2007 Suzuki Forenza power steering pump fiasco

  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • 50,000 MILES
Hello all,
Try to keep this as short as possible. Have a 2007 suzuki forneza, 4 cyl, automatic. Power steering pump went while driving, caused serpentine belt to shred and fall off. This has happened to this car before, apparently suzuki p.S. Pump faulty part, of course no recall. Last time I was able take belt off and at least get the car home. This time, took belt off, car was turning, not firing up. My friend and I replaced ps pump and belt, car still turning but not firing. Car has gas, battery less than 1 yr old. We took apart the air filter, intake hoses, noticed there was fluid that saturated the filter, all up in the air hoses, into the throttle body, and my spark plugs were/saturated/fouled with fluid. Knowing this we cleaned all air hoses, throttle body, changed filter, wires and plugs. Dryed and cleaned out spark plug holes as well. Car will now fire up, with assistance of being jumped, runs very rough/jumpy for a couple seconds then dies out. Dont know if this matters, but the spark plugs I bought were not pre-gapped, had to do it myself. Had gapping tool to do it, 1mm was the specs, I had never done this before. Hopefully it was done right, if not maybe I should by pregapped? Just seems to me to be an air/fuel delivery/mixture problem? All wires, sensors seem to be attached, howerver there is still a lot of fluid residue all over the place.
And by the way, we checked the fuel pressure, had lots of pressure coming out, so that took the fuel pump out of the equation.
Any thoughts you have would be most appreciated!

Steve N.
Do you
have the same problem?
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 AT 12:24 PM

1 Reply

Hi Steve,

Thank you for the donation.

When the battery is disconnected, memory settings in the ECU are erased and after restoration of power supply, the ECU needs to relearn. During this time, the engine might stall unless the throttle is opened more to increase the engine rpm.

Does the the engine stay running if the accelerator is depressed to increase the idling rpm?

Did you check for vacumn leaks between the MAF and throttle body?
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Thursday, December 24th, 2009 AT 1:02 PM

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