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1991 Suzuki Escudo • 4 cylinder 4WD Manual • 200,000 miles

1991 escudo 1600cc, muffler light? On all the time, using lot of fuel, pinks a lot. 8km/l
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Marten1
November 17, 2010.



The muffler indicator light showing indicates the catalytic convrter is bad.

For high fuel consumption, did you have a tune-up done yet?
Do you have performance related issues?

KHLow2008
Nov 19, 2010.
Catalytic converter insides have been removed. Had tuneup but still pinks, can the spark plug leads cause this and with converter light on does it give computer wrong message

Tiny
Marten1
Nov 19, 2010.
For the older models the catalytic converter is not linked to the ECM so it should not be the cause.

Spark plug leads would cause hesitation or misfiring but not pinging. If ignition timing is too advaned, pinging would occur. Is the ignition timing set correctly?

Was anything done prior to this occurring?

KHLow2008
Nov 20, 2010.
Had tune up and the motor water blasted. Probs from then

Tiny
Marten1
Nov 22, 2010.
You mean the engine overheated after which the problems started?

Did you try retrieving for trouble codes?
Do you have the engine model?

KHLow2008
Nov 22, 2010.
No overheating prob. Motor was waterblasted [cleaned] & had tuneup, warning light on sence then, plus ping and using a lot of fuel 8km/lt.
Will that light been on control the car computer?

Tiny
Marten1
Nov 23, 2010.
When water gets to the ignitions system, hesitation would occur due to misfiring. Over time, oxidation occurs and continuity becomes bad.

Remove spark plug and ignition coil wire individually to check for bad contacts at either end. A good contact would look clean with no signs of oxidation.

Test the spark plug wires resistance. They should be 3 to 6.7 kilo ohms per feet.

Remove the distributor cap to check for presence of water.

The Catalytic Converter sensor does not control the computer.

You problem should be misfiring resulting in loss of power contributing to the higher fuel consumption resulting in the indicator light showing as the catalytic converter would be glowing red hot when excessive fuel gets to it.
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KHLow2008
Nov 23, 2010.