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Oil steam exhaust pipe
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1991 Geo Storm. After your comment about flooding the parking lot with steam, this symptom leads me to believe you may have a failed head gasket. A failure in this seal will...
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Engine won't start
A number of things can cause a crank / no start condition. First, you must check for the basics. Is the engine getting fuel? If not, the problem could be a bad fuel pump and/or bad fuel pressure regulator. ...
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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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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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Car won't start and check engine light on
Hello. A no start, click sound condition like the one you describe, is usually caused by a low battery. It may be possible that your battery has enough power to run your accessories, but not enough to start the engine....
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Car cannot shift to reverse
It is possible this is caused by some dirt, grit, or other bit of trash in the valve body of the transmission. The valve body takes the mechanical selection of "Reverse" from the gear selector, and turns that into the...
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Battery good, but car won't start.
The battery may be bad to the point it cannot operate the starter but had enough power to run the radio or lights. The starter will need about 100 to 200 amps to turn it properly, but a radio or...
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Antifreeze leak
Coolant leaks will only get worse over time. Generally, when coolant is leaking there will be a white residue at/or near the leak source. The best way to locate a leak that may not have an obvious source is performing...
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Piston return springs make noise
Without knowing what piston return spring you are talking about it will be hard to come up with a diagnosis for you. If you are talking about the rear brake return spring then you may have to have the rear...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Transmission switches gears but doesn't engage in any gear. 1996 Geo Metro
Hi there - first thing to check is the fluid level in the transmission. If the fluid is low (if the axles are out, is the fluid very low also?!), the transmission will not engage gears correctly. Check for problem...
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the car will not go past 30 mph without missing.
Hi there. Sounds like the engine has either a major vacuum leak or a burned valve. Check all the vacuum lines and ports for any signs of leaks. Check the brake booster and see if it has a leaking check...
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Temperature guage fluctuates between mid temp (normal running) and cold at higher speeds
This may cause other engine problems relating to the engine not warming up properly to run at normal operating temperature. There are many other systems that run based upon engine temperature and coolant temperature. Fuel injection and timing for example,...

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