Question about Suzuki Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2000 Suzuki Esteem 1.8L.. I went to start my motor & turned it off right before started. I heard some kind of backfire. Then I started it and it's been idling high, the surging. Please help!!

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Suzuki Master
  • 20,706 Answers

Scan it yet, a FULL OBD2 scan? why not?if not.
now is the time...


the 1.8L J18 engine, same as the older Sidekick sports used.
same engine , know it I do.
its the precursor to the J20, (j18 is under-stroked, j20 with many of the same parts. inside)
the back fire means explosion sound to rear end of tail pipe?
yes, that is rich raw fuel in the muffler. plus Air.
if there are exhaust cracks and then engine goes rich this can happen( a double failure)
if how ever BACK means, back to the Air cleaner, then that be different reasons, (timing)


engine now starts.?>
engine runs.? has full power, car drives ok.?
JUST?
SURGE,. you never said.

does engine get hot? 180F or more and holds (y/n)
ever get a full tuneup this decade,
most dont so i tell you, bad spark causes, misfire and raw fuel is wasted to the exhaust and sure can go boom.

surging usually means the ISC can not control idle
so it hunts, (a suzuki software engine on all 90s engines)
PCM errors, inside it. (dangerous too)
a modern car, if idle goes too high the ecu commands the ISC closed
and holds it there solid, (safe way , no hunting allowed now)]
so if this car surges, it's , lean engine.

some think flooding is surging.
and this is usually below 800 rpm,
almost stalls, then corrects, seems like a surge.

next time post rpm range of surge.?????

do not drive a surging engine, do not be like Toyota drivers. (over 800 rpm hot)

surge from 400 -800 rpm is class 1 surge.
surge from 800 to say 2000 RPM is class2, and very dangerous to some folks, (key off, get car fixed, tow it)

The ECU controls idle speeds. (hard coded servo controls)

Posted on Mar 18, 2016

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya

6ya staff

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Anonymous

  • 96 Answers

SOURCE: Cold Idle Surge

sounds like you have a vacumn leak some where need to find that first

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

darin brown

  • 393 Answers

SOURCE: 91 camry surging

is there a hissing sound when depressing the brake pedal.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

Romulus811

  • 5 Answers

SOURCE: 91 Camry surging

You maybe need to adjust the idle speed, on top of the intake manifold, near where it says EFI, there a small black rubber plug, pull it out, turn off everything in the car, then turn the screw in where the plug was to change the idle speed. Or it could be that you need a new Idle Control Valve

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

Anonymous

  • 239 Answers

SOURCE: Car runs fine at idle but wants to surge

there is a fuel pump inside the tank that is bad replace it

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

Anonymous

  • 15 Answers

SOURCE: High Idle speed on 1989 Merc Sable, 3.0L V-6. Approx 2000 RPM

My wife had a 93 ford tempo 4 cylinder with same problem.It turned out to be the idle air solenoid mounted on the air intake manifold.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Suzuki esteem wiper stuck


Hi
Good chance is you wiper motor is blown.
check the motor

Nov 30, 2017 | 2000 Suzuki Esteem

1 Answer

I can not locate my fuses for my 2000 Suzuki esteem car?


A friend of mine had a Suzuki and we found his fuses behind the glove box (whole dang thing slides right out if you hold two "buttons" down on both sides). Maybe the same applies to you? Good luck and cheers...

Aug 01, 2011 | 2000 Suzuki Esteem

1 Answer

Where location crank sensor suzuki esteem 2000


On the Esteem 1.6L: the Crankshaft Position Sensor is located on the right side (passenger side) of the engine Oil Pan.

For the Esteem 2.0L: the CKP is located behind the engine Flywheel in the back of the engine block. It is necessary to remove the transmission to service the sensor.

