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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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Vehicle died, but it's not the battery
Hi, a few things can cause a car to die while in traffic. Battery connection is one thing. Check the terminal and make sure it has a clean connection. Inspect the drive belt to make sure its intact and not...
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Q: 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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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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Overheating on short trips. 2000 Chevrolet Metro
Hello. There could be a problem with the water pump not pumping the water as efficiently as it should. This is a common problem with these cars. If the thermostat is faulty this could also cause the car to overheat,...
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Turns over won't start. 2000 Chevy Metro
Hello. Sometimes there are torque specs that are required for tightening the rod bearings. If they are too tight or too loose, it could prevent the car from starting. I would check a Chilton Manual for the proper specs for...
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No low beam lights, 2000 Chevrolet Metro
Hello. There could be a problem with the combination switch not turning on the low beams headlight. The combination switch is what turns on the headlights and turns on the high beams. When this switch fails, headlight operation can be...
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1997 Chevrolet Metro won't start won't turn over
Hello. It sounds like the timing belt is not in time and if the timing is off, the engine will not start. When replacing the water pump, the timing belt must be removed and this could affect the timing of...
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Rear right tire is seizing up
Hello. If the tire is seizing up it is typically from the brakes. The drum brakes on this car will cause this if they are worn out, or if one of the return springs are broken. It can also occur...
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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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Q: 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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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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Q: 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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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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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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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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Q: 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 car takes a while to get to 35moh but once it reaches that it's fine what is wrong with my car
Hi Harlie. Thanks for contacting us today. In some cases, an acceleration problem accompanied by a knocking sound might be caused by low engine oil levels, loose cylinder head lifters or perhaps an engine misfire. This might also be the...
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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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