• Tiny
  • snapple88
  • 1998 Suzuki Esteem
  • automatic
  • 140,000 miles

I have a Suzuki Esteem 1998 that wont start. First, I needed to clean my EGR valve so I did so using carb cleaner. Also I used carb cleaner to clean the intake manifold openings where the EGR valve was connected. Now, the carbon deposits from there have been flushed into the compartment where my spark plugs are. I believe this because every time I change or clean my spark plugs and try to start the car, the car wont start and the spark plugs have black stuff all over them.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 AT 9:21 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
  • Expert
  • 41,976 posts

Excessive carbon deposits getting to the vlaves can result in valve leakages and the non starting.

Have the compression tested and see if any are below specs.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 AT 7:29 PM

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