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1987 Suzuki... | Answered on Dec 14, 2017

it is bad because the engine needs new rings
compression pressure should be around 150-160psi
A replacement engine would be in order

1987 Suzuki... | Answered on Oct 20, 2017

leak in intake manifold sea, at the rear of intake manifold. have to remove intake manifold and replace gasket.l

1987 Suzuki... | Answered on Sep 09, 2017

Have you tested the output of the alternator under a load? Have that done because this sure sounds like a charging system issue. Most parts stores like Autozone will test the battery and Alternator for free.

1987 Suzuki... | Answered on Apr 05, 2017

Does it also run quite rough (loads of vibration) and then smooth out when it gets warmer? The air to fuel ratio may be off for the carburator. Can be adjusted using the a small screw jus underneath the throttle body. It can easily be reached without having to remove any parts. there are other reasons as well, but this solution is the only one you can do without replacing parts or tearing apart the engine. Also, depending on the state your in (California for example) it will not pass more modern emissions standards.

1987 Suzuki... | Answered on Jun 09, 2016

the G13 or G16 engine, and 1987 year was carbs, not EFI.
so if it has carb , you need to say so.

if it starts fast with test fuel (spray)
then your choke is dead.
ever adjust a choke before.


1987 Suzuki... | Answered on May 28, 2016

that is part time 4wd
and i bet has manual locks on both front axle ends.
how'd i know that.???? grin
first off PT 4wd is for ICE or offroad
SO if NO ICE roads handly (i cant see you drive)
then go off road, or gravel road, or not pavement.
then shift to 4wd.
the rear will have power, for sure.
so that means how to test the front end
i do so on jack stands
put the car up on left side
engine off.
lock the front left lock and right.
now turn the left tire by hand,, bingo you cant.

if you can and the axle behind it does not spin that means the left lock is bad.
if the left axle does turns and so does the right axle , that means th right lock is bad.
3 tire on ground rules. part time.
the front drive shaft will not turn, if it does the transfer case is not in 4H or 4L. if the transfer case is working the rear drive shaft can not turn, in this test. (cuz both tires are on the ground)
see manual locking hubs test here and failure modes.

1987 Suzuki... | Answered on Nov 21, 2015

check for a vacuum leak
check idle adjustment
check for idle circuit solenoid is operational

1987 Suzuki... | Answered on Oct 24, 2015

you left out the question.
only a noun given.

is this show and tell, good, we like it.
why not read the manual. if its a question.
see 3 chapters here.

see chapter 21 page 18
chapter 10 covers Alternator.
see missing schematics page there... see it? all 3 pages?

Got symptoms, share them>?
there is no shortage of sammi books, at all....

and cave man simple electrics,, ,for sure.

1987 Suzuki... | Answered on Jun 23, 2015

I'm sure they are metric, but not sure on size. Could you unscrew one from one of the front seats and try it in the hole?

1987 Suzuki... | Answered on Jun 01, 2015

French post?
Fiche, is the olden days micro films, of car parts, obsolete now.
we use books and data bases files now.
call suzuki and tell them what you want,
or buy there FSM, same place
if uSa car same, use alldata.com
or suzukipitstop.com for books.

no car stated , no year, ,no country so can not help you. sorry

1987 Suzuki... | Answered on Mar 17, 2015

Take a look at this procedure. It´s fairly simple and it will get you up and running again - http://www2.zukiworld.com/feature_installation-repair-of-transfer-case-shifter-sheet/

1987 Suzuki... | Answered on Dec 29, 2014


IS THE 87 Still stock?, many are not, engine swaps,?
and changed carbs. ?
post what engine is there G13?
and fuel system. there.? EFI or CARB.

if still stock the stock manual wins big time.


check fuses. first.
if not crank, then hot wire starter
or jumper cable start from running car.... like AAA does... dig?
next time tell if
CRANKS but dont start
will not crank.
we can not guess that.
nor engine options.

1987 Suzuki... | Answered on Aug 24, 2014

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