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Warning light

Discussion in 'Suzuki Carry' started by JSRInc, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. JSRInc

    JSRInc New Member

    Have a '92 Suzuki carry that a customer has had trouble with carb flooding. I noticed Saturday it also has a warning light in the upper right hand side of instrument panel (between speedometer and fuel gauge). It has two parallel lines running horizontal, one parallel line on each end, and about four wavy lines running vertical. What is the warning and could it be contributing to the flooding?
     
  2. jcampbell

    jcampbell New Member

    I have a subaru that had the same light. It ended up being a wire broke off of a sensor found on the exhaust. I would think its either the wire or the sensor on yours. I dont think it has anything to do with the flooding. I'm not a mechanic, it just my opinion from my experiences. Hope it helps.
     
  3. steve_nagoya

    steve_nagoya Member

    I'm going to ask my mechanic about this, and we'll look at the Japanese owner's manual. Hang tight for a day.
     
  4. steve_nagoya

    steve_nagoya Member

    According to our mechanic:

    What you're seeing is the engine overheat light
    He said that either the sensor is bad... or there is water getting into the engine and that you could check the oil. If the oil is a creamish colour, then water got into the engine and you'll have to change the gaskets.

    I hope this helps. Please remember, without seeing the truck we can't give a proper diagnosis, but that may take you in the right direction.
     
  5. steve_nagoya

    steve_nagoya Member

    By the way, this is the light you were talking about, right?
     

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  6. JSRInc

    JSRInc New Member

    That's the light. The temperature gauge is showing normal.
     
  7. Colin

    Colin Member

    That light looks like it's indicating a plugged cat or hot exhaust.
     
  8. abcminitrucks

    abcminitrucks Member

    That light has to do with the exhaust system.....There are several threads on this forum about this light and the associated fixes.
     
  9. steve_nagoya

    steve_nagoya Member


    So your sensor must be bad if your temp is ok. I've seen this before. I'll ask about that the fix (if its a quick fix) can be.
     
  10. steve_nagoya

    steve_nagoya Member


    I guess I spoke too soon. But, I'll still see what a fix could be.
     
  11. Don-in-Japan

    Don-in-Japan Member

    Yes.. the light is wired into an exhaust temperature sensor, usually near or in the catalytic converter. It can be activated by:

    Having a bad or broken connector (most common)
    A bad sensor
    Improperly timed ignition (which can heat up exhaust)
    A clogged converter
    Faulty carb resulting in lean condition (apparently not happening)

    Possibly too much raw fuel in the exhaust has messed the sensor up?
     
  12. Little Foot

    Little Foot Member

    Mine comes on upon start-up then fades away in about 30 seconds. Engine works fine so I don't worry about it for now. Must be a bad connection because if I turn on the lights or heater fan it turns off. But like I said I don't worry about it yet!
     
  13. TRAX and HORNS

    TRAX and HORNS Well-Known Member

    If the truck is not over heating and running well, a bad sensor most likely.
    If for off road use only cut the wire at the sensor and ground it out to frame
    somewhere close. That will knock out the light. Or you can always order a new sensor
    for 16000.00 US dollars. Just kidding they are really only 8000.00+-.
     
  14. o8k

    o8k Member

    I thought someone in another post said that was the BBQ light?
     
  15. fromtheplains

    fromtheplains New Member

    exhaust sensor

    I was driving my 91 Subaru Sambar in a terrible rainstorm today and it started to sputter and lose power. The exhaust sensor also went on (a rectangle with smoke emitting from it). My temp. was normal but I pulled over and cooled the van down. I managed to make it to my destination and to an auto parts store to change my spark plug wires (which I suspected was the problem) The van seems to be running fine now except the exhaust sensor light is still on. Will driving my van hurt it with the light on? Do I have to take it in or is this an easy fix or will the light go off eventually? Thanks.
     
  16. Little Foot

    Little Foot Member

    You probably dumped raw fuel when it missfired from bad plug wires. It will probably go away on a long run now that you have new plugs and wires. These vehicles are pretty exposed underneat. So you might want to spray wires with silicone spray. This will prevent premature wire deterioration plus squirrels won't chew on sprayed wires.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2011
  17. axle

    axle Member

    it is very annoying seeing indicator lights in dash, i have the same issue, and i know its a sensor near the catalyc converter, since my truck is converted to left hand, the wire from the sensor is cut, i di remove the dash meter and remove the bulb. my problem is solve.
     
  18. SpankyNFla

    SpankyNFla New Member

    Thanks for the info guys. My '90 Carry had problems and I put a new fuel filter on it and it started running much better...BUT, tonight when I got in it I started it up and that same light came on so just to be safe and not wanting to maybe end up broke down, I rode my motorcycle to work. (In 30 degree weather) Brrrrrr. The truck had been running no more than 3 minutes when I noticed the light. Hopefully I just hit the sensor wire while I was squeezed under there replacing the fuel filter. I just bought a $5 inline filter and used it to bypass the original factory installed one. It does seem to have made a difference in how it runs.
    Thanks again y'all.
    Spanky
     
  19. Maximal

    Maximal Member

    as said thats the light for overheating cat converter, 95% of the time if the lights on its just because the sensors failed or the wiring is bad to the sensor, not your cat

    my Toyota Crown had a plugged exhaust to the point it had the rotten egg smell and the idle dipped when stopping and the light didnt even come on, sensors about useless unless the cats red hot i think
     

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