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Old 07-28-2008, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2008 SX4 Hatchback - Starting issues?

I just purchased my Suzi (very first car) back in April - brand new - and four times within the first three months, it struggled with the startup. I was thinking maybe it was working the initial oil out, and hoped that it would clear after my first oil/filter change...it has happened once since...

I'm taking it in to the dealership in a week, but not sure what it can be...the conditions surrounding the incidents aren't consistent (thought it was only in rainy/humid conditions, but if that was the case, it'd be a problem almost every day).

Any thoughts/suggestions?
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They have an issue if you get the wind in the right direction and a cylinder is in overlap you actually have the exhaust blow up into the intake causing a hard start.

Actually have a reprogram for the PCM to park the engine in certain locations.

Should be fine after that.
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Mmm..I forgot to add one important detail...it's been inside a closed garage every time this has happened.

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They have an issue if you get the wind in the right direction and a cylinder is in overlap you actually have the exhaust blow up into the intake causing a hard start.

Actually have a reprogram for the PCM to park the engine in certain locations.

Should be fine after that.
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Could be a draft, but seriously they probably updated the fuel maps at start up to boot. At least start their if it continues they will have to look more into it.
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Suzuki just released a Service Bulletin pertaining the extended cranking time for '08 SX4. It can be corrected with new ECM calibration data. Your dealer should know about this Service Bulletin (N-Q-RW-008) and proceed with the ECM calibration.
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I've done a few of these. You need your ECM reprogrammed and only your dealer will have the Pass-Thru programming tool to do it.
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