1994 Geo Prizm Q&A
1994 Geo Prizm Question: Engine stalls when accelerating from a stop.
I have a 1994 Geo Prizm and after the car has warmed up the motor will stall when you try to accelerate from a dead stop. I have changed the fuel filter, spark plugs and wires, throttle position sensor, idle air control valve, distributor cap and rotor. The computer throws no codes or no check engine light. Took it to a dealership and they had no idea what it was. Can you help? - Scott46550
I would suspect the coil inside the distributor. It is a very hard thing to find on Toyotas ( Geos) It feels like the car just falls on your face. You can ohm check the coil and the secondary readings will be way out of spec. They over heat inside the distributor. The first one almost brought me to tears until I FINALLY found it. - dandd
I'm going to try this repair on my 2001 prizm. It stalls when put in gear, especially when it is warmed up. It dies and will not start after driving more than about 40 mins. - Visitor
The problem is its a geo. Pick an american car next time - Visitor