Dec 27, 2010 | 2000 Suzuki Esteem

1 Answer

No start


the fuel pump is in the tank, and the spark plug wire's could be hidden under a plastic cover on that motor

Jun 05, 2010 | 2000 Suzuki Esteem

1 Answer

2000 Suzuki Esteem (1.8) Fuel System


No SYMPTOMS stated, (sadly)
the J18 engines, twin cam, chain drive cam, nice motor.
an under stroked, J20. it is.. and share most parts.

alldata.com covers it.... and all cars... mostly.
for sure esteems (used books real off Ebay, if lucky, do a watch on ebay)?
and for sure Suzuki, the FSM is $4 to read. and posted 100 time here. (more ) this the real deal, (McCoy)
https://suzukipitstopplus.com/Products/1182-2000-esteem-service-manual.aspx

the filter, and pump , no need to replace pump unless
it has 12vdc to IT CRANKING< and filter is new. AND, pressure is out of spec. (see spec, below)
a gauge is $20 and way more easy to use than a bath in gasoline
for sure.and a $10 voltmeter from walfart.

now the Esteem secret (just in CASE)
"Remove rear seat cushion, rear right seat back, right side sill scuff, right front partition trim and right rear door opening trim."
bingo, a secret access port.

now the spec.
31-37 ?idle PSI
this is the fuel pressure at the rail, at idle.
cranking is 6 PSI more
driving up hill, wide open throttle, pressure rises to 3- 6psi more that idle. (near)
if pressure is low, check for 12vdc to pump, first.
then make sure the FPR works.
they can stick open closed or jam. and it must work right. or fueling will be ALL wrong. (cars this old FPR love to fail)
this engine ECU has program revision (flash) that causes
pump to not run key on, (read TSBs on same at suzuki...)

so, crank it and check pressure cranking if not starting?
or if it does start (you never said) then check at idle
and WOT. the PSI ( then gun throttle see pressure jump way higher) if all this pans out, forget pump, and FPR.

did you scan the PCM yet, that be like first..
all scan tools (real) work on 2000 cars.... all do.

Dec 14, 2009 | 2000 Suzuki Esteem

2 Answers

2000 esteem vehicle just would not crank over, change plugs and still no response.


I find I have a similar problem with my Suzuki Esteem, that I'm trying to fix right now. I'm not an expert, but I believe it could be one of the following...

a) the contacts in the starter motor are worn out, therefore I'm not getting a surge in power that's needed to start the engine.

b) If I let my car sit overnight for twelve hours or so, it has a hard time turning over, the battery could be power-draining overnight (it might need to be replaced). I find it's starts easier when I unplug my accessories from the power adapter before I leave the vehicle.

c) The alternator is not charging the battery properly, which means the engine will have a hard time getting enough juice to turn over.

The first time this problem happened I recharged the battery for 20 minutes. I only ever had to do that once. Often it will start without jumping it if you just hold the key forward until the engine catches (takes about 5 seconds). I know that is a bandaid solution, pretty soon I'll have enough time to actually get find out what's going on.

I hope I may have been able to share some insight, let me know if you found any solution to it. I'll post my solution when I figure it out

Dave

Nov 15, 2009 | 2000 Suzuki Esteem

2 Answers

Is valve adjustment a part of normal maitenance on Suzuki Esteem


When you hear some tapping, that's why you need -valve adjustments. At 137,000miles you probably need more than that to continue your trouble-free drives.

Nov 12, 2009 | 2000 Suzuki Esteem

1 Answer

1999 suzuki esteem hard to start, just cranks and cranks. Runs perfect once started. Has new spark plugs oxygen sensor and cleaned injectors. Anybody know what problem is?


check to make sure the fuel pump,injectors and fuel pressure regulator don't have any internal leaks check the fuel pressure immediatlly after it is shut off and two hours later there should be at most a very slight difference

Sep 25, 2009 | 2000 Suzuki Esteem

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

114 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Suzuki Experts

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85216 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22485 Answers

Jonah Oneal

Level 3 Expert

14092 Answers

Are you a Suzuki Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...