Geo Metro Repair and Maintenance
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Geo Metro ProblemsDistributor Cap and Spark Plug Wires May Fail
The Geo Metro uses a 1.0L 3 cylinder engine that is very sensitive to faulty spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and distributor rotor. When one of these ignition system components fail, the Geo Metro will experience one or more of the following:
-Stuttering with loss of power
-Hesitation at various engine speeds
If these issues are related to the components listed above, changing the damaged component will resolve the issue. Less common possible causes are the ignition coil, alternator, and crankshaft position sensor.
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.
The brake pedal may pulsate on apply due to warped brake rotors. This condition is commonly caused by uneven lug nut torque. Proper lug nut torque is recommended to try and avoid this concern.
Geo Metro QuestionsWhere i find the PS reservoir? cause its hard to turn my steering wheel?pls help (2 answers)
I bought the car, as a project. before i drove and test the car. the steering wheel its easy to turn using one hand.. but suddenly its like a rock, both hands heavy to steer..like stiffed
it can run good for days and then it feels like it cuts off a few seconds numerous times after a while it runs good again ,when it does this it gets hard to start and keep running no pattern to it at all
Was running rough, distributor lobes were in bad shape, replace it with a used spare distributor in good shape
After this, eng. start every time but stall immediately
Geo Metro 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.
The rear wheel studs may brake and cause the rear wheels to separate from the vehicle. Dealers will replace the rear brake drums free of charge to resolve the concern.
The hood latch mechanism may fail due to cracking on the hood inner panel. Dealers will install two bolts and nuts to secure the striker assembly to the hood inner panel and ensure the hood latch assembly fasteners are securely tightened free of charge to resolve the concern.