine, (see link for deeper facts)
if you use the wrong marks, the engine will not run
and compression falls by 1/2 from 180 psi to 90 or less.

the G16A is different 8v head, yours is the 95HP, 16valve head.


covers all ways to do it right and wrong.

Suzuki Sidekick... | Answered on May 18, 2015

that is a suzuki SPORT. 1.8L (wide frame) J18 engine-
the understroked J20 engine.
and is a very rare car, even new was rare......!!!
watch out for stores selling wrong parts, that will never fit a Sport.

all 5sp boxes M/T
the transmission uses GL4,fluid, gear lube 4 (API spec)
first make sure the right side plug (front never touch rear bolt)
is loose. 10mm square drive it is (all parts on car are metric)
then the books are free, need links.
the bottom has a matching plug, that drains.
as does the transfer case if 4wd, is car 4wd?


here is the stuck side plug, photo.
last goon used 3/8" drive wrench, and stripped it. its 10mm only
so the mech here had to weld on the bolt .
also when car was new the plug was factory caulked.
after 20 years and not serviced, (common)
that caulk is like diamond hard.
so we heat it up. with a torch first if hard to turn CCW.


the 5speed is convered here in the FSM

the operators guide covers it , Lost yours?)(

the opr guide chapter 9 page 10 covered that. if lost here it is

the 89-98 are all same box. same words in all operators guide in print. 5 speed.

keep a copy.

finding good GL4 is hard, many stores dont sell it.
or only sell axle lube. GL5.

Suzuki Sidekick... | Answered on May 05, 2015

if stock ask for a manual.
if not stock you must identify it by name and model and get the book on it.
do tell which/?

Suzuki Sidekick... | Answered on Oct 20, 2014

what engine size.
we cant guess either.

the 89 has 1.3l and 1.6 but both are timed with the Distributor.
the whole pages are here.

Suzuki Sidekick... | Answered on Jun 02, 2014

Reading the old fluid can help the mechanic determine what is wrong. The replacement fluid will be thinner than the old contaminated fluid making clutches more likely to slip.

Suzuki Sidekick... | Answered on May 22, 2014

There is a fuel pump shutoff on most cars. Look in the owners manual. The reset button is usually located inside the vehicle near the gas cap (just in front of the gas cap). Usually a small rubber grommet or access panel that you pop off and press a button.

The button lets the fuel pump and engine control activate again.

Rear bar impact, roll over (or almost roll over) will activate the safety feature.

Suzuki Sidekick... | Answered on May 08, 2014

bring no1 piston to TDC firing on the timing mark on the balancer and line the rotor button point to under no1 plug lead and place the distributor in the block . As it goes in the rotor will turn out of position so lift up the distributor until you can reposition the rotor just forward of the position so that when the distributor is full in the rotor lines up with no1 plug lead. The movement is from the helix on the drive gears and you have to compensate for that when positioning the rotor button.. leave the retaining clamp just loose enough to turn the body of the distributor . After fitting all the leads in the correct firing order . start the engine and using a timing light move the distributor body until you get the timing mark on the required degrees advanced ( normally around 12 ) and then lock up the clamp.

Suzuki Sidekick... | Answered on Apr 20, 2014

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