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Old 09-27-2005, 04:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

Ive been having issues with my ignis lately and need some advice as my mechanic cant seem to find whats wrong. They have suggested its probably the fuel filter need replacing but since that is such an expensive option for the ignis I was hoping someone on here has had a similar experience.

My ignis keeps conking out if I drive for more than 25kms or so. The revs suddenly drop and then go back up again then a few seconds later the fuel light flickers on and off and then the car conks out.

The car will sometimes start straight back up again but will then do exactly the same a few km's later.

Sometimes it will not start up at all and I have to wait around 15minutes before it will start back up. If I wait the 15 minutes I can generally make it for another 25kms before it will do it again. If I dont wait at all it keeps conking out constantly...

Another mechanic has suggested it could be the wires being loose?

Any ideas please?
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Old 05-08-2006, 06:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Samm,

Bit of an old post but we are having the same problem with our 2001 Ignis. It will go for a while, then start spluttering with the 'check engine' light coming on then stall. Leave it for 5 mins or so and it comes good for a while again.

We had the fuel filter changed (about AU$500 !) and it still does the same thing so hopefully you haven't gone to that expense...
After looking at this thread (clicky) it seems that it could be the crank angle sensor. This would certainly explain the symptoms as well, if the ECU wasn't getting the correct crank position, timing and fuel injection would be all over the place and cause the engine to splutter and stall.

We're taking it in to Suzuki on Friday (12/05/06) and taking along the posts from here so at least they'll have somewhere to start ! Hopefully we'll get it sorted without too much expense and I will report back any findings


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Old 05-09-2006, 07:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Matt,

Yep it was the crank angle sensor,

It cost me about $400.00 - $450.00 I think. Had no problems since its been fixed -
working perfectly now! (its been about 10 or so months now?)

Ouch for you though - $900.00 all up will hurt!

By the looks of your email I am guessing you are from Perth??? me too, I took my car into cannington suzuki , I would suggest taking it in there cause at least they will know its a common issue now... and hopefully be able to fix it quick smart for you

My car is a 2001 also.. I am sure its the same problem.

All the best!

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Old 05-30-2006, 09:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi all,
We had the same problem too. It took some time to fix. Even Suzuki could not find the problem (I think they just wanted to rip us off even more). Put my foot down and said no more, at the $480 mark. I came to this website and presto, there was a post that had the same problem, and said it was the crank shaft sensor. After what I already had paid out, I bought the sensor from a Suzuki spares place for about $135, and replaced it that night. Tested the car, the problem had disappeared, it was working normal. Thank you for the very 1st post of this problem (it wasn't this post/thread) that was posted 2004 see link:

Ignis 2001 Problem and problems

It realy is a great idea this forum. Should have looked here before I took it in to Suzuki.
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Old 08-25-2006, 01:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,

Just been looking at the symptoms listed on your posts. I believe the same thing has happened to my Ignis.

- Cruising down the Motorway, 100-110km/h -- fairly warm for the afternoon -- and suddenly the car seems possessed! With the engine seemingly stalling, Engine light Flashing deliriously and the Rev gauge bouncing up and down! I managed to drive home, under 90 km/h and it seemed to hold up. But I am certain, if i try to go on the Motorway again -- it will keep on happening.

So the Crank Angle Sensor / Camshaft Sensor / Crank Shaft Sensor is the part to replace???

I live in Gold Coast/Brisbane (AUSTRALIA) -- does anyone know of any spare part places in that area? My second option would be to take it to SUZUKI. Unless, that is the only option -- and then it would be my FIRST.


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Old 10-02-2006, 08:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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same problem here...took them a life time to realise what it was, becase it never seemed to do it when they had it in the garage.
my possitioning sensor in my crank shaft wasnt alligned (or something)
something to do with the timing.
all fixed not :]
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Hi Guys,

It took me service after service after service to figure out why my 2001 Manual Suzuki Ignis kept breaking down in the heat, bumper to bumper traffic or when i was looking for a car park and i had to stop and start and slowly crawl. All the lights on my dash would show and my car would break down as if i has run out of petrol. If id let it rest for 10minutes and drive with no traffic it would be fine. In the end my boyfriend found this forum and we replaced my Crank Angle Sensor which was $264.00 for the little plastic part and to get it put in.
Since having that replaced i havent looked back. Ive been stuck in bummer to bummer traffic, been city driving (stopping and starting @ traffic lights) and looking for a car park and i havent had a problem with it.

Thanks guys.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:18 AM   #8 (permalink)
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3 years after my post - we have since had the Ignis' crank angle sensor changed and it is still running! Good work team!

Forums are great right? But its funny, there is always someone else out there with the same problems!
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Hi everyone,
Thanks heaps for the forum and posts. Our 2002 Holden Cruze had the same problem, i.e. After 15 to 20 mins of driving, the ignition would start to badly misfire, tacho up and down erratically. Park it for 5 minutes, then away it goes. I just replaced the crank angle sensor, so fingers crossed it fixes it.

In case any other people find this forum and want to change the crak angle themselves, here's how I did it :
- The crank angle sensor is at the back of the engine, right under the alternator.
- Don't confuse it with the cam angle sensor, which is at the top of the motor, and very similar in size and shape.
- Undo the two bolts that keep the tension on the alternator belt. Pull the alternator as close as possible to the engine, take the belt off the pully, then push it back right against the firewall. You can now access the crank angle sensor.
- Disconnect the connector. There's a clip on it that you need to squeeze, then pull the connector.
- The bolt has a 10mm head. I used my ratchet socket with a couple of extensions on it. It was the only way to get any space around the ratchet handle.
- Undo the bolt, jiggle the sensor out. You'll need to spin and pul etc until it comes free.
- Push the new sensor in place, and do all the above steps in reverse.

Good luck ! And thanks again to others who's posts helped me to find this problem when the mechanic would have charged hundreds of dollars of labour to find it.

Note - If you take the car to a mechanic and he connects the diagnostic computer when the fault is occurring, he may get a "faulty MAF sensor" fault. But that's not it, because I pulled out my MSF sensor and cleaned is thoroughly andthe problem persisted.

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When my mother got her New Ignis in 2000, that year the CAS failed under warranty. Lucky it was a free fix. I remember it took them about 1 week to find it, because it was so intermittent. They did so after keeping the car and the head mechanic from the workshop took it home to find it. The replacement has lasted till now, so I guess anyone with the original CAS should keep a spare in case.
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