Hi All, I'm new here and have some (lots of) questions about a problem w/my 92. I've had it for 1 1/2 yrs. now and no probs till now. Was driving it, when instantly it lost power. Only way I could keep it running was to pump accelerator fast and furious. Figured it was a fuel problem. Well, towed it home and replaced the fuel filter first. When replacing it, the fuel would not stop flowing from tank. Yes, I did relieve pressure first. Is this common or should the in-tank pump stop fuel from flowing when battery is disconnected? Maybe pump problem? Then diconnected the fuel line from the throttle body and had wife turn key on while I held line in a bucket. Then pump ran for a few seconds and fuel flowed (not heavy,but was flowing). Then pump shut off. Maybe pump problem?
I know this model has a fuel pump relay on the PCM and a fuel regulator on the throttle body and I have no way of checking these. Also it could be the PCM, but I can't find a used one and new they run about $500 thru NAPA.
So does anyone have any suggestions for a home mechanic or any books like "Suzuki Samurai for the Complete Idiot"
? Frustrated and about ready to take Sammy to a mechanic
Thanks for any help or suggestions, Country
PS. It still runs when started, only when heavy pumping the accelerator. I do see gas spray in the mouth of throtle body when it is being started and running. If I place my hand over the mouth of the throttle body and leave very little opening, then it does run a little better.
Also, is there an analyzer that I could buy that might diagnose problems when they arise?