1996 Geo Metro Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Geo Metro

1996 Geo Metro Problems

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.

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) light may illuminate, especially in hot or humid weather, due to binding in the ABS motor pack. Our technicians tell us that replacement of the motor pack will be necessary to correct this concern.

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1996 Geo Metro Questions

Had a battery replaced due to some failure to start events. After 2 weeks, now won't start, even with a battery cable jump start. But it WILL start, if you roll start car on a hill. Turn key to on, one click or no click, then dash lights fade out. Doesn't sound like starter brushes are ex...

The shifter lock-out solenoid also does not release when brake pedal is depressed. Also the automatic transmission has to be manually shifted. I removed the solenoid from the circuit and the fuse still blows at the drive position.

w/96 3cyl motor.starts idles runs but dogs down @30-35 mph.man.tran

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1996 Geo Metro Reviews

I bought my metro with 11 miles off the lot, i am not sitting at 274000+ only repair and maintenance, orginal motor, tranny, clutch, headlight :) ....with ethonal in the fuel i lost about 10 mpg, but still do an average of 40mpg. this is the first and best car i've ever purchased. The only problem i have is with an emissions sensor that i refuse to change because the state i live in doesn't ...

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