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#1076 of 1864 Geo Metro engine swap out?
Jan 12, 2007 (11:04 pm)
I have numerous 2 dr Geo Metros, all but 1 are 4 cyl engines. I want to put a low milage 1995 engine in place of a very tired 1997 engine (hi miles) I'd like to swap engines and trany and shafting as 1 package--does that make sense? How much trouble? Will the wiring harnesses be the same?
ALSO interior roof liners, (cloth) has separated on all but 1 of my cars- how the heck do I get them down and re-glued? what kind of adhesive should I use ?
#1077 of 1864 TIMING HELP PLEASE???
Jan 17, 2007 (9:35 am)
I have a 94 metro Im trying to time. I have looked in Haynes and Chiltons manual and cant find a picture of the (check switch) that is supposed to be shorted when timing? ( Sticker under hood)Can anybody shed some light on this??
#1078 of 1864 Re: TIMING HELP PLEASE??? [numbutt1]
Jan 17, 2007 (12:47 pm)
the pulg you are looking for is in the upper driver side of the eng compartment behind the strut tower it will have a rubber cap on it if you remove it from the fire wall and pull the cap off you will see 6 pin holes This is where you jump them at.
#1079 of 1864 Re: TIMING HELP PLEASE??? [m564ag]
Jan 18, 2007 (8:42 am)
Thanks for that I finally found out yesterday that this was the plug I was looking for but now the question if its 6 pin. Which pins do I jump across?????
#1080 of 1864 timing belt install on 1.3liter 4 cyl
Jan 20, 2007 (7:40 am)
Can anyone help me here.
I changed the water pump out in the cold today.
Now I can not recall how to reinstall the timing belt and the tensioner. I have 1 liter book and it seems to be no help with 1.3 liter 4 cyl engine. Even new book does not have 1.3liter diagram
#1081 of 1864 Metro Timing Belt & Tires questions
Jan 21, 2007 (3:41 am)
A couple of questions about my '98 Metro (3 cylinder, 1 liter, 5 speed). I am going to replace the timing belt soon. I had posted about 6 months ago whether I should replace it now as it only as 45,000 original miles on it (bought it 2 years ago with only 28,000 on it). My mechanic inspects it every time I bring it in for an oil change and tire rotation and he keeps telling me the timing belt looks fine. It seems as if I read somewhere that when you have the timing belt changed out, that it is wise to also replace the water pump, since everything has to be torn down to replace the timing belt. Does that sound right and is there anything else I should consider replacing while he is in there? Also, when should I replace the O2 sensor. My question on the tires is this, I had 4 new Michelin tires put on (P155-80-13) when I bought the car at 28,000 (believe they are called Michelin Weatherwise). Although I am a diehard Michelin fan, I have never cared for the tread pattern of the tires and they are very small and close together, and it is easy for the car to hydroplane when a lot of rain has fallen. Does anyone have suggestions for another tire with a better/wider tread pattern? Thanks.
#1082 of 1864 Rust in rear fender wells!!
Jan 23, 2007 (8:03 am)
Dear fellow Metrophiles, I guess if I didn't love my Metro so much, I wouldn't get frustrated but .. doing upholstery work I discovered the forward portion of my rear wheel wells has just rusted through to the inside of the rear seat area. Of course I dug it all out and repaired it using space age pop rivits, rust converter, paint, galvenized metal and anything else I found in the basement! So apparently moisture get's between two layers of stamped sheet metal and rusts. Does anybody have experience with this condition. Does ANYBODY know the point of entry of the water? I can't figure it out. Everything looks OK to me (except the rust) The body looks tight and dry. Other Metros in the boneyard seemed to have the same issue in the same place (?) Thanks guys! DangerDude
#1083 of 1864 Re: Geo Metro engine swap out? [p10leadman]
Jan 24, 2007 (4:57 am)
Is there any chance you would be willing to sell a headlight asseb. (L) for a 97 LSI? I need one fast and cheap Thanks
#1084 of 1864 Re: Geo Metro engine swap out? [rocksma34]
Jan 24, 2007 (6:07 am)
I'm sorry, not at this time.... the rolled over geo both assemblies were destroyed- the best source is ebay.
#1085 of 1864 Re: Geo Metro engine swap out? [p10leadman]
Jan 28, 2007 (8:24 am)
Hello all I am a new member and a first time poster to this chat room.... I have a 1997 geo metro lsi 2d hatchback with a 4 cylnder engine 1.6L and the poor thing just gave out on me. I love this car and want to find an engine with low miles on it to replace the one that blew...... i got 173 thousand miles out of the last one and would like to do the same or better with the next one I have tried e bay and came up with no luck there.. Dose anyone have any ideas on where i could get one and about how much would it cost me to buy it....thanks every one and I am glad to see a rooom with so many other geo fans.... Garth