Geo Prizm Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Geo Prizm
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Geo Prizm 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.
Geo Prizm QuestionsThe new front motor mount is mounted but won't line up with the hole to put the bolt through..what should I do? (1 answer)
They were working night before in the morning turned on car and all for windows never worked again
so every now and again the ratlling comes on.