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Car runs high in drive but not in a low gear.
Hi there. I'm not quite clear as to what you're referring to in regards to running HIGH. If you mean that the vehicle will accelerate slow in low gear, but runs fine once you shift into higher gears, the issue...
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Crank but no start
Hi there. This problem might be cause by an ignition system component failure, such as a crankshaft or cam position sensor. It's also possible that a fuel system component might be the source of your issue. It's best to have...
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It won't start. I've narrowed it down to the electrical. I can't get a spark out of the distributor. I have a 1996 Geo Prizm.
Hi there. Typically when you are not getting spark at the tip of the plug wire, and nothing at the distributor, the next point to inspect would be the ignition coil - followed by the ignition relay - followed by...
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97 Geo prisms will move in all gears making a loud noise like something in bind in reverse
Sounds like you may have a serious transmission issue. I would recommend having the vehicle inspected by a qualified professional who is proficient and diagnosing transmission issues.
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Knocking noise
Hi There, This may have caused a number of things to happen that may result in a knocking noise being generated. Generally, when a knocking sound exists from the underside of the vehicle due to some kind of impact like...
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It wont..start..something is killing..the...battery
A dead battery overnight would indicate a sizeable power draw. First and simplest thing to check for is loose connections like loose battery and body grounds. Make sure the battery terminals are tight. Make sure the opposite ends of the...
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cranks, but won't start.
If the vehicle was operating immediately prior to the repair work, and you suspect that the timing belt might be mispositioned, then yes valve timing would be the first thing to check. Once you verify the timing, if the starter...
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Did have oil can on the car now it won't start?
The oil level may be low. Ensure there is enough oil. If the engine was run without oil, damage from that, in combination with other faults could be enough to keep it from starting. But, that remains to be seen....
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need a mechanic recommendation in Oakland/Berkeley, CA
Hi there. You're at the right place to find great technicians that come to your home or office 7 days a week. You can view the available technicians in Berkley here: https://www.yourmechanic.com/city/berkeley-ca and in Oakland here: https://www.yourmechanic.com/city/oakland-ca. There are several...
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Not getting pulse at injectors 1 and 4.
On this vehicle injectors #1 and #3 are pulsed together and injectors #2 and #4 are pulsed together from the computer. If injectors #1 and #4 are not working th. en you will need to disconnect the injector connector to...
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I have a 94 Geo Prizm with a 1.6 motor. My girl was driving home today in hot weather when the car started to lose power going up
The first thin to check is the oil and coolant in the engine to see if the engine is seized from no oil or overheating from loss of coolant. Your fuel pump in the fuel tank may have stopped pumping...
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Older Geo. Standard transmission. Fueled up. Got back on highway, I could change gears but it seemed stuck in 1st or second, re
Hello. There could be multiple issues causing these symptoms on your Geo. The first item I would suspect is the transmission linkage or shift lever. Most of the time, when you shift the transmission but it does not appear to...
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where is the crank sensor located on a 1997 geo metro 4 cyl 1.3
The crankshaft sensor is located on bottom right fron of motor near crankshaft pulley.
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Will a faulty alternator effect the transmission?
If you have a faulty alternator and the vehicle battery gets low on voltage then the computer may not shift the transmission gears correctly and cause other drive symptoms like stalling or surges and rough shifts. Engine and transmission may...
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Clutch wont return when pushed in but regains pressure after pulled out and pumped
You should first check to see if the clutch master cylinder is full of fluid. If fluid is full then check to see if the clutch pedal linkage is not binding. If all this is okay then replace the clutch...
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What would cause the temperature gauge in a 1993 geo prism to work fine when idling but when driving it drops to cold ?
Assuming that the temperature gauge and sending unit are in good shape, what may be happening is the engine cooling thermostat may be sticking in the open position causing engine temperature to fall below normal once you are at speed....
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Grinding noise around differenial area
Hi there. If the noise started shortly after the repairs you completed, it is more than likely that you have left something loose inside or an internal component is not properly aligned. However, if the repairs were completed correctly, It...
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My battery is brand new but my car won't start. I tried hitting the starter with a hammer and nothing changed. My car is turning o
Just by pouring Coke on cables do not clean the cables enough to get good voltage to the starter. I suggest you have the cables and clamps cleaned properly and if still will not crank then have the new battery...
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Reverse lights dont work
You will need to go the the reverse light sockets in the rear and with key on and parking brake applied move shifter to reverse and test the socket to see if it is getting power to the sockets. If...
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Gas spot on driveway, stalls when stopping and idle seems to go crazy.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays...

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