1989 Other Suzuki Models Won't start

Tiny
PACHZIGER
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  • 1989 SUZUKI
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
When my husband first hooked up a trickle charger, he mixed up the terminals? Since then the car won't start. Battery charged successfully. Fuel flows out of carburetor, spark plugs sparked. I understand that mixing up the terminals can cause an electrical problem of some sort. Is there something I can check to determine if that is the problem?

I should say that this is the first time the car has been started since December but I've done this every winter and never had a problem before.

Thanks, Pam
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Saturday, April 26th, 2008 AT 7:55 PM

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Tiny
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Fuel flows out of carburetor, spark plugs sparked it should be able to combust. Using the trickle charger backwards will only blow a fusible link or the smaller fuses if its in direct path from the battery.

Your ignition system is working you're getting spark, and so as the fuel system is it flooding out or is the choke plate opening. What kind of spark is coming out of the wire is it a snapping blue spark?

Check the timing belt if its intact
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 6:21 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the suggestions. I had emailed my neighbor who has two older model suzukies and he said that if he flooded his, they were done for the day. He suggested that I spray starter fluid where the fuel had come out of the carburetor and try again without giving it fuel. Worked like a charm!

Thanks for responding to my dilemna!!


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