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Old 05-19-2017, 04:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lovely people, am in UK at the moment but apparently my 95 Escudo/Vitara still has idling problems and is in garage. They've now got my partner to buy airflow meter at 550 Eastern Carribean dollars, eeek and now need throttle stop. What the f...? Has anyone, anywhere got the slightest idea what they may be doing? I'm doing my own mechanics again after this. Old British Lady getting a bit weepy.
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My question is, how are they diagnosing the issue?

Guessing or testing, and what equipment do they have?

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I guess there's not much that you can do, as you're so far away, sadly. But I would certainly tell your partner not to buy any more parts if/when what's already bought doesn't fix the problem. As Aqua says, you need to diagnose and test, not just throw parts in the hopes you land on the right thing. And a throttle stop???? Not sure how that would help an idle issue....????
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Thanks so much guys. They've done the computer thingy which has come up with code 54 which as I'm senile I can't remember what it is. You might well think that a 21 yr old car isn't that modern but it seems out of my range of knowledge which would be happier with something circa 1970!! Anyway, I am most appreciative and have taken your advice on board.
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It's unlikely that it's code 54, which is the rather nebulous '5th gear switch', which would have little to do with the problem you describe. More likely that this is code 45, which is the idle switch - idle switch closed or faulty TPS calibration or a short in the wiring. And if this is the case, while I know it was stupid of Suzuki to have codes 54 and 45, 21 and 12, etc. I would additionally question a mechanic who doesn't understand the exact way the codes are indicated.
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Thanks for this Bex, fear you're right on this one but I don't have a lot of choice!
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