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  1. Bex
    12-08-2014 07:01 AM - permalink
    Bex
    The problem can be either worn cogs on the crank pulley, a bad belt, not having the crank pulley bolt torqued to 94 ft/lbs which leads to the dreaded keyway shearing on the crank snout so that the pulley is no longer aligned properly. The crank pulley is what keeps the belt from walking into the cover. When you last changed the timing belt, did you remove the center bolt on the crank pulley (not necessary to do), and if so, torque it properly when you replaced it? If the belt is ok, I'd check the pulley alignment, bolt torque, and, with fingers and toes crossed, the keyway (although there is a fix for this on the forum). Good luck.
  2. roadtech
    12-07-2014 07:08 PM - permalink
    roadtech
    Good Day Bex
    I have read several threads and it appears I have the dreaded swollen timing belt cover issue. I have been snowmobile trail grooming now for a few weeks and after spending hours at 10km/h in this rig you get to notice the engine sounds. Heard something rubbing in the engine Bay today and saw the light rub mark of the bottom pulley on the timing belt cover. Got home pulled the belt off and it has just started to rub but it will be through in no time if I continue to operate this unit.
    This unit runs so smooth I can't believe there could be any other issues but asking you here I'm ready to be educated. I live north of Edmonton Alberta and feel I should be able to order the necessary parts.
    The unit has 105000km and is a 1991 Geo auto 3 speed.
    The geo with the snow tracks on have worked flawless so I would be prepared to pay the Piper.
    Thanks in advance
    Don Clark
  3. Bex
    10-20-2014 06:45 AM - permalink
    Bex
    I would first confirm that I actually needed a headgasket, rather than doing all this work on 'I think I have one'. There are ways to test the coolant for exhaust gas, checking the oil for coolant, etc. Presumably, you have overheated the car....If so, there is a possibility that the head is warped and needs to be checked and/or re-milled, so no, a tear down would be in your future.
  4. middo81
    10-20-2014 03:44 AM - permalink
    middo81
    Bex,
    Can I ask you some advise, you seem to really know your Suzuki's. Mate I have a 92 Suzuki Vitara with the G16b engine and I think I have a blown headgasket, Is it possible to change the head gasket without taking apart the head? i.e. all valves etc? Cheer mate hope to hear from you soon?
  5. 1995 suzuki Sidekick Calg
    06-11-2014 12:26 AM - permalink
    1995 suzuki Sidekick Calg
    Hi Bex
    My sidekick now runs.
    The timing belt was installed wrong by the previous owner.
    Thank you.
    Jim (1995 Suzuki sidekick Calgary )
  6. Bex
    04-09-2014 02:10 PM - permalink
    Bex
    Nope, most certainly not. The ECU for the 95 governs spark - the 89 has a stand alone distributor. A totally different animal. Spec out your 95 - the ECU is different for TBI, MPI, manual tranny, auto tranny, California emissions, etc. Most of them are not interchangeable. The safest thing to do is to get the model number of the ECU that came with your car, and get the same model. If you have a current ECU that is not working, normally it is only 3 capacitors that need to be changed - a $5.00 fix - so give more info as to your problem, or are you just looking for a spare??
  7. Heinz13
    04-08-2014 08:50 PM - permalink
    Heinz13
    Guru,

    Will an EGR off a '89 Tracker fit a '95?
  8. Bex
    02-04-2014 06:24 AM - permalink
    Bex
    Same part number for both: 22820-61A01
  9. pvtcook
    02-03-2014 07:26 PM - permalink
    pvtcook
    Yes sir it is a two door also. It's only a 8valve and mines the 16. It is the the mechanical 3 spd.
  10. Bex
    02-03-2014 03:56 PM - permalink
    Bex
    I have the EPC and can look up the part numbers to see if they are the same. The rule of thumb is making sure that the number of doors on the donor is similar to your car. And your 98 Chevy is a bit of a transition year. Is the 92 also 2 door? Presumably that is the 3 speed auto. Are you? More info needed.

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    '91 Tracker 8V, 1.6L, 5 sp, 4wd, 2dr, conv, CAMI, horribly rusty
    '97 Suzuki Vitara 8v, 1.6L 5 sp, 4wd, 2dr, tintop, horribly purple
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