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Why doesn't my door open from the outside?
To determine what exactly has failed, it will be necessary to remove the inner door panel and look to see what part(s) have actually failed. The most common failures, when an outer door handle quits working, is a broken door...
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the car will not go past 30 mph without missing.
Hi there. Sounds like the engine has either a major vacuum leak or a burned valve. Check all the vacuum lines and ports for any signs of leaks. Check the brake booster and see if it has a leaking check...
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Batery drains sitting in driveway with engine off.
If you request a parasitic power draw diagnostic the responding certified mechanic will track this down for you and let you know of the required repair. First, the battery needs to be load tested to exclude the possibility that you...
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Turn signal and hazard lights are not working. 2000 Chevrolet Prizm
Hi there if the fuse for the turn signals and hazard warning lights is good, the flasher unit - same integrated unit services both functions - is likely bad, and should be replaced. I would recommend a turn signal/hazard warning...
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My brake pedals feel really low
This may be related to your brake booster failing or potentially a vacuum leak in the braking system. Your braking system works on hydraulic pressure that is maintained through a series of processes that create this hydraulic pressure that begins...
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i want to know whether my car has a clutch or not
It does not matter what kind of transmission you have since both an automatic and a manual shift transmission have clutches. The difference between the two types of transmissions clutches are the manual transmissions has a dry type clutch disc...
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No brakes
If the brake pedal is going to the floor even after replacing master cylinder and rear brakes you still have air in the brakes. You may need to use a pressure bleeder to push fluid through the system and bleed...
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low battery cd player not working
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing you should do is check the battery cables. Make sure they are both clean, dry, and tight. If there is a loose connection, every time is bounces around you will lose...
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It won't start. I've narrowed it down to the electrical. I can't get a spark out of the distributor. I have a 1996 Geo Prizm.
Hi there. Typically when you are not getting spark at the tip of the plug wire, and nothing at the distributor, the next point to inspect would be the ignition coil - followed by the ignition relay - followed by...
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97 Geo prisms will move in all gears making a loud noise like something in bind in reverse
Sounds like you may have a serious transmission issue. I would recommend having the vehicle inspected by a qualified professional who is proficient and diagnosing transmission issues.
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Knocking noise
Hi There, This may have caused a number of things to happen that may result in a knocking noise being generated. Generally, when a knocking sound exists from the underside of the vehicle due to some kind of impact like...
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Overheating.
Hello, Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper...
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Your LTFT is greater than positive 10% and so the PCM is apparently "seeing" an air/fuel ratio that is too lean and it’s adding fuel to bring STFT control to the correct range. This high LTFT is caused by either:...
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Did have oil can on the car now it won't start?
The oil level may be low. Ensure there is enough oil. If the engine was run without oil, damage from that, in combination with other faults could be enough to keep it from starting. But, that remains to be seen....
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I have a 94 Geo Prizm with a 1.6 motor. My girl was driving home today in hot weather when the car started to lose power going up
The first thin to check is the oil and coolant in the engine to see if the engine is seized from no oil or overheating from loss of coolant. Your fuel pump in the fuel tank may have stopped pumping...
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My car over heats when the a/c is on
Hello, What you are describing sounds like you may have a fan clutch that is not working properly. As you may know, when you turn the A/C on, this causes the engine to work a bit harder due to the...
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Cooling fans not working
Hi there. It's possible the fan relay is the source of this issue, but it could also be a fan motor problem as well. The cooling fans work according to relays that detect temperature and cause them to turn off...
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is there a way that i can check to see if i can do this to see if it is the harness or switch
Yes, you can fix a problem of this sort by "tracing the circuit". If you have commanded the circuit off, what you want to do is probe with a voltmeter from the switch (or control point) onward to determine the...
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What would cause the temperature gauge in a 1993 geo prism to work fine when idling but when driving it drops to cold ?
Assuming that the temperature gauge and sending unit are in good shape, what may be happening is the engine cooling thermostat may be sticking in the open position causing engine temperature to fall below normal once you are at speed....
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Reverse lights dont work
You will need to go the the reverse light sockets in the rear and with key on and parking brake applied move shifter to reverse and test the socket to see if it is getting power to the sockets. If...

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