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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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Won't accelerate pressing gas. 1995 Chevrolet Metro
Hello. There could be several different things causing the problem you are experiencing. There could be a problem with the idle air control valve sticking or not working properly. There could also be a problem with the throttle position sensor...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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