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Old 06-03-2005, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1993 Suzuki Swift, 4 door sedan with a 1.3 L SOHC 4 cylinder engine.

Occasionally, maybe once a week, when I turn the key to the on position the dash lights (check engine, etc) do not come on and the car will not start. I then leave the key in the on position and maybe after 15 seconds the dash lights will come on, and I hear the fuel pump running I can turn the key and it will start right up.

Other times it may take several minutes until it will flash up the idiot lights and then allow the car to start.

Any suggestions or experience with this problem?

The car does have a factory alarm system on it and I am wondering if this may be disabling the fuel and ignition system?
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A good start is to check the factory alarm.. the symptoms do sound like the immobilizer trying to do its job. The next thing is to check for the ignition switch and see if there are any loose contacts. You can take out the switch and do the typical check with a multimeter.
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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totally unrelated I'm sure, but my '06 Optra5 did the same thing a few times when it was brand new. Happened 2 or 3 times in the first couple months. Then randomly stopped. Meh.
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Such an old post, but I'll throw my 2 cents in on it anyways....

I had a similar problem with my '94 Tracker. Eventually, she just wouldnt start at all. What it was, was that the inner front wheel wells had corroded so badly that water was getting flicked onto the underside of the fuse box on the passenger side. The contacts were green with oxidation and corrosion. A new fuse box from a local scrap yard and some wiring, and she was good to go again.

The original poster's vehicle is probably gone to suzuki heaven right now, but hopefully this will help someone... lol!
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