Engine turns wont start

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JOSIE6511
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  • 1986 SUZUKI SAMURAI
  • 112,000 MILES

My 1986 Suzuki samurai engine will turn over but won't start. Was driving when it just died and now won't start again since. Replaced ignition coil still nothing different.

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Thursday, October 11th, 2012 AT 12:42 AM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

It sounds like you lost the timing belt which is common with this car. Here is a diagram below so you can double check the marks. We can also check the compression test to confirm the failure or remove the distributor rotor to see if it stays still when the engine is cranked over.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-engine-compression

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken

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Friday, January 19th, 2018 AT 11:58 AM
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  • 1990 SUZUKI SAMURAI
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It ran before I changed the head. I am getting spark, but it just cranks. Won't even fire when I pour fuel in to the intake. I am thinking it might be out of time, but how do I get it back in time?

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Friday, January 19th, 2018 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
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Put the engine no.1 piston on its compression stroke and align cam and crank markings as per the repair manual, make sure the rotor is pointing to no.1 cap tower

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Friday, January 19th, 2018 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
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How do I get #1 piston on it's compression stroke?

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Friday, January 19th, 2018 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
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SPARJLING
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Electrical problem
1993 Suzuki Samurai 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 100000 miles

my suzuki samurai santana 1, 3 injection don't start, the igniter assy "DENSO" is burnt and in italy it is very expansive 330 euro can I change with other one economic?
Thank's a lot
sorry for my language.
Francesco

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Friday, January 19th, 2018 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
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Msmoke solution
Ignition Module from a 1979 GM truck with a 350 CI engine
Coil from a 1972 Chevrolet k10 4wd truck with a 350 CI engine
home made heat sink to mount the ignition module

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