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Old 08-04-2019, 05:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If the car had been sitting for 4 years, and then started with the fuel that was in the fuel tank, which, after 4 years would essentially have turned into a sticky varnish, this varnish would have been spread through the fuel system. This would need to be flushed out and corrected. Iíd also confirm that you have good exhaust flow, as if the exhaust is obstructed, the engine may start but stall pretty quickly.
By the way, Suzuki was kind enough to have a code 24 (vehicle speed sensor) and a code 42 (cam sensor in the distributor). There will be a longer pause in between codes, so confirm that yourís is actually a code 24.
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The fuel lines are free, the exhaust was also checked. I don't think this manual code check is working. It keeps on changing, gave me 1-2 or 12, blinked once and then twice. There's no code 12 or 1-2 on the chart.
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The fuel lines are free, the exhaust was also checked. I don't think this manual code check is working. It keeps on changing, gave me 1-2 or 12, blinked once and then twice. There's no code 12 or 1-2 on the chart.
code 12 is the "all ok" code, its on the chart...
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So if all is ok, why can't it stay in idle. Why cut off? I also realize the rpm fluctuating, would pick up a high rev when starts and would drop before it goes off.
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So if all is ok, why can't it stay in idle. Why cut off? I also realize the rpm fluctuating, would pick up a high rev when starts and would drop before it goes off.
obd1 codes are only for gross errors and emissions stuff. There are a multitude of reasons why it won't keep running.

you still haven't told us if you can re-start it immediately and if it keeps running if you press the gas pedal.

How about you describe all the symptoms, and what its actually doing and then we might be able to help.

I'm not going to bother guessing as to any possible cause of your issues until you actually give us more than "it won't keep running after x seconds"

it took how many posts before you finally let slip that it had been sitting for 14 years?

How about helping yourself and actually providing some information so we can help you.

until you help us by providing information, we can't do anything more.
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Ok so I'm giving the information as it comes because I bought the vehicle as is. I know it's a problem that can be fixed.
It starts with one stroke of the key every time.
If I press the gas pedal immediately after it starts, it will rev, but still goes off in 4 to 5 sec.
I don't know what more i can say because i feel I've said all I know.
However I can respond to questions one would ask as we go along.
I'm not a mechanic, just an average joe looking for answers and questions that may lead me to the solution.
Thank you
One more thing,
I placed it in drive after I started it, it stayed on for about 10 seconds but still goes off every time.

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If I press the gas pedal immediately after it starts, it will rev, but still goes off in 4 to 5 sec.
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However I can respond to questions one would ask as we go along.
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There have been many questions asked that have gone unanswered - here are a few more...

Will it restart immediately after it stalls?
Do you have spark at the plugs after it stalls? For more than 4~5 secs?
Will it stay running if you spray starting fluid into the intake?
Have you checked fuel pressure?

Do you have a spare igniter module or can you get one to borrow?
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Try one of Fordemís suggestions - spray starter fluid into the intake (or at the brake booster hose) and see if you can keep the engine running for as long as you spray.
As well as answering the other questions....lol.
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Some of these questions have been answered.
It starts immediately after it stalls.
We've tested the plugs, they are firing.
The fuel pressure is fine.
I have not tried spraying starting fluid but is it necessary because the vehicle starts without any problems, it just goes off after 4 sec.
I don't have the igniter module you speak of.
Will find out

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The engine starts & stops after 4~5 seconds, it will restart immediately, but will not continue to run if the throttle is opened.

From this we can gather a number of things ...

1) you initially have fuel injection & spark.
2) you loose either spark or fuel after 4~5 seconds.

The challenge is now to determine which of the two conditions is causing your problem and the easiest way to do that is using starter fluid.

The idea behind spraying starter fluid into the intake, is not to get the engine to start, but to see if it will continue to run beyond the 4~5 seconds - an engine with a fuel related issue will typically continue to run for as long as starter fluid is being sprayed.

If your engine continues to run on starter fluid then we know spark is not the issue but fuel is and we can focus our attention on that. If the engine won't run on starter fluid then we focus on the ignition side of things.

Next - you say fuel pressure is fine - how do you know that? What are the numbers? Cranking pressure? running pressure? do you know what should these numbers be? how long does the system hold pressure for after the engine dies?

And just for good measure - has the fuel filter been changed - you haven't mentioned that...
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