1996 Geo Metro Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Geo Metro
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1996 Geo Metro ProblemsDistributor 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:
-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.
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.
Our technicians tell us these vehicles are sensitive to fuel quality. Using fuel of marginal quality can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light with misfire or oxygen sensor fault codes stored.
1996 Geo Metro Questionsunder dashbord left side eng. start but wont run new wires,rot,cap wires,coil, (1 answer)
Was running rough, distributor lobes were in bad shape, replace it with a used spare distributor in good shape
After this, eng. start every time but stall immediately
when u start car or drive u can hear an engine knock,is that a rod bearing going out or is it worth fixing?
The steering wheel vibrates when the vehicle idles.