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Car only makes clicking sound when trying to start. Lights come on, but doesn't start.
I would have the battery tested typically batteries only last about 5 to 10 years so if it is old they will no longer have enough power to crank the engine. I would recommend a technician look at your car,...
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Car only runs in cold, shutting off when it gets hot.
It sounds like you have an overheating issue. Some vehicles will shut off automatically if the engine reaches too high of a temperature. I would first recommend having a cooling system pressure test performed on the vehicle to make sure...
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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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Reverse gear not working in my automatic car
If the vehicle is having trouble shifting I would suggest having your transmission inspected by a knowledgable technician, such as one from YourMechanic, as there are many reasons why this could happen. I would first check to make sure that...
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Seatbelt, moonroof, and USB port broken
Hi there. If the seatbelt is damaged, I would have the vehicle inspected as soon as possible, to determine if it needs a new seatbelt, as it is not safe to ride in any vehicle without a seatbelt. The moonroof,...
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Door handle sticking, not unlocking
The latch on the door is binding and would need to be replaced. The handle pulls on the latch to unlock and open the latch. The child safety feature on these early models had issues and only a replacement latch...
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Cranks lots of times before starting
It sounds like your fuel pump is not working properly. The engine is not getting fuel if it has to crank that many times and still barely starts. I would recommend getting your fuel pressure tested by a certified mechanic...
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it doesn't want to shift into reverse sometimes and it doesn't want to shift up to the next gear without letting off on the gas why
Hello. It sounds like the car has a valve body issue. Most of the time, this is caused by one of the valves getting hung up in the transmission valve body or one of the solenoids sticking. I usually scan...
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Car will not accelerate while driving
Hi, is there any more information you can give us about the acceleration issue? These cars are known to have a slight hesitation when starting from a stop so it may be normal. Since the car is under 5 years...
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Transmission slips out of fifth gear, makes grinding sounds
This is possibly a transmission shifter adjustment issue (5th gear, non-engagement). The noise issue may be related, but it is potentially serious regardless. You don't mention what kind of "transmission problems" caused you to have the clutch repaired, but that...
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Car stops at high speed, stalls at stops, trouble starting. 1997 Geo Metro
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1997 Geo Metro. This sounds like inadequate fuel supply or a low fuel pressure issue. Both of these could be caused by a clogged fuel filter, or a failing fuel pump. If...
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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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Shuddering and chugging after the car sat a few days
Hello there, thanks for writing in about your 1997 Geo Metro. This sounds like the fuel system is not holding pressure while the vehicle simply sits. There is a check valve in the fuel line that holds pressure, allowing your...
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Is there anything that I can use to temporarily grease my CV boot for a couple days until I can buy more grease?
Hello. I am sorry to hear of your situation with the CV joint and boot on your 1991 Metro and will try to help you now. Typically, once the boot rips, the grease inside will actually stay there for a...

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