1995 Geo Prizm Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1995 Geo Prizm

1995 Geo Prizm Problems

Brake Master Cylinder May Need Replacing at 125,000 Miles

At 125,000-150,000 miles, the Brake Master Cylinder may need replacing. When replacing the master cylinder, it is critical to adjust the brake pedal to master cylinder pushrod clearance or the brakes can drag and overheat.

Ignition Coil Inside Distributor May Fail

The ignition coil inside the distributor may fail. Our technicians tell us this may result in a hesitation on acceleration, especially when the vehicle is warming up on cold, rainy days. The pickup coils inside the distributor can also fail and cause a no-start condition. There have also been some failures of the radio noise suppressors inside the distributors, which can short out. Our technicians recommend replacing the whole distributor with a complete, genuine Toyota distributor if any of its components fail.

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

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1995 Geo Prizm Questions

Engine area (1 answer)

I have 95 Geo Prizm 1.6. It has high mileage. It was running good until this morning when i stopped to pick up a rock on the road. When i press the gas it stalled. It crack but won't turn run. I checked the fuel pump and fuel filter and they work good. Getting gas pass the filter. What do you...

Idle bounces (1 answer)

My 95 prizm idle bounces up and down. I changed the throttle position sensor and it still does it. What am i doing wrong or missing to fix this problem?

It is getting rpms but wont budge? Is it the trans or what? (1 answer)

I was driving down the highway about 45mph and suddenly nothing it wouldnt move. I had lossof power and then nothing.

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1995 Geo Prizm Recalls

Recall 96V107000
IF LIQUID IS SPILLED IN THE CONSOLE BOX AREA, THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT CAN ILLUMINATE AND STAY "ON" DURING NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS.
Recall 95V195002
THE BATTERY CAN HAVE A DEFECTIVE WELD INSIDE THE POSITIVE AND/OR NEGATIVE TERMINAL ALLOWING THE CONNECTION INSIDE OF THE TERMINAL TO SEPARATE.

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1995 Geo Prizm Reviews

Hi, I got my geo prizm 1995 with 120,120 milles. That was back in 2012, the previous owner had abused the car. But I put some love and care too it. Currently it has 2017,120miles run strong but consume oil too. I put a lot of new staff on this car and I am find it hard to let go. It has plenty of rust but trusty. With this car, it has made me mechanic inclined. Most of time I do all the work on...
We bought our Geo Prizm at 22,000 miles and it now has 160,000 miles. Our car has been over the Rocky Mountains and back and over the Appalachians and back. It is a very great and sturdy car. We've had to replace the front strut and spring on the driver side, regular maintenance like brakes and oil changes and tune ups. The only major thing we've had to replace is recently our master cylinde...
my car shuts off when i put it in reverse or drive

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