1990 Geo Metro Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Geo Metro

1990 Geo Metro Problems

Warped rotors due to uneven lug nut torque

The brake pedal may pulsate on apply due to warped brake rotors. This condition is commonly caused by uneven lug nut torque. Proper lug nut torque is recommended to try and avoid this concern.

Distributor Cap and Spark Plug Wires May Fail

The Geo Metro uses a 1.0L 3 cylinder engine that is very sensitive to faulty spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and distributor rotor. When one of these ignition system components fail, the Geo Metro will experience one or more of the following:

-Stalling

-Difficulty starting

-Stuttering with loss of power

-Hesitation at various engine speeds

If these issues are related to the components listed above, changing the damaged component will resolve the issue. Less common possible causes are the ignition coil, alternator, and crankshaft position sensor. 

Engine vacuum leak from throttle body gasket

An engine vacuum leak from the throttle-body base gasket may result in a rough idle and/or stumble on acceleration. If this occurs, replacement of the failed gasket will be necessary.

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1990 Geo Metro Questions

what is the belt routing for my 1990 geo metro? (1 answer)

I forgot how to put back on the serpentine belt after I took off the timing belt cover and need to know exactly the proper steps in order to put the belt back on. Please help me. Thanks!!!!

Front suspension/manual transaxle removal (1 answer)

We cannot figure out how to remove the front suspension to remove the manual transaxle to repalace the clutch. Please help! Diagrams, or step bey step procedures!!!!

car will not crank (1 answer)

I have been jumping my car off to get it started due to the cold weather. I recently used a charger to get it fully charged. Now the car will not even crank. Is it a wiring issue or is thier another reson for the vehicle no longer cranking or being unable to be jumped off.

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1990 Geo Metro Recalls

Hood Opens While Driving

The hood latch mechanism may fail due to cracking on the hood inner panel. Dealers will install two bolts and nuts to secure the striker assembly to the hood inner panel and ensure the hood latch assembly fasteners are securely tightened free of charge to resolve the concern.

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