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Old 16 April 2014, 16:49   #1
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suzuki dt 55 issues.

hi,
to be honest i am not sure it is the engine at fault, i think i have developed an electrical fault, i am crap at fixing thee things..
it started with what i think was a kill button issue, i think that is sorted... since then i can't get the engine to turn over.. it makes an electrical fizzing noise.... the ptr won't work either..

does anyone know anyone who is good with these things... the engine is 1998.. has been serviced regularly so i hope no massive issues...

who do we recommend in the Portsmouth southampton or chichester kind of area? or ideally more like Petersfield...

any help gratefully accepted.

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Sounds like a dud connection on one of the battery cables at either end.
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I had the same, turned out to be the battery isolator! Take it out the circuit and try. The plastic key type are rubbish!
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hi, tried as much as i could and no better, i am quite hesitant as i don't want to make it worse? . does anyone know anyone on the south coast that may have time this week to fix so i can get out sometime this year?
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Might be worth trying it in the dark, if the fizzing noise is a bad connection it might reveal itself by sparking.
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Sounds like a bad connection , or battery
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i have charged the battery again... it started at 6 on the charger and went to 0, so i assume the battery is ok?
i will also disconnect and scrub the battery terminals and the connectors.. i dont feel like i can do anything at the engine side of things as i will make it worse...
should i draw a blank who do you recomend i take it to?
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i will also disconnect and scrub the battery terminals and the connectors.. i dont feel like i can do anything at the engine side of things as i will make it worse...
Follow the big wires into the engine hood - just do the same thing at that end while it is disconnected at the battery end. Also check the two eye terminals (I guess that's what you'll have at the engine end) are still firmly connected to the wire.

The fact nothing works is likely either a dud battery or a dodgy connection. You say it is making a fizzing noise - where is that noise coming from, and does it come from the same place when you use the starter & the PT? If so, that place where the noise is coming from is likely your problem.



Assuming it's a bog standard car type, they die slowly and accept less & less charge as they die, so (and I put this in a graphic way to illustrate the point, so all you electical nerds hold back with the comments please!) - you end up with a huge mass of battery with the capacity of a couple of AAs. Problem is your charger is unable to tell the difference between a gubbed battery and an almost fully charged battery that need a top-up.

Could test whether it's the battery by trying a jump start from your car. (needless to say keep the deadman off unless you have it in a bucket or on muffs!)



Anywhere I could point you at would be a bit far north!
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Could be the connection to the solenoid or starter as well
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Hi

You could try Lansdale Marine at Birdham, they look after my Suzuki DT55.

No complaints.

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