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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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Car stalled, cannot be started after that. 1997 Geo Metro
Can you hear the fuel pump running when starting the vehicle - when the key is in the ignition "On" position, but before turning the key to "Start"? If not, check for power to the fuel pump, starting with the...
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...
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...
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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