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1994 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 4dr Hard Top 5-Spd 4WD

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April 27, 2013, 11:33 am

Josh H
 

Question: why wont my car rev up enough to go

I have a suzuki sidekick 1994 and it starts and idles fine. When you put it into gear the car wont pick up enough rpms to move properly. What could be causing this? It Has a 16 valve engine.


April 28, 2013, 9:03 pm

Richard W
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You could have low fuel pressure. You will need a fuel pressure gauge to test the fuel pump. Or you could have plugged exhaust. Most exhaust shops will check your exhaust back pressure for free. You mite take it to a shop that car both of the tests.


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