20 Most Recent 1996 Suzuki Swift Questions & Answers

short in harness check all wires with meter

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Jun 26, 2016

low engine power.. which engine, there are 7 .
ever put in a new timing belt , 60,000 mles service it is.
if not it slips and power goes byebye.

if you use your right foot to stop the stall does it, and if you do that
do you get full power>?
if yes, yes, then the ISC is stuck closed or EGR stuck open.

the ECU raises the ISC valve to keep a/t from stalling,
it open the valve at the moment of the shift to any gear.
P/n to any gears. if it cant open it will stall.
that is how the idle controls work.

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

When starting/cranking, computer will activate fuel relay so that it will start. Once running there are fail safes built in - no oil pressure, bad signal from crank angle sensor or throttle position sensor, crash sensor activated (stops fuel pump) or even immobilizer faulty. Will it idle with Mass Air Flow sensor unplugged? Could be a broken wire or bad connector. Hope you have found problem by now! An auto electrician will find it very quickly.

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Jan 06, 2015

Front or rear?? Big diff! Frankster016

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Nov 27, 2014


why not consider all signs. and let the evidence prove the puddn
head gasket. signs (huge list)
water and steam gushing from rad cap or overfill tank
carbon in the rad neck hole, cap off cold.
oil in same place
water in engine pan, (milky)
steam out the tail pipe after engine fully warm.
water leaking down side of block at head/block juncture.
cylinder compression low on 1 or more.
cylinder leak down fails on 1 or more
the green/blue die test fails.
the rad leak down gauge test fails.
engine pings
lost engine power.
funny sounds.
i can list more, but that is enough.

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Oct 17, 2014

the object leaking is bad
what is the question here, this is simple super simple
its talking to you, saying IM bad, replace me....
get engine hot. then , yes, look , see it leak under 14psi natural
loop pressure, that is our friend, mr, pressure
and sure as shootn , any whole or crack clearly shows the source of the leak.

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Oct 17, 2014

its in both books
the operators guide in the glove box, get one.
or the real FSM.
$4 to see both for 1 day, or download it(hint)

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Jul 27, 2014

Check the battery, sounds like it is completely dead.

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

the FSM will cover this lever of details.
get one.
some cars have access panels behind RF wheel/tire.
welcome to why FWD sucks. they can be very hard to service.
cheap to make,(sell) hard to fix.
we dont have altos i usa or my online books are dead.
you should go to suzuki and get a real FSM to work this car ,
major work.
or find an alto forum and join, (non here)

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Feb 17, 2014

it's a 96, in usa, (are you) id bet not.
Getting ECU scan data called DTCs ,etc."trouble codes"
USA we scan it. and get the DTC errors. (OBD2)
not USA, it's the lamp blink marakley way (OBD1)

both ECUs willshow you DTCs. (no spark) and maybe WHY
if the CMP sensors and some engines, CKP/CMP are bad
you will get codes, 41,42, or P0340/355 (USA)

which engine,? they have 2 . always post engine
1.3 L M13A I4 (petrol)
1.5 L M15A I4 (petrol)
1.3 L I4 (diesel) (nah ? no, spark here)

if not sure, open hood (all comment for me are USA) and look up
under hood and see EPA, smog /vacuum map sticker ,see that.
see that statement of what engine this is? bingo.
if not on other countries, the fire wall tag , near battery shows same.

if car is 96 use any scan tool made.
if car is not OBD2 then place the diagnostic jumper and count flashes
tell more get more.... have full specs on car.

the car with too many names, see the list (helps find more facts , knowing this fact)
The Swift was marketed in the Japanese domestic market (JDM) as the Cultus and elsewhere as the Suzuki Forsa, Suzuki Jazz, Chevrolet Swift, Chevrolet Sprint and Sprint Metro, Geo and Chevrolet Metro, Pontiac Firefly, Maruti 1000, Holden Barina and Subaru Justy. Versions of the second generation Cultus were also produced until 2007 in India and the car remains in production today in Pakistan.
end quote:
i have only 2 questions,
what country.
what engine options.

(4000 posts now, for that and not 1 replay)
Despite public perceptions, (wrong) all cars are not all the same world wide. not by a long shot. (end rant)

try here, see the same warnings at the top.
now the best. (read here)


1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Nov 29, 2013

first check all fuses !!!!
Problem with 1996 Suzuki Swift????????????????????? 2010 suzuki sx4 no spark on coil????????????????
SX4? (J20 suzuki engine?)
Japanese automaker Suzuki and Italian automaker FIAT
8 different engines used (world-wide), so post engine option.
usa 3: 2010
on all coils?, (you posted 1996 and 2010 at same time)
and swift and SX4 at same time. my guess, is you piggybacked on the swift post with SX4 question, instead of starting a fresh new post?
The SX4 has, COPS are all 4 dead?
it has 4 coils, called COPS. or PACK WITH COILS INSIDE,

IN 2010 we had these optios, which one is yours?
yours is not diesel, as you stated spark. so... down to 2 engine.s
the 2010 model year, SX4 five-door hatchback is available with a 1.6 L DOHC VVT engine, 2.0 L DOHC VVT engine and 2.0 L DDiS diesel engine (16 valve, 135 PS (99 kW; 133 hp) with 320 N·m (240 lb·ft) torque) on the AWD version.
aka: J20A or J20B engines. the B has VVT cam.
my guess? is it's a Suzuki engine in a fiat body?

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Nov 29, 2013

The ignition switch supplies power to many items including the cigarette lighter, dash lights ,instruments, radio. immobilizer, CPU , ABS and traction control. The first one I would check is the lighter as if the coil inside is dirty it may be shorting out .

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Oct 29, 2013

Hello, if you are losing coolant as you say than the most probable place is through your head and into your exhaust system, it is highly likely you have a cracked head or a major head gasket leak. The only other place it can go is if you have a automatic vehicle with the cooler on the bottom of the radiator tank (crack between two tanks), it will go straight into your transmission, you can tell if the transmission oil is overfull and watery (thin and whitish).

1996 Suzuki... | Answered on Sep 17, 2013

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