Geo Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Geo
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Geo ProblemsVehicle Won't Crank Due To Starter
If the engine will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter. These will tend to go out at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.
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.
An engine vacuum leak from the throttle-body base gasket may result in a rough idle and/or stumble on acceleration. If this occurs, replacement of the failed gasket will be necessary.
Geo QuestionsI think my clutch is going out but I would really like to replace the slave cylinder first, as it is leaking fluid pretty bad. (1 answer)
No auto parts store can get me a clutch slave cylinder for a 1997 geo tracker. Is the part compatible with one from a 1998 chevy tracker?? And where is it located?
Dash lowes din till you cant see them as soon as i release the key lights come back on but wont do nothing
Geo 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.