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 Problems

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. 

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.

Check Engine Light due to poor fuel quality

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.

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1996 Geo Metro Questions

under 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

there is a lower engine knock what could it be? (1 answer)

when u start car or drive u can hear an engine knock,is that a rod bearing going out or is it worth fixing?

What would cause the engine to idle rough when stopped? (1 answer)

The steering wheel vibrates when the vehicle idles.

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1996 Geo Metro Reviews

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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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