Geo Repair and Maintenance
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Geo ProblemsIgnition 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.
An engine oil leak may develop from the front crankshaft seal due to hardening of the rubber seal. There is a revised seal and sleeve available to correct this concern. Our technicians tell us that changing the oil every 3000 miles may help prolong seal life.
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.
Geo QuestionsFuel and temp gauge go past their high marks as soon as I start excelerateing but when sitting still at idle both gauges are fine (1 answer)
Idk even where to start with this.. Not sure what I even need to look at! When I turn the key it starts to turn over, & then starts squealing but it won't start
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.