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    Hello Suzuki people,

    After fixing some leaks and a full service my '96 Suzuki Vitara 1.6 jlx 12v has been driving a bit weird.

    Most of the time it's fine and accelerates smoothly, but then suddenly it'll feel really sluggish and under powered when accelerating through 1500-2000 RPMs, and then it's fine again above 2000. Any help figuring out what this could be would be greatly appreciated.

    Stuff recently done that might be involved:
    cam and timing belts
    spark plugs
    fuel filter
    air filter (cleaned, haven't found a replacement)

    Thanks for the help!

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    Default Re: sluggish acceleration after a whole buch of changes.

    Cam and timing sounds like a huge could be corporate... If can timing are out this might effect the power aswell.
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    Default Re: sluggish acceleration after a whole buch of changes.

    Thanks for the response Creeper,

    Would timing effect the power only sometimes though, or would it be more of a constant lack of power?

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    Default Re: sluggish acceleration after a whole buch of changes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nichoals View Post
    Thanks for the response Creeper,

    Would timing effect the power only sometimes though, or would it be more of a constant lack of power?
    Would be more a constant but will be more noticeable in low rpms. One tooth aren't much and won't do damage but it can steal alot of power as your valves open and close at the wrong time.
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    Default Re: sluggish acceleration after a whole buch of changes.

    Hi,

    Agree 100% with Gremlin, if the cam timing is 1 tooth out the engine will run and it will go but you will find a notable lack of power. I experienced this once may years ago on my 1.6 JLX.

    One tooth out is not enough to cause engine valve damage, but severely effects valve timing, so it can be introduced by accident at time of cambelt change without realising it.
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