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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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I have a problem in my 2004 Peugeot gear
Hi there. With the limited information about your gear box (transmission), I suggest starting with checking the fluid level and color. Make sure that the fluid is full and the color is red and not dark red or black. Then...
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I keep getting a cylinder 3 misfire code P0303. I have replaced the spark plugs and ignition coils and have had no luck.
Hello There, You may want to try checking things like mass air flow sensor, fuel pressure, injector connections/pulses, etc. Often times, when these components are not working properly or causing a lean fuel condition, this may cause a misfire...
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radio does not turn on with car, seat heating will not turn on, and windshield wipers do not work.
Hi there. In general, when you have multiple electrical problems that occur as you've described, it's typically caused by a damaged electrical relay that powers accessories and ancillary components such as the windshield wipers. It's best to have a professional...
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Oil pressure sensor came unplugged i need to know where to plug it back in at 1992 Geo Metro
Hello - the oil pressure sensor on your Geo is located immediately above the oil filter. It is a single-wire connector. This sensor screws into the engine block just below the oxygen sensor wiring. For assistance, I recommend an electrical...
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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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My Smart Fortwo has a misfire on cylinder 2. The spark plugs are oily and besides that the clutch actuator needs to be replaced
Hello, thank you for writing in. The issues will need to be evaluated before we can determine what the best plan of action would be. At this point, we cannot determine how long the repairs will last, or if they...
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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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Car vibrates when shifting at 3krpm but not 2 or 4 and vibrates when moving at 3krpm why?
Hi there. The engine's harmonic balancer or the flex plate could be bent causing the engine to have a vibration when operated between 2,500 to 3,000 rpm's. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to...
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Seeping rear right axle seal
Hello, thank you for writing in. Apologies for the difficulty in obtaining a quote. Smart Cars are a little harder to price out, and our website may not have been automatically able to do so. The average price range for...

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