1997 Geo Metro Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Geo Metro
Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator
Ask a mechanic in our community
1997 Geo Metro ProblemsWarped 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.
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 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.
1997 Geo Metro QuestionsWhere i find the PS reservoir? cause its hard to turn my steering wheel?pls help (2 answers)
I bought the car, as a project. before i drove and test the car. the steering wheel its easy to turn using one hand.. but suddenly its like a rock, both hands heavy to steer..like stiffed
it can run good for days and then it feels like it cuts off a few seconds numerous times after a while it runs good again ,when it does this it gets hard to start and keep running no pattern to it at all
1997 Geo Metro RecallsVehicle Comes Out Of Park Without Use Of Key Or Brake
The shift lever may be moved from park without pressing the brake, turning the key, or pressing the release button on the shift lever. Dealers will replace the shifter assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.