1996 Geo Prizm Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Geo Prizm
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1996 Geo Prizm ProblemsLoss of Power at Freeway Speeds
A loss of power on the freeway may due to an internally leaking fuel pulsation dampener. This commonly occurs on higher mileage vehicles.
On vehicles with a manual transmission, worn shift bushings can cause the transmission to pop out of gear, especially when coasting down in 1st or 2nd gear. Replacing all the shift linkage bushings is pretty straight forward and not expensive and will commonly correct this concern.
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.
1996 Geo Prizm Questionsmy engine rattles when the trans shifts from 1 to 2 d rattling comes again (1 answer)
so every now and again the ratlling comes on.
Buy engine light is on